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EXCEL Career Expo

Saturday, January 27, 2018


9:00AM - Check-in Opens. Coffee & Pastries provided!

10:00AM - Keynote Address by Nathaniel Zeisler

10:20AM - Discussion with Gutbucket

11:00AM - Panel Discussions

Launching You Performance Career, moderated by Nathaniel Zeisler, with Patrick Harlin, Laura Longman, and Simon Alexander-Adams, Jon Taylor and Ben Willis of saajtak.

Navigating the World of Internships, moderated by Professor Greg Poggi, with Jim Leija of UMS, Chloe Tooson of ArtOps, Andre Dowell of Sphinx Organization, Andrea Skobie of Michigan Opera Theater, and Johnny Matthews.

12:00PM - Panel Discussions

Entering the World of Academia, moderated by Professor Christi-Anne Castro, with Professor Matt Albert, Professor Dan Piccolo, Professor Ellen Rowe, and Professor Aleksandra Vojcic.

Breaking (Bad) Into Arts Administration, moderated by Aaron Dworkin, with Andre Dowell of Sphinx Organization, Catherine Miller of Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Alex Fox of SMTD Development, and Austin Stewart.

1:00PM - Lunch from Jerusalem Garden

Latitude 49

Alumni Ensemble Latitude 49 were guests at the 2017 Expo.

3 Things You Can Do to Prepare for the Expo:
  1. Imagine your dream career and be prepared to share!
  2. Follow us at @smtdexcel and tweet about the Expo using the hashtag #ExcelExpo18.
  3. Bring a copy of your polished resume (if you have one) to share with a mentor.


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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower