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.

Students register on Handshake : 

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

3:30 pm: PreConference , Passcode: 458205

4:00-4:15 pm: Welcome (same zoom link as PreConference link)

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

Exploring Careers in Media Arts/Public Relations/Communications

Zoom link: , Passcode: 963536

Panel moderated by Garry Klein, Career Coach

  • 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 & Allyson Hillman, Marketing Manager, NRG Media

Exploring Careers in the Performing Arts/Entertainment

Zoom link:  , Passcode: 102020

Panel moderated by Sauvik Goswami, Career Coach

  • Katie Roche, Development Director, The Englert Theatre
  • Heather Haigh, Production Operations Manager, Ravinia Festival
  • Danielle Willbanks, Stage Manager, Hancher Auditorium

Exploring Careers in Writing

Zoom link: , Passcode: 786289

Panel moderated by Allan Boettger, Director of Employer Relations

  • 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.