Creative Careers: Life at Startups

Date: Tuesday, September 17
Time: 7:00pm
Location: LIU Brooklyn, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Health Science Building, Room 107 (first building on the right after entering from DeKalb Ave)
Subway:  R,B,Q to DeKalb Avenue; 2,3,4,5 to Nevins Street (walk 2 blocks toward Chase sign along Flatbush; turn right on DeKalb)
This event is open to the public and free for the LIU Brooklyn community.
Dress: Business Casual

The corporate ladder is not the only path to success, and in this age of innovation startups are paving new creative routes. Besides the perks of ditching corporate attire and pesky red bureaucratic tape, how is startup life different than a career at a big company? They may not always bring the big bucks, but many startups offer interesting perks, stock options, and diverse opportunities for growth. Smaller teams mean greater visibility and the chance to dip your hands into a variety of areas — they can also mean longer hours, more pressure, and a fast-paced work environment.

Is startup life for you?

Hear from a variety of creatives at startups big and small talk about the differences, challenges, and opportunities presented by working at a startup.

Presented in partnership with with LIU Brooklyn Career Services and E-Week

Jessica Salinas
Acting Editor at Livestream
Jessica Salinas
I specialize in content and social media marketing. Right now I am the Acting Editor at Livestream where I highlight and promote events that our users and partners are creating across our social channels and our website. I moved to New York two years ago and have been a part of the start up community ever since.
LinkedIn // Twitter

Alix McAlpine
Creative Lead at BuzzFeed
Alix McAlpine
Alix has been helping companies create shareable branded content for the past three-and-a-half years. Before joining BuzzFeed’s pioneering Creative department, she served as Director of Engagement for the interactive agency JESS3. Alix may be best known for creating the dating horror story blog Sorry Mom and co-creating The Ex-Blocker browser plugin. She is a regular contributor to the art, culture and entertainment website The World’s Best Ever.
LinkedIn // Twitter

Julia Robbs
Photographer at Tattly
Julia Robbs
Julia is a traveler and visual storyteller. A French native who lived in 10 cities and 3 countries before most recently calling New York City her home. She is currently a freelance photographer and works out of Studiomates in Dumbo.
LinkedIn // Twitter

Carlos Cruz
Product Designer at Makerbot Industries
Carlos M. Cruz
LinkedIn

Special thanks to our Event Partner:LIU Career Services