Connect the Dots: Professional Pathways into the Creative Industries

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Golden Eagle Ballrooms

Connect the dots Professional Pathways into the Creative Industries.
Connect the Dots: Professional Pathways into the Creative Industries

The College of Arts & Letters welcomes all Cal State LA students to this day-long event.

We invite you to join us as we “connect the dots” between classroom learning and professional pathways that lead into the creative industries…. pathway possibilities are infinite!

This event will provide students with the opportunity to build skills and create connections with industry professionals through roundtables, panels, workshops, & more. 

Lunch provided for students who register in advance. Business casual dress preferred.

Click on the blue event links below to register through Handshake.
Please note that if you wish to attend more than one session you will need to register for multiple activities individually.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Dean’s Welcome and Plenary: Making Creative Careers Visible
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Overview of Creative Industries in Los Angeles

Dean Linda Essig, College of Arts and Letters, Cal State LA

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
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Concurrent Sessions (sessions repeat; students can attend 2 of 3)
A. Resume workshop

Workshop Facilitators (PARTICIPANT BIOS)
Nina O’Brien, Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Management, Cal State LA
Sean Gilroy, Shadow Animation

B. Web Portfolio workshop

Workshop Facilitators (PARTICIPANT BIOS)
Zachary Vernon, Assistant Professor of Art – Graphic Design, Cal State LA
Sarah Beeby, Assistant Professor of Art – Animation, Cal State LA

C. Freelancing and Financial Literacy

Workshop Facilitators (PARTICIPANT BIOS)
Vic Clement, Financial Advisor/ Financial Education & Advocacy Coach, Society for Financial Awareness

11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
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A. Resume workshop

Workshop Facilitators (PARTICIPANT BIOS)
Nina O’Brien, Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Management, Cal State LA
Sean Gilroy, Shadow Animation

B. Web Portfolio workshop

Workshop Facilitators (PARTICIPANT BIOS)
Zachary Vernon, Assistant Professor of Art – Graphic Design, Cal State LA
Sarah Beeby, Assistant Professor of Art – Animation, Cal State LA

C. Freelancing and Financial Literacy

Workshop Facilitators (PARTICIPANT BIOS)
Vic Clement, Financial Advisor/ Financial Education & Advocacy Coach, Society for Financial Awareness

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM
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Boxed Lunch with Networking Coaches
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Networking Coaches (PARTICIPANT BIOS)
Kevin Baaske, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Letters, Cal State LA
Catherine Haras, Senior Director, Center for Effective Teaching and Learning, Cal State LA
Taffany Lim, Senior Director, Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good, Cal State LA
Lena Chao, Professor of Communication Studies, Cal State LA
James Ford, Professor of Music – Trumpet and Jazz Studies, Cal State LA
Emily Moss, Chair of Music, Cal State LA
Meredith Greenburg, Chair of Theatre and Dance, Cal State LA
Beverly Bondad-Brown, Director of Academic Technology, Cal State LA Jennifer Celaya Davis, Associate Vice President for Student Life
Michelle Lovasz, Assistant Director, Career Development Center
Daniel Falch, Career Advisor, Career Development Center
Kristiina Hackel, Chair of Television, Film & Media Studies, Cal State LA
David Olsen, Chair of Communication Studies, Cal State LA
Jeffrey Suarez-Grant, Senior Instructional Designer, Center for Effective Teaching and Learning, Cal State LA

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Meet the Pros Round tables sponsored by the Art Directors Guild
Small group conversations in 15-minute intervals with professionals from across the Creative Industries  
Golden Eagle Ballrooms 2 & 3

Industry Professionals (PARTICIPANT BIOS)
Natalie Arribeno, Designer & Founder, Nubia Natalie
Betty Avila, Executive Director, Self Help Graphics
Sophia Biggs, On-air Mix Show DJ, Entercomm
Casey Bernay, Director of Education & Special Projects, Art Directors Guild
Karen Meurer Bacellar, Junior Publicist, Center Theatre Group
Shannon Daut, Cultural Affairs Manager, Community and Cultural Services City of Santa Monica
Vincenzo De La Rosa, Music Librarian, Los Angeles Philharmonic
Boris Dralyuk, Executive Editor, Los Angeles Review of Books
Fredric Goldstein, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
James Ham, Senior Animator, Insomniac Games
Jonathan Handel, Attorney, TroyGould Attorneys
Alessandra Incandela, , Warner Brothers, Alternative TV
Miesha Johnson, Program Manager, Arts Education, Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture
Timothy Jordan, Level Designer, Insomniac Games
Patricia MacKay, Former Publisher of Theatre Crafts, TCI, and Lighting Dimensions magazines and Founder of LDI, Quite Specific Media Group
Jan Miyabara, Apparel Designer, Jan Miyabara Design
Neel Keller, Associate Artistic Director/ Literary Director, Center Theatre Group
Cheryl Rizzo, Managing Director, Boston Court Performing Arts Center Pasadena
Serena Rogers, Digital Marketing Manager, Nottinghill Music Group
Megan Smith, Registrar, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Angela Stempel, Artist & Film Director
Yichao, Writer, Riot Games
Ligiah Villalobos, Assistant Professor of Television and Film, Cal State LA
Michael Vitale, Production Manager, Los Angeles Philharmonic
Irene Yoon, Director, Los Angeles Review of Books/USC Publishing Workshop, Los Angeles Review of Books
Sonali Kohli, Education Reporter, Los Angeles Times
Leslie Berenstein Rojas, Editor, LAist, and Public Media Reporter, KPCC
Lisa Davis, Costume Designer, Crank Yankers
Aine Lynn-McEvoy - Art Director, Art Directors Guild
Anastasia Sergeeva, Production Designer and Scenic Painter
dooner, Art Director & Associate National Executive Director, Art Directors Guild
Spencer Brennan, Art Director, Art Directors Guild
Leslie Diller Zollo - Scenic Artist, Art Directors Guild
Andrew Stumme - Art Director & Field Rep., Art Directors Guild
Dionisio Tafoya - Scenic Artist, Art Directors Guild
Brenda Slaughter Reynolds, Arts Associate, Grants Division, City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM
Alumni Panel
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Panelists (PARTICIPANT BIOS)
Juan Donis, Vice President, Vice President & Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant, City National Bank
Tery Lopez, Director of Inclusion and Equity, Writers Guild of America West
John Lynch, Head of Production, Amazon Studios
Rita Pardue, Production Manager, KPCC

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Networking Reception
Golden Eagle Ballroom Balcony

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