Derek Larson

Career Adviser - Communication Arts and Fine Arts, SCAD

Savannah, GA, USA

Work Experience

Savannah College Of Art & Design

Career Adviser - Communication Arts and Fine Arts

Advise students majoring in Communication and Fine Arts disciplines on all aspects of career preparation.
Connect students and companies who would like to work together.
Work with faculty to identify the proper students to interview during company visits, based on company needs.
October 2012 - Savannah, Georgia, United States

Savannah College Of Art & Design

Admission Representative - School of Design

Meet with students after tours, offer informal portfolio counseling, occasionally give tours, accommodate special guests, and assist other departments such as recruitment events and summer programs.
Develop, manage and market two scholarship competitions for the School of Design for entering freshmen; sit-in on classes within School of Design and meet with faculty and the dean, as well as attend lectures and signature events. Communicate updates about the School of Design to the fleet of traveling representatives on the road through an internal blog I built and manage.
September 2010 - October 2012 Savannah, Georgia, United States

Education

Savannah College Of Art And Design (SCAD)

Masters of Fine Arts

Graduated with an M.F.A. in Sequential Art, focusing on visual storytelling, character design, illustration and art installation as a form of sequential art.
September 2006 - August 2011 Savannah, Georgia, United States

Boston University

Bachelors of Science

Graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Mass Communications, with a concentration in Public Relations and Advertising.
September 1999 - May 2003 Massachusetts, United States

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite, Creative Writing, Teaching, WordPress,