Career Advice from NUEA

NUEA (Northwestern University Entertainment Alliance) is the alumni organization for Northwestern grads working in the entertainment industry. They currently have two chapters; NUEA West in LA and NUEA East in NYC. While they do a great job engaging with students/alums when you get out to the coasts, they want to begin this relationship sooner. Below is a message from their Presidents.

Message from NUEA Leaders:

We are the leaders of NUEA West and NUEA East, Northwestern’s entertainment alumni clubs in LA and New York, respectively. We wanted to introduce ourselves and wish you all an amazing 2015!

If you’re not familiar with the NUEAs: our purpose is to strengthen the NU entertainment communities on both coasts. Our clubs organize panels, mixers, screenings, and other events year-round, and we are the go-to resource for new grads who move to the coasts to pursue careers in film, television, media, music, theater, and any other aspect of entertainment.

We’ll be in touch throughout the year, but here are two things we wanted you to know right away:

1) Give us a heads up

If you are planning on moving to LA or NYC after graduation, or if you’re spending a quarter in either city and interning, please get in touch with us! We would love to hear from you.

2) Here is our email address:

We’re also really excited to announce a new way for current students to reach out to us before moving out to the coasts. Starting right now, feel free to email at any time to reach club leaders on either coast.

This is an all-purpose email address — send us your questions about the industry, ideas for new programming, or anything else. We’ll get back to you with advice when we can, and we’ll post responses to common questions online.

We hope you’re all having an amazing start to the year. We loved our time at NU, and we’re excited to connect with you!

Go ‘Cats!

Mike Cavalier (NUEA East,
Marcus Folmar (NUEA West,
Jackie Laine (NUEA West,

2013 SoC Grads – NUEA Membership

Attention SoC 2013 Grads: 

Interested in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry in LA or NYC post-graduation? Enroll today as a member of the NUEA (Northwestern University Entertainment Alliance) and let the SoC/EPICS pick up the tab for your first year of membership!

The NUEA is an alumni group that can help you get started in your career, strengthen and develop NU connections, and expand your network. They help to serve as your NU campus in the Big Apple or City of Angels,  helping you connect with and leverage our Purple Mafia to strengthen and expand your urban family!

If you are interested in becoming a member, please email with the following information  by July 15, 2013:

  • Name
  • Major
  • Preferred email post-graduation
  • Occupation (if you already have something lined up; if not, just say N/A)
  • Which organization you would like to join…NUEA-West or NUEA-East

If you have any questions, please email EPICS Director Heather Trulock at Congratulations SoC Class of 2013!