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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Craft & Career: Hanoi Hantrakul ’15, AI Researcher, Composer, And Cultural Technologist – Part 2

We welcome back composer, AI researcher, and cultural technologist Hanoi Hantrakul ’15, to dig deeper into that fertile ground between the arts and sciences, and discuss trends and recommendations within these collaborative but fluid fields.

More guest info: lh-hantrakul.com/;
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Craft & Career with Hanoi Hantrakul ’15, AI Research Scientist, Composer, and Cultural Technologist

We return with a new guest conversation for the Craft and Career series for Yale’s OCS podcast, featuring conversations with professional creatives from the arts, entertainment, and media industries, to discuss the nuances of their craft, the reality of their …

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Funded Documentary and Research Opportunity available w/ Thomas Allen Harris

Application is open for a development and research position for a feature length documentary and STEM-related outreach project entitled My Mom, The Scientist. The company is looking to hire students to do research on the project as well as animation …

By Derek I. Webster
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Craft & Career with Yale Writer and Lecturer Derek Green – Part 2

Welcome back to the new season of the Yale Office of Career Strategy’s podcast. In this expanded series of “Craft & Career” talks, we will be featuring conversations with professional creatives from the arts, entertainment, and media industries, inviting our …

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Yale Paul Block Summer Journalism Internships 2022: application new open

The fall application cycle of the 2022 Yale Paul Block Summer Journalism Internship program has just reopened. These sought after summer positions offer fantastic opportunities to work hands-on in the newsrooms of award-winning American newspapers. Applications for the fall-cycle partners …

By Derek I. Webster
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Craft & Career with Writer and Yale Lecturer Derek Green – Part 1

Welcome to the new season of the Yale Office of Career Strategy’s podcast. In this expanded series of “Craft & Career” talks, we will be featuring conversations with professional creatives from the arts, entertainment, and media industries, inviting our guests …

By Derek I. Webster
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Video Game Industry Careers: An Inside Look at Gaming Jobs & How You Can Land One

In the last year and a half of the pandemic, video games have come to serve as a release valve for the cooped-up populace, enabling players to vicariously experience things they no longer could in the real world. “I thought …

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United Talent Agency (UTA) opens 2022 Summer Internship application – 12/3 deadline

UTA’s 2022 Summer Internship application is now live. Information is provided below, but also plan to attend the November 11th UTA: An Introduction to the Agency event.

Internship application is due by December 3rd:  https://unitedtalent.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UTA/job/XMLNAME-2022-Summer-Internship-Program_R1308
Submissions are being considered on …

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Texas Tribune Student Fellowships

The Texas Tribune, a Yale OCS partner, is now accepting applications for spring and summer fellowships. These are paid positions for enrolled college students. Grad students are eligible. Recent graduates are eligible for summer positions. 

The deadline to apply is …

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Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholarship/Fellowships

Graduate and undergraduate students studying at American colleges and universities who aspire to become foreign correspondents are invited to apply for Overseas Press Club Foundation scholarship/fellowship awards. American students studying abroad are also eligible to apply.

In a typical year, …

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