ARAD’s Professional Development Workshop

The Professional Development Workshop is an opportunity for ARAD students to hone the skills they need for interviewing, building a network, and navigating their transition from graduate student to arts administrators. The event is a great chance for students to ask specific questions that are relevant to their own concerns, to professionals working in the field today, who are able to give insightful and thoughtful advice. We are so pleased with this year’s Professional Development Event!
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Nadia Kyne’ 18 of this year’s Professional Development Workshop shares her experience…

As someone who entered the ARAD program with a performance background, I found that the professional development workshop provided a valuable opportunity to practice interviewing skills and to get guidance from experienced arts admin professionals who are working in the field in New York. The guest panelists provided fantastic feedback, and they shared a lot of useful information on topics ranging from interviewing preparation to negotiating salary. I was particularly excited to meet with Stanford Makishi, New York City Center’s VP of Programming, who, like me, began his career as a performing artist before transitioning to a management role.

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A special thanks to the ARAD Internship Coordinator, Eva Molcard, who was instrumental in putting this event together. Here is what she had to say…

The Professional Development Workshop was an excellent opportunity for ARAD students to hone the skills they need for interviewing, building a network, and navigating their transition from graduate student to arts administrators. The event was a great chance for students to ask specific questions that are relevant to their own concerns, to professionals working in the field today, who are able to give insightful and thoughtful advice. In coordinating the 2017 workshop, I was delighted to see second year students return this year after participating in the 2016 Mock Interview workshop. By broadening the scope of the discussion this year, we were able to allow for questions regarding every step of the application process. This year’s students were characteristically prepared, engaged, and impressive!

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