Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Senior Success 2013: Annalise Baird, English major, off to Berkeley Repertory Theater

English major Annalise Baird will be moving to California in July to complete a prestigious 11-month fellowship with the Development Department at Berkeley Repertory Theater. She says this is her first major step toward a career in non-profit arts management.  

Baird attributes much of her success to her participation in the Career and Internship Center's weekly Boot Camp this spring.  "It was an excellent way to keep your week structured and moving forward in terms of job searching," she says.  

She says her career counselor, Amber Graham, gave her lots of support and encouragement throughout the process, and helped her stay on track. Baird said she would recommend the Boot Camp to all seniors.

"It's nice to be a part of a group of peers in a very similar situation, both for support and advice," she says. "And being held accountable for a different aspect of the job search process each week ensured that I was continually moving forward with my search."

She also attributes her success to the invaluable experience gained through the UR International Theatre Program and The Opposite of People (TOOP).

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