Majors: Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with minors in Psychology and Art
Year in School: Graduated!
Length of time worked at UMD Career & Internship Services: Peer Educator October 2012-May 2014
The best career advice I ever received was from the Dean of the College of Fine Arts, Bill Payne. Many people choose to live in a certain state or city because it’s where their line of work takes them. Bill Payne told me to do just the opposite: to go live somewhere you always wanted to live, and if you live there and love it, find a way to make a living there. I don’t know exactly what life has in store for me, but someday I will live by the ocean and be a very happy woman.
My career advice for those of you that are grappling with the unknowns of your future, don’t forget the golden rule: Know thyself. Be courageous enough to explore new things and when you make a discovery about yourself, be courageous enough to incorporate that that new discovery into your future plans.
Next Steps: Emily has done a variety of things since graduation including canvassing for environmental campaigns; working in museums, historical societies, & special education; and teaching abroad.
Posts written by Emily:
- Steps to Teaching Abroad
- Adventures in Teaching Abroad
- Finding the Adventure in the “Transition Phase”
- Packing Up and Heading Out!
- The Work of Creativity
- Millenials in the Workplace
- Your Motives for Doing What You Do
- Performance Resume Tips from a Casting Director
- Those Days When You Don’t Feel Good at Anything
- What Can I do with a BA in Theatre?
- Joining the Peace Corps
- Speaker Daniel Seddiqui Coming Soon!
- Advice on Transferable Skills from a Theatre Major
- Back to School? Come Visit!
- Nervousness & Body Language
- Art for a Living
- Bucket List for a Well-Rounded Undergrad
- Learning from Mistakes (aka: Insightful Moments)
- Strategic by Surprise (CliftonStrengths for Students)
- An Undercover Undecided: Tips on Being a Flip-Flopper
- Working with Nonprofit Organizations
- Meet Emily