The University of Alabama

UA’s Creative Campus Offers Creative Career Fair

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama’s Creative Campus and the Career Center will host its first Creative Career Fair from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the Ferguson Center’s Heritage Room.

The career fair aims to provide students with resources for pursuing successful creative vocations.

Students will have four professional development workshops to choose from, including  Crafting a Creative Resume, led by Dr. Rachel Raimist, filmmaker and TCF assistant professor; Delivering an Effective Elevator Speech, led by Mary Lowrey, UA Career Center assistant director; Budgeting for a Sustainable Arts Lifestyle, led by Jan Brakefield, Certified Financial Planner and assistant professor of consumer science at UA; and Choosing the Right Career for Your Personality, led by Chris Chirino, career specialist.

The fair will also include a “speed-dating” activity, in which creative professionals will give brief pitches to groups of students, explaining their careers, how they achieved their current position and the skill sets necessary to obtain a creative occupation. This event will feature Ann Powers, NPR music critic and correspondent; Rick Asherson, executive board member of the Alabama Blues Project; Sandy Wolfe, director of the Tuscaloosa Arts Council; John Miller, poet and UA New College LifeTrack professor; and Chloe Collins, executive director of the Birmingham Sidewalk Film Festival.

At the end of the event, there will be an open mixer where students can interact with the creative professionals involved with the event.

For more information on the Creative Career Fair, visit www.creativecampus.ua.edu or call 205/348-7884.

Under the auspices of UA’s Office of Academic Affairs Creative Campus is a collaborative system connecting students, faculty, and community to nurture innovative thinkers who turn ideas into action.  Creative Campus seeks to serve as a hub of collaboration and creative activity at The University of Alabama.  At the heart of Creative Campus is the undergraduate and graduate intern program.  For more information on Creative Campus visit www.creativecampus.ua.edu.

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.