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Events & Workshops: FALL 2014

The Office of Career Development hosts programs and workshops each semester. These programs are designed to support students and alumni in their professional development and provide opportunities to network and interview with recruiters and other industry professionals.

To register for these events, please visit www.svacd.eventbrite.com

RESUME BASICS
Friday, September 19, 3:00PM - 4:30PM
136 W. 21st Street, Room 418F
This workshop is designed for students with little to no experience writing resumes.  The presenters will provide resume best practices including language usage, resume categories and sequencing, as well as how to decide what to include and what to leave off of a resume.  Learn how to showcase your skills, talents and qualifications even if you have little work experience. If you have a draft of your resume, please bring it to the workshop.  A resume template and sample resumes will be provided.  
Register at www.resumebasics91914.eventbrite.com/

FOCUS FEATURES AND LAIKA PRESENT: THE BOXTROLLS
Thursday, September 25, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
SVA Theatre, 333 W. 23rd Street
Join us for a screening of The Boxtrolls with a Q & A session featuring: Travis Knight Producer/Lead Animator/President, LAIKA Studios and Directors Anthony Stacchi & Graham Annable. SVA students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited.
Register at www.laikatheboxtrolls92514.eventbrite.com 

THE ART AND CRAFT OF WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS
Monday, October 6, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
SVA Theatre, 333 W. 23rd Street
Dawn Yamazi, Director of Talent Development & Outreach at Walt Disney Animation, will present The Art and Craft of Walt Disney Animation Studios. The talk will focus on what it's like to work at the studio and discussion about the internship and job opportunities they have to offer. This event is for SVA students, faculty and staff only. Presented by Career Development; BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects; BFA Film and Animation; and MFA Computer Art departments at the School of Visual Arts. 
Register at www.waltdisneyanimation10614.eventbrite.com

INDEPENDENT FILM WEEK WRAP-UP
Monday, October 6, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
209 East 23rd Street, 3rd Floor Amphitheatre
In this wrap-up of the 2014 IFP Independent Filmmaker Conference, learn more about the state of the industry and how great projects can connect with audiences and stand out in the crowded marketplace of 21st century storytelling. At the conference, film, television and tech creatives explored topics including filmmakers as creative entrepreneurs in the digital age; branded content; audience building; marketing directly to fans; crowdfunding; creative partnerships and more.  Come listen to the top tips and takeaways from this year's program. This event is open to SVA students and alumni only. 
Presented by Patty Romeu, Assistant Director of Career Development at SVA and Co-Producer of the Emmy award-winning film The Loving Story.
Register at www.ifpwrapup10614.eventbrite.com

ALUMNI CAREER SERIES: LINKEDIN FOR YOUR CREATIVE CAREER
Thursday, October 9, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
136 W.  21st Street, Room 418F
In this presentation, we will offer tips and best practices for maximizing your LinkedIn profile, whether for your job search, freelance or small business, or networking. We will focus on how creatives can use this important tool to increase your online visibility, research your next career step, and open yourself to new ideas and opportunities. This event is open to SVA alumni only.
Register at www.acslinkedin10914.eventbrite.com

PIXAR COMPANY OVERVIEW
Monday, October 13, 6:00PM
SVA Theatre, 333 W. 23rd Street
Join Pixar's University Relations team as they discuss Pixar's internship program and what they look for in animation reels when selecting interns. Pixar will also be screening Toy Story of Terror after their presentation. This event is only open to SVA students, faculty, staff and alumni. Space is limited and registration required.  
Register at www.pixaratsva101314.eventbrite.com

SONY PLAYSTATION
Friday, October 17, 3:30PM - 4:30PM
133 W. 21st Street, 3rd Floor, Room 301C
The University Relations Program Manager at Sony Computer Entertainment America will speak about summer internships at Playstation's San Francisco offices.  Presented in conjunction with BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects.
Register at www.sonyplaystation101714.eventbrite.com 

APPLE RECRUITING DAY
Friday, October 31, Time TBA
136 W. 21st Street, 4th Floor, SVA IXD Department
Apple will present a general information session about summer internships in Cupertino, CA. This event is open to SVA students only.
Register at www.appleatsva103114.eventbrite.com 

INTERNSHIP INFORMATION SESSION
Thursday, November 6, 3:30PM - 4:40PM
136 W. 21st Street, Room 631F
Find out how to land a great internship and jump start your career now!  Learn how you can qualify for the SVA Internship-for-Credit program. This overview will cover student enrollment criteria, the responsibilities of both students and employers during an internship, how to find and apply for an internship, SVA procedures and application forms, special requirements for international students, and deadlines for the spring semester.  This event is open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate students only. 
Register at www.internshipinfo111614.eventbrite.com

ALUMNI CAREER SERIES: MARKETING AND SELLING YOUR WORK ONLINE
Thursday, November 13, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
136 W. 21st Street, Room 631F
Using known successful marketing and sales strategies as examples, this forum will share tips and resources for selling your work online on personal websites and online marketplaces such as Etsy, Society6 and similar platforms. A 30-minute presentation will be followed by interactive discussion for participants to share thoughts, experiences and questions.  Relevant to all creative fields including design, fine arts, photography and film. This event is open to SVA alumni only. 
Register at www.acssellingonline111314.eventbrite.com

HOW DO ARTISTS GET PAID?
Thursday, November 20, 9:00AM - 10:00AM
136 W. 21st Street, Room 418F
How do artists make money from their work? What makes up an artist’s income? How do you build a career that brings together multiple components to create a sustainable life and practice? In this interactive workshop, arts writer and educator Alexis Clements will discuss the current financial landscape for artists and how artists are getting paid,  how you can make use of and join in efforts to advocate for yourself and other artists, and how to start building long-term sustainability into your career.

Alexis Clements is an arts writer and performance maker based in Brooklyn, NY. She is a regular contributor, focused on art, performance, and the arts economy, to Hyperallergic. Her writing has also appeared in publications such as Salon, Bitch Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, and Two Serious Ladies, among others.  She has led workshops and courses at Skillshare, The Lower East Side Print Shop, and School of Visual Arts. www.alexisclements.com
Register at: www.howdoartistsgetpaid112014.eventbrite.com

 

WEBSITE CRIT GROUP: IS YOUR WEBSITE WORKING FOR YOU?
Thursday, December 4, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
136 W. 21st Street, Room 631F
Want to know if your website is working for you? Are you highlighting and promoting your work online in the best way possible? Submit your website to get critiqued by Career Development staff and a group of your peers during this workshop.  We will discuss how to create a website that works for you and your creative business, and will provide tips and resources for website creation and best practices. We will select up to ten websites to critique as a group, but you don’t have to submit your website in order to attend and learn new skills. 
To have your website reviewed during this workshop, apply by November 30th here: http://bit.ly/1ydlTPP. This event is open to all SVA students and alumni. 
Register at www.websitecrit12414.eventbrite.com

FACEBOOK VISITS

Friday, December 12, Time TBA
136 W. 21st Street, 4th Floor, SVA IXD Department
Panel discussion and portfolio review with Facebook hosted by MFA Interaction Design in conjunction with SVA Career Development. 

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    New York, NY 10010

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