Ryan Smith

Assistant Director

Ryan Smith

I hold an MA in Theatre Education from Emerson College, and I’ve worked in college career advising across different majors for over 12 years at schools like Loyola University Chicago, Northwestern University and Syracuse University before joining Tufts. I specialize in helping students explore all of their options for professional opportunities as well as resources for creative careers in the arts and communications and media sectors — whether pursuing their artistic practice full-time or engaging in work that allows their creative process to flourish.

Most interesting/unusual job: While acting in Chicago, the most interesting side hustle I had was as a retail sales associate at a high-end pet product boutique called “Barker and Meowsky: A Paw Firm.” Oprah filmed an episode in our store, and when we were part of the live audience for the premiere, Oprah brushed my shoulder in the aisle and said, “Hey, darling.”

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Internship Spotlight: MIT Museum

Recent Tufts graduate Kylie shared the following about being a Public Programs Intern with the MIT Museum …

What did you do as an intern at this organization?
I was responsible for running daily educational workshops on the museum floor and …

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Meet Ryan Smith, Career Advisor for Arts, Communications & Media

Hi all! Welcome to the Arts, Communications & Media career community. I’d encourage you to take a look around at the resources and information, and feel free to make an appointment with me if you’d like to talk about your …

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Career Path Spotlight: Public Relations

Public Relations can be boiled down into two main responsibilities: promoting a brand and protecting it. On the promotional side of PR, professionals help businesses or individuals develop a positive reputation with the public through various unpaid or earned forms …

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Great Opportunity for APA Filmmakers

Jamie Chung of HBO‘s Lovecraft Country has some exciting news for Asian Pacific American filmmakers: #HBOVisionaries is now accepting submissions for the 2021 short film competition! Winning filmmakers will have the opportunity to have their films on HBO platforms …

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Internship Spotlight: Actors’ Shakespeare Project

Recent Tufts graduate Evelyn shared the following about being an Administrative Intern/Research Assistant with Actors’ Shakespeare Project …

What did you do as an intern at this organization?
The Actors’ Shakespeare Project provides free Shakespeare performances and lessons to Boston-area schools, …

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Internship Spotlight: New England Center for Investigative Reporting

Recent Tufts graduate Sofia shared the following about being an Audience Engagement and Media Intern with the New England Center for Investigative Reporting …

What did you do as an intern at this organization?

As an intern at NECIR, I …

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How to Write a Compelling Marketing Resume (Hint: Get Ready to Sell Yourself)

Marketing is a large, exciting field that’s growing and evolving. Whether you’re a digital marketer, brand manager, copywriter, analyst, or in any other marketing career, you’re constantly part of new and emerging trends, and you get to think outside the …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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5 Awesome Entry-Level Digital Marketing Jobs and How to Get Hired

So you’re thinking about a career in digital marketing? Awesome, you made a great choice—jobs in this industry are abundant and it’s easier than ever to break in the field. 

In this post, we’ll be exploring the top five entry-level …

By Quincy Smith - Springboard
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Bridging the world's skills gap through affordable, high-quality, online education.
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