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Create Your Career:

Arts with a Purpose

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
6 - 8pm
AOK Library Gallery

Several local employers and professionals will be invited to talk about how they've built successful, meaningful careers in arts-related industries. The evening will include a panel followed by informal networking, held in our beautiful library gallery. 

This event is designed specifically for arts majors, including visual arts, graphic design, cinematic arts, film/video, theatre, dance, and music. Don't forget, the best opportunities often come from personal connections--especially in the arts. This event provides a special chance to meet potential mentors in your industry.

Questions? Contact us by e-mail:

Kacie Lawrence (klawrence@umbc.edu)
Caroline Bodnar (carolc@umbc.edu)

CAREER MONTH buttons: Networking or Professional Skill Building

You may also sign-up to have your portfolio reviewed - 15-minute slots available the hour preceeding the event (5-6pm). An email invite will be sent out to all arts majors with a link to sign-up.

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**If you require special accommodations for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make the proper arrangements. Please email careers@umbc.edu with your specific request - be sure to include title, date, and time of the event.
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List of Employers Registered to Attend
Research companies, before the event, on their own websites (linked below) and on Vault. Click on the information icon to display company descriptions provided by each employer upon registration.
 
Recruiting majors: All Majors

Comprised of Personnel & Talent, Legal, Financial, Global Technologies, Information Security, Communications, Marketing, Operations, and Management experts, 14 West offers business leaders the services of seasoned administrative professionals. While they focus on growing their enterprises through new ideas, we ensure the well being of their workplace.

In other words, companies supported by 14 West enjoy the unique luxury to do the work they want to do rather than the work they have to do.

Just like those companies, 14 West was the product of an idea and a small group of passionate people. It was 2001, and Corporate America was abuzz with all of the latest tactics and technologies for streamlining administrative costs and growing margins. But instead of rejoicing, we paused.

We simply weren’t convinced by these cash-and-carry strategies for building infrastructure. And we prefer the idea of people, not machines, managing the well being of other people.

Fifteen years later, 14 West still supports those very entrepreneurs, our employees, and more than 20 other enterprises around the world. And our passion only continues to grow. With a unique approach to a business management service that is thoughtful, thorough, and yet agile, we’ve got a proven track record of success that spans a wide range of industries all around the world.
Recruiting majors: All Majors

AJ Video Services
* Media Production services spanning may media formats and platforms
* Video Production for a variety of Markets. (both commercial and individual applications)
Recruiting majors: All Majors

Art with a Heart, Inc. (AWAH) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people in need through visual art. AWAH brings its visual art classes to vulnerable children, youth and adults in schools, shelters, group homes, community centers, permanent housing facilities, hospitals, and senior facilities. Since its inception in March 2000, AWAH has grown from four classes a week to 11,000 classes a year and has added a multitude of other initiatives. AWAH also engages over 4,000 volunteers annually in various community service and public art efforts. For more information, please visit www.artwithaheart.net
Recruiting majors: Animation/Interactive Media

Big Huge Games is a group of veteran game makers located just north of Baltimore, Maryland, who have charted a sustained hit with mobile historical strategy title “DomiNations.” We are passionate about creating top-quality games in a friendly, inclusive environment where team skills are valued as much as technical skills. Due to the continued success of DomiNations and our recent acquisition by Nexon, we have strong long-term stability with a mandate to create new hit titles.
Recruiting majors: All VPA Majors; Animation/Interactive Media; Design; Graphic Design; Intermedia and Digital Arts (MFA); Media and Communications Studies; Photography; Print Media

Recruiting majors: Animation/Interactive Media; Design; Graphic Design; Intermedia and Digital Arts (MFA); Media and Communications Studies; Print Media

DonorSearch is a prospect research organization that has built a strong and profitable business by providing research, screening, and analytics to help non-profits achieve their mission.
Recruiting majors: Animation/Interactive Media; Design; Graphic Design; Intermedia and Digital Arts (MFA); Media and Communications Studies

22 year old Marketing and Technology company specializing in creative problem solving.
Recruiting majors: Animation/Interactive Media; Design; Graphic Design; Print Media

GTECH Designs is a Baltimore-based digital marketing agency that is committed to helping companies and business owners drive brand value through digital channels. We do this by uniting your brand with creative concepts and marketing. The result? Better ROI.
Recruiting majors: All VPA Majors

Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center, Inc. is committed to developing positive social development, academic success and creativity in the minds of today's youth. LTYC integrates arts and education to develop an enthusiasm for learning that transfers into increased academic performance and positive youth development. Our team is comprised of, a dynamic group of professionals who are passionate about arts education and the future of today's youth.

