Corcoran Professional Development Series

Join us for a new professional development workshop series this spring. We will be offering three sessions each on a different topic. If you are thinking about securing an internship, job, or applying to grad school, you won't want to miss this series. This series has been developed by your Corcoran Ambassadors specifically for Corcoran students!



Session onePre-Session

Pre-Session - How to Network: Presenting Yourself Professionally
Wednesday, March 9,  4 - 5 p.m. EST
Corcoran Flagg Building, 500 17th ST NW, Room 107


To help prepare for our Corcoran Professional Development Series, Shaunda Thompson, Industry Coach from the Center for Career Services, will be hosting a workshop especially for Corcoran students. The focus will be on networking: how to create an elevator pitch/professional introduction, what kind of questions to ask for panels and how to follow up with panelists.



Session oneSession One

Session One - Mock Interviews: A Return of Face-to-Face
Tuesday, March 29,  4 - 6 p.m. EST

Continental Ballroom
University Student Center, 800 21st St NW


Session One of this series will focus on in-person interviews. In this session you will participate in mock interviews with individuals representing the performing arts, visual arts and the arts related humanities.

Session One Interviewers

Lauren Onkey- Director and Professor, Corcoran School of the Arts and Design
Rhe'a Roland - Alumna, Artist, Costume Designer


Session twoSession Two

Session Two - Social Media: Branding Yourself
Wednesday, March 30,  4 - 6 p.m. EST



Session Two of the series will focus on marketing yourself on social media. In this session, we selected representatives from performing arts, visual arts, and the humanities to talk about how they market themselves on social media. They will discuss the challenges they face in using social media to showcase their work and how they encapsulate themselves in a fast paced ecosystem.

Session Two Panelist

Sarah Matthews - Alumna, Printmaker, Book Artist
Hayley Devon Cutler - Artistic Director,  Faculty

Felipe Franco - Production, Sound & Photo/Video for Touring International Artists


Session threeSession Three

Session Three - Thinking Outside the Box: Building a Unique Career Path
Thursday, March 31,  4 - 6 p.m. EST



Session Three of the series will focus on merging interests to create a unique career path. Hear from our panelist on what drove them to their chosen career and ask questions on the steps it took to get there.

Session Three Panelist

Michelle Manzanales - Director, School of Dance at Ballet Hispanico
Syreeta - Fashion Designer in DC

Cody Lindquist  - Alumna, Actress, Comedian, Writer
Maggie Contreras - Alumna, Producer, Director, Creator


Questions? Contact Ashley Burns at [email protected]