Careers in the Arts

Art is a broad field with a wide array of disciplines, ranging from painting to music, performing arts to industrial design. Through your time at Boston College the Arts Council along with partners across the university team up with art professionals to explore creativity and provide opportunities to learn how to succeed in any chosen artistic path.

Increase your knowledge about art, design, and visual culture through classroom discussion that inspires creative thinking, and expand your network with alumni artists, and creative professionals, through the pinnacle fall event Career Week in the Arts + Entertainment.

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Career Cluster

Careers in communication, arts, and media offer opportunities to use written and verbal communication, creative expression, and diverse mediums to convey meaning and information to audiences. We invite you to explore this cluster to determine if it is a good fit for you and leverage our resources to launch your job, internship, or graduate school search.

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Eagle Exchange

Eagle Exchange is an interactive virtual platform that fosters connections between students and Boston College alumni. You can use Eagle Exchange to build your professional network, ask career-related questions, find alumni mentors, and more.

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I'd absolutely recommend Career Night to other BC students. I received great advice, and the alumni were all easy to talk to. I've already made connections and secured interviews!
Karalyn Hutton '16

Events

November 9–13, 2020

Career Night will become a virtual Career Week in the Arts + Entertainment. Registration and details to be released in October, 2020.

Career Week in the Arts + Entertainment

Every year, students from all majors gather to network with Boston College alumni who have forged artistic careers. Career Week in the Arts + Entertainament is a great opportunity for current students to discover what it is to work in a chosen field, and how pursuing a passion can lead to a fruitful career.

Since its inception in 1999, Career Night for the Arts provided an opportunity for students and alumni to develop dialogue and relationships. Each year, over 100 students join 10-25 BC alumni who have established successful careers as: musicians, composers, conductors, photographers, designers, painters, editors, producers, directors, journalists, administrators, writers, actors, instructors, consultants, and attorneys. Students can navigate the museum talking with alumni from various professions. 

In 2019, Career Night for the Arts expanded to include the overlapping fields in entertainment and media. 

 

Career in the Arts Feature

Career Week 2020

In collaboration with the Boston College Career Center and the McMullen Museum of Art, the Boston College Arts Council will host the first virtual Career Week in the Arts + Entertainment. Each night starting with Monday, November 9th through Friday, November 13th a panel of career professionals and employers will share stories behind their chosen career path, and conversations around meaningful work.

Whether on the brink of forging a life in the arts or just curious in how they can apply their creativity, students can now attend four separate panels featuring alumni in different stages of their career. The panelists include photographers, entrepreneurs and designers; musicians, actors, and producers; playwrights, journalists, and authors; managing directors, development officers and academics. In addition, we have also expanded the event to include an Employer Engagement panel on the fifth day, so that attendees can hear directly from creative headhunters and hiring managers in a variety of industries.   

Since its inception in 1999, Career Night for the Arts has provided an opportunity for students and alumni to develop dialogue and relationships. We hope that with this expanded format, attendees will walk away with not only valuable insight and advice, but also the opportunities to express themselves and apply their passion.

Career Week is open to all Boston College students, alumni, faculty and staff. Registartion is required for each panel.

Creative Production
Monday, November 9, 2020 | 6:00–7:30 p.m.

Join alumni as they discuss their BC experience, the shape of their career path, and give advice to those wanting to further explore a career in the Arts + Entertainment industries.

Members of the BC community may register for this event here.

Marc Franklin '12

Marc Franklin '12

Principal Photographer/Assistant Photo Editor, Playbill

Marc Franklin is a New York City-based photographer specializing in portrait, theatre, and lifestyle photography, currently working as the Principal Photographer/Photo Editor for Playbill Magazine. With an eye toward storytelling and composition, Marc strives to capture authentic experience and emotion in the world around us, focusing on simplicity and clarity to highlight his subjects. Marc’s photos have been featured in The New York Times, The LA Times, Vogue, The Paris Review, Elle, Out Magazine, The Boston Globe, Mashable, and more. Previous clients include MasterCard, Disney on Broadway, Jack’d, MeetUp, Hostelworld, The Brooklyn Web Fest, and Design Exchange Boston.

