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Virtual Creative Careers Week

If you think creativity is only for artists, think again. People use creativity every day in all kinds of ways and in all kinds of industries. Today’s economy has immense opportunities for people to combine their creative, technical, and social skills. If you have questions about creative careers and connecting with any event guests - email Katie Krikorian at

Zoom recordings are listed below

Monday - November 9th

Peter Mayer - Info Session

If you are interested in a career in Advertising, PR, and/or Marketing, you've come to the right place! Lisa Costa from PETERMAYER will be hosting this information session about their full-service agency. They offer a wide range of services, including: social media, creative services, public relations, SEO & SEM, Research & Analytics, and more! Just named "Best Place to Work" by New Orleans CityBusiness (for their 14th time!)

Communication & Journalism Careers Panel

We all are connected through a web of different means of communication. If you're interested in storytelling, news reporting, sharing the latest trends, then join our panelists as they discuss how to stand out in the communications market and learn about leading industry trends.

  • Zoom Recording: Click here to access
  • Industry Guests: Rich Collins from New Orleans Business Magazine, Jen Larino from Lede New Orleans

Offbeat Magazine - Info Session

OffBeat Magazine is New Orleans & Louisiana's monthly music, food, art, and culture magazine. If you are interested in a career in Journalism, Music, and/or Arts & Culture, you should definitely attend this info session! One of OffBeat's representatives will be hosting this session. This magazine has been covering New Orleans music & culture for over 30 years and has subscribers all over the globe!

  • Industry Guest: Veronika Lee, Digital Content Editor

Tips from a Former FBI Recruiter - Working for the Government

Are you curious about working for the FBI? Join James Steward as he shares his personal experience working for the FBI, opportunities the federal government has to offer, and how to be a stand-out applicant for government jobs. He has an excellent understanding of federal government jobs and recruiting efforts and is ready to share his knowledge with students at Loyola!

Tuesday - November 10th

Understanding Finances for Entrepreneurs, Freelancers & Gig Workers

For entrepreneurs, freelancers, and gig workers, managing finances can be a little more challenging than those who hold a regular 9-5 job. Join us for a discussion with financial experts to discuss the opportunities and challenges these types of careers can hold. We will discuss managing finances for irregular income, budgeting, saving, and simple tools to help in entrepreneurial endeavors.

  • Zoom Recording: Click here to access (email for access password)
  • Industry Guests: Jennifer Bernard from Corcoran & Bernard CPAS LLC and John Wachter from Edward Jones

Arts Education Careers Panel

Do you have an interest in teaching music, theatre, or visual arts? Join panelists from St. Charles Parish Schools and local non-profit arts organization KID smART as they discuss how to succeed in this field and current industry trends.

  • Zoom Recording: Click here to access (email for access password)
  • Industry Guests: Josh Martin from St. Charles Parish Public Schools & Zoe Coneu and Tiana Nobile from KID smART

Performing Arts Careers Panel

Are you passionate about performing arts and want to pursue a career in that industry? Join industry professionals as they discuss the latest industry trends, ways to prepare for auditions, and how to market yourself in a competitive industry.

  • Industry Guests: Artists & Staff from Crescent City Stage, Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, and the Tennessee Williams Theatre Company

Wednesday - November 11th

Swaybox Studios - Info Session

Curious what it is like to work for an animation studio? Join us for a sneak-peek of Swaybox Studio's reel! We'll show you the ground-breaking animation style we've developed and answer your career questions. 

  • Industry Guests: Jaime Winkleman, President and Chief Legal Officer and Madeline Kawanaka, Job Recruiter, will be presenting.

Online Optimism - Info Session

Are you interested in joining an award-winning Digital Agency? Attend Online Optimisms Virtual Info Session to learn more about the work they do, which includes: social media marketing for a variety of platforms, search & ads strategies (like Google Advertising), design, branding, product photography, website design, video production, and MUCH MORE.

Digital Marketing & Media Careers Panel

Are you interested in digital and social media marketing? Join this panel and hear from digital marketing professionals discuss how to succeed in this industry.

  • Zoom Recording: Click here to access (email for access password)

  • Industry Guests: Angie Dwyer from Loyola University New Orleans, Kara Peneguy from OffTopic Entrepreneurs, & Edward Wroten from Robin Games

Thursday - November 12th

Keeping Creative During COVID

Join TV/Film/Theatre booking and talent agent, Jess Kane, as she discusses first-hand challenges of breaking into the entertainment industry, bringing productions to life, and recently, how to be creative during Covid. With years of experience in the film industry, primarily working as a producer, Jess has worked on and consulted scripted content from feature films, to commercials, to episodic shows, and beyond.

  • Industry Guest: Jess Kane Executive of Business Development at

KLFY-TV & Nextstar Broadcasting - Info Session 

Learn about how our digital teams are expanding and the opportunities to grow in our company from entry-level positions to positions in the three largest markets of New York, L.A. and Chicago KLFY-TV is the #1 CBS and Digital Website in Lafayette, La. We are one of 6 Nexstar stations in the state of Louisiana. Nexstar owns 115 stations nationwide and is the largest broadcaster in the U.S. KLFY also routinely ranks as one of the top 25 digital properties in the U.S.

  • Industry Guest: Michael Sipes, KLFY News Director

Sports Entertainment Careers Panel

Employment of entertainment and sports occupations is projected to grow 7 percent over the next ten years, faster than the average for all occupations. Join industry professionals to discuss Sports & Entertainment Careers, where your favorite past-times and your professional interests collide.

  • Zoom Recording: Click here to access (email for access password)
  • Industry Guests: Victoria Arlen from ESPN, Hailey Herrick from the Houston Texans, & Craig Malveaux from the NCAA