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Career Night for the Arts

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career night for the arts

Every year at Career Night for the Arts students from all majors gather to network with illustrious Boston College alumni who have sucessfully forged careers in writing, music, theater, fashion, visual art, photography, arts administration, and more. This is a great opportunity for current Boston College students to find out what it's really like to work in your chosen field and how to make a living from doing what you love, be it painting, singing, or acting.

Career Night for the Arts is back at the McMullen Musuem this year on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Join us for another exciting evening of all things arts with your fellow students and BC alumni!

Student comments on Career Night for the Arts:


"I would recommend Career Night because art careers are appicalbe to all academic studies--there is such a great variety of professionals here!" -- Molly Gilligan '15

"It's a great way to see how BC alum have made their passion for the arts into a career." -- Nick Martin '17

"Really good tips on how to enter the industry." -- Luiza Justus '15

"There were a wide range of field represented, and the alumni I spoke with were very helpful." -- Joyce Jiang '17

"I got to know what careers in the arts are like. It's very eye-opening." -- Tanni Chen '18

"Really great chance to explore career opportunities that aren't typically focused on in an inviting and relaxing atmosphere." -- Megan Morgan '15

"I'd absolutely recommend Career Night to other BC students. I received great advice, and the alumni were all easy to talk to. I've already made connections and secured interviews!" -- Karalyn Hutton '16

"There were many enthusiastic and passionate individuals from a variety of different fields in the arts community who could answer our questions fully and honestly." -- Jesse Brownstein, English Graduate Student

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Since its inception in 1999, Career Night for the Arts has provided an opportunity for students and alumni to dialogue and develop relationships. Each year over one hundred students join 20-25 BC alumni who have established successful careers as musicians, composers, conductors, photographers, graphics designers, painters, arts editors, producers, directors, stage directors, arts journalists, museum administrators, film editors, writers, actors, instructors, consultants, and arts attorneys. BC students can move around the museum informally talking with alumni from various artistic professions.  Students will receive information about the alumni present and can choose who they would like to speak to and move at their own pace in this informal networking environment.

For tips on how to get the most out of the event, please view our Frequently Asked Questions page.


Benefits for BC Students:

  • Experience a unique opportunity to talk with BC alumni in an informal environment
  • Develop useful professional contacts
  • Obtain practical advice
  • Explore career options
  • Find internship opportunities

Benefits for BC Alumni Working in the Arts:

  • Assist current BC students in navigating the professional arts world
  • Share your post-graduate experiences with students
  • Give good advice
  • Get caught up on what's happening at BC
  • Reconnect with fellow BC alumni and get to know other BC alumni working in the arts