Information on writing a résumé, visits to Wall Street and other businesses, assistance with interviewing, etc.
Has workshops and themed discussions and teas addressing life at and beyond Smith.
Offering a wide variety of workshops on writing, editing, time management, etc.
Film Series: The Audition: Butterflies, Terror, Passion, Commitment
All films will be held in the Josten Performing Arts Library, at 3:15 p.m.
No registration necessary.
Marlene Wong, Librarian, Werner Josten Performing Arts Library
Three documentary films chronicling the audition process from the standpoint of singers, actors and dancers. These films will appeal to anyone who has ever risked all, or wanted to. Stay for popcorn and discussion led by audition veterans from all three performance disciplines.
January 15: The Audition, directed by award-winning filmmaker Susan Froemke, looks at the intense pressures young opera singers face as they struggle to succeed in one of the most difficult professions in the performing arts. The feature-length documentary takes you behind the scenes at the Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions, where each year thousands of hopefuls compete for a cash prize, the chance to sing on the Met stage, and the opportunity to launch a major operatic career.
January 16: Showing Up explores the actor's audition in an 80-minute conversation with some of our finest working actors reflecting on what the audition process is and means to them, how they prepare and how they keep going back. Looking deeper, it transcends the profession and examines what it takes to pursue what we most want to achieve in life.
January 17: Every Little Step follows the plight of real-life dancers as they struggle through auditions for the Broadway revival of "A Chorus Line." It also investigates the history of the show and the creative minds behind the original and current incarnations.
Digital Media Literacy Program
January 7–11 and January 14–18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kate Lee, Multimedia Developer, ETS; Pat Billingsley, User Support and Information Literacy Team; Frank Citino, Multimedia Developer, ETS; Sam Masinter, Director of College Relations
An intensive introduction to digital media for Smith students that provides unrestricted use of Smith resources. The program will include daily exercises, five projects and one Skills and Knowledge Assessments. Students will be introduced to project planning, digital equipment operation, field production and post-production techniques. Students will also plan a project, generate appropriate media files and edit to produce a finished product. Software and materials will be provided by the Center for Media Production and students will be given after-hours access for the duration of the program.
Registration for this class begins November 7. This is a non-credit program offered at no cost. A certificate of completion will be awarded to students who fulfill the program requirements. Limited to 12 Smith students, by application only. Accepted students will enroll for the entire two-week program.
One-Day Workshop on Human Trafficking
January 22, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Smith College Conference Center
The Global Studies Center in collaboration with the Center for Community Collaboration will offer a one-day, muilti-disciplinary workshop on human trafficking. More information on the workshop is available here. Registration is happening now and will end January 15.
Open to students in the Five Colleges. Enrollment limited to 50.
Workshop in Environmental Leadership
January 13–18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sponsored by the Thoreau Foundation and Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges
This week-long workshop will focus on the ways people from all walks of life are acting to address the enormous environmental challenges we face. Featured sessions will be led mostly by alumni/ae from the four colleges who are engaged with environmental advocacy groups, federal and state environmental agencies, business and politics. In addition, the workshop will feature three sessions devoted to developing practical skills necessary for effective environmental advocacy and one or more field trips. Open to students in the Five Colleges. Enrollment limited to 45.
More information available on the Amherst College website.