Kris Meyer '91

Kris Meyer '91

Co-Founder, CEO, Mudd House Media

Kris is an Emmy nominated and award winning producer who has worked for the past 20 years with the comedic duo The Farrelly Brothers under their production banner, Conundrum Entertainment.  He has worked as a creative executive, production executive and producer on such blockbuster hits as “There’s Something About Mary,” “Me, Myself & Irene,” “Shallow Hal,” “Fever Pitch”, “Hall Pass”, “The Three Stooges” and “Dumb & Dumber To”. Conundrum’s body of work has resulted in over $2 billion in box office sales. He continues to work with The Farrelly Bros. on joint ventures.

Kris has independently worked on a number of films and tv shows ranging from the Sports Emmy nominated ESPN/THE LOST SON OF HAVANA to PLIMPTON! which aired on PBS/American Masters.

Under his own banner, BlackEagle, Kris’s most recent movies THE DO OVER starring Adam Sandler was released on NETFLIX, and most recently SUPERTROOPERS 2 was released nationwide.

His experience in developing strategic alliances, capital formation and his extensive network in the entertainment, media, sports, private equity and venture capital industries is key to building & advancing any company’s bottom line.

 

Gregory Park '97

Gregory Park '97

President, PNR Studios LLC

Emmy Award® winner Gregory Park founded PNR Studios in 2009 and has since become one of the premier concept designers and illustration artists in entertainment today. Throughout the span of his career in feature film, television, event and exhibition design, Greg has collaborated on a multitude of projects for a wide array of clients.

Some of Greg’s past broadcast projects include Saturday Night Live, The Colbert Report, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart; TV Funhouse, ESPN Baseball Tonight, The Today Show, ABC The View, and The Olympics. Clients range from Macklemore to Jennifer Lopez, CitiGroup to Google, Mercedes to Johnson & Johnson. Greg is a member of the Emmy Award winning design teams for Martha, NBC Education National Summit, NBC News: Decision 2012, MLB Tonight, ESPN Sportscenter, and Inside the NBA on TNT.

Greg is based in the New York City Area and holds a MFA in Film & Scenic Design from New York University Tisch School of the Arts and is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829.

Kathryn Riley '16

Kathryn Riley '16

Freelance Sports Photographer

Kathryn is a freelance photographer and editor in the Boston area working primarily in sports. Her clients include: Boston Red Sox, Getty Images, USA Today Sports Images, Fenway Sports Management, Major League Baseball, BNP Paribas Open, Major League Soccer, NASCAR, United States Tennis Association, International Tennis Hall of Fame, Asics, Boston College Athletics, Inside Lacrosse, Boston Magazine, and others.

She has been a featured artist in both the "Undergraduate Photography Now! IV" exhibition in 2016 and "Undergraduate Photography Now! III" in 2015 as part of the Flash Forward Festival. Kathryn has also been profiled by The Boston Globe, and Boston College's student newspaper, The Heights.

Outside of photography, she has a passion for lacrosse. A former NCAA Division I lacrosse player, Kathryn now spends time volunteer coaching at the high school level.

On Air
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 6:00–7:30 p.m.

Join alumni as they discuss their BC experience, the shape of their career path, and give advice to those wanting to further explore a career in the Arts + Entertainment industries.

Members of the BC community may register for this event here.

Shelagh Abate '97

Shelagh Abate '97

professional musician

Shelagh Abate is a  winner of the Coleman Competition (2000), and a founding member of the award-winning Triton Brass (Fischoff, Lyon & Concert Artists Guild, 2005). Shelagh has been a faculty member at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, as well as the renowned Atlantic Brass Quintet International Summer Seminar. Shelagh is an Artist in Residence at Boston College, and The Boston Conservatory of Music where she has performed and conducted clinics and masterclasses on a regular basis since 2003.

Shelagh’s early musical influences include extensive study with the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Richard Sebring, Toronto Symphony’s principal horn, Neil Deland, and renowned pedagogue and performer Laura Klock. She has been a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and of The National Repertory Orchestra. Shelagh holds a B.A. from Boston College, an M.M. from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst where she was a recipient of the Howard W. Lebow Scholarship, and an Artist Diploma from The New England Conservatory of Music, where she was a Walkenier Scholar.

