“I am happily surprised by the new skills I've had to learn during my first couple of months in the office. When corresponding with prospective students, the Department of Performing Arts creates marketing newsletters that are then sent through Drexel's "admissions portal", SLATE. SLATE uses HTML to communicate, so I've had to further my HTML knowledge, which at the start of this was little to say the least.”
Michal Kortsarts, Graduate Assistant for Drexel Performing Arts
Maggie Shaw, Graduate Assistant for the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery
“I am gaining so much relevant experience and also learning a lot about my own interests along the way. I came in not really knowing what sort of work I wanted within the arts, and my position at the gallery has allowed me to wear a lot of hats to test things out. I oversee a team of work study students I hired, assist with program planning, and have the opportunity to organize an exhibition this summer. Although there is always a lot going on, I’m grateful for the chance to practice my leadership skills and learn about the arts within a university setting.”
"I can’t explain how much I’ve enjoyed my assistantship so far. My time so far at the Academy has been spent in several different ways - I’m making videos and creating content for the Naturally Awesome web series, as well as editing footage for a couple different purposes throughout the Academy. Working with the exhibits team has been an incredible, educational, and super fun experience, and I can’t wait to see how the rest of my time with them goes. I’m very grateful for the guidance I’ve had as well as the amazing people I’ve met that I look up to every day. Museum work has always been a love of mine, and seeing it from a different department has been really wonderful. I’m so thankful for this opportunity and I’m very excited for the next few months!"
Vee Genzano, Graduate Assistant for the Academy of Natural Sciences