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Events & Workshops: SUMMER 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, SVA students and alumni should log on to the SVA Job Board unless otherwise specified.

ALUMNI CAREER FORUM: LATE SUMMER CREATIVITY BOOST
Thursday, August 14, 3:00PM - 4:30PM
136 W. 21st Street, Room 830F

Whether you are a job seeker, freelancer, artist or small business owner, all the focus on work, work, work may leave you with little energy left over for creativity. Using exercises from some well-known and lesser-known creativity gurus, the forum will provide assessments and practical tools to help you tap into your creative impulses on a daily basis.  Come to build community with other alumni and participate in some energizing techniques that will inspire you to cultivate and visualize your creative future in the months and years ahead.

This forum is for alumni of all ages who may be seeking employment, building a freelance or studio practice, transitioning into a new career or exploring entrepreneurship. To register, go to www.svaacf81414.eventbrite.com.
*This event is open to all SVA alumni.

ALUMNI CAREER FORUM: MID-SUMMER RE-ENERGIZE AND REFRESH
Thursday, July 17, 3:00PM - 4:30PM
136 W. 21st Street, Room 830F

Get re-energized in mid-summer by attending this forum and doing some brief assessments, motivational exercises and brainstorming to help you identify key talents and match them with future career opportunities. Explore the magic blend of What You Do Well + What You Want To Do + What You Can Be Paid To Do. Come to this workshop to help identify your talents, clarify your goals and get ready to take action! 
This forum is for alumni of all ages who may be seeking employment, building a freelance or studio practice, transitioning into a new career or exploring entrepreneurship. 
*This event is open to SVA alumni only.

WEBSITE CRIT GROUP: IS YOUR WEBSITE WORKING FOR YOU?

Thursday, June 26, 3:00PM - 4:30PM
136 W. 21st Street, Room 830F

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 alumni peers during this workshop.  We will discuss best practices for your online presence and how to create a website that works for you and your creative business. We will also provide tips and resources for website creation and best practices. We will select up to eight websites to critique as a group; if yours is not selected, you may follow up the workshop with a one-on-one session with a counselor. To have your website reviewed during this workshop, apply online here by June 24thhttp://bit.ly/RBbXM3.

*This event is open to all students and alumni.

JOB SEARCH TIPS FOR RECENT GRADS
Thursday, June 19, 3:00 - 4:30PM
136 W. 21st Street, Room 830F

Learn what you need to know to find a job! This workshop for recent graduates will help you focus your job search. Learn how to gather information on available career options, industries and occupations. This seminar will provide you with tips for strategically responding to job listings by tailoring your resume and cover letter to the employer’s needs to help it land in the “Must Interview” pile! 

*This workshop is for alumni who graduated in 2014 and 2013 only. 

ALUMNI CAREER FORUM: MARKETING TIPS FOR FREELANCERS AND SMALL BUSINESSES
Thursday, May 22, 3:00PM - 4:30PM
136 West 21st Street, Room 631F

This alumni forum will present marketing strategies and tips to increase your clients, income, and visibility. The event will be relevant for designers, photographers, fine artists, animators, illustrators, and other creative freelancers. There will be time after the presentation for general Q&A, discussion and to share your own experiences. 
The purpose of the forums is to offer ongoing career support to alumni who may be seeking employment, building a freelance or studio practice, transitioning into a new career, exploring entrepreneurship and more. 
*This event is open to SVA alumni only.

UNDERSTANDING THE VALUE OF YOUR WORK WITHIN MULTIPLE MARKETS: A SEMINAR FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS WITH MARY VIRGINIA SWANSON
Monday, May 12, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
209 E. 23rd Street, 3rd Floor Amphitheater

One of the most exciting recent developments for photographers is the growth of new markets for their work.  Whether a fine print is shown in a museum or in a corporate office, reproduced as book cover illustration, or featured within product advertising, the value of that photograph is different for each buyer.  In this seminar, Mary Virginia Swanson will provide an overview of the value of your work within today's diverse photography marketplace.   Space is limited; please register at http://mvsatsva.eventbrite.com/
*This event is open to all SVA students, alumni, faculty and staff. 

Contact Information
  • Career Development

    136 West 21 Street

    6th Floor

    New York, NY 10010

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