LOCKS CAREER CENTER
The Locks Career Center is an invaluable College resource providing important support services to BFA students and alumnae, graduate students, and students completing certificates in Continuing Education as they pursue their career paths during college, in the transition to the work world after graduation, and throughout their professional lives. Experienced Career Center staff provide resume advice and career coaching, assistance in internship preparation, help with networking skills and job searches, access to valuable career information and resources, and exposure to industry best practices to ensure their professional development as artists and designers, and enhance and improve their employment opportunities.
MEET THE CAREER CENTER STAFF
Belena S. Chapp
Belena Chapp, Director of the Locks Career Center, holds a BS in Art Marketing and Craft Production from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC and a MA in Creative Arts from Purdue University in Indiana. Belena is an experienced higher education administrator and non-profit arts manager and has worked as a gallerist, museum director, curator, development officer, arts and humanities consultant, and educator. A member of the American Alliance of Museums, she also serves on the Advisory Committee of the Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts/Greater Philadelphia Arts and Business Council and has been a regular grants reviewer for the National Endowment for the Arts. At Moore since 2005, she helped to establish the Business Scholars in the Arts Program and facilitates the Penny Fox Internship Fellowship and Marian Locks Senior Award competitions. She especially enjoys mentoring students to help them gain confidence as emerging art and design professionals.
Veronica Scarpellino, Assistant Director of the Locks Career Center, earned her bachelor’s degree in art from Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ. She brings a depth of knowledge to Moore from a career that has spanned many facets of the creative industries: a small business owner in Philadelphia coaching fine artists in their careers; an art gallery professional and director; a curator-at-large; a marketing consultant; a locally published writer; an architectural model maker; and a regionally and nationally exhibiting artist. In her strong advocacy for the Philadelphia arts and culture scene, she has participated as a grant panelist for The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance / Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Philadelphia Cultural Fund. She keeps her finger on the pulse of the Philly creative scene and relishes using her wide interests and varied experiences to assist Moore’s students and alumnae identify their strengths and follow their passions.
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