Creative Careers in NYC Trip

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Purpose: To provide support for an industry immersion trip for William & Mary students interested in creative careers.

The Creative Careers in NYC Trip is an immersion program that will provide opportunities for career exploration and networking for any current student. Over the course of several days, students will visit employers from a variety of industries such as art, music, fashion, film/TV, publishing, and museums to see the behind-the-scenes operations and discover potential career paths. Employer hosts will include alumni working in creative careers so students can see how W&M has made inroads into these competitive industries. This trip is important since recruiting for these industries is based on relationships and it is to students’ benefit to start networking and gaining practical experience early on. The full amount of $15,000 would enable us to provide a low-to-no cost experience for about 20 students by covering costs such as hotel, meals, and in-city transportation. The trip will be open to all current students of good standing, all majors and class years.

Goal Not Met: Higher cost for students to participate with some students unable to take part in the trip.

Goal Exceeded: Additional funds will provide support for future trips and more opportunities for students to explore creative careers.

Department: Cohen Career Center

Advisor: Anna Umbreit

Deadline has been extended!

I received news yesterday that we are allowed to extend our project through May 17th!  If you have not yet had time to encourage friends to support the project, please think about doing so since we've got an additional week to drum up support to help W&M students to get to NYC and explore creative careers! Thank you! 

2620 days ago by Cohen CareerStaff
TribeFunding Update for May 8

Thank you so much for your generosity! Here is a quick update about our project. The cost of the trip per student is $750. So far, we have enough to cover two students which is exciting! And we are on the way to covering a third student if we can raise an additional $525! And we do not want to stop at three. The good news is that there’s still time to fund additional students since the deadline for the campaign is this Wednesday, May 8th.

With the deadline looming, we could use your help spreading the word one more time about this. Every dollar we receive makes a difference since it all goes toward offsetting the cost of the trip for the students. Can you please share this project with friends and on your social media?

Thank you!

2623 days ago by Cohen CareerStaff

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