Derek I. Webster

Senior Associate Director for Creative Careers

Derek I. Webster

After graduating from Yale as a film studies major, Derek spent a decade in Los Angeles as a literary manager and script consultant. He now organizes and expands the university’s arts career resources. Derek works with students and alumni to explore creative careers, which can include pursuing recruited or external job searches; reviewing submission and pitch materials; improving networking approaches; and helping Yalies to navigate the arts, entertainment or communications related industries. Currently enrolled in the Fairfield Creative Writing MFA program, when not adventuring with his wife and precious/precocious children, Derek is prone to the occasional burst of fiction, both literary and genre: ivanhope.com/writing.

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12 High-Paying Jobs That’ll Let You Tap Into Your Creativity

When you’re a naturally creative individual, job searching can feel particularly challenging. It’s easy to feel like any job that isn’t obviously artistic will force you to either give up an important part of yourself or settle for a low …

By Carina Finn - The Muse
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Land the Job: Be Ready for These 15 Potential Final Interview Questions

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the final round of the interviewing process. This is a huge step forward. While it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ve got the job in the bag already, it does mean that the company is very …

By Fairygodboss - Ivy Exec
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Diverso Recruiting for Expanded Student Management Team – Deadline 6/20

Diverso, a student-run nonprofit that helps diverse students break into the entertainment industry, is expanding its student management team, and looking for Yale students that might be a good fit. Application deadline is 6/20.

More info on the organization and …

By Derek I. Webster
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New Yale in Hollywood Postings – Summer Internships & Post-grad

If you’re still looking for a summer Entertainment opportunity, take a look at two new postings through the Yale in Hollywood program:

Summer Internship with River Road Entertainment (summer, remote) – deadline 6/11

Administrative & Personal Assistant (post-grad, paid) – …

By Derek I. Webster
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8 COVID-Related Interview Questions You Should Be Ready to Answer During—and After—the Pandemic

The pandemic affected all of us in one way or another (often in many more ways than one), so it’s probably inevitable that COVID-19 will be on our minds for the foreseeable future. We’re still processing what we’ve gone through …

By Jaclyn Westlake - The Muse
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Adobe Creative Careers

Announcing the Adobe Creative Career Community student newsletter

Check out Adobe’s Creative Career Newsletter: “your go-to source for the latest events, opportunities, and resources to help you launch your career.”  Readers will find tutorials, offices hours, opportunities to see early …

By Derek I. Webster
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WIX Offers Creative Design Workshop w/ 1-on-1 breakouts [TONIGHT]

Anyone interested in learning more about building an online portfolio or website should attend the April 7th Creative Web Design Workshop w/ WIX. The workshop will explore WIX platform approaches, and offer one-on-one design sessions for students that pre-register. The

By Derek I. Webster
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Funded Yale LA Arts Internships – first deadline 4/4

The Los Angeles Arts Internships are an alumni supported summer internship program that seeks to connect Yale undergraduates with a diversity of arts administration opportunities in and around the Los Angeles area. These internships award a $5,500 summer stipend.

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By Derek I. Webster
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New Yale Arts Apprenticeships

The Yale Arts Apprenticeship Program is an initiative that connects Yale undergraduates, particularly those on financial aid, with professional arts practitioners of any discipline. Check out the updated information website to explore more details, including model positions available for applications, …

By Derek I. Webster
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10 Entry-Level Jobs for English Majors (No, English Teacher Isn’t One of Them)

When faced with the age-old question “What are you going to do with that degree?” English majors often find themselves wondering how they’ll land a job after graduation. You may think your only options are to become an English teacher, …

By Tiffany Waddell Tate - The Muse
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