The M.A. in Museum Professions program, a graduate program within the College of Communication and the Arts, invites all current students and recent alumni to attend a Career Lab on Saturday, April 7, from 12-5 p.m., in Arts Center Rm. 104. Registration is recommended by emailing Gregory Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Carreer Lab will be facilitated by adjunct instructor Gregory Stevens, a museum expert and principal of his own career coaching company. The program is designed to address the needs of students and recent alumni who are currently, or may soon be, embarking on job searches or preparing for internships. It will include interactive sessions on essential workplace skills, recrafting your resume and cover letter, building your online presence, and networking. Participants are encouraged to bring a hard or electronic copy of a current resume, cover letter, and a job posting of interest for self-review and assessment. In addition, Career Lab participants will have the opportunity to sign up for a complimentary individual career coaching session with Stevens later this semester. Career coaching sessions will provide attendees with individualized focus on a specific area of need.
“I have committed years to working with colleagues, helping them find or rediscover their skills and find meaning in their careers,” said Stevens. “My goal with Career Lab is to assist M.A. in Museum Professions students and recent alumni build their skills in planning and managing their careers, addressing key aspects of their job search in today’s market. I find that many students need some clarity, confidence, and solid career action steps.”
Stevens has several years of experience in career coaching. He has facilitated career labs and workshops for museum studies and museum education programs at The George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, Baylor University, and the University of Washington. From 2007 to 2017, he directed the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Professional Development program, through which he addressed career management, leadership development, and skills-building for museum colleagues. Additionally, he co-edited A Life in Museums: Managing Your Museum Career and authored several career-related columns in AAM's member magazine, Museum.
The M.A. in Museum Professions is designed for individuals interested in pursuing careers in museums or related cultural institutions. Students in the program select one of four professional tracks, including Museum Education, Museum Registration, Museum Management, or Exhibition Development.
The College currently offers three Master's-level programs, including Museum Professions, Strategic Communication, and Public Relations. In addition, four dual-degree options, including three accelerated B.A./M.A. programs and a dual M.A. degree with the School of Diplomacy and International Relations are offered. A Ph.D. program is currently under development.