 

Maile Flanagan '87

Maile Flanagan '87

Actor and Producer

Maile Flanagan is an Emmy Award-winning actor who grew up all over the world. She received a BA in Political Science from Boston College. While there she performed with the improv comedy troupe My Mother’s Fleabag. Later she formed a comedy group that landed in Minneapolis where she also did stand up and performed with The Children’s Theater Company and Dudley Riggs. After moving to Los Angeles, Flanagan began in on-camera commercials, with over 100 commercials filmed to date. She started her voiceover career in 1999. In 2006 she won an Emmy for playing the lead in the cartoon Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks (also Emmy nominated 2007 and Annie Award nominee). Other animation includes the Oscar-winning film RangoIce Age 3Back at the BarnyardPig Goat Banana Cricket, Uncle Grandpa, Fish Hooks, Shimmer and Shine, and recurring on The Loud House. She is the lead in the hit anime cartoon Naruto for which she has done over 700 episodes, 48 video games, 6 movies and is also in the spin-off Boruto:Naruto Next Generations.  She recurred on-camera as  Principal Perry on Disney’s Lab Rats, as well as Shameless, Bad Teacher, The Class and Grey’s Anatomy. Guest star roles include The Mindy Project, Modern Family, Mike and Molly, Last Man Standing, Weeds, and Reno 911. Feature films include 500 Days of Summer, Transformers 3, Yes Man, Evan Almighty, The Station Agent, and Phone Booth. She has 3 LA WEEKLY Awards for theater. Recently she was a producer and the title character in the film My Babysitter The Superhero (release 2021). She volunteers with The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company.

Alfredo de Quesada '98

Alfredo de Quesada '98

Film, theatre and TV actor

Alfredo de Quesada is a Puerto Rican film, television and theatre actor. de Quesada worked regularly with the premiere Hispanic theater company Repertorio Español in NYC, and was cast in the internationally acclaimed Argentinean aerial experimental theatre troupe De La Guarda.

de Quesada national recognition came when competing in the Telemundo produced reality show Protagonistas de Novela 2. He has had guest starring roles in many TV series including Strangers with Candy, Upright Citizens Brigade, One Life to Live, The Blacklist: Redemption, Law & Order, The Knick, and Orange Is the New Black. de Quesada played the part of Israel Pardo in the film Che by Steven Soderbergh.

Kristina Rex '15

Kristina Rex '15

Reporter, WBZ-TV

Kristina is a general assignment reporter at CBS Boston, covering anything newsworthy happening in Massachusetts. Her reports can typically be seen at 5, 6, 10, and 11 PM Monday through Friday. Before relocating back to Boston, Kristina worked in both Bangor and Portland, Maine, as a reporter/multimedia journalist at the local NBC affiliates. Kristina has reported on a wide variety of topics, including Maine’s opioid epidemic, an electric company billing crisis, and the corrupt international business dealings of a local ski mountain. Her reporting on Portland’s Unsolved Homicides earned her a Maine Association of Broadcasters award for Enterprise Journalism. She was also honored to travel to Houston in 2017 to cover Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath for KHOU. Kristina has been nominated for two Emmy awards for her local news coverage, including a nomination for coverage of the Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions of 2018, which greatly impacted her home community. Kristina has been “in the field” reporting daily since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, telling stories of survival and hardship across Massachusetts.

Meghan Smith '13

Meghan Smith '13

Digital Producer, WGBH

Meghan is a Digital Producer at WGBH, Boston's local NPR and PBS affiliate. As a member of the Digital team, she produces original content for WGBH digital platforms around music, food, arts and TV programming, which includes writing, photography and video content. In addition to content creation, Meghan produces and lay out daily content on WGBH.org's homepage, balancing the foundations editorial and marketing priorities. Prior to WGBH, she worked in digital marketing/communications at Tufts and Harvard. Meghan majored in Political Science and minored in Faith, Peace, and Justice.

Writing
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 6:00–7:30 p.m.

Join alumni as they discuss their BC experience, the shape of their career path, and give advice to those wanting to further explore a career in the Arts + Entertainment industries.

Members of the BC community may register for this event here.

Jeff Augustin '08

Jeff Augustin '08

Playwright

Jeff Augustin is a Miami born playwright. His plays include Where the Mountain Meets the Sea (Humana Festival of New American Plays); The New Englanders (Manhattan Theatre Club); Little Children Dream of God (Roundabout Theatre Company); The Last Tiger in Haiti (La Jolla Playhouse and Berkeley Rep) and Cry Old Kingdom (Humana Festival). He translated Our Town into Haitian Creole for Miami New Drama’s multilingual production. Jeff was the Shank Playwright-in-Residence at Playwrights Horizons and the inaugural Tow Foundation Playwright-in-Residence at Roundabout. He is an alumni of the New York Theatre Workshop 2050 Fellowship; Rita Goldberg Playwright’s Workshop at the Lark; and The Working Farm at SPACE on Ryder Farm. Jeff is currently under commission from Manhattan Theatre Club and La Jolla Playhouse. TV Credits: Claws (TNT); The Morning Show (Apple) and The Good Lord Bird (Showtime). Current projects in development with Fox Searchlight; Netflix; and Film4. BA: Boston College, MFA: UC San Diego.

