Office of Career Development

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Office of Career Development

The Office of Career Development at UNCSA helps prepare our students for a successful transition from school to professional careers. It provides enrolled students with overall career planning that supplements the career advice provided by the arts school faculty. Students should consult with their individual arts school faculty members for career guidance in their specific fields and utilize the Career Development office for the following:

Spring 2022 Virtual Career Master Classes 

1. Creatively, a Job Platform for Creatives

Thursday, March 31, 2022, Noon-1 p.m.

Are you looking for a free portfolio platform?  This workshop will be led by Lindsay Reisman, Senior Partnership Specialist at Creatively and will take a detailed approach to setting up and using Creatively effectively.  Creatively is a job platform for creatives used by HBO, Tom Ford, Nickelodeon, SKIMS, and more than 2,000 other brands, to hire freelancers and full-time creative talent. Creatives can use the platform to spotlight their work, find job opportunities, and connect with other creatives. 

2. How to Produce a New Musical in 10 (Protracted) Steps

Wednesday, April 6, 2022, Noon-1 p.m.

View Recording of "How to Produce a New Musical in 10 (Protracted) Steps" (50:15)

Presented by Wiley Hausam, Managing Director of UNCSA Performance Facilities. In this workshop, Hausam will walk you through the broad outlines of developing and producing a new musical and answer your questions about the challenges of being a creative producer of new musicals.

Before Wiley Hausam became a multi-arts presenter in higher education, he was a producer and dramaturg of new musicals at The Public Theater in New York City with producer/writer/director, George C. Wolfe.  Together, they produced three new musicals on Broadway (Bring in 'da Noise/Bring in 'da Funk, On the Town and The Wild Party) and half a dozen new musicals downtown at The Public. He also launched Joe's Pub with Audra McDonald's first-ever professional concert, taught in the Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and was Jonathan Larson's (Rent) agent at the time that the recent hit movie musical, TICK TICK BOOM, is set.

3. Transferable Skills of the Artist

Tuesday, April 19, 2022, Noon-1 p.m.

Presented by Rebecca Nussbaum, Director of the UNCSA Office of Career Development, this workshop is for students who are interested in exploring how to translate arts-skills for other lines of work and for a basic resume.

Register for these virtual career master classes.

Resources

Basic (non-arts) Resume and Cover Letter Review Sessions via Zoom

Email careerdevelopment@uncsa.edu to set up an online individual coaching session.

Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Assessment and Interpretation 

Learn your personality preferences and how they can enhance your individual development, academic and artistic studies, collaborations and career choices. Take the online assessment and meet with a MBTI-certified staff member for interpretation of results, by appointment.

Email careerdevelopment@uncsa.edu to schedule an online individual coaching session.

LinkedIn Learning

This resource offers thousands of quality online trainings on a wide range of topics. The career development-related topics include resume writing, networking and interviewing tips, building communication, technical skills (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), personal branding, and much more. Access to LinkedIn Learning, using single-sign-on, is available to the campus community at no cost.

Grant Writing 

The Introduction to Grant Writing workshop, held twice during the fall semester, is intended to help students develop skills in grant writing and reporting. This is highly recommended for students intending to apply for a Career Development Grant

Transferable Skills

Offered each spring semester, this workshop is for students who are interested in exploring how to translate arts-skills for a basic resume.

Creatively

A platform where creatives can connect, collaborate, and learn. Free classes on Portfolio Creation, NFTs for Artists, and Freelancing. 

Grants and Fellowships

Fall 2021 Virtual Career Master Classes

1. How Artists Can Leverage LinkedIn

(presented Dec. 15, 2021)

Presented by Sarah Egan Warren, PhD, NC State University

2. It’s All About Who You Know – maintaining and expanding professional relationships (presented Dec. 16, 2021)

Presented by Artist’s Strategy

It’s all about “who you know,” and “who you know” is your responsibility! Networking is essential for artists, and with some strategic efforts, our relationships generate surprising and amazing opportunities. In this workshop, students will get a taste of the practical tools and principles to cultivate, maintain, and expand their network of industry-related contacts. 

3. Reset Your Wellness Over Winter Break (presented Dec. 17, 2021)

Presented by Natascha Romeo, UNCSA Health & Wellness Educator 

Winter break is an excellent time to focus on wellness and implement some intentional practices that can follow you into 2022!  Information and strategies take center stage in this fun and informative workshop.  

Contact Natascha Romeo to learn about the health and wellness resources available to you. 

Webinars in Collaboration with the UNCSA Alumni Office 

(recordings available to currently enrolled students and graduates)

Contacts

Email
careerdevelopment@uncsa.edu

Location
Teaching and Learning Center (above the Library Café)