Office of Career Development
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.
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.
Basic (non-arts) Resume and Cover Letter Review Sessions via Zoom
Email email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an online individual coaching session.
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.
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.
Offered each spring semester, this workshop is for students who are interested in exploring how to translate arts-skills for a basic resume.
A platform where creatives can connect, collaborate, and learn. Free classes on Portfolio Creation, NFTs for Artists, and Freelancing.
Grants and Fellowships
- SECU Public Fellows Internships Program
- Career Development Grants
- The William R. Kenan, Jr. Fellowship at The Kennedy Center
- The William R. Kenan, Jr. Fellowship at Lincoln Center Education
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)
- Get Known, Get Connected, Get Ahead: Personal Connections for Professional Results
- Finding Your Key to Happiness
- How to Love Speaking in Public, Even if you Hate it Now
Teaching and Learning Center (above the Library Café)