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Category: Guest Speakers

World Business Chicago Creative Director Jake Trussell Talks Side Hustles, Brands, and Job Creation

By: Nick RomanPicture a DJ, part-time web designer, musician, and record label owner in your mind.  You probably did not picture a clean-shaven businessman suited up to create jobs in Chicago’s global landscape.  However, Creative Director Jake Trussell is a comprehensive leader in today’s sector through his vast background with side hustles, which ultimately led

Career Speed Dating at EPICS Theatre + Performing Arts Industry Connect Event

By Charlie WeinSince September, MSLCE students have been working diligently to prepare themselves for their new careers after graduating. Refining resumes, honing management skills, and perhaps most importantly, networking. The students have had several chances to sit down and talk with great leaders from various creative industries to get their insight and advice on building

Ogilvy & Mather Advertising President to Speak at Northwestern

By Jacob NelsonLong before Adam Tucker became the president of one of the most renowned brands in the advertising and marketing world, he was a Northwestern liberal arts undergraduate, majoring in Political Science, struggling to maintain his interest – and his GPA – in his coursework.“By the time I had gotten through my sophomore year,

Block Museum Director Lisa Corrin Discusses Creativity with MSLCE Students

By Poorvi Nair“Do it deeper consistently: make the experience so meaningful it doesn’t matter about numbers. It’s about impact on a very finite group.”In an inspirational and engaging talk, Lisa Corrin, the Block Museum’s new Ellen Philips Katz director, shared with MSLCE students key insights about what it takes to be a successful CEO in

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Executive Director Criss Henderson Encourages MSLCE Students to Collaborate, Innovate During Speaker Series Event

By Jacob Nelson On Feb. 1, Criss Henderson acknowledged a unique quirk of his professional career to an audience of MSLCE students and other members of the Northwestern community: “I have one of the greatest jobs in American theater, but I have one of worst resumes.”By “worst” Henderson really means “shortest.” That’s because he’s held the

Claire Rice Encourages Students to Stand Up for Creativity

By Tate GloverWhat comes to mind when you think about the word advocacy? This is the challenge that Claire Rice, Executive Director of Arts Alliance Illinois, opened with during her visit to MSLCE’s Arts, Public Purpose, and Policy class this past Tuesday. Founded in 1982 to defend public funding for the arts, Arts Alliance Illinois

USA President and CEO Talks Supporting Artists During MSLCE Speaker Series Event

By Jacob NelsonDeana Haggag is the president and CEO of United States Artists (USA), a fundraising organization that grants fellowships to artists in different fields and from different backgrounds across the country. (USA recently announced its 2018 awards.)During Thursday night’s first Speaker Series event of 2018, Haggag described the origins of USA. The nonprofit began

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Executive Director Criss Henderson to Speak at Northwestern

By Jacob NelsonCriss Henderson has held only one “real” job throughout his adult artistic career – as Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s executive director. After nearly three decades, he still finds both of these facts surprising.“At 25, Shakespeare was the last theatrical genre I saw myself hitching my wagon to,” Henderson said during a recent interview. “I