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Creativity: careers in motion

April 14, 2011 | Gordon Field House


Event Description

The format of the event has 3 major components: Career Speakers, Portfolio Reviews and Creative Industry Day

This event has been created primarily for College of Imaging Arts and Sciences students and alumni to connect with, and get feedback and advice from, professionals in the creative field.

This is not just a job fair—you do not need to have job openings to participate (although many organizations do use this event to source out talent).  We are creating an atmosphere and event that fosters communication between professionals and students. Open to RIT students and alumni only!

Student Portfolios -- preview some of the student's work, check back for new additions

Career Speakers 12-2 pm

12-1pm:  Topic:   “Social Media – Who’s Using Who or What?”

Find out how recruiters and other creative folks are using the web to their advantage to uncover talent or promote their business. Learn how you can use social media to your advantage: promote yourself, your work, network and uncover job leads. Be careful…Facebook can be not so “friend-ly” and Twitter might not be so “tweet”. Get schooled on how to avoid the pitfalls of a negative online presence and take charge of your “personal brand”.

                Tim Barber, Owner & Executive Creative Director, Odopod
                Krystyna Bloch, Manager of Interactive and Technology Recruitment, Ogilvy & Mather
                Brian Batchelder, Sr. Manager Talent Development, Fleishman-Hillard Digital

               Moderator: Dr. Neil Hair, Assistant Professor of Marketing, E. Philip Saunders College of Business

1-2pm:    Topic:    “If I Knew Then What I Know Now…”

What can you start doing right now before that first day of work – co-op, internship or entry level -- so you’ll make a positive first impression, fit into the office culture, form good working relationships and make meaningful contributions? Get advice from successful professionals in the creative industry so you can hit the ground running and get your career off to a great start!

               Eric Decker, Associate Technical Director, Firstborn
               Tim Prinzing, Creative Director, RES Exhibit Services
               Linzi Bergmann, Sr. Designer, Odopod ('09 New Media Design)
               Jeremy Brault, Jr. Designer, Odopod ('10 New Media Design)
               Moderator: Dr. Twyla J. Cummings, Interim Associate Dean, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences

Creative Industry Day 2-6 pm

Formerly New Media Industry Day

[2-4 pm major-specific: new media design, new media interactive development, 3D digital graphics, computer graphics design only]

[4-6 pm open to all CIAS majors including graphic design, new media, photography, fine arts, and more]

The objective is to provide a forum for networking and information exchange between students and industry professionals. This is an informal atmosphere where students will learn about the skills required for success in your industry, what career paths are available, and get feedback on their portfolios. This type of Industry Day Oasisinterchange will be a beneficial experience for the students, the industry and the instructors.

This year the event will be bigger and better than ever with students from New Media Design, New Media Publishing, New Media Interactive Development, Graduate Computer Graphics Design, 3D Digital Graphics, Graphic Design, and Graduate Graphic Design coming together to meet companies from across the U.S. The floor plan includes specific sections for the different industries.

There will be a table, with signage, set up for each company. We ask each company to display product/service examples (if possible) and to be prepared to discuss the company's products, services, mission, etc.  There is no cost for this event.

Please limit your time with each student to 5-10 minutes.

Portfolio Reviews 2-4 pm Portfolio Review

Getting that job is inevitably going to come down to a person's work.  Give advice to students/alumni on how to showcase their work most effectively to a prospective employer or client.

Students from the School of Design, School of Art, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, School for American Crafts, School of Film and Animation, School of Print Media are invited to participate. 

Please limit your time with each student/alum to 10 minutes.



Information for Registered Companies/Organizations

Check in begins at 10 am, RIT Gordon Field House. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of your event.

Box lunches and drinks will be served from 11:30 – 2:00 in the adjacent Campus Center rooms. Only water is allowed on gym floor.

Each “Industry Day” company will have a table with their company name, skirting. Feel free to bring a company table top display or company product or literature.

Each Portfolio Reviewer will have his/her own table with signage.

Wireless internet is available. We will try to accomodate all requests for electricity (part of registration).

Link to Campus Maps

Here is a list of hotels near campus (PDF)

Student Portfolio Site

We hear lots of great feedback about the quality of RIT students. For example, here's a link to great comments on Tim Barber's (Odopod) blog.

To preview their work, check the 2011 Portfolio Site http://creativity.cias.rit.edu/. Access portfolios and resumes from junior and senior New Media designers, New Media developers, IT developers, Graphic Designers, Computer Graphics graduates and more. Check back often, as more and more students will be adding their work!

Industry Day AKQA

Contact Info

This event is sponsored by the RIT Office of Co-op and Career Services, CIAS and Alumni Relations.

If you did not participate in CReatIviTy: Careers in Motion this past year but would like to receive an invitation to this event, please contact Gretchen at geboce@rit.edu with "Creativity Invite" in the subject line or call 585.475.2301.