Going Pro Career Fair

A full day of free career preparation, mentorship, and networking, designed to prepare students to step directly from higher education into a rewarding career in live theatre and entertainment.

Going Pro Career Fair 2021: Resilience and Change

Saturday, April 17, 2021
10am - 4:30pm

This year, we celebrated the resilience of theatre artists and imagined a new theatre landscape in this fully-virtual, free daylong event. Sessions focused on how the events of the past year have impacted theatre artists; how students and emerging professionals can prepare to jump into the field as live theatre returns; and how we demand and create change. The event mixed live, interactive content with prerecorded sessions available for viewing at any time.

Going Pro was a free, daylong virtual event open to current college and graduate students, early-career individuals, and college, university and trade tech educators.

Watch the sessions and pre-recorded workshops below:

  • Keynote Conversation & Discussion | Watch
  • Future Canon: Higher Education | Watch (Resources)
  • The Pivot | Watch
  • Internship DIY | Watch (Resources)
  • A Guide to MFA + MBA Programs Applications in partnership with The Art of Applying | Watch
  • Resume Builder by Artist Magnet | Watch
  • Closing Session: We Demand/We Commit, Part 2 | Watch


Going Pro Career Fair 2020

The 2020 all-virtual event focused on People: from agents and managers to artistic collaborators, a healthy, supportive network is a key component of a career in the arts. Learn how to cultivate your network, make informed business decisions, and celebrate your own artistry and strength with this video playlist of the Going Pro Career Fair.