Creative Fields: July Edition

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July 13, 2021 – Upcoming Events, Opportunities & Resources

From Jacki Banks, Arts, Media & Communication Advisor:

For those of you in the DC Metro Area, it is HOT. It is HUMID. And when it’s this late in the hazy days of summer, it’s tough to focus on career.  (Or anything that’s not popsicles and swimming pools.) So I thought I would start us off with a little humor.  

Even though you might be on vacation – or in front of a fan or window unit – you can work on your career from the comfort of your chaise lounge.  Grab a popsicle and let’s get started.

It’s a great time to catch recordings of career and industry events you missed when you were nose deep in the books during midterms and finals.  Personally, I am going to make a point to watch some of the excellent industry talks hosted by the Georgetown Entertainment and Media Alliance.  Want to join me?  Check out the link below in the “Events” section.

I am a sucker for lists, “Best Places to Work” lists in particular. There are many out there, so have fun researching.  The most recent “Best” list to come through my inbox is Forbes’ Best Employers for Women : “After a devastating year for women in the workforce, Forbes teamed up with market research company Statista to identify the companies liked most by female workers.”

Remember those industry/career/employer emails and newsletters you subscribed to but never read?  Yeah, you do.  I’m not saying you need to read everything.  (Who could?) But getting industry smart is a great pastime from the chaise lounge.  I just read Write a Targeted Resume: How to Tailor Your Resume to a Job  from the good folks at Resume Worded.  Next up – and, perhaps, interesting to those of you with dreams of publishing careers – NPRs August Book-Ahead: What We’re Excited To Read Next Month . Who says industry education has to be dull?

From my chaise lounge to yours, happy viewing, reading and summering!
Take care, Jacki

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