In the lead up to its Hackney Weekend and the Olympics, the Radio 1 and 1Xtra Academy opened its doors to celebrate young people and the area of East London.
Featuring masterclasses, Q&As, and workshops, the Academy focused on careers in fashion, film and acting, radio, music, gaming and programming, comedy, business, and journalism.
See 1Xtra DJ Twin B reveal how he got started in radio; TV presenter Jameela Jamil emphasise the benefit of being nice to people on your way up; and Ricky Norwood, aka Fatboy from Eastenders, explain how to think positive:
Newsreader Charlene White suggests you cast your net wide and Dragons Den’s Deborah Meaden shares her advice on becoming an Entrepreneur:
To watch more videos on working in the music industry, see icould’s very own Music Insiders: http://icould.com/focus-on/music/
For more on the Radio 1 and 1Xtra Academy, including clips, photos and practical advice see: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01d77xq/features/academy-home