By Alessandra BrownThis summer I was lucky enough to have two wonderful internships at K&L Productions and Madison Wells Media Universe.K&L Productions is Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect, Blockers) and Laverne McKinnon’s (Girl Boss) production company. I loved every moment of Professor McKinnon’s MSLCE class, The Power of Pitch and Persuasion, and knew that I had
By ALYSSA HOLCOMB The second half of my summer internship utilized a particular skill to drive home everything I have learned so far, both at The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) and in the MSLCE program: public speaking.Since my last article, I’ve done a lot of deck-building, speech crafting, and rehearsal-organizing. The majority of this was
By Brenna C. Cronin“To love our city is to love every community and neighborhood that belongs to her. We know that there is no right or perfect way to confront inequity… but we are willing to take risks and become the accomplice Chicago’s many communities deserve. Injustice impacts all of us… and there is too
By Matt MeadeAs the first half of the summer has flashed by in the blink of an eye, I find myself suddenly at the last portion of the MSLCE program with graduation right around the corner. Luckily, as part of MSLCE’s experiential learning requirement, I sought out and secured a position with 2112 Chicago, a
By Alyssa HolcombAs the poet Lin-Manuel Miranda once wrote, “There’s nothing like summer in the city…” The day after spring quarter finals, I packed up and moved out of my apartment. The next day, I was on a one-way trip to New York City. Needless to say, it’s been non-stop since then. But based on
by Thomas WallThis past winter, Emmy-winning film producer and CEO/Founder of MWM (Madison Wells Media), Gigi Pritzker visited Northwestern’s campus, and left a big impression on many students over the course of her visit. In January, she shared stories from her life and her career with MSLCE students at a Speaker Series event, and followed
BY ALYSSA HOLCOMBProfessor Gail Berger’s Leading Creative Teams course reinforced more than just class themes and curriculum. Through two group-based projects, as well as an individual leadership presentation, hard work was elevated through teamwork, resulting in a busy but rewarding course that made us all reflect on what truly makes a good leader.
By ALYSSA HOLCOMBEmmy-winning sound designer Paula Fairfield has a lot to say about a lot of things. With each example she gave from her storied career, she hit point after point about what it means to be human, finding solace and healing through your work, and letting your “freak flag fly” in your chosen industry.
By Brenna C. CroninWith NBC executives present, the 2019 MSLCE cohort presented their marketing plans for the future of NBC Universal, our class case study and learning sponsor this quarter. Charged with designing a rebranding strategy for NBCU, the cohort underwent nine weeks of research, design, and implementation of our brand concepts. “The project for
By Brenna C. CroninWith a stack of impact reports in hand, Michelle Boone—Chief Engagement Officer of Navy Pier, started our site visit with the power of information. Programming and community engagement are the drumbeats of her department and deserve incredible recognition for the revitalization of Navy Pier as it stands today.