MTV recruits students on campus for ‘MADE’

By Kevin Graham

MTV is giving Oakland University students the opportunity to have their dreams come true on April 2.

OU is one of several stops on a countrywide casting call for the TV show “Made,” a series that helps the dreams of young people become a reality.

Previously restricted to high school students, casting directors are now looking for people between the ages of 18 and 26.


Help from the outside

Jean Ann Miller, director of the Center for Student Activities, said she is excited the show is being brought to campus.

“They try to make their dreams come true,” she said. “If they have a passion for something and MTV can help make that passion come true, that would be awesome. That would be really terrific.”

The casting call says that, in every episode, participants are faced with the decision of determining whether the risks are worth the reward.

“We’ve all dreamt about rubbing a magic lantern for three wishes from a genie,” the casting call document said. “Most people would start with wishes for fame and fortune, but what would be your third and final wish? What would truly make you happy in life?”

In the past, the show has transformed participants into beauty queens, performers, athletes and more.


Students speak out 

Melissa Brode, a senior majoring in marketing, wants to make music.

“If I could make any dream happen,” she said. “I would learn how to play the piano.”

Students can sign-up to audition by going to the CSA service window.

Representatives of the show will be on campus in the Lake St. Clair Room of the Oakland Center to conduct taped interviews taking place every five minutes from 1 to 5 p.m. on April 2. Students are asked to bring their questionnaire to the interview.


Champagne taste, caviar dreams

Students were asked what their wildest dreams were. Here are a few of the responses:

“I don’t know if it’s really that wild, but I’d love to be a best-selling author. Writing is one of my best ways of expressing myself,” Breanna Brown, a junior majoring in English, said.

“I want to be a pro-hockey player,” Jason Scheuer, a freshman majoring in business, said.

“I want to be a history professor. I know, so wild,” Katie Chaka, a sophomore majoring in history, said.

“I wish I could open up some kind of a restaurant chain to hire people that have no jobs,” Perry Gordon, sophomore, an undecided major, said.

For more information, visit the CSA service window, which is located in the basement of the Oakland Center.