Erin Dionne '97

Erin Dionne '97

Author and Associate Professor

Erin Dionne’s latest book for tweens is Secrets of a Fangirl (Scholastic 2019). Her other novels are Lights, Camera, Disaster, Models Don’t Eat Chocolate Cookies, The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet, and Notes from an Accidental Band Geek.

Her novel Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking: A 14 Day Mystery, is based on the real-life Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum art heist and was a 2014 Edgar Award finalist. The series continues with Ollie and the Science of Treasure Hunting. Her first picture book, Captain’s Log: Snowbound, illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler, was released in 2018 and received a starred review from Kirkus. Her second picture book, Balletball, comes out February 26, 2020.

A graduate of Boston College (BA English & Communications) and Emerson College (MFA), she teaches at Montserrat College of Art and lives outside of Boston with her husband, two children, and a very indignant dog.

Elizabeth Flock '08

Elizabeth Flock '08

Journalist, author and documentary filmmaker

Elizabeth Flock is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, author and documentary filmmaker with a focus on gender and justice. Her features and investigations have appeared on the PBS NewsHour, in the New Yorker magazine, the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Washington Post and many other publications. Her work is often investigative, immersive and long-term. She is the author of “The Heart is a Shifting Sea: Love and Marriage in Mumbai,” for which she interviewed three couples over the course of a decade to track how the country is changing. She is based in Taos, New Mexico.

Julian Kiani '10

Julian Kiani '10

TV Comedy Writer

Julian Kiani is a comedian and writer of Peruvian and Iranian heritage with a degree in Political Science and Theology. He wants you to know he has a degree in Political Science and Theology because nobody will ever ask him about it. He has written on several television shows, including CBS' multi-cam comedy BROKE, NBC comedies I FEEL BAD and MARLON, ABC’s voting special VOTE OR MISS OUT, the NBC variety/competition series BRING THE FUNNY, and contributed to SNL's Weekend Update. He is an alumnus of NBC's Writers on the Verge and Late Night Writers Workshop programs.

Julian has appeared on Comedy Dynamics’ Coming to the Stage and hosts a monthly stand-up show at Los Angeles’ Hotel Cafe—We’re All Friends Here. He co-founded the Brooklyn Comedy Festival and continues to produce live events across the country.

Tim Lemire '89

Tim Lemire '89

Author and Visual Artist/Writer, Fidelity Investments

Tim Lemire is an author and visual artist based in Providence, RI. His participation in BC's Career Night for the Arts led to his first book, the career guide I'm An English Major -- Now What? (Writer's Digest Books, 2006). Currently, Tim is a writer/editor in corporate communications, but he also has a professional background in journalism and creative copywriting.

Arts Administration
Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 6:00–7:30 p.m.

Join alumni as they discuss their BC experience, the shape of their career path, and give advice to those wanting to further explore a career in the Arts + Entertainment industries.

Members of the BC community may register for this event here.

Haley Carey '18

Haley Carey '18

Department Coordinator, Art of Asia, Art of Africa and Oceania at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Haley Carey graduated from Boston College in 2018 with a B.A. in Art History. While at B.C. she worked as a Student Ambassador at the McMullen Museum and as a Conservation Intern in the John J. Burns Library. Shortly after graduating she was hired as the Curatorial Department Coordinator for the Arts of Asia and Arts of Africa and Oceania departments at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Haley has held this position for two years and now holds an expanded role working directly under the Director of Collections.

Jennifer Patten '09

Jennifer Patten '09

Head of School, Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, Inc.

Jennifer Patten holds a B.A. in English and Music from Boston College, an M.M. in Musicology from Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, and an M.A. in Arts Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to moving to New York in 2014, she served in the pilot Rhode Island Teach for America Corps and was hired as the founding humanities teacher at the Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts in Providence. Ms. Patten led arts integration initiatives with fellow academic instructors and artists-in-residence, crafting the trajectory of the school’s curriculum. After several years in the classroom, she served as Curriculum Director and formalized the school’s approach to arts-integrated education, oversaw all curriculum development, and provided administrative leadership. She is a recipient of the Laetitia M. Blain Award for Excellence in Music Performance and the Boston College Arts Council Award. Ms. Patten was also acknowledged as the 2012 Rhode Island District Teacher of the Year and a Regional Representative for the Sue Lehmann Award for Excellence in Teaching. Passionately dedicated to the arts and education, she actively seeks to intertwine these disciplines in both her life and professional philosophy.