Our programs are located in Baltimore, Greater Baltimore, & the DC/Metro areas providing the following content areas:
Music (Vocal & Instrumental)
Visual Arts
Creative Writing
Dance
Theatre
Media & Technology
Fashion & Cosmetology
Recruiting majors: Animation/Interactive Media; Design; Graphic Design; Intermedia and Digital Arts (MFA)

Leverege is a forward-leaning software startup that develops simple, human-centric solutions with fully integrated products built to handle complex Internet of Things problems. We are a "culture first" focused environment with flexible work hours and custom workstations. We believe in a holistic design approach and believe the users are the key to any great design experience.
Recruiting majors: Animation/Interactive Media; Design; Graphic Design

At Mosaic Learning, we partner with organizations around the world to simply do better business by guaranteeing their learning and training experiences are not just delivered, but retained. Any organization with the need to drive a consistent message, deliver training to individuals, and ensure long-term retention and demonstration of a learning experience will benefit from smarter learning.

Mosaic Learning is not your average, out-of-the-box training solutions company – we think differently than that. Instead, we provide consultation, strategy, technology and solutions that enhance the learning process from ideation to completion.

Located and operated in the US, our collaborative methodology and innovative techniques ensure the right message is conveyed to our client’s target audience. From delivering technical training to company-wide messaging, Mosaic Learning creates “smarter,” more advanced learning programs for the end user.

Specialties
E-Learning, Instructional Design, Multimedia, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mobile Applications, Custom App Development, Gamification, Consultative Services, Public Speaking Engagements, Meeting Facilitation, and Doubt-Based Learning Methodology
Recruiting majors: All Majors

Reading Partners is a national nonprofit that pairs community volunteers and elementary school students who are reading below grade level in Baltimore city. This proven early literacy organization provides volunteer-led, individualized reading support to students in under-resourced public elementary schools.
Recruiting majors: Graphic Design

Smartlink is a trusted partner to the nation’s leading wireless carriers and tower companies. Since 2000 we have delivered custom solutions for the development, engineering, and maintenance of new and existing communications infrastructures.

We are always looking for creative individuals with a passion for Graphic Design and Communications to help us in our Marketing/Communications department.
Recruiting majors: Animation/Interactive Media; Graphic Design; Intermedia and Digital Arts (MFA); Media and Communications Studies; Music

Jason Armstrong Baker is a board certified music therapist, professional drummer and arts-integration teaching artist. He is adjunct faculty and music coordinator in the Department of Dance at Towson University. In 2012, he created the team-based geography game, Sounds Around The World, to deepen student’s understanding and connection to world cultures through a global-music based approach to social studies.
Recruiting majors: All Majors

Stand for Youth is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable, youth services organization, We provide STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) infused 21st Century College and Career Preparation programs to middle and high school students and opportunity youth.
Recruiting majors: All Majors

Studio Theatre is Washington’s premier venue for contemporary theatre, “where local audiences will find today’s edgiest playwrights” (Variety). Studio produces the work of today’s greatest writers, augmented by occasional productions of modern classics. Studio's work is marked by its emphasis on excellence in acting and design, and the signature intimacy of its four theatres, all of which seat fewer than 225 patrons. The quality of this work has been recognized over its 38-year history by sustained community support and 60 Helen Hayes Awards for excellence in professional theatre.
Recruiting majors: All Majors

The Walters Art Museum is one of only a few museums in the world to present a panorama of art from the third millennium B.C. to the early 20th century. The thousands of treasures range from mummies to arms and armor, from old master paintings to Art Nouveau jewelry. The Walters' Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Ethiopian and Western Medieval art collections are among the finest in the nation, as are the museum's holdings of Renaissance and Asian art and a spectacular reserve of illuminated manuscripts and rare books. Every major trend in French painting during the 19th century is represented in the collection.
Recruiting majors: Graphic Design

The Career Center at UMBC facilities over 150 events and programs each year, and produces materials to keep students informed and engaged in the career development process. We are looking for a graphic design intern interested in working on the following types of projects:
- Event advertisements, signage and materials
- Work book/magazine design - the Career Guide is our large summer project
- Infographics, handouts, document templates
Recruiting majors: All Majors

19 companies registered.