The Professional Entertainment and Sports Association at Terry, or ‘PESA’, is the first and only organization at The University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business that is dedicated to the pursuit of educational and professional opportunities within the television, film, fashion, music and sporting industries.
Former President Kamilah Gray founded PESA in December 2010 after recognizing a need for advancing career opportunities of students seeking employment within the entertainment and sporting industries. We knew that there were many University of Georgia students passionate about working within these industries, and hoped we could form an organization devoted to linking students and industry professionals. With the need uncovered, PESA was born.
Within our first year, PESA began as a small organization devoted to holding events about our prospective industries, and have become a budding empire with our sister organizations PESA Cares – our philanthropic initiative, and PESA Productions – our in house video production team. In the early stages our goal as an organization was to provide students with as many networking opportunities as we could, but today our goals run much deeper.
At PESA, we believe that happiness is achieved through the pursuit of passion, that doing what you love matters more than doing what pays the most. We are fanatic about television, film, fashion, music, and sports, and will fight to find a job that pays us to do what we love.
Happiness is the goal. Greatness is our vision. And PESA is the way.