2019 Emerging Professionals Workshop

Calling all students! The University of New Haven is hosting this year’s Emerging Professionals Workshop on February 23rd for a full day of discussions, presentations, portfolio reviews, networking, food, and more!

Young Professional Panel Discussion

We're starting off the day with a panel discussion, a group comprised of industry-fresh recent graduates. Since last year was such a hit, we’ve decided to scout a new group of talented designers, who are eager to share their experience in the field.

Industry Leaders Share Projects

For the first time at the event, attendees will get a visual glimpse into the design process of well-established professionals. A selection of industry leaders will share their insight, knowledge, and design process by taking us through their projects from start to finish.

Roundtable Lunches

Wish you could pick a pro's brain? Our roundtable lunches allow you the opportunity to connect on a deeper level with our facilitators and explore a design topic that's important to you! Roundtables are on a first-come basis so if there is room at a table, snag it!

Portfolio Reviews

After lunch, we'll sit you down one-on-one with several experienced creatives who are eager to help you hone your design craft and professional presentation skills. Come prepared with your work in print, or on your laptop or tablet. Student attendees have been hired by reviewers in the past, so bring your best self!

Note: You must check the box labeled "Yes! I want a portfolio review" during registration in order to reserve a review spot. Portfolio review spots are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Portfolio reviews are optional, and guests who do not want a portfolio review are still encouraged to attend.

Networking Social

We're ending the day with a social! Talk with the professionals you've met throughout the day, and form new connections with other design students from around the state. Who knows, we might have a game that makes introducing yourself fun!

Tentative Schedule

9AM – 9:30AM
& Breakfast

9:30AM – 10AM

10AM – 11AM
Young Professionals Panel

11AM – 12PM
Industry Leaders Share Current Projects

12PM – 12:45PM
Roundtable Lunches

1PM – 2PM
Portfolio Reviews / Professional Topics

2PM – 3PM
Portfolio Reviews / Professional Topics

3PM – 4PM
Networking Social


Student members : Free
Student nonmembers/members : $10
Nonmembers : $15

More Information

Campus Map

Your registration constitutes permission to use photos, audio and video recording taken of you at the event for promotional and educational purposes in connection with AIGA, corresponding publications, archives, and online.

When & Where
Sat, Feb 23, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Alumni Lounge
Bartels Hall
University of New Haven
West Haven, Connecticut 06511
Currently Registered