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MSLCE Trek to LA Helps Student Plan TV and Film Career

By Claire Tuft I’m not from the Midwest, but I’ve lived here for almost half of my lifetime. I came here for my undergraduate degree and moved to Chicago post-college to be a part of the Second City’s rich theater scene. I’ve truly enjoyed living here, (after investing in a solid pair of winter boots

On MSLCE Trek to LA, Purple Pride Abounds

By Evyenia Constantine In true Midwest fashion, a late Spring snowstorm bid us goodbye as the MSLCE cohort embarked on its networking trek to Los Angeles, California. As we left the snowy arch of the Northwestern Campus in Evanston behind, we were soon greeted in LA with sunshine, palm trees, and the welcoming, smiling faces

Threadless Founder Talks Building Online Communities for Artists, Korn Fans and People with Foot Bunions

By Jacob Nelson Before Threadless grew into the global, hundred-employee company it is today, it was Jake Nickell’s side project. Nickell started Threadless, an ecommerce website where artists submit t-shirt designs that are voted on and, depending on their popularity, printed and sold, while he was a sophomore in college. It wasn’t until years after

Northwestern Professor Teaches Students How to Lead

By Jacob Nelson For Northwestern Assistant Professor Gail Berger, good leadership comes from people who understand themselves as much as they understand their team. Berger, who is teaching a spring course in MSLCE that focuses on developing key leadership skills, described how important it is for a good leader to have a keen perception for

Jack Morton VP to Speak at Northwestern

By Jacob Nelson When she was an undergraduate at Northwestern, Marie Davidheiser thought she’d be a video editor. Then she worked for an Evanston local television station, and realized that working in an editing station was “the most boring thing.” “It was not what I was going to do,” she said with a laugh during

Panel Talks Startup Funding with MSLCE Finance Class

By Jenna MyersCory Sandrock’s finance class experienced a real-world example of the power of networking when Sandrock invited three of his former colleagues from the business world and the theatre world to speak to the class about finding capital to support a new business. Panel members included John Stoops, founder and executive director of Three

MSLCE Class Looks at Business Models in Creative Enterprises

By Jacob Nelson To teach his students about the relationship between business models and technology in the creative enterprises, Northwestern Assistant Professor Dan Gruber talked about Pixar. The animation studio responsible for a string of huge hits like the “Toy Story” series and “The Incredibles” was acquired by Disney in 2006. When that happened, Pixar

Fundraising Vocal Recital for Genesis at the Crossroads Organized by MSLCE Student

By Kathryn Elizabeth Lawson Our students are hard at work securing their summer internships, but some students have also secured part-time internships during the winter and spring quarters as well. Case-in-point is Kaitlin Very, who earned her undergraduate degree from Northwestern in Music in 2011. Kaitlin is interning for Genesis at the Crossroads, a Chicago-based