Professional Development and Career Resources

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Taking a fresh look at how you tell your workplace story may help renew your zest for research, affirm your value and steer you in the right direction, Victoria McGovern writes

The artist statement. Frequently required in residency applications, project proposals, and grant applications, creating this document can be a pain point for artists who want to get it just right. The goal is to get to the heart of who you are creatively, and how that informs your work.

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When competing against hundreds of other job candidates for open roles, you need to think and act creatively to stand out. Here are three examples of creative ways to increase your odds of landing the role you want.

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Organizations can benefit from “change agents”—people who rethink, redesign, and restructure the way things work from within. Whether they reimagine entire programs or introduce new systems and technologies, change agents cultivate bottom-up problem solving and informal leadership at their organizations.

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Congratulations -- even in this exceptionally tough market, you just received a job offer! You know you want to maximize your starting benefits, such as a higher salary or moving expenses, but you are unsure where to start. When I was on the job market, my adviser instructed me to prepare to engage in compromise. Blogs I read justified why I should negotiate. But nothing told me how to negotiate my starting offer.

When the pandemic forced the closure of galleries, museums, and cultural venues, many artists were left with canceled contracts and no prospect of income for the foreseeable future. This sudden shift prompted many to reconsider their relationships with institutions that supposedly shared their same interests. In Creative Capital’s recent online conversation on the impact of the pandemic on the creative economy, Amy Smith moderated a discussion between Daniel Park, Caroline Woolard, and Kristina Wong. All four are thinking about other ways of working in solidarity and community, and maintaining financial stability and wellness as artists.

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Career Services is always here to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGTBQ+) students and alumni navigate their own professional development and the job search.

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Joseph Barber explores the benefits and challenges of answering interview questions without any human interaction at all -- and how to do so most successfully.

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The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, with support from Moody’s Corporation and DiversityInc, today published a new study, Improving Workplace Culture Through Evidence-Based Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practices.

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Starting a new job can be stressful and overwhelming in the best of times, but doing so in the midst of a global pandemic, when so much work occurs remotely, makes it all the more complicated.

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This is part of series of posts by recipients of the 2020 Career Services Summer Funding Grant. We’ve asked funding recipients to reflect on their summer experiences and talk about the industries in which they spent their summer. Andrew Knop, completed an internship at St. Louis Development Corporation, working to redevelop his home town.

Findlay, a NYFA Board Member and Director of Acquavella Galleries, shares top tips for artists navigating their careers in the time of COVID.

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