Meghan Pressman '01

Meghan Pressman '01

Managing Director / CEO at Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles

Meghan Pressman joined Center Theatre Group as Managing Director / CEO in 2019. Previously, she served as Managing Director of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (D.C.), Director of Development for Signature Theatre (N.Y.), Associate Managing Director of Berkeley Rep, and Managing Director for The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work. She has worked at numerous other theatre and arts organizations across the country including Yale Repertory Theatre as Associate Managing Director, Chicago Theatre for Young Audiences as Co-Founding Managing Director, and at the Chicago Improv Festival as an Associate Producer. She holds an MFA in theatre management from Yale School of Drama, an MBA from Yale School of Management, an MA from Northwestern University, and a BA from Boston College. At Yale, she was the recipient of the Morris J. Kaplan Award and the Benjamin Mordecai Scholarship, both for recognition in theatre management. She is the Vice-Chair of the National Board for the Theatre Communications Group (TCG).

Sarah Silva '14

Sarah Silva '14

Development Officer, New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA)

Born and raised in Satellite Beach, Florida, Sarah Silva holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Theatre (‘14, Magna Cum Laude) from Boston College and a Master of Arts in Theatre and Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Villanova University (‘17). At Villanova, Sarah stage managed and assistant directed for directors James Ijames, Harriet Power, and David Bradley, pursued her thesis in dramaturgy on José Rivera’s Marisol, and organized community events around the intersection of theater and social justice. While living in Philadelphia, Sarah was a house manager for the annual FringeArts Fringe Festival and a subscriptions apprentice at the Walnut Street Theatre. Sarah joined the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) in Boston, MA as Development Associate in July 2017. In September 2018, Sarah was promoted to Development Coordinator and in June 2020, to Development Officer. She also works as an instructor for barre3 in Brookline. Her favorite color is purple, her favorite movie is Titanic, and her favorite place is the west coast of Ireland.

Nzinga Williams '12

Nzinga Williams '12

Company Manager, Atlantic Theater Company

Nzinga (En-Zing-Ah) Williams is a New York Based Company and stage manager. She has worked on projects on and off Broadway (and the high seas) such as Hair, Sleep No More, The Secret Life of Bees, Halfway Bitches Go Straight To Heaven, The Mother, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and After Midnight to name a few. She is an activist and the founder of The New Black Mutual Aid, a mutual aid for Black theater artists (on and off stage). She is passionate about bettering the industry through education, equality, diversity, inclusion and accessibility. 

Employer Engagement
Friday, November 13, 2020 | 2:00–3:30 p.m.

Join employers from communications, art, and media industries to learn more about recruitment and hiring. Topics discussed will include what they look for in candidates, the types of opportunities at their organizations, and how to stand out as a candidate.

Members of the BC community may register for this event here.

Echo Lake Entertainment

Echo Lake Entertainment

Peter McGrath, Talent Manager

Echo Lake Entertainment is a film and television production, finance and management company based in Beverly Hills, CA. Since its founding in 1998, Echo Lake Productions has produced and/or financed more than 30 films. The company’s films have earned numerous awards including 8 Academy Award nominations and one Academy Award win. They also represent established and emerging actors, writers and directors in Television, Film and Digital Programming.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Molly Phelps '14, Academic Programs Manager

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is an art museum in Boston, which houses significant examples of European, Asian, and American art. Its collection includes paintings, sculpture, tapestries, and decorative arts. The museum works with community leaders and artists to co-produce and design programs and hands-on activities that celebrate the voices and talents of our neighboring communities. Their goal is to engage new audiences, learn from fresh perspectives, and to connect visitors with the Museum’s rich collection, special exhibitions, and resources through creating meaningful experiences

Molly Phelps graduated from BC in 2014 as an Art History major, and completed her Master's degree in Art History at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Case Western's Master's program was jointly administered by the Cleveland Museum of Art, which ignited Molly's passion for working in a museum setting. After graduate school, she was a Curatorial Fellow and later a Collections Manager at The Trustees of Reservations. This role gave Molly experience in hands-on collections care and exhibition coordination. Molly now work in the Collections department at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum as the Collections Cataloguer & Administrator, where she is responsible for conducting research on the broad range of objects in the museum's collection. Starting October 7, Molly will start a new role as the Academic Programs Manager at the Gardner. In this position, she will manage the museum's university and college partnerships and oversee a new paid internship program called "Gardner Ambassadors."

