Is This Circle For You?

Is this Circle right for you?  If so, make sure you meet the criteria that the mentor has defined.  Then, complete your mentorship profile if you have not already done so, and return to our Mentor Circles Application page, make your selection and click 'apply'.

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Negotiations And Career Building

Congratulations! You’ve landed a job (or two) inside the animation industry. So what do you do now? How do you start laying the groundwork for not just a job, or the next gig, but a whole career. How do you position yourself so that you can easily negotiate raises, promotions, and the work-life balance you’re dreaming of? This circle will help you learn to do just that.

In this circle, we’ll discuss strategy for making sure you don’t just get gigs, but that you grow your career. We’ll talk about how to move with intention from position to position. How to build friendships and alliances that are supportive and where you con contribute as well. We’ll discuss different types of jobs and their pros and cons. And we’ll dive in to your specific journey to help you set yourself up for success.

Mentee Criteria

Criteria / Experience Level:

Early Career (3-5 yrs of experience)

Mid Level (6-10 yrs of experience)

Meeting Times & Dates

Please note: Meeting times and dates are subject to change by your Circle Mentor

Times Per Month:  Three

Day:  Wednesdays

Meeting Times:  2pm (EST)

Circle Leader

Natalia Lasota

Hi! My name is Natalia, I am currently working as a Line Producer in the Animation Studio – Mikros. During the last 15 years I had a chance to work in stop motion animation, advertising, vfx and animation. I worked in both production and new business. I had amazing opportunity to travel and work with amazing teams all over the world. Rather than following one path of career I chose to follow the most interesting projects that not only opened new opportunities for me but also allowed me to find the work/ life balance that works the best for me.

Title/Expertise:  Line Producer

Company:  Mikros

Location:  Montreal

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