Emerging Professional’s Workshop 2020

Sign up for a full-day of discovery, portfolio reviews, round table discussions, networking, and more at AIGA CT’s Emerging Professionals Workshop! Free for AIGA Student Members, we will pair emerging professionals with industry leaders to review their portfolios and talk through interview readiness. Participants will enjoy round-table discussions with their peers and veterans of industry with plenty of time to create networks and learn about the expectations of working in design. 

Roundtable Discussions with Seasoned Professionals
We're starting off the day with round-table discussions to connect on a deeper level with peers and industry veterans about design topics, job hunting, desired skill-sets and tools! Roundtables are self-seating from event entry.

Portfolio Reviews
Sit with an experienced creative for a one-on-one session to review your work and help you hone your presentation skills. Come prepared with your work in print, or on your own laptop or tablet. Student attendees have been hired by reviewers in the past, so bring your best self! View our portfolio guidelines here.

Young Professional Panel Discussion
Continue 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.

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 are given out 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.

9:30 - 9:50 Registration, grab coffee & mingle
9:50 - 10:00
10:00 – 11:00 Round table - seasoned professional
11:00 – 12:30 Portfolio Reviews
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch/Break
1:30 – 2:30 Emerging Professional panels
2:30 – 3:00 Wrap up/networking

When & Where
Sat, Mar 7, 2020
9:30 AM - 3 PM

University of New Haven's Orange Campus
584 Derby Milford Road
Orange, Connecticut 06477

Student Members: Free
Student Nonmembers / AIGA Members: $10
Nonmembers: $15


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When & Where
Sat, Mar 7, 2020 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM