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Professional Development Program

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A professional development program preparing Emerson graduate students for the "next" step through skill and career preparation workshops, guest speakers, and networking opportunities.

Presented by the Office of Graduate Studies, the Office of Career Services, and the Graduate Student Association.


Upcoming Events

NEXTshop: Fulbright Information Session
4/7/2014
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Multipurpose Room, 150 Boylston Street

Elizabeth Demski, Associate Vice President for the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship, will be providing an information session for graduate students and undergraduate seniors regarding the Fulbright program.


NEXTtalk: Acing the Interview
4/11/2014
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Charles Beard Room, 80 Boylston Street
Hosted by John C. Ford, Overseer Emeritus, Principal, John C. Ford Associates

What are the top qualities and competencies today's employers are looking for? And how do you demonstrate your excellence in those areas during the interview? In this highly interactive talk, John C. Ford will share inside tips from the interviewer's perspective. The talk will include:

  • picking up on the interviewer's interests and priorities
  • going beyond the resume to distinguish yourself
  • establishing a personal connection during the interview

Past Events

Previous NEXTchats have been recorded and are available for viewing for graduate students. After clicking on the linked NEXTchats, students will have to put in their username and password. The recorded chat will then launch.

NEXTchat — What I Wish I Knew (When I Started Grad School)
Hosted by Kenneth Mattsson, Assistant Director, Career Services with Graduate Students Radha Shah, IMC; Lauren Johnson, Creative Writing; and alumnus Timothy Douglas MA’13

NEXTchat — The Business of Story: What the Future of Content Looks Like & How to Live Off It
Hosted by Terry Trespicio, MFA’02, VP of Talent and Business Development, 2 Market Media

NEXTchat — BBDO: What to Know
Hosted by Julia Pawling, MA’12

NEXTchat — FleishmanHillard: What to Know
Hosted by Jeffrey Weir, MA'03

NEXTchat — Google: What to Know
Hosted by Sammie Baime, ’08

Internship Prep Workshop
Hosted by Kenneth Mattsson, Assistant Director, Career Services

Internship Prep Workshop for International Graduate Students
Hosted by Richard Zauft, Lu Ann Reeb, Carol Spector

NEXTtalk — Gary Grossman, ’70

NEXTtalk — Netflix, Pandora, and Spotify: How Digital Distribution Channels are Changing the Television and Music Industries
Panel including Board of Overseers members Daniel Cohen, Gary Krantz, and Lisa Dollinger, as well as Kevin Bright, the Senior Executive Director of the Los Angeles Center, and moderated by Board of Overseers officer Daniel H. Black.

NEXTchat — Coty: What to Know
Hosted by Daphnee Allen, GMCA '08

NEXTshop - "You, Only Bigger: How to Brand, Build, & Broadcast Your Media Brand"
Hosted by Terry Trespicio, MFA’02, VP of Talent and Business Development, 2 Market Media

NEXTtalk - Fran Kelly, Vice Chairman, Arnold Worldwide
Panel discussion with Fran Kelly, IMC, and GMCA graduate students

NEXTshop - "How to Promote Yourself the Right Way"
Hosted by Kenneth Mattsson, Assistant Director, Career Services

NEXTshop - "Creating the Ultimate Team"
Hosted by Molly McGuigan, MA'12

NEXTchat - Rodale: What to Know
Hosted by Faye Brennan, '09

NEXTshop - "Take Your Resume from Good to Great!"
Hosted by Kenneth Mattsson, Assistant Director, Career Services

NEXTchat - Chadwick Martin Bailey: What to Know
Hosted by Alyse Dunn, MA'12

NEXTshop: Get Ready! emersonNEXT: New York 2014 Preparation
Hosted by Kenneth Mattsson, Assistant Director, Career Services

emersonNEXT: New York 2014

NEXTshop: The Basics of Grant Writing
Hosted by Lu Ann Reeb, IMC Graduate Program Director

NEXTshop: Building Your Professional Network
Hosted by Lu Ann Reeb, IMC Graduate Program Director

NEXTchat: Forrester Research - What to Know
Hosted by Cassandra Calawa, IMC MA'08, Director of Field Marketing at Forrester Research

NEXTchat: NBC Universal & Stage Management
Hosted by Zach Shiffman, a freelance DGA stage manager and associate director based in NYC.

NEXTshop: So You Want to Be a Communication Consultant? - Advice, Life Lessons, and Inspiration
Hosted by Cathryn Edelstein, Senior Scholar-in-Residence, Communication Studies

NEXTshop: Job and Salary Negotiations
Hosted by Phillip Glenn, Dean of the School of Communication