by Samantha Sartori Support. Whether providing resources, aiding financially or bearing some of the weight, every company needs support to be successful. When we think about the creative industries, we often focus on the creative work they’re doing, the art or content that’s being made. But none of that would be possible without the behind-the-scenes support.In
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by Samantha SartoriNetworking. Who do you know? Who do they know? How can you bridge the connection? In this day and age, job hunting is all about networking.Enter EPICS: the External Programs, Internships and Career Services in the School of Communication offers many opportunities for students to network with organizations they may want to explore
by Imani DavisThere are so many things in Chicago that can quench the creative thirst of MSLCE students looking to make the most of their time in the program. A hallmark of the film community in the city is the Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF), founded in 1964. There are a variety of ways for
by Samantha Sartori Growing up a “theatre kid,” I love getting a behind-the-scenes look at any artistic performance space. So when the MSLCE program and EPICS offered us a site visit to the Writers Theatre in Glencoe, I knew I had to jump on the opportunity. Writers Theatre was founded in 1992 with the core foundation that
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 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 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.
By ALYSSA HOLCOMBBefore this trip, I had only been to Los Angeles twice in a tourism-driven setting. This time, the opportunity to peek behind the curtain and see the many cogs that make up one of entertainment’s driving centers was more than appealing. Third time’s the charm, right?