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Stepping Out of the Lookingglass

By Nick RomanMy internship with Lookingglass Theatre Company this past summer was nothing short of amazing. My primary goal with this experience was to reinforce and leverage my professional background in arts education and develop new skill sets by working across several departments of the organization. Not only did I provide administrative support in operations

Stepping Through the Lookingglass

By Nick RomanThis summer, I am honored to serve as the Administrative Intern for the Education & Community Programs department with the Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago. Day-to-day responsibilities include providing support for four different theatre education camps over the summer, drafting newsletters and performance programs, audience engagement content, and completing tasks “on the fly”-

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

MSLCE Students Measure Public Engagement at The Block Museum of Art

In preparing for the professional world of creative enterprises, MSLCE students constantly take into account the challenges that creative organizations face-such as low attendance figures and box office sales. To develop keen awareness to these trends and strategize ways to increase engagement, Dr. Jennifer Novak-Leonard’s engagement with Public Culture course gave students hands-on experience in

National Theatre’s Rishi Coupland Talks Data with MSLCE Students

By Nick RomanWhy do people do culture?  This was one of many thought-provoking questions Rishi Coupland of the National Theatre asked the MSLCE cohort in a recent NU Talk.  Coupland is the Head of Data Intelligence at the National Theatre in London.  The National Theatre is a cultural powerhouse with an entrepreneurial mindset that experiences

MSLCE Students Engage with Creatives in New York City

By Nick RomanAs the winter quarter came to a close, MSLCE students and faculty packed their bags and headed out to one of three trek immersions: New York City, Los Angeles, or San Francisco.  While all three connected students with invaluable professionals and companies in the creative industries, New York stood out as the heart

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

Students Learn to Speak the Language of Finance in Economics of Creative Enterprises Course

By Nick RomanMany MSLCE students enter the program with a plethora of creative business ideas, but how do you convince investors to fund your project? This quarter, students learned how speak the language of finance through professor Cory Sandrock’s course, Economics of Creative Enterprises. Topics in economics, accounting, external finance needed (EFN), and valuation culminated

MSLCE Students Visit Lyric Opera of Chicago

By Nick RomanHow many cultural institutions reap the benefits of 45,000 steps of foot traffic every day? Lyric Opera of Chicago is uniquely set apart from other opera and cultural institutions because of its location in the heart of downtown Chicago.MSLCE students got an exclusive look into the organization on a site visit with Lyric’s