Arts at Dartmouth Career Days

Learn how to turn your passion into a career from alums and professionals who did it themselves. Join us for one or all of the career sessions and panel discussions on Friday, May 7, May 14, and May 21, 2021.

Arts at Dartmouth Career Days is a three-day experience to prepare students for careers in the arts and entertainment industry. 

Friday, May 7: Get tips on resume writing and creating a LinkedIn profile learn how to network, pitch yourself and create a portfolio
Friday, May 14: Participate in coaching sessions or masterclasses with alumni and other arts professional guests based on your areas of interest in the arts
Friday, May 21: Pose your questions to participants in the Live Industry Panels 

This virtual event is for Dartmouth students only. Free but registration is required.
Session links will be provided after registration.


Friday, May 14

4–5 pm: "Audiovisual World-Making: A Master Class in Ableton Live and Adobe Premiere"
PJ O'Sullivan '19, CEO ILWE, Inc.

4 - 5:30 pm: "I Somehow Make a Living Selling Paintings and so Can You Maybe"
Scott Listfield '98 - Painter

4–5:30 pm: How to Pitch Yourself and Your Projects in Hollywood Coaching w/ Special Guest Jeff Wadlow '98
Maria Carolan '12 - Screenwriter and Instructor, MFA, DAEMA
Troup Wood '14 - Freelance Writer, DAEMA

4–5:30 pm: Theatrical Projection Design the Adoption of Cinematic Language
Absorbing the language of the motion picture and specifically how projection design integrates the moving image and live performance.
Peter Nigrini '93 - Theatrical Projection Designer, Peter Nigrini Design Studio

4–5:30 pm: Arts Admin Career Coaching
Mary Lou Aleskie, Howard L. Gilman '44 Director of the Hop

4–6 pm: Fiction Writing Master Class
Eliana Ramage '13 - Fiction Writer

4–6 pm: "Acting Through Song"
Master Class on Song Interpretation. Come prepared with around 16-32 bars of music for feedback. Limited capacity
Kimberly Marable '05 - Broadway and Voiceover Actor, Hadestown (Broadway)

5–6 pm: Day Jobs in the (Visual) Arts
Matt Jones '02 - Sculptor

Friday, May 21

4–5 pm: Life After Dartmouth: Young Alumni's Pursuit of the Arts Panel Discussion
Ava Gigilo '19 - Former Consumer Insights & Analytics at Disney/Future Tuck MBA Student
Emily Neely '17 - Freelance Artist
Amber H.H. Porter '14 - Senior VC Associate, American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact 

4–5 pm: A Conversation with Studio Art Alumni
Davy Barnwell '13 - Painter
Emily Pearl '04 - Architect
Mary Pedicini '19 - Former SART, Graduate Student at Royal College of Art
Emily Yen '10 - Associate Architect | Designer, NBBJ  

4–5 pm: A Conversation with Film and Media Alumni moderated by Film and Media Studies Professor and Chair, Mary Flanagan
Alexander Stockton '15, Video Journalist, New York Times Opinion
Allie Young '13, Programs Manager and Founder, Protect the Sacred at Harness

4–5 pm: Join the Museum Club for an Alumni in the Arts Panel Discussion
Brooke Minto '01, Managing Director for the Advisory Board for the Arts
Michael Klein '14, Head of Art Market Research & Analytics at Sotheby's

5–6 pm : Creating Sustainable Careers the Arts Panel
Richard Beaudoin - Dartmouth Assistant Professor of Music
Kimberly Marable '05 - Broadway and Voiceover Actor, Hadestown (Broadway
Marina McClure '04 - Artistic Director, The New Wild
Shaunda McDill '99, Program Officer, Arts & Culture, The Heinz Endowments
Yanyi - Dartmouth Lecturer in English and Creative Writing

5–6 pm: How Hollywood Works Panel
Moderated by Andrew Singer '00 - President of Film & Television and Head of West Coast Operations, Broadway Video
Jim Donnelly
Susie Fox '07
Dan Powell '00 - TV & Film Producer, Irony Point
Tom Wellington '00 - Department Head of Scripted Television, William Morris Endeavor

6–7 pm: Keynote "D Smoke's Black Habits: The Intersection of Music, Education, and Social Justice"
Presented by the Hopkins Center for the Arts and School House in the Office of Residential Life
D Smoke
Dr. Yomaira C Figueroa-Vásquez, Associate Professor of Global Afro-Diaspora Studies at Michigan State University sponsored by Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program at Dartmouth College
Kelly Scrima, MBA, MALS Cultural Studies '21, Hopkins Center Special Projects Fellow
Isaiah Diaz-Mays, MALS Creative Writing '21, Hopkins Center Special Projects Fellow


Sponsored by the Center for Professional Development, English and Creative Writing Department, Dartmouth Alumni in Entertainment & Media Association (DAEMA) Mentorship Program, Department of Film & Media Studies, Department of Music, Department of Studio Art, Department of Theater, Hood Museum of Art, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program, and School House in the Office of Residential Life