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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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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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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Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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5 Great Examples of UX Design in 2020

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 …

By Simona Galant - Springboard
Springboard
Bridging the world's skills gap through affordable, high-quality, online education.
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Careers in the Arts: Who Stays and Who Leaves

Research by the National Endowment for the Arts, Americans for the Arts, and others confirms the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the arts and culture sector—since mid-March 2020, the pandemic has (at least temporarily) cost the U.S. arts …

By Derek I. Webster
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WIX/Yale Partnership

Wix.com is a leading cloud-based development platform with millions of users worldwide. Wix makes it easy for everyone to create a beautiful, professional web presence. Promote your business, showcase your art, set up an online shop or just test out …

By Derek I. Webster
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20 Screenwriting Fellowships/Programs Looking for Diverse Voices

Interested in bringing a diverse voice to the Hollywood screenwriting community? Check out this list of well-respected, diversity-friendly writing programs, open to application.

1. UNIVERSAL WRITERS PROGRAM

2. VIACOM/CBS WRITERS MENTORING PROGRAM

3. NICKELODIAN ANIMATION WRITING PROGRAM

4. NBC UNIVERSAL’S …

By Derek I. Webster
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