Tyler School of Art's Life After Tyler podcasts

A new initiative from Tyler School of Art Dean’s Student Advisory Council (DSAC): Life After Tyler podcasts! The DSAC asked for career workshops they could fit into a student’s busy schedule, so we will be producing podcasts for you to listen to while you run, commute, or work in the studio. Watch for these helpful podcasts periodically (the goal is to produce at least one every other week). If you would like to suggest a topic, or if you would like to make one yourself, contact Student Life (
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Oct 22, 2018

These are on-the-spot interviews with Tyler Alumni at the 2018 Art Market held on October 19, 2018. I asked several alumni what they wish they knew when they were at Tyler. Hopefully, you'll hear this and learn what they wish they knew while you're here!


Jul 12, 2018

Listen to this panel discussion from people who are doing rather unexpected things with their degrees. All are in creative fields. They will tell you a little bit about how they got where they are, plus give you some excellent advice to help you navigate your own creative life and career!

  • Holly Quinn, Printmaking major, now Senior Technical Writer for Delaware
  • Melissa Hamilton, English/Creative Writing major, now Community Engagement Co-Director with Cultureworks Philadelphia
  • Ryan Sun, Film and Media Arts major, now Junior Editor at AlkemyX
  • Jordan Spector, Kinesiology major, now a freelance professional artist at Spector Art
  • Moderator: Fiona Fackler, Art History major, graduated May 2018.

Sound quality is as good as I could make it. Please bear with the really tough parts--they are few and far between and if you don't understand questions, the answers will still be useful.

Jul 27, 2017

A conversation with Chris Peterson, Temple Career Coach for the Arts and Liberal Arts, and Tyler Student Life Assistant Director Kari Scott, about what a career coach does and why you want to see one. For more on Career Services at Tyler visit the Tyler Career Services page. To take the Focus2 career assessment, visit this page, and to make an appointment with Chris or one of Temple's other Career Coaches, visit here.

Jun 20, 2017

This panel discussion, moderated by Tyler Art History junior Fiona Fackler, will focus on Temple alumni who have taken the path less traveled, doing unexpected things with their Temple Degrees. Panelists include: Melissa Alam, Femme and Fortune; Sara Strugger, Hugh Wood, Inc,; Michael Latini, Monkey Boys Productions; Erica Hawthorne-Manon, Small But Mighty Arts; Christanna Ciabattoni, Skai Blue Media and Jereme Holiman, UrbanStems.  If you're looking for the resume resource that Sara made in her remarks about creating a better resume, you'll find that here:

May 16, 2017

Before technology became so prominent in job searches, people used to use elevator pitches to get their jobs. It was the statement that sold them to a company or a CEO and took only as much time as riding an elevator up a floor. With LinkedIn and other job websites becoming popular, the art of the elevator pitch isn’t lost, it’s just changed. Learn about the six perfect pitches and land the job you want.

Feb 13, 2017

Many employers today are using Automated Tracking Systems (ATS) to do the first line resume reviews. This computer system "reads" your resume to decide if you're qualified for the job you're applying for. If your resume isn't formatted correctly, it may end up in the circular file before a human being even sees it. In this podcast, we'll decode the secrets you need to know and learn just how to create and update your resume to make sure that it gets past the ATS system, and ends up in a human's hands. Here's a link to the Powerpoint on GoogleDocs (you must be logged into your Temple email to view).

Dec 20, 2016

Learn what employers are looking for with this short (10 minute) introduction to core competencies and how knowing more about them can help you get a job after college. (November 7, 2016)