Author Archives: Alicia Gomez

About Alicia Gomez

Hi! Come see me if you want to discuss career options in the Arts, Media, and Communications. I encourage students to reflect on their various interests and strengths when starting to explore possible career paths. I am available to chat about industry trends and practical skills while also sharing my own professional experiences, lessons learned, and insights.

Public Lecture Elyse Nelson, Assistant Curator of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts-The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Thursday, October 6

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux’s bust Why Born Enslaved! is a famous work in the history of French art. Well-known to Western audiences through the many replicas in museum collections, it depicts a Black woman whose head is tossed over her shoulder while her truncated arms and torso are bound by rope. Beneath her, a socle bears the inscription: “Pourquoi Naître Esclave!” Created in 1868 – exactly twenty years after slavery was finally abolished in the French Atlantic – and presented at the Paris Salon a year later, the bust conveys slavery’s inhumanity while it simultaneously affirms a strict racial hierarchy. Drawing from the interpretive framework proposed in the current exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, entitled Fictions of Emancipation: Carpeaux Recast, this talk examines how a sculpture long celebrated for its abolitionist message also participated in the culture of racial bias that emanated from discourses of empire and colonialism in the nineteenth century.

Date: Thursday, October 6

Time: 4:30pm-6pm

Location: Mahaney Arts Center 125

Check out these winter term internship opportunities in Arts, Media, and Communication!

Click here to review the complete list of winter term internships posted.

Learn more about creating your online portfolio website – Tuesday, October 18 at 6pm!

Join Wix staff to learn more about creating your online portfolio website. We’ll cover how to plan a website, how to use the Wix platform, and explore professional design features. Have your laptop on hand to discover the basics in creating a Wix website as well as features to take your portfolio to the next level. And… a one-year FREE Wix premium plan to the first 25 attendees! Click here to register for the event!

IRTS Multicultural Media Career Workshop in NYC Thursday, 11/17 – Friday, 11/18 – DEADLINE DATE: Friday, October 7

Now in its 38th year, the Multicultural Career Workshop has earned the reputation of being one of the best support systems for BIPOC students and recent grads that want to get a jump start in their careers. Workshop attendees will gain a greater understanding of the industry, learn about exciting career paths, and hear why the media business needs new talent and perspectives more than ever.

DAY 1: Meet Media Leaders & Gain Industry Insights

Hear from some of our industry’s most dynamic professionals. Panel and keynote speakers will cover a variety of topics that will not only introduce the plethora of opportunities that exist within our business but also cover how to get your foot in the door. The majority of our speakers are IRTS program alumni – a testament to how valuable participating in this event can be.

DAY 2: Connect with Top Companies
Conferees will have the chance to meet with recruiters and representatives from a wide range of media giants during our career fair and networking events. Past representatives have included: Disney, Fox, HBO, NBCU, and Paramount to name a few. Update that resume and get ready to network!


  • FREE! There is no cost to attend!
  • College Sophomores to Grad Students
  • Recent Graduates (within last year)
  • Interest in media industry
  • All majors welcome! Including but not limited to: Advertising, Business, Communications, Data, Journalism, PR, etc.

Deadline date: Friday, October 7

Click here to apply!

The Museum offers a variety of paid internships during the the academic year!

Academic Year Internships at the Middlebury College Museum of Art are an exciting way to gain experience in the dynamic and multifaceted professional world of art museums.

Interns typically work 4–8 hours per week and are instrumental in facilitating the day-to-day operations of the Museum’s various programs. Internships begin in September or early October and offer competitive pay based on Middlebury’s student employment wage scale. Although most positions run September through May, requests for semester-long internships will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Click here to learn more and to apply to this opportunity!