Degree/Year: Theatre, 2014
Company: Michigan Youth Arts
Position: Events Manager
City/State: Ferndale, Michigan
I am currently the Events Manager at Michigan Youth Arts, a statewide arts education organization in metro Detroit. My main responsibilities include handling the logistics of the Michigan Youth Arts Festival as well as the Arts Expo College Fair. In addition, I assist with two grant programs that allow arts educators to apply for funds for arts equipment and supplies as well as transportation funds for arts- and culture-related field trips.Keep your mind open when it comes to plans after graduation. Things could change in an instant and work out for the best.
As an Acting major at MSU, I learned the importance of hard work, determination, and good communication skills in any work setting. I also was able to take advantage of the Arts & Cultural Management classes that were in their infancy my senior year. Little did I know I would go down that path as a career!
Keep your mind open when it comes to plans after graduation. Things could change in an instant and work out for the best. My current position allows me to have a fulfilling career alongside acting in some wonderful theaters
in Detroit, which I didn’t think would be possible!