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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Fun Facts About Vault Law’s (Firsthand) Top 10 Most Prestigious Law Firms

Please note: Vault and Firsthand merged in January 2021

If there’s one thing most lawyers and law students love, it’s trivia. Can you blame us? Being prepared with little-known facts is invaluable for awkward networking events or game nights with friends from your …

By Mary Kate Sheridan - Vault
Vault
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Typography in Design: Why Every Designer Should Master Fonts and Styles

What connects 3400 BC Iraq, 3200 BC Egypt, 1300 BC China and 600 BC Mesoamerica? Writing. Thousands of years ago, humans began writing pictorial signs in these four parts of the world, which slowly evolved through cuneiform, hieroglyphics, symbols, and …

By Sakshi Gupta - Springboard
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Are UX Bootcamps Worth It? How to Choose the Right UI/UX Design Bootcamp

Every day, over 500,000 new websites are created on the Internet. In the last year, accelerated by the pandemic, everyone from small business owners and enterprise leaders to national governments began embracing digital channels to connect with their stakeholders. Digital …

By Sakshi Gupta - Springboard
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Bridging the world's skills gap through affordable, high-quality, online education.
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9 Companies That Let Your Creative Side Run Wild

If you’re looking to join a company that lets you be yourself and cultivates creativity, here are nine great organizations you need to check out. They all prioritize the free flow of ideas and allow your creative side to run wild.

1. …

By Mohammed Farooq - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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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
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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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
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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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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