Behind A Creative Education

All I hear as I am reaching the finish line towards graduation, are whispers in my ear screaming that I will not find the job I am looking for. All the questions we have been running from since we first stepped on campus, are becoming a reality. As a Film and New Media major, already […]

Skills, Skills, Skills

As I navigate the monster that is the Creative Industry I always weigh the impact of showcasing my technical or soft skills more while trying to secure a job. My technical skills mean my knowledge of different editing softwares and cameras, and my soft skills of leadership, interpersonal relations, ect. I have found employers are […]

The Evolving Industry

To comment on the future of creative industries is a difficult task. Creative industries change and evolve with the times and, in large part, with technology. With that being said, professions in creative industries jobs look different within a year never mind in five years. Even with the rapidly changing industry there are some key […]

Freelancing Fears

We’re living in a world where finding work has become increasingly competitive. In her article “Skills for Creative Industries Graduate Success,” Ruth Bridgstock asserts that “Work in the creative industries is often freelance or performed on a short-term contractual basis, as creative businesses constantly form and re-form value chains to create new products.” For someone […]

Surprise! The Perfect Package

WORK. JOBS. All of us soon to be real world adults are just chomping at the bit to become full time employees, or at least that is the hope… After spending x amount of money to put me through college I sure as hell am. The only issue now a days is that a college […]

Challenging the concept of the “Protean Careerist”

By: Keegan Douglass In Ruth Bridgstock’s article “Skills for creative industries graduate success,”  empirical evidence is used to support the notion of the Protean Careerist. “Hall describe the protean career as a career orientation in which the individual, rather than the organization, is in charge, where the person’s core values drive career decisions, and where […]

Creativity: Endless and Impossible

We live in a time where jobs in the creative world are basically endless, while – at times – almost impossible to find. With endless access to literally anything you need at our fingertips, people have been given an outlet to create and share on a level that keeps expanding. On top of the familiar […]

Creatively Unemployed

  When deciding which college I would attend I was confronted with two choices; either attending an institution focused exclusively on the arts and the technical skills that accompany it, or a liberal arts institution where my education would be less focused but ultimately more diverse in nature. When most people learned that I chose […]

Creating Yourself

The creative industries world is one of the fastest paced industries when it comes to change. Aspiring new creators need to be even more adaptable to not only the demand, but the other creators trying to find a niche in order to appear the most in the wide supply. Going into a creative industry implies […]

Creativity in You and Skills to Success

Creativity is a skill that from experience often felt overlooked in terms of my own experiences with applying for jobs, before I switched into the creative field. Before discovering my passion for Film and Media, I was studying medicine. Rather, employers of internships I would attempt to pursue would look at hard evidence that I […]