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Events & Workshops: Spring 2016

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
 

CHRONICLE BOOKS DESIGN FELLOWSHIP INFO SESSION

Friday, January 29th, 2:00 - 3:00PM
136 West 21st Street, Room 418
Representatives from the Chronicle Books Design Studio in San Francisco will be on campus to promote their Design Fellowship Program for graphic and industrial designers. The paid, one-year fellowship begins this summer and is open to recent graduates. This is a great opportunity for recent grads to break into design for publishing, as many Chronicle Fellows go on to become full-time staff. Open only to current SVA seniros and grad students, and alumni from 2014 and 2015.
 

TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS FOR ARTISTS

Wednesday, February 10th, 1:00 - 2:00PM
133 West 21st Street, Room 301
This workshop will provide students with best practices for organization and management of time, as well as tips for managing the stress of a hectic schedule and multiple projects. Open only to SVA current students and alumni.
 

JOB SEARCH SKILLS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN THE U.S.

Thursday, February 11, 6:30 - 8:30PM
SVA Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, Floor 3
Find out how to assume responsibility for your career development and create a successful job search strategy in the U.S. as an international student. Linda Smith, Global Management Consultant will address SVA's international students and recent alumni regarding self-marketing strategies for success, making a great impression at the job interview and effective networking techniques. Open to 3rd- and 4th-year level BFA students, all graduate students and recent alumni on OPT. Co-sponsored by Career Development and the International Student Office.
 

BLUE SKY STUDIOS COMPANY PRESENTATION
Tuesday, February 16, 3:30 - 5:00PM
SVA Theater, 333 West 23rd Street
Representatives from Blue Sky will present on how to apply for internships at their studio, what they look for in candidates, and how best to prepare your reel. Students will also hear from Blue Sky artists about their own career paths and what it's like to work at Blue Sky. 
Space is limited; registration is required. Open to all SVA students, alumni, faculty and staff. 

APPLYING FOR ARTS OPPORTUNITIES: 
PUTTING TOGETHER A KILLER APPLICATION 

Wednesday, February 17th, 6:00 - 8:00PM
MFA Fine Arts Flex Space, 133 West 21st Street, Floor 9
We will cover best practices for researching, assessing, and applying for a variety of arts opportunities, from grants and residencies to calls for entry and fellowships. The application process can often feel daunting and opaque. We will discuss how to evaluate opportunities to find the best fit for your work, to manage your applications and to create a strong application. This event is open to SVA current students and alumni. 
 

APPLE RECRUITING AT SVA

Tuesday, March 1, 10:00 - 11:00AM
133 West 21st Street, Ground Floor, Room 101C
Representatives from Apple's design and recruiting teams will provide an overview about working at Apple and will discuss internship opportunities for Summer 2016.
Space is limited and registration is required. Open to SVA current students and alumni.
 

YAHOO! RECRUITING INFORMATION SESSION  

Thursday, March 3, 3:00 - 4:00PM 
MFA IxD Department, 136 West 21st Street, Floor 3
Representatives from Yahoo! will be on campus to share information about their Design Associate Program and other design opportunities. More details and registration information to follow. 
 

GET READY FOR THE CAREER FAIR

Friday, March 18, 12:30 - 2:00PM
136 West 21st Street, Room 418
Learn how to successfully prepare for and navigate the upcoming SVA 2016 Career Fair on April 1st. We will discuss the format of the day, what to expect, how to research companies in advance, what to bring with you, how to dress, and how to talk with employers. Open to current SVA juniors and seniors. 
 

EXHIBITION INSTALLATION SKILLS FOR MULTIMEDIA ARTISTS

Tuesday, March 22, 12:30 - 2:30PM
SVA Flatiron Gallery, 133 West 21st Street, Ground Floor
This workshop will teach students to install multimedia art such as screens, projections, multi-part installations, and more. Through a presentation and hands-on participation, students will learn about the tools, materials and best practices for installing their own work—a must-have skill for all exhibiting artists. Open to current SVA students only. 
 

GET READY FOR THE CAREER FAIR

Friday, March 25, 12:30 - 2:00PM
136 West 21st Street, Room 418
Learn how to successfully prepare for and navigate the upcoming SVA 2016 Career Fair on April 1st. We will discuss the format of the day, what to expect, how to research companies in advance, what to bring with you, how to dress, and how to talk with employers. Open to current SVA juniors and seniors. 
 

STARTING YOUR ART CAREER: BOOTCAMP FOR FINE ARTISTS

Date & Location TBA
This comprehensive workshop will cover all the basics an emerging artist needs to know: creating your artist CV, finding and applying to arts opportunities (including grants, residencies shows), the basics for approaching galleries and institutions, how to create a professional website, how to organize your outreach plan and more. Open only to current SVA students.
 

SVA CAREER FAIR

Friday, April 1st, 1:00 - 4:00PM
Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 West 18th Street, 4th Floor
Students and recent alumni are invited to meet with industry professionals, show portfolios and resumes, and discuss career opportunities. Employers from a wide variety of fields will be on hand to discuss internships, jobs, freelance work, and other opportunities. A full list of companies attending and opportunities available will be available on sva.edu/career prior to the fair. Open to juniors, seniors and graduate students, and alumni from 2015 only.  
 

FINDING ARTIST COMMISSIONS THROUGH INDIEWALLS
+ PIZZA LUNCH

Friday, April 8th, 12:30 - 1:30PM
136 West 21st Street, Room 418F
Join representatives from arts-tech-startup IndieWalls for a pizza lunch and information session on how students and alumni can obtain commissions creating innovative art pieces for a variety of public spaces and corporate clients. See some incredible pieces already commissioned at indiewalls.com. Open to SVA students and alumni. 
 

FREELANCING BASICS

Friday, April 15th, 1:00 - 3:00PM
136 West 21st Street, Room 418F
This workshop will provide an overview of the crucial elements of successful freelancing. Get a jumpstart on your first big freelance gig and learn how to define your services, negotiate fees and payment schedules, use your online portfolio to get work you want, as well as gain tips for marketing and managing your business. The workshop will provide resources and general information relevant to all disciplines. Open to SVA students and alumni.
 

THE STUDIO VISIT: MAKING PROFESSIONAL CONNECTIONS

Thursday, April 21st, 3:00 - 5:00PM
MFA Fine Arts Flex Space, 133 West 21st Street, Floor 9
Showing your work to others in a studio visit is the single most important  & effective way to increase awareness of your work, make connections and find new opportunities. This workshop will help you understand how to ask for studio visits with peers, other artists, curators, dealers, writers, or anyone else; tips and best practices, and how to properly follow up. This event is open to SVA current students and alumni. 
 

INTERNSHIP-FOR-CREDIT INFORMATION SESSION

Friday, April 22nd, 12:30 - 2:00PM
136 West 21st Street, Room 418F
Learn how you can qualify for the SVA Internship for Credit program. This overview will cover the new online application system, SVACareerLink, as well as student enrollment criteria, the responsibilities of both students and employers, how to find and apply for an internship, special requirements for international students, and deadlines and procedures for the fall semester. Attendance is mandatory for international students who’ve not interned for credit before.


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