A boy's dream becomes reality:
The story of an alumnus currently living his ultimate dream

Staff Writer
previously published iPulse Vol 9 #46 Mar 23 2012
Published Tuesday, July 24, 2012


We all have dreams when we are young. Some may seem untouchable while others create a fire within that cannot be extinguished. Trevor Schliefer, alumnus is  a perfect example of this. Graduating with a degree in mass communication and film studies has given Schliefer the tools to excel in his craft.


Schliefer realized his love for movies and television as soon as he stepped foot on the grounds of Universal Studios in Los Angeles. “I have wanted to do this since I was 8 years old,” explained Schliefer. “I took the back lot tour and I was hooked; I knew then that this was where I wanted to be.” He knew it would take a lot of hard work and dedication, but he was up for the challenge.


Today, Schliefer works as a production assistant on various big productions like “The Last Song,” starring Miley Cyrus, “Up In the Air,” starring George Clooney, along with the smash hits “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and “Dark of the Moon.” He has even worked on sets as recent as the much-anticipated “Rock of Ages,” along with various television series such as “Magic City,” “The Walking Dead” and “Charlie’s Angels.”


His tasks are demanding and there never seems to be enough hours in the day, but in the end he does all of this to fulfill his dream. “Overall, the experiences I have encountered are way beyond what I had expected it to be,” said Schliefer. “Days are filled with lots of traveling and long hours, but the people I work with make the days go by and we have a lot of fun working together.”


With such demanding days, it is important to be able to take personal time to relax and relieve some of the stress. When Schliefer needs to get away, he can always depend on his dog Bolt for a good time and loves spending as much time on the beach as possible. Both help keep him relaxed and create great memories to look back on.


College is the time and place for one to find themself and believe in making their dreams become a reality, and Schliefer did just that. When asked to think back to one of his fondest memories as a student,  he refers to the radio station program. “On the Lynn Radio station we had a show called “Tuesday Night Take Down” and we would get tickets to concerts and interview bands,” he said. “I remember going backstage at Revolution to interview my favorite band New Found Glory; it’s things like that could never be done at another school.” 


Schliefer is yet another example of an alumnus who chose to take the tools he was given and continues to build on his dream. There is no doubt he will continue to achieve enormous success.