Winter Break Opportunity - Arts/Music

You can apply for opportunities through the Student Center, under the Center for Career Development, Winter Break Opportunities.

Applications are due by November 6 by 11:59 p.m.

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See what students have to say about their experience. Students Comments on the value of Job Shadowing and Career Networking Dinners.  Want to learn more about Career Networking Dinners?  See our blog post "Demystifying Career Networking Dinners"


Networking Dinners:

Stamford, CT - Anne Engel P‘2016, Marketing Consultant, Independent Consultant;  Mark Engel P '16 CEO, Rosco (International company in the theatrical/film lighting business).  Both of us have BAs from liberal arts colleges and an MBA.  Anne Engel P'16 spent 10 years in brand management at Pepsi-Cola and was a SVP at a promotion agency.

Job Shadowing:

Donna Bourke Kieffer ‘1992, Senior Sales Manager, Pandora (Location: New York, NY)  Shadow Description: Shadowing Gettysburg Alumni/current Pandora employees throughout the day in the Ad Operations, Client Services and Sales & Marketing Departments. We will also coordinate presentations around our Music Makers, Legal, Recruitment and Internships Departments. (

Tom Mendola, P'2020, VP, Mendola Artists (New York, NY). Shadow Description: Mendola Artists ( represents approx 100 commercial illustrators/designers and animators. We are responsible for connecting each of these artists (or studios) with commercial freelance assignments from advertising agencies, design firms, publishers, corporations, etc... The shadowing experience would be best suited for a student looking to understand a creative business and to gain insight into the world of professional, visual communications.

Scott Metzger ‘1997, Talent Agent - Actors, Paradigm Talent Agency (Location: New York, NY)  Shadow Description:  TBD

Lindsey Piecyk ‘2009, Director of Individual Giving, Theatre Horizon; (Location: Philadelphia, PA)  Shadow Description: My job at Theatre Horizon is in Development, dealing with administrative/fundraising side of the Theatre. If we are currently in the run of a show the student could certainly sit in on rehearsal as part of the day. It would be an ideal fit for a student who is looking to get into theater and/or arts administration in general. My job as a music teacher would be great for a student who wants to see what teaching private voice/piano lessons is like, so depending on the time/day of the week, I teach in 3-7 hour windows at Villanova University. I also personally think that this would be a good fit for a student who might like to have a varied career in the arts. I can speak with them about the experience of working in performance, education, administration, fundraising, as well as the ups & downs of owning my own business (being a contractor). Read Lindsey's bio & resume here:

Michelle Veresink Richmond ‘2007Membership Manager, ArtsQuest (Location: Bethlehem, PA)  Shadow Description: ArtsQuest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization engaging and revitalizing communities through the arts. ArtsQuest owns and operates the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks and the Banana Factory Arts Education Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and is the nonprofit behind the nation’s largest free music festival, Musikfest®. Hosting 1200 performances a year, 800 of which are free to the community, ArtsQuest relies on the support of generous donors and corporate sponsors. This shadowing experience will show you to see what it is like to work for an active arts organization, particularly within the field of development.

Charlotte Wilcox ‘1969, Theatrical General Manager, Charlotte Wilcox Company (Location: New York, NY)  Shadow Description: Potentially attend an advertising meeting for a particular Broadway show; shadow a stage manager during a performance; meet company managers, associate general managers, interns in an active broadway production office. Shows currently represented: BEAUTIFUL - The Carole King Musical; ON YOU FEET! The Emilio and Gloria Estefan Story; and ALLEGIANCE.

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