By Jacob Nelson Mara Webster will be speaking on Thursday, October 1 at Frances Searle Building, #1-421 as part of the MSLCE October Speaker Series. The event is free. RSVP here. When Mara Webster was growing up, she knew she loved film, but she didn’t know how she’d end up working in the film industry. In
By Amy RossHayley Bullock hadn’t been walking very long by the time she started to dance. At the age of three she was taking tap, jazz and show choir lessons and soon after was performing in public, including a performance at Disney World. However, when she turned 15, Bullock abandoned her dream of becoming a
By Amy Ross When you ask Scott Lederman to dream big, his mind drifts off to 30 Rock in New York City, somewhere inside the NBC Television Network headquarters. Although most children love television, his fascination only grew with age, as he reflected on how production teams came up with ideas that would capture the
By Melissa Cline A famous quote by James Herriot states, “Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.” It made me think, if cats are connoisseurs of comfort, then what are Wildcats? Throughout my internship journey, from the application submission, to now completing my last week at the Oprah Winfrey Network, I was everything but comfortable. It took
By Mona Fu I interned at Tyler Rollins Fine Art this summer for about three months. This gallery focuses on promoting contemporary Southeast Asian artists, such as Tiffany Chung, Henri Dono, and Sopheap Pich. During my internship, I was responsible for researching and recording clients’ information into the gallery’s database and managing the invitation process
By Zach Silva This past summer, I had the great fortune of interning for the Digital Marketing team at Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment. This experience has shown me the inner workings of music marketing and project development.
By Jacob Nelson Mona Fu wants to modernize China’s fine arts market. The MSLCE student was inspired to apply to Northwestern after she worked for three years at a Beijing fine arts auction company. During that time, she realized that the auction industry in China is too traditional compared to the industry in the U.S.
By Amy A. Ross Before he had even graduated from college, Northwestern University alum, Zack Johnson, was already cracking the social-media code. Applying network science to the creative industries, Johnson was helping upcoming music pop and hip-hop artists like Mike Posner and Big Sean rapidly grow their fan bases. How?
By Amy A. Ross In some ways, Julian Posada’s approach to the media business resembles the old adage of not putting all your eggs in one basket. Rather than targeting the large mass audiences of the twentieth century, his philosophy captures the need to capitalize on the niches. “It all boils down to the secret
By Amy A. Ross It took Threadless six years of success to persuade its founder and CEO, Jake Nickell, that it was capable of becoming something more than side-project. Although the rapid growth of his business venture had provided proof that he did in fact “know how to build e-commerce websites,” it took a little