Virtual Career Expo Week 2021: Day Two!

Careers in Fashion Panel – Feb 9, 2021 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Hear from industry professionals working in a variety of careers within the fashion industry such as styling, product development, merchandising, design, and more. Using their design and business skills, they’ll share their career journey and answer questions, live via zoom. Register at

Panelists include:

  • Danika Fraley – Product Development Lead at Glossier, Inc.
  • Myesha Gavin – Floor Planner at Ulta Beauty
  • Carly Hamer – Director of Design and Merchandising at Randa Accessories
  • Alyson Montemayor – Men’s Outdoor Apparel Designer
  • Leo Tropeano – Founder of Mugsy Jeans

Careers in Photography – Feb 9, 2021 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Build your connections and hear from industry professionals working in a variety of careers within the fine art and commercial photo industry. They’ll share their career journey and answer any questions, live via zoom. Register at

Panelists include:
Barbara Deiner ’13
Barbara is a photographer and Collection Manager in the Department of Photography and Media at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Brian Eaves ’89
Brian is a freelance photographer in Chicago specializing in commercial portraiture, and a digital tech for still photography, working with Capture One, Adobe Lightroom, Photo Mechanic Pro, and Adobe Photoshop.

Danielle Fink ’15
Danielle is a freelance production coordinator and Covid compliance officer, working on both film and still sets in Chicago and beyond.

Maria Hummel ’05
Maria has been an agency art buyer, photo agent, and consultant, and now serves as the Director of Project Management and Production for the Burns Group in NYC.

Brent Lewis ’12
Brent is a photojournalist who worked at The Denver Post before becoming the Senior Photo Editor at ESPN, and then Photo Editor at The Washington Post. He is currently the Photo Editor for The New York Times.

Clarissa Salman ’17
Clarissa is a photographer and digital imaging specialist at Ulta Beauty where she manages the workflow and visual assets, working with multiple in-house teams.

Jody Zeitler ’93
Jodie Zeitler has been representing award-winning photographers worldwide since launching her own business in 1998. She currently represents Jeff Sciortino, Anthony Tahlier, Erika Dufour, Steve Nozicka, Scott Payne, Filtre Studio CGI/Retouching, and Adam Ryan Morris.

Resume Reviews for the Internship and Career Fair – Feb 9, 2021 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Questioning whether your resume is career ready? Jump on a quick Zoom meeting with our resume coaches and they will guide you through resume improvements ahead of the Internship and Career Expo on Thursday, February 11th. (listed under the Fairs tab in Handshake) Register at

Audition Tips from Industry Professionals – Feb 9, 2021 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hear tips and advice from casting and industry professionals on how to make your audition the best it can be! Register at

Panelists Include:

  • Luther Goins – Theatrical Producer, Director, Consultant, and Playwright/Actors Equity Association
  • Stephanie Potakis – Casting Director at Onion, Inc.
  • Nicole Hoffman – Casting Associate at Lando Entertainment
  • Carrie Louise Abernathy – Singer, Dancer, and Actress

Music Career Strategies with House of Blues Music Forward Professionals – Feb 9, 2021 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The music industry is a large and sometimes challenge space to navigate. Looking to pursue a career in the music industry and curious on how you can get started? Join Music Forward’s Music Career Strategies Panel as they discuss the different strategies in pursuing your dream career in the music industry. In this discussion, Music Forward will share different opportunities they present for you to grow as a young music industry professional and facilitate a conversation with music industry professionals who are achieving success in the industry.

About Music Forward: Music Forward is a national nonprofit organization that transforms young lives, inspires careers, and champions a more inclusive music industry. As a part of the House of Blues and Live Nation Entertainment family, Music Forward focuses on young people looking to pursue careers in the music industry and sets the stage for success by providing artist development and music industry career programs to inspire the next generation of leaders and innovators.

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