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Clear Mission and Purpose: A Visit with Orbert Davis

By Brenna C. CroninFrom his school band program where he met the trumpet, to prestigious jazz degrees at Depaul University and Northwestern University, there is no question of the power of music over Orbert Davis’ life. He built his career path from a studio musician in the “jobbing” economy, to four successful business ventures, including

“It’s All About The Why”: Personal Brand Session Covers LinkedIn Tips + More

By ALYSSA HOLCOMB‘Tis the season to be applying… As the current MSLCE cohort inches closer and closer to summer internship season, the EPICS team has been hosting a series of events geared towards preparing students for interviews and beyond. A recent session, led by Associate Director of EPICS Jonah Zeiger, covered personal branding. More specifically,

A Lesson in Entrepreneurship with David Schonthal

By Joshua BaggettDespite it being an especially cold day in Evanston (the wind chill was a biting -7 below), several members of the current MSLCE cohort recently had the opportunity to broaden our entrepreneurial knowledge at Entrepreneurship 101. The MSLCE exclusive workshop was led by David Schonthal, who is a professor of innovation and entrepreneurship

Interpreting Data in Creative Roles: Culture and Arts Analytics

By ALYSSA HOLCOMBI’ll admit – initially, I was pretty nervous to take a masters-level course with “analytics” in the title. I’ve never been a numbers-minded person – I’d much rather take the reins with my words when explaining things. But after taking Agnes Horvat’s Culture & Arts Analytics class as part of the MSLCE program,

New Lessons in Familiar Packaging: Organizational Processes in Creative Enterprises

By Tom WallIt’s something completely new wrapped in something familiar. In so many ways, Pablo Boczkowski’s Organizational Processes in Creative Enterprises course was unlike anything I had ever experienced in the classroom before. While I knew nothing about the three lenses approach to analyzing companies, heuristics and decision-making biases, or the pros and cons of

EPICS Teaches MSLCE Students How to Navigate Pathways and Networks in the Creative Industries

By Brenna C. CroninThe currency of real networking is not greed, but generosity. – Keith Ferrazzi Jonah Zeiger, Associate Director of EPICS (External Programs, Internships, & Career Services) at Northwestern University, presented on the power of relationships and looking for connections between others during his Pathways and Networks in the Creative Industries Seminar last week. As