07 Mar

Student Portfolio Review

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The Upstate New York Chapter of the AIGA invites the 2011 graduating graphic design students of New York to our 3rd Annual Student Portfolio Review, this year in 3 locations: Albany, Rochester, and Syracuse. The Syracuse review will be hosted at stressdesign on Thursday April 7, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.

THE EVENT:
The review is a chance for you to practice your interview skills and get valuable feedback from local professionals about your design work and resume in a no-risk, non-competitive environment geared at preparing you for the professional interviewing process. Please note this is not a employment interview but an opportunity to meet professionals and get important feedback on your portfolio to make it the best it can be.

WHO CAN ATTEND:
Students: The review is open to college seniors, 2010 graduates, and MFA candidates (maximum capacity of 50 students per location)
Reviewers: The review is open to local art and design professionals and educators.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND:
You will receive objective advice and thoughtful one-on-one commentary and criticism of your design work from local design educators, professional designers, and potential employers. While this event is not a job fair, some reviewers may be looking for potential employees or interns. This event is a great way to discuss your work, network and become aware of who’s who in your local design community.

REVIEWERS NEEDED:
Design professionals, want to meet the latest group of design talent? Here’s a great networking event to connect with your peers, share your design experience and provide useful feedback. Please contact Marc Stress at stressdesign directly (315-422-3231 x201) if you’re interested in joining.

COST:
AIGA Student members: $5
Student non-members: $10
Portfolio reviewers: Free

SPONSORSHIP:
Interested in sponsoring this AIGA event? Please contact Marc Stress at stressdesign directly (315-422-3231 x201) if you’d like to know more about how to sponsor this event and share your company with a captive audience of design and creative professionals.

WHAT TO BRING (Student Version):
Bring 12-15 pieces of your best work from your portfolio, as well as multiple copies of your resume and business cards. If you plan on showing interactive or rich-media work, please bring a fully-charged laptop and extension cord.

WHAT TO BRING (Reviewer Version):
Bring all your experience bottled up and ready to share. Bring a smile and a willingness to share feedback to help students polish their presentation. If you’re so inclined, bring business cards and collateral from your studio to share with students and network with other professionals.

Full event details and registration at Upstate New York AIGA




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