Arts, Media & Entertainment Virtual Conference

The UI Pomerantz Career Center is hosting our first annual Arts, Media, Entertainment Career Community Virtual Conference via Zoom! Arts, Media & Entertainment professionals will speak about their roles in their specific industry, as well as their professional pathway and relevant industry information.

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Below is our event schedule to learn more about the event details and flow of the event:

3:30 pm: PreConference

4:00-4:15 pm: Welcome

4:15 – 5:30 pm: Topic Breakout Panelists 

  • Exploring Careers in Media Arts/Public Relations/Communications
    • Mary Clark, Instructor-Interactive Media Technology, Indian Hills Community College
    • Tarah DeSousa, Media Communications Strategist, ACT, Inc. 
    • Kristen Hamilton, News Director, KGAN
    • Jessica Jordan, CEO, Jessica Jordan Events
    • Maddie Bro, Web & Digital Specialist, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    • Destiny Benson, Promotions Director, NRG Media
  • Exploring Careers in the Performing Arts/Entertainment
    • Katie Roche, Development Director, The Englert Theatre
    • Heather Haigh, Production Operations Manager, Ravinia Festival
    • Danielle Willbanks, Stage Manager, Hancher Auditorium
  • Exploring Careers in Writing
    • Akwi Nji, Writer + Multidisciplinary Artist, The Hook
    • Morgan Jones, Assistant Editor, Bloomsbury Publishing
    • Susan Hill Newton, Managing Editor, UI Press
    • Allison Means, Marketing Director, UI Press
    • Samantha Gentry, Editor, Hachette Book Group 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa events. If you are a person with a disability and require an accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact the Pomerantz Career Center, (319) 335-1023.