Career Development

Career Development Team

Career Development is available to assist you with any internship questions or concerns you may have.

For those just getting started, our peer career advisors (P.C.A.s) are a great resource to utilize. They can show you how to find internships, as well as review your professional package materials before submitting them to opportunities. To schedule an appointment with a P.C.A. or to talk to a career counselor with more specific questions, schedule online at www.calendly.com/micacd or via phone at 410-225-2420.

Meet the Career Development Staff

Jennine Stankiewicz, Director

Jennine Stankiewicz joins us from The Art Institutes where she held multiple roles, most recently serving as the institutional director of career services. Her career in education began with the public school system in Glendale, Arizona, where she was a teacher, an academic achievement advisor and worked in curriculum development. Jennine received a Bachelor of Science in education from Temple University, a Master of Education from Arizona State University and a Master of Business Administration from Argosy University.

Marsha Lynn Hammond, ’98 Sculpture & ’99 M.A.T.
Assistant Director for Design and Media

Marsha Lynn Hammond joined the staff in 2011 as the assistant director for design and media. She assists students with applying for jobs and internships in a variety of fields as well as preparing students for successful careers in the arts.  She came to us from MICA’s Office of Undergraduate Admission where she worked for 11 years as an admission counselor, coordinator of international admission and most recently director of admission.  An artist herself, Marsha is an alumna of MICA, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture ’98 and an Master of Arts in Teaching ’99.  She taught in Baltimore County schools before returning to MICA as staff.   Marsha and her husband Greg (yes very Brady!) live in Towson with their son, Owen.

Jackie Milad, Assistant Director for Fine Art

Jackie Milad is a practicing visual artist and independent curator based in Baltimore City. She began her curatorial career as the co-founder of the Transmodern Festival, an artist-run performance art and experimental media festival. More recently, Jackie served as the chief curator for The Delaware Contemporary in Wilmington, Delaware. She has also held the position of gallery curator for the Adele H. Stamp Student Union's Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland in College Park, where she supervised and mentored student employees, emerging artists, and curators. She earned her M.F.A. from Towson University and her B.F.A. from the School of Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. jackiemilad.com

Kristen Carroll, Assistant Director for Employer Relations

Kristen Carroll brings a range of experience in nonprofit administration, community arts, and fundraising to her role as assistant director for employer relations. She holds a B.A. in communication from the University of Maryland, College Park, and an M.A. in art history from Towson University. Kristen previously worked at MICA for five years, most recently as the assistant director of community arts in the Student Activities Office. Kristen loves yoga, camping, her sweet pup Bailey and gluten-free, vegan food!

Stephanie Chin, Assistant Director for Entrepreneurship

Stephanie brings a unique mix of business incubation and higher education experience to MICA as the assistant director of entrepreneurship. Stephanie is an alumna of Towson University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration, concentration in international business, and a Spanish language minor. In her former role as program manager of the Towson Incubator, Stephanie organized educational initiatives and the annual Business Plan Competition. She is committed to entrepreneurship and also served as a specialist with Towson’s Student Launch Pad where she supported programming and provided one on one advising to student entrepreneurs.

Meagan Zink Denham ’05, Program Coordinator

Born and raised in Baltimore, Meagan Zink Denham ’05 received her B.F.A. in general fine arts from MICA, and is now assisting her fellow MICAns with their professional development. Prior to working at MICA, she fed her passion for art supplies and art-making by managing a local retailer, Plaza Artist Materials in Mount Vernon. Meagan continues to create her own artwork in addition to designing invitations and stationery. She also loves to experience nature, loves to hike and especially loves the beach.

Erin Treacy, Fulbright Program Adviser and Jack Kent Cooke Adviser

Erin Treacy comes to us from New York City, receiving her B.F.A. in painting from Pratt Institute and her M.F.A. from UMASS Dartmouth. She recently returned from Ireland after living there for two years. Erin applied at-large for a Fulbright to the west coast of Ireland to complete visual research in the unique environment of The Burren. She is now sharing her success and advice with our students and alumni. Being exposed to a wide variety of landscape fuels Erin’s creativity. In addition to her own excursions, she has been fortunate to participate in numerous artist symposiums and residencies throughout Europe. She is an exhibiting artist, curator and educator. www.erintreacy.com

Peer Career Advisors

Our Peer Career Advisors are undergraduate students who are trained in the numerous resources available to students and professional artists.

  • Gabriel Cole ’19, Interdisciplinary Sculpture B.F.A.
  • Cat DeLo ’20, Graphic Design B.F.A.
  • Nastia Garachtchenko ’19, Animation B.F.A.
  • Lucy He ’19, Illustration B.F.A.
  • Rheagen King ’19, Graphic Design B.F.A.
  • Remina Liu ’19, Painting B.F.A.
  • Reese Patillo ’18 Animation B.F.A.
  • Jenny Rosenberg ’19, Graphic Design B.F.A.
  • Anna Skarbek ’18, Studio Art M.F.A.