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Events & Workshops: SPRING 2015

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

NAVIGATING THE COLLEGE ART ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Friday, January 23, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
136 West 21st Street, 6th Floor, Room 631F
This workshop will provide an overview of the annual CAA conference for college teaching professionals taking place in February in New York City. Find out what to expect from the conference and how to make the most of this networking and learning opportunity. Basic tips for applying for a college teaching job will be covered. This event is open to all but is geared towards those working towards or possessing a MFA or other terminal degree. 

TAX STRATEGIES FOR ARTISTS
Thursday, January 29, 7:00PM - 8:30PM
209 East 23rd Street, 3rd Floor Amphitheater
This workshop with CPA and attorney Michael Goldberg focuses on tax planning and compliance issues for freelancers and artists to consider. Topics will include choice of business entity (corporation, LLC, sole proprietorship), worker classification (employee vs. independent contractor), tax filing requirements, tax deductions, expense deductions for home office and equipment purchases, IRS recordkeeping requirements, sales tax considerations relating to sales of art work and purchases of art supplies, so-called ‘hobby loss rules’ and deductions for retirement plan contributions. The focus will be practical applications of tax rules to specific situations. Active participation will be encouraged to make the workshop as interactive as possible.
Michael Goldberg is a tax partner in a CPA firm and has been the tax accountant for SVA for many years. He has published numerous articles on corporate and individual income taxation focusing on small and medium sized businesses. 

DISNEY ANIMATION RECRUITING

Tuesday, February 3, Time TBA
Location TBA
Representatives from Disney Animation will be on campus to interview students for open positions. 

DREAMWORKS' SHELLEY PAGE PRESENTS EYE-CANDY

Wednesday, February 4, 6:00PM – 8:00PM
132 West 21st Street, Room 101C
SVA will host Shelley Page, Head of International Outreach at DreamWorks Animation, for a screening of Eye-Candy.

DISNEY'S GLEN KEANE AT SVA

Thursday, February 5, 3:30PM – 5:30PM
SVA Theater, 333 West 23rd Street
Animator Glen Keane, spent 38 years at Walt Disney Studios bringing us unforgettable characters such as Aladdin, Ariel, the Beast, Tarzan and Rapunzel. Since leaving Disney, Glen has launched Glen Keane Productions. Collaborating with Google Advanced Technology and Projects, Glen has released his short, “Duet” which is a true masterpiece as a stand-alone animation, and also serves an interactive experience. Glen will present about his career in animation, his process and his recent success with “Duet.”

THE CREATIVE ENTREPRENEUR
SVA ALUMNI PANEL AND NETWORKING EVENT
Tuesday, February 24, 7:00pm
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street

Exploring the alchemy of the creative impulse and the entrepreneurial spirit, SVA alumni discuss the spectrum—from frustration to triumph—of their experiences working independently in cooking and culinary arts; film; fine arts; graphic design; product design; publishing; video and new media; and web, app and game design.
Panelists include Justin Gignac (BFA 2002 Advertising); Melissa Hamilton (BFA 1983 Fine Arts), with business and creative partner Christopher Hirsheimer; Michael Harry (BFA 2001 Film and Video); Lauren Hom (BFA 2013 Advertising); and Catt Small (BFA 2011 Graphic Design). Moderated by Patricia Romeu, assistant director, SVA Career Development.
Come listen to stories of creative entrepreneurship during this engaging discussion and Q&A, followed by a private networking reception with drinks and hors d'oeuvres.
The discussion is open to the public. The private networking reception is exclusively for SVA Alumni—RSVP required.
RSVP for the alumni networking reception at alumni.sva.edu/entrepreneur.
Presented by SVA Alumni Affairs and Career Development.

GET READY FOR THE CAREER FAIR

Thursday, March 12, 1:30PM
136 W. 21st St., 6th Floor, Room 631F
Learn how to successfully prepare for and navigate the upcoming SVA 2015 Career Fair on March 27! 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 make the most of your time with employers.

APPLE RECRUITING

Friday, March 13, Time TBA
Location TBA
Representatives will provide an overview of working at Apple and interview pre-selected students for open positions.

BLUE SKY RECRUITING

Tuesday, March 10, Time TBA
Location TBA
Representatives from Blue Sky will be on campus to interview students for open positions.

GET READY FOR THE CAREER FAIR

Friday, March 20, 1:00PM
136 W. 21st St., 6th Floor, Room 631F
Learn how to successfully prepare for and navigate the upcoming SVA 2015 Career Fair on March 27! 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 make the most of your time with employers.

SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS CAREER FAIR

Friday, March 27, 1:00PM – 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.  
Career Development will provide a full list of companies attending and opportunities available on sva.edu/career and collegecentral.com/sva prior to the fair.  
This event is available to juniors, seniors, graduate students and alumni from the classes of 2012, 2013 and 2014 only.  If this is your first career fair, we strongly recommend that you attend one of our Get Ready for the Career Fair workshops to be held on Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 20.

SUMMER 2015 INTERNSHIP INFORMATION SESSION

Friday, April 3, 1:00PM
136 W. 21st St., 6th Floor, 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, how to find and apply for an internship, procedures and application forms, special requirements for international students, and deadlines for the summer semester.

Z ACADEMY RECRUITING

Date TBA, Time TBA
Location TBA
Z Academy will be on campus to interview students for open positions. 

FREELANCING WORKSHOP

Date TBA, Time TBA
Location TBA
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 majors.


Contact Information
  • Career Development

    136 West 21 Street

    6th Floor

    New York, NY 10010

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