Center Theatre Group invites current undergraduate and graduate-level college and university students to attend the “Going Pro Career Fair” on Saturday, April 8, 2017, hosted by East Los Angeles College (ELAC) from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Co-presented with LA STAGE Alliance, the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Theater, Film and Television, and the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dramatic Arts, the fair will take place at the ELAC Performing and Fine Arts Complex, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754.
Center Theatre Group’s “Going Pro Career Fair” is intended to help current undergraduate and graduate-level students prepare for a professional theatre career. The event will include a resource fair, speed networking sessions, panel discussions and a networking mixer. The fair will feature tables hosted by graduate theatre programs, LA STAGE Alliance, Actors’ Equity and other unions to learn more about their work and the resources they offer theatre artists. Free snacks and beverages will be provided by UCLA.
The “Going Pro Career Fair” will also include a series of panel discussions. Guests are welcome to stop by at any point during the fair; however students are encouraged to RSVP to guarantee a spot. Those who RSVP in advanced will receive a free gift upon arrival at the fair.
Students may also participate in 20-minute speed networking sessions with theatre professionals ranging from producers to costume designers to casting directors. Professionals will review students’ resumes and portfolios, and give advice about their professional careers.
The fair will conclude with a networking mixer from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. hosted by USC. The informal mixer will give students the opportunity to meet with professionals, ask additional questions and make connections.
To RSVP to Center Theatre Group’s “Going Pro Career Fair,” students should email StudentBody@CTGLA.org with the following information: the student’s full name, school and year, and which discussions they would like to attend. Students interested in participating in a 20-minute speed networking session should email CSchenkkan@CTGLA.org. For more information, please call Felipe at 213.972.7587.