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Events & Workshops Spring 2018

 

CROWDFUNDING LAB

Fridays, 12:15PM: Jan 19, Feb 2, Feb23, March 2, March 16 and April 7

This multi-session workshop is for preselected participants who have applied and been accepted into the lab.  Its purpose is to support a range of creative projects by sharing best practices for preparing, launching and completing a crowdfunding campaign during the Spring 2018 semester. The application cycle is closed.

BLUE SKY COMPANY PRESENTATION

Thursday, February 16, 3:30pm

Representatives from Blue Sky will present on how to apply for internships at their studio, what they look for in candidates, and how to best prepare your reel. Students will also hear from artists at the studio about their own career paths and roles at Blue Sky. Open only to SVA students, alumni, faculty and staff.

TURNER BROADCASTING INFO SESSION

Tuesday, February 13, 1:00pm

Join us to learn more about opportunities in NYC and Atlanta with Turner Broadcasting.  Turner is the parent company for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Film Struck, CNN and many other entities and they have a wide range of opportunities for current students and recent graduates. A recruiter from the company will be on campus to discuss their paid internships, apprenticeships and full-time trainee program with Turner Studios, a full-service in-house production company.  Students with skills in video shoot production, video editing and motion graphics are encouraged to attend.  Openings exist in technical operations, news, sports, studio apprenticeships and more. Turner opportunities extend to current students, those who will be graduating and recent graduates up to 6-months after graduation, so don’t miss this unique chance to meet the recruiter in person!

APPLE RECRUITING INFORMATION SESSION

Thursday, February 22, 10:00am

Recruiters and designers from Apple will provide an overview about working at the company and discuss internship opportunities for Summer 2018. This event is open only to sophomores, juniors and first year graduate students, as Apple internships are solely for students graduating on or after August 2018.

GET READY FOR THE CAREER FAIR
Tuesday, February 27, 3:30pm

Learn how to successfully prepare for and navigate the upcoming SVA 2018 Internship Fair on March 30! 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. Open to SVA current students only.  

RESUME BASICS
Tuesday, February 27, 4:30pm

This workshop will focus on resume basics for students who may have limited work experience when applying for internships.  Come learn about resume essentials, how to summarize your skill set, what kind of non-work experience it could be useful to include and how to make a strong first impression on paper.  If this will be your first career fair, this workshop is a must! Open to SVA current students only.  

A CONVERSATION WITH GARY LENNON, SCREENWRITER AND PRODUCER

Wednesday, February 28, 6:30pm

Join us for this special evening with Los Angeles-based award-winning producer and screenwriter Gary Lennon. Lennon is the Executive Producer of the Starz hit drama series Power and has worked on several critically praised shows, including Orange is the New Black, The Black Donnellys, The Unusuals, The Shield, and Black Box. He will discuss his work and career and how he transitioned from stage to film to television. Lennon will talk about putting a television season together including how the writer's room works and how ideas take shape from an outline to teleplay. He will give his perspective on the entire production and post-production process including working with directors on set and the editors in the cutting room and will also share his tips on getting work and making it in the film industry.  

GET READY FOR THE CAREER FAIR

Monday, March 19, 3:15pm

Learn how to successfully prepare for and navigate the upcoming SVA 2018 Internship Fair on March 30! 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. Open to SVA students only.

RESUME BASICS

Monday, March 19, 4:15pm

This workshop will focus on resume basics for students who may have limited work experience when applying for internships.  Come learn about resume essentials, how to summarize your skill set, what kind of non-work experience it could be useful to include and how to make a strong first impression on paper.  If this will be your first career fair, this workshop is a must! Open to SVA current students only.  

SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS CAREER FAIR 2018

Friday, March 30, 1:00 – 4:00pm

Get a head start on finding a great job or summer internship! SVA students are invited to meet with industry professionals, show portfolios and resumes, and discuss internship and career opportunities. Employers from a wide variety of fields will be on hand to discuss internships, jobs, freelance work and company culture. First time attending the fair? We strongly recommend you attend one of our Get Ready for the Career Fair workshops on Tuesday, February 27 and Monday, March 19 and consider attending the Resume Basics workshops that follow.

SUMMER INTERNSHIP INFORMATION SESSION

Tuesday, April 3, 3:15PM

Learn how you can qualify for the SVA Internship for Credit program.  This overview will cover the 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 summer semester. Your attendance is strongly recommended if this is your first time applying for an internship; if you are an international student, attendance at this session is a requirement before submitting your application. Open to sophomores, juniors and first-year graduate students.

FULBRIGHT PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSION

Friday, April 6, 1:00pm

Come learn about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, a fully-funded year-long grant to travel abroad and immerse yourself in another culture and country while working on an art or art history project of your own design. SVA's interim Fulbright Program Advisor, Tricia Ross and IIE/Fulbright representative, Peter Raucci will provide details on the grant program, eligibility and requirements, how to apply, and important tips on creating a strong application. If you are interested in applying for a Fulbright, attendance at one of these sessions is strongly encouraged. This event is open to all current students, alumni, faculty and staff of SVA who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. 

FREELANCING BASICS

Friday, April 13, 1:00PM

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 juniors, seniors, all graduate students and recent alumni.

FREELANCE ISN’T FREE ACT INFORMATION SESSION

Friday, April 20, 1:00pm  

In 2017, New York City enacted this new law to strengthen the legal rights of freelancers and provide a dedicated city resource for workplace questions and complaints: the Office of Labor Policy & Standards (OLPS) within the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs.  The law ensures that freelancers now have the right to written contracts, timely payment, freedom from discrimination, the right to file a complaint, as well as access to a Court Navigation Program to provide assistance with filed complaints.  A representative from this agency will discuss the provisions of the law and the resources available to freelancers including sample contracts, public benefits, education and training programs, and the Court Navigation Program.   Open to juniors, seniors, all graduate students and alumni.

SVA 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.

Visit www.svacd.eventbrite.com to register.


PAST EVENTS FALL 2017

NICKELODEON RECRUITING PRESENTATION

BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT RECRUITING PRESENTATION

COVER YOUR A’S: ART, ASSETS, & ARCHIVES | STUDIO SAFETY & PREPAREDNESS TRAINING

CROWDFUNDING LAB INFORMATION SESSION

PIXAR RECRUITING INFORMATION SESSION

APPLE RECRUITING INFORMATION SESSION

THE STUDIO VISIT: MAKING PROFESSIONAL CONNECTIONS

BUSINESS BASICS FOR ARTISTS AND CREATIVES - PART 1: MANAGING FINANCES

FACEBOOK RECRUITING INFORMATION SESSION

APPLYING FOR ARTS OPPORTUNITIES: GRANTS, RESIDENCIES, & MORE

CROWDFUNDING LAB SESSION ONE

BUSINESS BASICS FOR ARTISTS AND CREATIVES
PART 2: UNDERSTANDING COPYRIGHT AND CONTRACTS

GOLDEN WOLF STUDIO RECRUITING INFO SESSION

FULBRIGHT PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSION

COLLEGE TEACHING JOB SEARCH

FULBRIGHT PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSION

CROWDFUNDING LAB SESSION TWO

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