This past spring of 2021 we held our first-ever Virtual Career Day, a virtual event geared exclusively towards Cornish alumni and 4th-year students, with the goal of career enhancement and networking. Over 40 participants engaged with a variety of local and national professionals in the arts and related fields.
Michelle Bufano, Executive Director of Chihuly Garden and Glass and owner of Gallery Mack kicked off the event with the keynote address focusing on the future of arts in a post-pandemic world. She then moderated a panel discussion on finding your footing in a creative career with alums Christopher Peak, Theater, Celine Besson, Design.
The program managers of Artist Trust presented an informative and lively workshop on best practices marketing your art career, with tangible do’s and don’ts, and alum Dylan Hayes shared a little bit about his music career then entertained the group with a piano performance through the lunch break.
Perhaps the most exciting part of the day was meeting the many professionals who joined us, then having dedicated networking time with them. There were even some informal job offers right on the spot!
We plan to host the second Virtual Career Day in the spring of 2022 and we invite you to join us!
Keep your eye on your email for an invite coming in early 2022. We extend a big thank you to all of our panelists, presenters, and participants in our first Virtual Career Day.
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