2019 Elevate Series: Arts + Humanities at Work

2019 Elevate Series: Arts + Humanities at Work

Join us for our 2019 Elevate Series!  Be inspired to study what you love while developing transferrable skills by hearing from UVA alumni in top industries.  

Careers in Design 

Monday, February 25th from 5:30pm - 7pm

Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope

Join us for an evening of inspiration about how UVA alumni broke into and found success in DESIGN! Anyone interested in visual/graphic design, interior design, production, or user experience should definitely attend!

Featured alumni:

RACHEL YOO | B.S. Systems Engineering ‘00 (Moderator)

Freelance Creative Director in NYC, formerly at NBCUniversal. Rachel has years of experience in the entertainment industry and is passionate about problem-solving, process, communication, storytelling, strategy, design, live action and animation. She graduated from UVA with a BS Systems Engineering and Pratt Institute with MS Communications Design.

KATE KIRKPATRICK | B.A. English & Art History ‘91

Design Strategist at Gensler in Washington DC. Kate has worked at Gensler for over 20 years as a Director of Marketing, Studio Director, and Principal. She majored in English and Art History at UVA. Ask her about the Design-Strategy Development (DSD) Program for recent-grads at Gensler!

ERIN KENNEDY | B.A. Cognitive Science & Studio Art ’14

Product Designer at nCino in North Carolina. Now working on a UX software development team, Erin uses her experience in graphic and web design to revolutionize how financial institutions do business. She studied Cognitive Science and Studio Art at UVA.

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Careers in the Gig Economy

Tuesday, March 19th from 5:30pm - 7pm

Newcomb Hall, Gallery

Looking for a career with flexibility? Want time to be creative and develop your own entrepreneurial or artistic venture? Join us for an evening of inspiration about how to be successful in the gig economy!

Featured alumni:

ANNE DITMEYER | Art History and Anthropology '03

Founder + Editor of Anne Ditmeyer Consultancy. Paris, France! Writer, Educator, Designer. Anne is passionate about helping individuals and companies see the world in creative ways through research trips, design safaris, coaching, training, and workshops. Anne majored in Art History and Anthropology at UVA. She also runs a blog about tourism + life in Paris! Check her out on social media @pretavoyager

WILLONA M. SLOAN | English '97

Freelance Strategic Storyteller in Washington DC. With experience in Marketing, Communications, and Editing, Willona now develops results-focused stories for brands and other organizations (social media, newsletters, blogs). She also hosts writing workshops for developing writers. She majored in English at UVA and received her MA Literature from American University. Find her at https://willonasloan.com/

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Careers in Food + Drink

Tuesday, April 2nd from 5:30pm - 7pm

Rotunda, Multipurpose Room

Join us for an evening of inspiration about how UVA alumni broke into and found success in culinary careers, wineries, breweries, and the greater foodie industry!  More details to come!  

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Questions? Email kate@virginia.edu.  Interested in more Elevate events?  Learn about our Science + Research at Work series.  

The ELEVATE Series is generously sponsored by the Parents’ Fund and Archie Holmes, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.