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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

Students Explore Leadership Styles in Leading Creative Teams

By Nick RomanIntelligence quotient (IQ) is always a hot topic of conversation surrounding academic pioneers of society. Heroes of groundbreaking discoveries historically have had a high IQ, but what about their emotional quotient (EQ) or emotional intelligence? Research shows that those with a high EQ tend to be successful leaders in their respective sectors. The

Learning the Nuances of Managing Nonprofits

By Tate GloverThis quarter I had the opportunity to take Cultural Nonprofits with Professor Larissa Buchholz. The class walked through the key elements for running and understanding nonprofit organizations, and operated as an introduction to the nonprofit arts sector. Throughout the course we worked with the Hyde Park Arts Center, presenting them with suggestions for

MSLCE Students Build Marketing Plans with Professor Rick Kolsky

By Charlie WeinOn the first day of class, Professor Rick Kolsky asked the MSLCE students: “What is marketing?”. Various answers were given: “showcasing a product” “building a social media strategy” “designing advertisements”. After several answers, Professor Kolsky replied with a resounding “No!”. From there on, students spent the next 10 weeks with Professor Kolsky as

NuVention Arts: MSLCE Students Learn What it Takes to be an Entrepreneur

By Poorvi Nair Ensemble: bringing concerts to your homeCreative Connect: Providing a platform for upcoming talentThe Seen: An App that lets you see all the events happening around you, and who’s going to itThese were a few of the amazing start-up ideas that came out of the NuVention: Arts course this past Spring Quarter. Taught by the