Arts+Entertainment Career Week

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February 6-9, 2023

Arts+Entertainment Career Week is an opportunity for students to connect with alumni and professionals in the arts and entertainment industries. Students can explore potential career pathways, gain new skills, expand their network, and hear from alumni in fields such as design, performance, film, television, public relations, and more.


  • Ask Us Anything: Pathways in PR 

    Monday, February 6, 2023

    3:00-4:00 PM | Zoom

    Have you been curious about the field of PR and what it means to work within a PR team? Do you want to learn more about how to launch a career in PR?

    Attend this Ask Us Anything panel event with PR professionals and LMU alumni to learn more about your career options in the field of public relations. Moderator Alissa Zito Cruz, LMU Public Relations faculty member and Executive Director of Step Up, will cover everything with the talented team of panelists from PR internships, what to expect, networking best practices, PR agency options, and more.

    This event is geared towards those curious about pursuing a career in public relations and for CMPR minors who are curious about their career options. This is the first event as part of CPD’s Arts & Entertainment Week, February 6 – 9, 2023.



    Workshop: Create an Online Portfolio with Wix

    Tuesday, February 7, 2023 

    3:00-4:00 PM | St. Roberts Auditorium

    Have you thought about creating a professional online presence? A place where you can showcase your best creative work and tell your story. But... you're not quite sure where or how to start?

    In this 60-minute workshop, we'll share why a professional presence matters in today's world of work, how to build your website in 30 minutes using our templates and drag-and-drop platform, and best practices to share it with employers, your network, and potential clients. This workshop is part of CPD’s Arts & Entertainment Week and geared towards artists wanting to build a portfolio for their art medium including but not limited to graphic design, visual art, dance, theatre, film and television production, animation, and screenwriting.

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    1-on-1 Portfolio Review with Wix & Career Coaches 

    Tuesday, February 7, 2023

    4:30-5:30 PM | St. Roberts Auditorium

    Do you have a personal website or digital portfolio? Are you seeking advice on how to optimize your website or better demonstrate your artwork?

    Sign up for a 10-minute portfolio review with Wix’s Academic Partnerships Manager, Sabba Quidwai, CPD’s Assistant Director, Creative Professions, Mandy Brockhaus ’16, or SFTV’s Director of Industry Relations, Lex McNaughton for personalized feedback. These 1-on-1 appointments with industry professionals are meant to support you on your website design, branding, and purpose.

    Registration is limited to the first 18 students. Appointments will open on Handshake at 12pm on Monday, January 9, 2023.


    • Sabba Quidwai, Academic Partnerships Manager at Wix
    • Mandy Brockhaus ‘16, Assistant Director, Creative Professions at LMU’s Career and Professional Development
    • Lex McNaughton, Director of Industry Relations, LMU’s School of Film & Television


    Ask Us Anything: Representation in the Arts

    Wednesday, February 8, 2023

    3:00-4:00 pm | Zoom

    Does the world of managers and agents in the entertainment industry intimidate or confuse you? Have you ever wondered how to get the attention of a manager or agent? Do you need guidance on where to start when it comes to gaining representation? Join CPD for this Ask Us Anything panel discussion with managers and agents who represent screenwriters, comedians, directors, actors, and dancers in Los Angeles and New York City.

    This panel will give you a framework toward gaining representation and what you can be doing now to work towards this goal.



    Alumni Networking Mixer

    Thursday, February 9, 2023

    7:00-9:30pm | Roski’s Dining Hall

    Join LMU alumni and your fellow students for this networking mixer! Participants will be exposed to over 50 alumni working in the arts and entertainment industry including roles in communications, screenwriting, public relations, producing, arts administration, and performing. Come expand your professional network and meet some of LMU’s talented alumni as you engage in conversation about bridging the professional gap between graduation and meaningful employment in the arts and entertainment industry. Some companies being represented are Walt Disney Studios, DreamWorks Animation, Center Theatre Group, Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, The Autry Museum, and many more.



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  • Who will be there?

    • Accomplished Alumni, CPD Staff, Professors, and Undergraduate and Graduate Students
    • Review the Alumni list

    What should I wear?

    • Business Casual attire that you are comfortable yet confidant in
    • If you do not have access to Business Casual attire, please stop by the CPD office and use Mane

    Where to park?

    • University Hall will be the closest parking structure for students that do not reside on campus

    Review the following documents for best success!

    General Tips

    • Arrive Early
    • Make sure to register for the Alumni Networking Mixer event
    • Have a plan for who you want to connect with and what pathways you want to visit
    • Update your digital platforms
    • Refresh your memory of your experiences and projects
    • Research a few potential careers that you are interested in knowing more about
    • Create a few go-to questions that you could ask any alum
    • Bring a pen and paper to take notes or have your “notes” app available on your phone

    Covid Safety Tips

    • Use hand sanitizer (will be provided)
    • Do not attend if feeling sick
    • As of March 7, 2022, face masks are no longer required on campus, although those who prefer
      to wear them are welcome to do so. Feel free to read LMU’s guidelines for students on our


Contact Mandy Brockhaus at