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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SEA Funding deadline nearing for Arts Apprenticeship Program

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The 5/1 funding application deadline is swiftly approaching, which includes financial support for eligible students interested in the Yale Arts Apprenticeship Program. There are a few formally posted positions remaining for the program, but remember that the SEA funding can …

By Derek I. Webster
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Deadline Approaching for Gordon Summer Journalism Fellowship

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The Gordon Summer Journalism Fellowships are intended to support and inspire independent summer journalism projects in the U.S. or abroad, particularly (but not exclusively) for aspiring journalists, writers, editors, and other participants in the information media. The deadline for Summer …

By Derek I. Webster
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New York Theatre Workshop – 2050 Administrative Fellowships

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Check out this great, updated fellowship offering from New York Theatre Workshop; application deadline 5/10/21.

NYTW is proud to announce the 2021/22 Season 2050 Administrative Fellowship program—a sister program to our successful 2050 Artistic Fellowship, which supports emerging playwrights …

By Derek I. Webster
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Adobe Creative Careers

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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]

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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

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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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New Yale Arts Apprenticeships

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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)

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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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5 Great Examples of UX Design in 2020

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The rapid digitization and changed habits forced upon us by 2020 have laid out the map for innovation in UX design in 2021. In the last year, millions of people have turned to technology to help maintain a sense of …

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Enhancing Digital Experience Amid Covid: How UX Teams are Humanizing User Experience to Drive Positive Change

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As we find ourselves at the one-year mark of living through a global pandemic, the novelty of ultra-fast digitization is starting to fade. In 2020, the majority of daily habits and essential to-do lists that once made up so many …

By Simona Galant - Springboard
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