The next day, a young man sporting a slick suit and briefcase strode past the gate, waved at the guard, and heaved a silent sigh: He had made it! "It was my father's briefcase," he recalled. "There was nothing in it but a sandwich and two candy bars. So every day that summer I went in my suit and hung out with directors and writers and editors and dubbers. I found an office that wasn't being used, and became a squatter. I went to a camera store, bought some plastic name titles and put my name in the building directory: Steven Spielberg, Room 23C."
[Two years later, Spielberg enrolled in the film school at California State University, Long Beach. Soon thereafter, he showed his first 16-mm film at Universal. The next day, he was called in to see Sid Sheinberg, head of TV production, and offered a seven-year contract to direct Universal TV series. He was 20 years old. "I quit college so fast," Spielberg recalled, "I didn't even clean out my locker."]