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Business, Entrepreneurship and Career Planning

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March 31st - April 1st

The Center for Arts, Migration, and Entrepreneurship (CAME) is excited to invite you to participate in its first Conference: African Entrepreneurship, The Arts, and Beyond. Organized by a fantastic group of faculty and administrators, this year’s conference brings UF faculty and other experts from around the world together to connect, present, and discuss their research.  
Our conference focuses on engaging scholars, artists, and creative entrepreneurs in conversations that redefine and formulate new knowledge around the paths and forms at the intersection of artistic and creative production, migration, and entrepreneurship. 

We believe that the comprehensive disciplines and genre-bending work represented in our faculty are foundational to CAME’s mission of building interdisciplinarity across networks. With a continued vision of creating new organizing structures, connecting local and global communities, bridging the gaps between community and academics, we are ultimately delivering on the promise of the arts as a multidimensional tool to craft more equitable futures.
The momentum that is building for this event will lead to the committed goal of delivering a peer-reviewed ebook by next academic year. We are creating a space to negotiate and integrate what is next for our fields and the center. We are calling out to you for your attendance and participation in this process, as together we are creating the future. We look forward to seeing you at the Conference!!

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April 2nd, 2022

School of Music and COTA's Business, Entrepreneurship, and Career Planning initiative.


Learn from great experts who are leading businesses, corporations, sole-proprietorships, and partnerships in various sectors of the music and entertainment industry!


Schedule & Guest Presenters:

* 12:00pm - 12:50pm (ET) | Nicole Rechtszaid, Global Head at Live Craft Global, NY

* 1:00pm - 1:50pm (ET) |  Sherrie Maricle, Director of DIVA Jazz Orchestra, NY

* 2:00pm - 2:50pm (ET) |  Kevin Kwan Loucks, CEO of Chamber Music America, NY

* 3:00pm - 3:50pm (ET) | Megan Gillis, Executive Director of City Lyric Opera, NY

* 4:00pm - 4:50pm (ET) |  Richard Germanson, Jazz/Commercial Recording Arts & Entrepreneur, NY

* 5:00pm - 6:00pm (ET) |  "Let Us Hear & Help You With Your Dream" Q&A Panel for Students featuring UF Music Professors: José Valentino Ruiz, Scott WilsonJasmin ArakawaAngela Santiago-Santana, & Thaddaeus Bourne. 

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May 12th, 2022

School of Art & Art History's and COTA's Business, Entrepreneurship, and Career Planning initiative.

Wondering how to search for a job in a new city, navigate your first 100 days,  value your work or freelance like a boss? Whether you are a first year major or graduated in the 90's, there is something for you. Join us on Zoom, May 12th, 2022 from 6–8 PM to hear insights from design alumni who thrive as creatives. 


Supported by the College of the Arts’ Business, Entrepreneurship, and Career Planning Initiative, we are piloting how we might learn from alumni experiences and insights. 


* 6:00 –6:05: Panel 1: Searching for a job in a different city? (Sarah Cantor, Carolina de Marchena, Nicole Ruggiero)

* 6:30–6:55: Panel 2: Navigating your first 100 days (Tom Osborne, Mike Ray)

* 7:00 – 7:25: Panel 3: Freelancing like a boss… (Ron Edelen, Kaitlyn Irvine)

* 7:30 – 8:00: Panel 4 Valuing your work (Derrick Ligon, Carey Picklesimer)

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School of Theatre and Dance
Professional Development

November 2021 - April 2022

School of Theatre and Dance and COTA's Business, Entrepreneurship, and Career Planning initiative.


An example of our continued commitment to the career development of our students takes shape in the form of our annual UF Actor Showcase. Share globally through Breakdown Services, our annual showcase is an opportunity for graduating students from UF performance programs to present their work to representatives of the American entertainment industry community (agents, casting directors, managers and producers) to launch their professional careers.

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The Digital Worlds Institute

To prepare students for Business, Entrepreneurship and Career Planning the Digital Worlds Institute used BECP funds and the Digital Worlds Institute's state-of-the-art tools to promote student businesses. Our link on this website shows the high end media our students created along with a testimonial and the questions students were asked before starting the projects. 

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Center For Arts and Medicine

Our work is separated in 3 segments to reflect the field of Arts in Health; Arts in Healthcare, Arts in Community and Arts in Public Health. Our professional spaces are in teaching, research and engagement. We teach our students (matriculated, professional development, community) the same in the realm of BECP.

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