Former California Theta Chapter President Deniro Gomez, Sacramento State ’23, shares how networking through our brotherhood has helped him in his chosen career path.
With the onset of the pandemic in the spring of 2020, chapters were fixated on finding ways to give their members an experience worth staying for. With most in-person programming events on hold, many looked to create virtual events that would help brothers continue their growth.
With strong assistance from the alumni and volunteer corporation (AVC), my chapter held a virtual career fair event for brothers and potential new members. Participating alumni spoke about their industry and answered questions during a Q&A.
As an actor and filmmaker, I was most interested in connecting with Josh Revives, ’15, a SigEp working in the entertainment industry. Josh spoke about his career as a manager for Dream Talent Management, where he supports actors and musicians in reaching their goals. His resume was impressive, but even more so was his passion for SigEp and his willingness to offer advice.
After the event, Josh and I met to speak about the film industry, and we found ourselves reminiscing about SigEp memories. As someone who helped rebuild their chapter from scratch, I did not get the “typical” big brother experience. Josh took on the role, becoming a mentor and someone who guided me as a student, SigEp and an artist. He even decided to give back to California Theta by volunteering as our balanced man steward later that summer and continues to assist our brothers when we need him.
Our professional connection furthered as he recommended me to his trusted acting coaches to assess my skills. I made the decision to sign with Dream Talent Management, and Josh has been my main representation since the summer of 2021. He continues to be a guiding force in my personal life and career to ensure I am working towards the best version of myself. I landed my first lead role in the film “Mickey’s Tree.” It was shot at the end of 2021 and follows a young high school student who navigates mental health struggles with the help of his new rescue dog.
From assessing my auditions, to reviewing my first contracts, to helping craft my character, Josh has been by my side throughout the whole journey. We look forward to seeing “Mickey’s Tree” open at film festivals and the public throughout the year along with the future projects that are in store for us. I am extremely grateful for the mentorship, friendship and brotherhood that Josh has given me that couldn’t have been possible without our Fraternity, SigEp.
The film premiers on IMAX in Sacramento, California on October 2, and will be available to stream shortly after on www.mickeystree.com. Check out the website to learn more.
SigEp is proud to offer nationwide Career Coaching, available to every undergraduate brother of the Fraternity. SigEp headquarters staff will match undergraduate brothers with an alumni career coach, whether you are a freshman or senior, whether you are interviewing for a job or determining your major. Learn more at: https://sigep.org/the-sigep-experience/events/career-coaching