I listen to most things. Mostly Electro, Disco, Techno etc. Although recently I've gotten into Old School Rap, (like 1979 to 1989) thanks to a certain website called www.radiosoulwax.com - if you are wanting to get into new genres check it out. The guys who created it, the Dewaele Bros (aka 2MANYDJs, aka Soulwax) are geniuses. And along with a few friends have created animations using the LP covers of the records.
I do have a college degree, but I'd rather not divulge any more personal information, as I don't know who the recipients are.
i'm asking what you want to be, Journo, PR, Designer etc.
This. You need to show what position you are interested in and how you can slot into their company. Whether that be programming, animation, whatever. For example, you could possibly hand out business cards with a URL to an online portfolio on? Or a website with information about your work.
I suppose an advantage to physically going to a expo of some sort, shows your commitment. Although sending something via email or post would be cheaper and more conventional.