Industry Relations: Where Professionals and Students Come Together
Patti Burke, Head of Industry Relations, facilitates collaborations with top creative firms, design studios and entertainment companies, providing UT students with new opportunities across the country. Leveraging two decades of entertainment industry experience, professional development, production and studio management, Burke showcases the talents of Design and AET students as they perfect their craft and prepare to graduate.
Start plotting your career path through awareness, networking, and trial & error
Schedule a one-on-one session to explore your career options, review your portfolio and discuss internship opportunities.
Explore internships, apprenticeships, contests/competitions, and jobs to make your next career move.
Join organizations now that will benefit your career later.
Before joining the School of Design and Creative Technologies, I worked at Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) where I led a global strategic talent initiative aimed at professional development of students and staff. I'm proud to have worked on portfolio franchises such as Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar, as well as a wide variety of creative entertainment projects around the world.
Prior to my time at WDI, I served as head of Lucasfilm’s Theme Park division, Vice President of Artist Development at Sony, head of studio at PDI Dreamworks, and as a production executive at Touchstone Pictures.
I'm eager to meet with School of Design and Creative Technologies students to discuss career goals, internships and career opportunities.