New Repertory Theatre

New Repertory Theatre

Michael J. Bobbitt, Artistic Director

Founded in 1984, New Rep is an award-winning professional theater located on the historic Arsenal on the Charles campus, a vibrant cultural hub in Watertown, Massachusetts. New Rep stages contemporary and classic plays and musicals, including world premieres, that awaken the heart, challenge the mind, and expand the human spirit. New Rep has also long been an active advocate for the arts and a major voice in the national dialogue defining the role of theater in our culture.

Ogilvy

Ogilvy

Erika Sheridan, Senior Manager, University Relations

Ogilvy is a New York City-based British advertising, marketing, and public relations agency. The company provides services in six areas: brand strategy, advertising, customer engagement and commerce, public relations and influence, digital transformation, and partnerships. While Ogilvy is in 83 countries and has 132 offices, Erika works out of the New York City office.

A key takeaway is that students shouldn’t be afraid to take risks and do things that are unfamiliar, because you never know when or how you might discover your perfect career in the arts.
Tatiana Flis, Arts Council Program Administrator
  1. What do I wear?
    This is an informal networking night, so there is no particular dress code, although it stands to reason that when networking, you want to look clean, polished, and presentable.
  2. Do I need to bring anything with me?
    No – this is not a job fair, so you don’t need resumes or handouts. However, you might want to bring a pad of paper and a pen to jot down notes or information that you receive from alumni.
  3. How will I know which alumni I want to talk to, and how will I find them?
    When you arrive at the event, the Arts Council will provide you with a handout that includes bios and pictures of all the alumni. Alumni will be wearing name tags, and you will also have their photos for reference. Ask Arts Council staff if you would like any help finding the alumni you are looking for.
  4. How long can I talk with each alum?
    As much or as little as you’d like. You can join conversations already in progress or just listen in, move on when you determine you need to, or wait for your opportunity for a one-on-one conversation.
  5. I’ve never been to a career event before. I don’t know what questions to ask.
    You may want to stop in at the Career Center ahead of time to think about what you would like to get out of this event. And remember – it’s not a formal event and there is no “interviewing.” This is an opportunity for you to learn about various careers in the arts. You can always ask about the alum’s experiences as a BC student, how they made their decisions to pursue their careers, what a typical day is like . . .
  6. How long should I plan to stay?
    You can stay for as short or as a long a period as you like. Take your time, though, and get as much out of the event as you can.
  1. What time should I arrive?
    After you register to take part in the event a representative from the Arts Council will get in touch with an itinerary for the evening.
  2. Where should I park?
    You can park on the Brighton Campus infront of the McMullen Muesum of Art. There is additional parking located next to the School of Theology and Ministry Library.
  3. Where do I go after I park?
    Go to the McMullen Museum of Art. Once inside, you will be greated by the Arts Council, Alumni Association, and Career Center staff.
  4. Should I bring anything with me?
    Bring business cards if you have them – to share with fellow alumni, University faculty, and/or students as you wish. If you want to promote your organization, feel free to bring promotional materials to hand to students.
  5. Do I need to prepare anything in advance? Will I have to speak publicly?
    No – you do not need to prepare anything at all. You will be speaking to students in small groups and one-on-one.
  6. What kinds of questions will they ask me?
    Everything! They will want to know about your career path, your work, your time at BC. . .They will ask for your recommendations on web sites and resources – and “what to do first.” They may ask you if they can contact you after this event – or visit you for an informational interview.
  7. We don’t have any jobs available in my company/organization right now. Does that matter?
    No – this is not a job fair, and they know that when they arrive. They need your advice, your guidance, and your enthusiasm.
  8. How will it work? Will students just gather around me and I will talk?
    It varies from year to year. Sometimes students will gather in a large group around a couple of alumni and everyone benefits from the conversation. Other times, they might form a line and wait their turn. If you have a large group waiting, we find it works best if you reach out to the group, encourage them to gather ‘round, and then all the students can benefit from listening to your answers to questions. Sometimes, they will need encouragement to ask questions, and you may need to begin the conversation.