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  • The Art of Small Talk: How to Schmooze Effectively in Professional Situations

    Oct1120124:30 pm - 5:45 pm

    216 Tremont
    Bill Bordy Theater & Auditorium

    This event is not open to the public.

    Sponsored by Graduate Studies

    For more information please contact:
    The Office of Graduate Studies

    Are you a graduate student? Do you plan on attending a professional conference (ASHA, AWP, etc.), a job fair, or another professional situation over the next few months?

    In these situations, knowing how to conduct yourself professionally and how to make good use of small talk can be the difference between making great connections or being just another face in the crowd.

    The Office of Graduate Studies Dean, Richard Zauft, is giving a workshop on how to make small talk and "schmooze" effectively at these professional situations.

    To "schmooze" means to talk socially without exchanging too much information; to talk casually in a friendly way; to chat or gossip. A schmoozer is someone skilled at conversation. In professional situations, good schmoozing skills help one's network immensely by making positive impressions, expanding contacts, and learning about other people and opportunities.

    In this workshop, we will discuss some tips, considerations, and dos and don'ts to teach you how to be a more effective schmoozer, including:

    • Prepare for Every Event
    • Dress for Your Confidence
    • Meet Your Host
    • Prepare a Self-introduction
    • Approach the Person Standing Alone
    • Smile and Say Hi or Hello / Ice Breakers
    • Make Small Talk
    • Contribute to the Conversation
    • Meet New People
    • Food and Sprits
    • Have Fun
    • Departing

    This workshop is being held right before the 6pm classes and will be providing refreshments. Please RSVP by signing up »

    We hope to see you there!

  • Intro to Adobe Photoshop

    Oct1120126:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Walker Building

    This event is not open to the public.

    Sponsored by Lab Operations with IT Help Desk

    For more information please contact:
    Robin Hoyt Chace

    Do your vacation photos not have enough cats in them? This workshop will empower you to fix that. Learn how to manipulate pictures using the industry-standard, Adobe Photoshop.

    No previous experience with Photoshop is required, but attendees will need their ECnet usernames and passwords in order to participate.


  • Boston Creative Pro Users Group - Big Top Without Borders

    Oct1120127:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

    Boston Creative Pro Users Group presents selected clips from Big Top Without Borders!

    From distant corners of the world, two dynamic men come together and discover they share a common dream: to help their communities by creating a circus. Guillaume Saladin (tall, white, bald) and Yamoussa Bangoura (short, black, dreadlocks) meet as acrobats in Montreal's acclaimed Cirque Eloize, and return home to transform their struggling communities with the power of performance.

    Guillaume is from a tiny Inuit community in the Canadian Arctic called Igloolik ("Place of One Igloo"); Yamoussa is from Conakry, Guinea, West Africa, a large undeveloped metropolis teeming with life. Both places are reeling from a legacy of colonization which has decimated their cultures and triggered desperate social problems – drugs, apathy, and suicide in the Arctic; wretched poverty and massive unemployment in Guinea. Both men want to give back to their communities using the only skills they have: circus arts. Both appreciate the importance of rooting the young performers in their own culture by rediscovering their lost traditions. In Igloolik, this means bringing the youth back onto the land, teaching them about hunting, survival, shamanism and the beliefs of their ancestors, and incorporating these lost traditions and beliefs into their circus acts. In Guinea, it means drawing on age-old West African traditions of dance and drumming, and the brilliant acrobatic culture which is a legacy of years of Communist influence during the Cold War era, and the rigorous athletic training that came with it. Using the scarce resources at their disposal (an empty swimming pool and a flooded field, as makeshift gymnasiums), the two men recruit and train teenagers to form successful circus troupes – Artcirq on the vast tundra, which would make its way to the stage of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic games, and Kalabante whose members trained on the equatorial beach and eventually found their way to the professional circus world in Montreal.

    Our story plays out at a time of great social and political turmoil in each community, and we are there to record it. The Inuit testify about mistreatment by the government before Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the Guineans struggle through their first free elections after 23 years of brutal dictatorial rule. Visiting one another in their respective countries, the performers see that despite their differences, they are mirror images of one another. They gain perspective on their own cultures, traditions, and identities, through the comparison with their counterparts on the other side of the globe. The strength the two troupes gain from each other, and the friendships they build, help transform the youth. They begin to see themselves not as victims but as empowered participants in their lives determined to build a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities.

    RSVPs required.

  • Hamlet

    Oct1120127:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Paramount Center
    Paramount Center Mainstage

    See for ticket pricing information

    Sponsored by ArtsEmerson

    For more information please contact:
    ArtsEmerson Box Office

     ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage presents Hamlet. From Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, a handful of players perform this timeless classic. Hamlet explores political intrigue and sexual obsession, philosophical reflection ("to be, or not to be…") and violent action, tragic depth and wild humor. Capturing the youthful and less jaded aspects of Hamlet's personality rarely seen in more traditional interpretations, in just two and a half hours, this production embraces the theatre of Shakespeare's day. Actors play multiple characters and live music, infusing the performance with a lively energy. Humorous and boisterous, the Globe Company packs an emotional wallop with their inherent theatricality.

    Emerson Community (Faculty, Staff, Parents, Alumni) memberships are half-price—just $30! Your membership more than pays for itself instantly, and comes with a host of special benefits and privileges, such as ticket savings and a complimentary ticket*.

    Emerson Student Memberships are FREE! Just stop by the Box Office and show us your student ID and you can get advance tickets for only $15 each ($10 rush!). Memberships and tickets cannot be purchased online, but once you validate your ID with us in person, you can purchase tickets over the phone or in person at the Box Office.

    To become an Emerson Community or Emerson Student Member, visit the Paramount Center (559 Washington St) or Cutler Majestic Theatre (219 Tremont St) Box Offices. Emerson Community memberships may also be purchased online at, or by calling 617.824.8400.

    *Up to $60 value.


  • VP Debate

    Oct1120129:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    Max Mutchnick Campus Center

    This event is not open to the public.

    Sponsored by WEBN with Emerson College Journalism Department, The Division of Student Affairs

    For more information please contact:
    Tatiana Johnson

    Join the Journalism Department in the PROW Campus Center for a free screening of the Vice Presidential Debate.