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At the Intersection of Communication and Activism

Activism has always been at the heart of Northwestern Assistant Professor TJ Billard’s work. While studying as an undergraduate at George Washington University from 2010 to 2014, Billard focused on political communication and became increasingly involved in transgender political activism. “It was a politically optimistic time, but, for many reasons, it was also a frustrating

MSLCE Student Gains On Set Experience With Internship

by Priyanshi Katare MSLCE student Marcus Farne took on two internships this past summer. You can read more about his first internship, with talent booking company Shinabery Agency here. For his second internship, Marcus worked with CreatorUp, a one-of-a-kind digital platform and digital training company that helps companies engage with their audience through brand enhancing

MSLCE Student Maura Ford Pivots to Success

By Priyanshi Katare When Maura Ford started looking for a summer internship, her ideal job would have been in the live music industry. But as the pandemic progressed, those jobs became increasingly difficult to find as the industry took a big hit. “It was right when I was applying to internships that I decided to

MSLCE Student Learns Creative Development Side of Film

By Priyanshi Katare When Nia d’Emilio started looking for internships this summer she was sure about one thing — she had to be involved in the film and tv production process. A short while into her job search she narrowed her focus to finding jobs within the creative development function of the production process. After

Taking Storytelling from the Stage to the Screen

With his initial sights set on becoming an actor, Daniel Dvorkin ’16 spent four years in a highly creative, intense undergraduate acting conservatory. Although he loved the experience, he didn’t receive any business education while he was there. “After graduation, I realized I didn’t want to be an actor,” says Dvorkin. “I wanted to pursue

MSLCE Student Helps Entrepreneurs During Internship

by Priyanshi Katare Marcus Farne loves working with entrepreneurs. He’s also had to be entrepreneurial himself. After starting the MSLCE program in the winter quarter, Marcus has been learning to cope with the demands of a rigorous academic curriculum all while searching for opportunities to help expand his experience. In true entrepreneurial style, he leveraged

MSLCE Student Seeks Innovation in Storytelling + Solutions for Arts Organizations

By Priyanshi Katare Laura Rensing has an eclectic professional background. She’s held a wide range of jobs; from writing to publishing to theater, and while she can’t pinpoint exactly what turned her toward the creative industries, the through line for all her work has been her love for storytelling.  “I like being able to tell stories through whatever medium I have,” she explained, “as I grew in my career, I learned