Career Night Highlights
boston college arts council
Since its inception in 1999, Career Night for the Arts has provided an opportunity for students and alumni to dialogue and develop relationships. Each year over one hundred students join 20-25 BC alumni who have established successful careers as musicians, composers, conductors, photographers, graphics designers, painters, arts editors, producers, directors, stage directors, arts journalists, museum administrators, film editors, writers, actors, instructors, consultants, and arts attorneys. BC students can move around the museum informally talking with alumni from various artistic professions. Students will receive information about the alumni present and can choose who they would like to speak to and move at their own pace in this informal networking environment.
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“My biggest reward from Arts Night is meeting young people who are passionate, idealistic, and committed. It's a reminder of what inspired me way back when and it gives me confidence that the future of the arts is in good hands.” –Peter Keough ‘79, Film Editor
“I was having a sophomore-crisis when I came tonight. People were telling me I should have gone to art school, and I met all these people who work in business, but still are doing what they love for art. This was incredible." -Kathie Chang '11
"My BC family has always been a source of inspiration and practical advice. I come back every year for the Career Night for the Arts to try to return the favor and share some of the things I've learned in my professional life. But I have to admit that every year, after meeting with these gifted students, I'm the one who has been inspired. They remind me of the possibilities." - Jere Shea '87, Arts Fundraiser and Actor
“It was such an honor for me to be asked to speak with BC students interested in a career in the arts…I had many great conversations, and I think that I was able to give out some really useful information pertaining to the Museum vs. Gallery Fields. I hope that each student got as much out of it as I did. Please sign me up for next year!” –John Kirby ‘83, President, Boston Art
“I have met such terrific students when I return to BC each year for Career Night. In fact, I have found a number of interns and even hired some students that I met at Career Night!" -Maureen Donovan ’78, Registrar and Director of Collections Management for Harvard University Art Museums
“I was so impressed with the alumni I talked to and their interest in our students.” -Adeane Bregman, Bapst Art Librarian and Arts Council member
“Every year I look forward to attending this wonderful event. I love to meet and speak to the students who always impress me with their knowledge, enthusiasm, warmth and graciousness. I am so proud of how BC is continually growing and offering more options for students that will enhance their future.” –Jane Conway Caspe ‘83, Fashion Executive
"Giving money to our alma mater is helpful, but what is more helpful is counseling undergraduates -- in effect, contributing to the intellectual capital of the student body -- so that they may graduate into a career that not only compensates them financially but also rewards them personally. Most often, I find, all students need is a little advice, a little encouragement, and the example of a living, breathing person to boost their confidence and spur them into action." -Tim Lemire '89, Editor/Creative Writer