Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Photos are now posted on the Next Step Career Conference Facebook Page!

Check them out!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Register Online!

The registration form is now available online. Just fill out the form and then print it out. Then, you can just take the form up to Career Services and pay your registration fee! 

Networking has never been this fun and easy! Don't miss out on this great opportunity to discuss your dream careers with Ringling Alumni.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Keynote Speakers!!!!

Friday Night Speaker!

Caroll Michels is a career coach, artist-advocate, and author of How to Survive & Prosper as an Artist. Selling Yourself without Selling your Soul (Henry Holt & Company, New York). A 6th revised edition was published in June 2009. Excerpts from her book are presented on this Web site.

She is also the founder of the Artist Help NetworkSM a free online resource designed to assist artists in locating information on a comprehensive range of career-related topics.

Links to interviews with Caroll Michels can be found on the menu "Podcasts and Interviews."

Saturday Morning Speaker
Max Howard has accepted our request as Keynote speaker for Saturday morning. Notice – he has already added Ringling to his webpage!

Max was formerly president of Warner Bros. Feature Animation and senior vice president of Disney Feature Animation. During his twelve years at Disney, Howard was one of the senior architects of that company's animation renaissance. He has collaborated on such animation successes as "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "The Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast," "Aladdin," "Pocahontas" and "The Lion King." At Warner Bros., Max oversaw the award-winning animated feature "The Iron Giant" and the international hit "Space Jam." Most recently he was an Executive Producer on "Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron" for DreamWorks.

Round Table and Break Out Topics

Round Table Topics

Fun with Children's books and toy products

Graduate Programs

Freelance Realities/ Business

Product/ Merchandise Design

Concept Art

Interview Tips

The Video Game Industry

Art & Design for Magazines/ Publications

Teaching as an Artist

The Versatility of Film

The world of Graphic Design

Design Worlds

Making Money as a Fine Artist

Break out Sessions

Web Based Portfolios

Getting Motivated

Freelance Realities/ Business

Important Contacts

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Next Step Career Conference Save the Date!

The NEXT STEP Career Conference (for Ringling College students) is produced every other year - don't miss it!

This year's program includes: Keynote presentations by Career Coach and Artist-Advocate, Caroll Michels as well as, a special guest speaker yet to be announced! Check back for the NEWS!

There will be numerous "ROUNDTABLE" Discussion groups for informal talks with artist/professionals. Four different "BREAKOUT" sessions to choose from 4 different topics. Door Prizes and FOOD!
Appetizers, Continental Breakfast and Lunch is included.

You received a "SAVE THE DATE" card in your Ringling mailbox with a $5 coupon.

Registration is $25.00 until and including March 5th, 2010
Late registration fee is $30. after March 5th.

Don't delay - First come, first served - Registration is limited.

Payment to the Student Accounts Cashier and Register in the Center for Career Services.