students apply for TV reality show
"Apprentice" hopefuls apply

UTSA students and alumni vie for 'Apprentice' shot

(Aug. 6, 2004)--UTSA College of Business students and alumni had the opportunity to put their business acumen to the test July 22 as they vied for a position on NBC's hit reality show "The Apprentice."

Casting directors for the reality show were on campus for an exclusive casting call for business students and alumni one day before San Antonio's open casting call.

More than 75 students and alumni completed applications and were interviewed for one of the coveted spots to get a chance to work with Donald Trump and earn a salary of $250,000.

"I think it would be a wonderful opportunity and a lot of fun," said April Ancira, a 2003 M.B.A. alumna who is working as an operations analyst at Ancira Enterprises. "My path has been pre-destined in San Antonio, and this would give me the opportunity to experience a new city and another industry."

Candidates who successfully pass through the numerous rounds of interviews will be flown to Los Angeles to compete as semi-finalists. Taping begins this fall for the third season of the show.

--Wendy Frost


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