The Powerful Intern and the Little Job

One of my duties at Academy of Art University is tracking undergrad and grad student interns as they dip their toe in the job market. They check in with me a couple of times a week and report their progress and any challenges. My job is to guide them to the finish line at these … Continue reading The Powerful Intern and the Little Job

Finish It, Dammit!

This week is exhausting. We have commencement. The annual Spring Show kicked off last night. Thousands queued up, forming a line two city blocks long, to view this museum of student work- some of it undisputedly world-class. From fine art, sculpture, industrial design, animation and game design to transmedia storytelling (my school), we have some killer … Continue reading Finish It, Dammit!

Witness to a Reinvention

A quick note before a brutally busy day begins. At noon, a gaggle of industry thought leaders, recruiters and influencers will be at the Cannery in San Francisco, meeting with the full-time faculty for a luncheon. At Academy of Art University we use commencement week to show off our students' incredible transmedia creations, and push … Continue reading Witness to a Reinvention

Pimp and Circumspect

It's graduation season. UC Berkeley handed out diplomas on May 12. SF State held their event on the 19th. Academy of Art University commencement is Thursday and Friday this week.  San Jose State has their event this Saturday. Santa Clara's big day is June 16. Stanford will confer degrees to its graduates June 17. As an … Continue reading Pimp and Circumspect