Skip to main content

Secondary navigation:

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 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.

New York Times bestselling novelist Chuck Hogan '89 talks to a group of students about the publishing process and working with Guillermo del Toro.

"Career Night is a great way to start thinking about what you want to do after college." -- Ben Wilson '14

Maureen Donovan '78, Deputy Director, Harvard Art Museums.

It's a really great opportunity to build relationships, network, and get exposure to new opportunities and fields. -- Xuan Lin '16

Marc Franklin '12, Stage Manager, Company One Theater

"I met alot of knowledgeable professionals who had wonderful insight and helped me consider what I should do with my major." -- Andrew Craig '17

Tim Lemire draws a crowd.

"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

Music Composer Tim Davis '02 shares inspirational anecdotes with students.

"Talking to Tim Davis provided me with a fantastic insight into the life of a composer." -- Michael Lipari '16

“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, Deputy Director, Harvard Art Museums


"I really appreciated the practical advice offered by professionals who have successfully gotten into the fields I want to." -- Brendan Flanagan, Graduate Student

Alumni Christopher Huang '07, freelance photographer, and Mark Haddad '87, interior designer, catch up.

“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

Philip Gilpin '03, Executive Director of the Independent TV and Film Festival, chats with a student.
Alison Davitt '07, Music Therapist.

"Career Night is a fantastic way to get advice and learn about the industry you'd like to get into." -- Abby Farr '16