Industry Newsletter

a Cohen Career Center publication

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Welcome to the brand new Creative Careers newsletter! The Cohen Career Center is striving to create a community around students who are interested in careers involving creativity. And I don't mean just paintbrushes or clay. Think theatre, dance, fashion, media, photography, film, tv, art, museums, magazines, creative writing, advertising, start-ups, etc. If you identify as a maker, creator, storyteller, artist, musician, strategist, idea generator, innovator, writer, or whatever other term you've made up for yourself, this is the newsletter for you.

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An alum who works in TV production is coming to campus next week. And you can meet her and hear all of her advice, but you're going to have to keep reading for details.

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Check below for details about upcoming events, a paid communications internship that an alum called us about this week, and more goodies.



Anna Umbreit, M.S., NCC

I joined the Cohen Career Center in November 2013. Currently, I'm the Associate Director, Liaison to Arts & Education. I’ve advised thousands of students on careers in the arts, media/communication, and entertainment and I have 11 years of experience helping college students envision and pursue a variety of careers. My own creative endeavors include creative writing, film, dance, museums, and fashion design. You can schedule a time to meet with me by either calling 757-221-3231 or stopping by the Cohen Career Center's front desk.

Tell me what you want (what you really, really want)

Oh no, not another survey.... I get it, you see requests like this all the time. But here's the thing, I'm kinda new to W&M and am trying to learn more about what students like you want from the career center. I would love to hear from you about industries you are curious about, cities you think you'll live in, etc! Please take this short survey if you have a chance -- it'll take about 5 minutes.

Don't Miss It! (Upcoming Events)

Renting In New York – A Practical Guide (Seminar + Q&A)

Monday, Feb. 8th, 12-1pm

180 Stadium Drive

Williamsburg, VA

Thinking about moving to NYC? Cooper & Cooper Real Estate will be presenting a session about how to apartment hunt in the city. Lunch Will Be Served! Topics will include: Starting Your Search; Neighborhoods & Subways; Apartment Shapes & Sizes; The Application Process; Paperwork Requirements; Income & Credit Guidelines; The Real Estate Market. Open to all class years and majors.


Creative Careers Meet Up with Alanna Wildermuth

Thursday, Feb. 11th, 12:30-2pm

180 Stadium Drive

Williamsburg, VA

Alanna Wildermuth has navigated a variety of jobs in the TV industry since graduating from W&M in 2012. Now based in the Richmond area, one of her most recent gigs was working as an Office Production Assistant on MERCY STREET, a PBS miniseries that debuted in January 2016 to over 3 million viewers. During this meet up, Alanna will talk about her experiences, provide tips for breaking into the TV industry, and answer questions from attendees.

Please RSVP on TribeCareers -- space will be limited.

Career & Internship Fair

Friday, Feb. 12th, 12-4pm

200 Stadium Drive

Williamsburg, VA

This happens once per semester so don't miss out. Almost 80 companies and organizations will be at the fair and eager to speak with students like you. See who's coming on TribeCareers. Get prepared by coming to Quick Advising hours this week or next. Also, consider attending our career fair workshops next Tuesday or Wednesday. Fair is open to all majors and class years. Business professional or business casual attire suggested.

Featured Internships & Jobs

Paid Communications Internship - Summer 2016

Ericsson's communications team in North America is looking for a well spoken, well written, articulate and detail-oriented intern to spend the summer with us in our Plano, TX headquarters. Day-to-day assignments and extended projects will touch all facets of corporate affairs including internal communications, media relations, social media, multimedia production, and government relations. More details and application process available on TribeCareers.
See more Internships and Job Postings. While you're on TribeCareers, poke around a bit. Employers call us almost every day looking to hire WM students. We post these opportunities into TribeCareers so you can access them 24/7.

Be Inspired!

In this short video, Ira Glass (THIS AMERICAN LIFE) talks about the process of being creative and continually developing your craft.
Ira Glass on Storytelling

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Share the Love!

Know someone else who would like to receive this? He or she can subscribe by logging in to TribeCareers. Next, select Profile>Academic. Scroll to the bottom of the screen to see the section called Areas of Interest. Select any of these options: Arts, Media, & Entertainment; Communications/Journalism/Technical Writing; Marketing/Advertising/PR; Museums; or Publishing.

Wish to unsubscribe? If you do not want to receive future issues of this newsletter, you can unsubscribe by editing your Areas of Interest on TribeCareers.

Creative Careers Newsletter, Issue 1: Feb 4, 2016