Media mogul Mona Scott-Young was the guest of honor during the recent “Rock the Mic” series at North Carolina Central University.
The “Love & Hip Hop” creator sat down with students in B.N. Duke Auditorium, to discuss has she achieved her success.
Although Mona never went to college, her strongest piece of advice to students was to “pursue” excellence at an institution of higher learning.
“This is my college experience. Sitting here (and) talking with you all is the only college experience I know.” – Mona Scott-Young.
Mona might not have a college degree, but she’s highly educated.
She was already successful prior to running her $30 million-a-year production company, which releases the popular “Love & Hip Hop” franchise of reality shows.
Mono was also a partner in Violator management with the late Chris Lighty, where they managed artists like Busta Rhymes, Mariah Carey, Missy Elliott, 50 Cent and other top acts.
Even though Mona admitted she can be a demanding employer, eager students at North Carolina State were eager to hand over their resumes.
The next “Rock the Mic” guest will be legendary actress Phylicia Rashad, on November 8.