May 6, 2024

Lewis Center and Center for Career Development Conduct First Arts at Work Alumni Day

Twenty-five alumni working in the arts and creative professions came to campus on April 30 for the inaugural Arts At Work Alumni Day, a day of panels, workshops and networking sessions for Princeton students considering careers in the arts.

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The day began with a lunchtime conversation featuring novelist Akhil Sharma ’92 and American Repertory Theater Executive Director Kelvin Dinkins, Jr. ’09, moderated by Lewis Center for the Arts Executive Director Marion Friedman Young ’00. Other sessions included a creative writing panel entitled Getting Published; a Portfolio Workshop for performing and visual artists; and Dance Alumni Day and Theater Alumni Day career conversations. The day concluded with an informal pizza networking reception.

Additional alumni who lent their presence and knowledge as panelists, workshop leaders, and panel moderators included Rakesh Satyal ’02, Sam Nicholson ’10, Rachel Poser ’11, Chris Murphy ’15, Lex Brown ’12, Alex Mannix ’12, Steven N. Tran ’15, Daniel Krane ’18, Feyisola Soetan ’19, Sonya Hayden ’16, Abby Jean-Baptiste ’18, Eric Yang ’17, Minjae Kim ’21, Rosie Vasen ’21, E Harper Nora Jeremijenko-Conley ’20, Faith E. Iloka ’21, Camryn Stafford ’23, Liam Lynch ’21, Sophie Blue ’21, Angie Sheehan ’22, Glenna Yu ’16, Rachel Schwartz ’18, and Alexis Branagan ’11. Faculty members Jane Cox and A.M. Homes also moderated sessions.

The Arts at Work program brings together Princeton University alumni, students, and other creative professionals through speaker and panel discussions, artists’ showcases, social events, workshops, and seminars. The program illustrates possible career paths in the arts and creative fields and forges connections between current students and alumni in the arts. Arts at Work is sponsored by the Lewis Center for the Arts and the Center for Career Development.

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