Graduate Studies

Professional Development Program


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.

Current Events

Lunch & Learn: Getting the Most Out of Grad School
When: Tuesday, September 16th, 12-1 PM
Where: Charles Beard Room
Who: Emerson Graduate Students

emersonNEXT’s kick-off event for the school year, presented in cooperation with the GSA. A panel of students from various grad programs will share their experiences and talk about what they wish they’d known when they started school. Most people will tell you that grad school goes by in a flash--join us to learn what you can do now to get the most out of the experience! Lunch will be served along with the discussion.

Industry Insiders Panel #1: Non-Profits
When: Monday, September 22nd, 5-6 PM
Where: Charles Beard Room
Who: Emerson Graduate Students

emersonNEXT Industry Insiders Panels bring panels of experts from a specific field for a discussion of the industry in and around Boston. Our first panel will look at the non-profit space in Boston. Alumni panelists will be announced soon!

Writing a Better Resume
When: Thursday, September 25th, 5-6 PM
Where: Career Services Conference Room
Who: Emerson Graduate Students

One of the most basic components of a successful job or internship search is having a clear, concise resume. Career Services Assistant Director Jessica Chance will discuss how to improve your resume and set yourself up for success.

Optimizing your LinkedIn Profile
When: Thursday, October 2nd, 5-6 PM
Where: Charles Beard Room
Who: Emerson Graduate Students

Social media has transformed not only work, but also the way we search for work and LinkedIn has become an important career tool. Career Services Assistant Director Jessica Chance will share tricks of the trade to improve your LinkedIn profile and take advance of SEO to optimize your profile’s utility.

Emerson Resources

There are many resources available around Emerson to help you in your career search.

Career Connections

Job Search

  • eHire - Emerson's job search database and resource library. You'll find:
    • Job and Internship postings
    • Resume Samples & Cover Letter Writing
    • Job Search Strategies
    • Interviewing Strategies
  • Internships
  • Glassdoor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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