This Friday, January 17th several established SOTA alumni will be returning to campus as part of McMaster’s “School of the Arts Career Day.” An excellent networking opportunity for current students and young graduates, past alumni will share personal experiences and offer a new generation of students tips on how to start a successful artistic career.
Among the alumni visiting is co-founder of Arts & Crafts Productions, Jeffrey Remedios, who will share his journey in starting an iconic Canadian record label. Arts and Crafts Productions is home to artists such as Feist, Broken Social Scene, Stars, and Dan Mangan, and since launching in 2003 their artists have won a total of 20 Juno Awards. A former 93.3FM CFMU employee during his time at McMaster, Remedios will be interviewed by CFMU’s current program director James Tennant and speak about his career path since graduating McMaster.
The conversation between Tennant and Remedios will take place between 12:30 to 1:20p.m in Convocation Hall and is open to the public.
In addition to hearing from Remedios, participants will have the opportunity to sit in on an alumni panel between 11:30-12:30p.m and learn what is means to “make a go of it” in the arts. Panelists include Michael Keire, Owner, Threshold Recording Studio; Diana Weir, Community Partnerships Manager, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra; and Stephanie Vegh, Executive Director, Hamilton Arts Council.
Upon hearing from SOTA alumni, students can schedule an appointment with an alumni mentor or career counsellor to discuss their career aspirations and next steps in their job search. Appointments will take place between 1:30-3:30p.m.
For more information and to reserve a spot, please click here.