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  • Alumni Spotlight: Rachel Stuart

    Alumni Spotlight Rachel Stuart

    The Alumni Spotlight features weekly Q&A with past students to give YOU an inside perspective on life after Dean College!

    Rachel Stuart graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts & Entertainment Management. Read on to learn more about Rachel!

    Where are you currently employed? What industry is it in?

    I work for the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) in San Francisco, California. The A.C.T is a non-profit theater.

    What is your job title and how long have you been in your current position?

    I am the Development Fellow and I will be in the position until June 2018

    Tell us about your job. What are some of the duties and activities you are responsible for?

    As the Development Fellow I will be responsible for overseeing long term projects, A.C.T's fundraising activities, donor relations, special events, and other event management duties.

    What is the best and worst part of your job?

    The best part is being able to get hands-on experience in running a theatre for a great company. Being able to work in a city like San Francisco is also amazing. The 'worst' part is being so far away from my mom and dogs (but that's what Skype is for!)

    How did Dean College prepare you for your career?

    Dean College prepared me so much for this position. My major, AMGT, is such a great program for whoever wants to have a successful career in the arts. While interviewing for this position, A.C.T was extremely impressed with the classes I took as an AMGT major and thought this program was very unique and a great start in pursuing my career in the arts.

    I also completed an internship as a Front of House Coordinator, which was also a great experience because it helped me a lot with the pressure that the industry can sometimes put on you.

    Is there anything else you'd like to share about your job, your journey or your experience at Dean College?

    Thank you so much to Dean College for giving me the education and experience that provides me to work in an amazing company, like the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, and giving me the confidence to pursue my career!

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