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The 2009 Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts

The 2009 Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts
April 3 – 5, 2009
Boston, MA

Don’t miss this chance to interact directly with key players in the global arts arena at the 2009 Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts. More than 70 representatives from around the world will converge on Boston during that weekend turning Boston into the hub of the global arts community. Join speakers from around the world to hear about long- and short-term residencies for artists, writers and musicians as well as art fairs and other global exhibition possibilities. Learn about grants and other funding sources to help you find the inspiration, time and money for your work. Come to Boston to meet, network and have your work seen by the conference’s distinguished curators, critics and panelists. Conference registration is $265 for all panels & workshops and $350 after April 1st. Click here to register.

TransCultural Exchange extends a special thanks to its 2009 Conference sponsors and supporters, including the absolutearts.com (our electronic media sponsor), Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, The Asian Cultural Council, Bank of America matching funds program, Thaddaeus Beal, Boston Art Dealers Association, Boston College, The Boston Foundation, The Consulate General of Israel to New England, Walter Crump, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Délégation du Québec à Boston, the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Col. Henry Hamby III, Hewlett Packard matching funds program, the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Adams Art Program, the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Mercantile Bank and Trust, the Netherland-America Foundation, New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University, Northeastern University, Julia Rabkin and Richard Lappin, ResArtis, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Carle Soule, the Taipei Cultural Center of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, the Turkish Cultural Foundation, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. For more information on corporate, foundation and individual sponsorship for the 2009 Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts, please contact Mary Sherman at msherman@transculturalexchange.org.

About TransCultural Exchange
TransCultural Exchange is a 501c3 non-profit organization, whose mission is to bridge cultural, geographic, political and linguistic divides by bringing people together through the arts in order to foster a greater understanding of world cultures.



Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Event

Come kick off the spring and promise of warmer weather with the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network at Revolution Rock Bar!  So, whether you’ve got ideas to share or just want to take a break and hang with a crowd of fun nonprofit folks, come on out!

Wednesday, March 25th 6 pm – 9 pm @ Revolution Rock Bar

200 High Street, Boston, MA

Cash Bar – Free Appetizers – $3 Suggested Donation


Career Fairs This Week!

This Thursday, March 19th, two career fairs are in town this week worth checking out.  As part of your job search strategy,  try to hit up both to maximize your potential!

Career and job fairs offer the opportunity to meet many employers.  Before you attend, be sure you know what employers will be there and what types of jobs they may be offering.

  • Also, it is important to know if the employers will actually be conducting interviews on-site, or if this is simply an opportunity to speak with employers and exchange your resume for their business cards and literature.

Top 10 Hidden Resources

TOP TEN Most Hidden, Least Utilized Career Center Resources

10. The Career Resource Library – Free advice (and worth every penny), books and computer access.

9. CareerSearch – Millions of employers, and their websites. You think these guys are all listing their jobs on Monster!?  (No. The correct response is: no.)

8. Vault and WetFeet Guides to Career Fields and Companies

  • Downloadable, excellent – and FREE to BC students.
  • Hey, the Career Center pays for this stuff, you might as well look at it, right?
  • Lengthy career guides to Media & Entertainment, I-Banking, Advertising & Public Relations, the Fashion Industry, TV News, Capitol Hill Careers, and more.

7. Internship Review – BC students rate their internships…. Hmm, what could be more fun?

6. Career Advisors – Speak with an advisor about jobs, internships, resumes, majors, your parents – anything career-related.

5. Career Assessment Software –  Know thyself, and save thyself from inappropriate and evil jobs and internships.

4. “Resources For” pages – Hey, everyone has their own page – AHANA, LGBTQ, Nursing, Social Work, Seniors, Freshmen / Sophomores / Juniors, Teachers. Even your Parents. (Parents seem to be taking it on the nose here….)

3. Job Search Strategies The Wall Street Journal says, “Job hunts conducted solely online rarely produce jobs.

2. Research Before Your Interview – Lack thereof is the biggest reason for not getting the job or internship.

And the number 1 Most Hidden, Least Utilized Resource of the Career Center is…

1. Networking with Alumni

  • Students fear it irrationally. Many alumni understand the absolute necessity.
  • Want to learn about a possible career field? Learn to network!
  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70 percent of all jobs are found through networking, and the best way to succeed during the current economy is… networking!

Careers in Science Night

This year’s Careers in Science Night will take place on Thursday, March 19th from 7-9 PM in the Higgins Atrium.  Alumni who represent careers in medicine, pharmaceuticals, environmental science, engineering, law, and clinical research will be attending.


Women for Hire Career Expo in Boston

Women For Hire will be in Boston, on Thursday, March 19th with its free career expo featuring 30+ Top Employers in various industries.  This is a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with recruiters and gain key insight for launching or advancing your career after graduation.  You can also ask about possible internship opportunities as well.

Happening Thursday, March 19 from 10am to 2pm at the Sheraton Boston Hotel.

Additionally, students and alumni are encouraged to attend the Early Morning Seminar for a nominal fee.  General admission is $20, however students can use the code STUDENT09 to purchase a ticket for just $5.

This is an extra chance to network and learn from Women For Hire CEO and Good Morning America Workplace Contributor Tory Johnson.  Her seminar runs from 8:30 to 10:00am and it’s an ideal way to start your day.

To attend this seminar you MUST pre-register.  General admission is $20, however students can use the code STUDENT09 to purchase a ticket for just $5.


Effective Job Hunting Skills in a Tough Economy

Baby, it’s cold out there!  The economy is in a swoon, and companies in every industry are cutting back and laying off employees.  The prospect of finding a job in the worst market in decades is certainly daunting, but savvy job hunters can still find the great jobs that are available.  In this special panel session, organized by the Boston College Technology Council, you’ll get tips, advice, ideas and encouragement on how to land that dream job.  Designed for Boston College alumni and undergraduates, speakers will provide a variety of viewpoints on hiring – from big tech companies to start-ups – to help you draft a job-hunting plan and search out the openings that exist.  How do you open doors?  What are hiring companies looking for today?  What makes you stand out – both good and bad – as a candidate?  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about launching your career in a downturn.  The panel discussion will be immediately followed by a question and answer session and networking reception with the speakers.

Happening today, February 24 at 3:45 pm  registration / 4:00 p.m. Panel Discussion in the Heights Room.