Last Friday, we held an Industry Events Prep Session where we talked about some of the most important preparation pieces we felt you should know about. In turn, students that attended had some great questions. Both our thoughts and the student questions are summarized below…
Top 5 Most Important Industry Events Prep Items You Should Know About:
It is not too late to attend. If you are a Dec. 2012, May 2013, Aug. 2013, or Dec. 2013, you are qualified to attend at least two Industry Events. However, you need to register. You can do that here.
What does my industry event entail and what should I be prepared for (for specific times and locations please visit colum.edu/industryevents):
- Moving Pictures | Tuesday, 5/7 – A Keynote Speaker, Navid McIlhargey, President of Film Engine, followed up by screenings of students reels, FrameWorks and networking reception.
- Journalism Reception | Thursday, 5/9 – Networking reception, showcasing of broadcast reels and an opportunity to show your portfolio to professionals.
- Radio Reception | Thursday, 5/9 – Networking event, Club DJ class spinning and an opportunity to play your demo.
- Interactive Arts & Media Showcase | Thursday, 5/9 – Students will be tabled with their portfolios and work, Game students will be showing their games.
- Senior Showcase of Theatre Designers, Directors & Technicians | Monday, 5/13 – Students will be tabled showcasing their work.
- Marketing Communication Reception | Tuesday, May 14 – PRSSA is hosting a keynote from 5-6 from Fred Cook of Golin Harris. 6:00-8:00 Professionals will be seated and students can walk around to network and showcase their work to them.
- Photography Review | Thursday, May 16 – Students will be tabled with their portfolios as professionals view their work.
- Fashion Industry Breakfast | Friday, May 17 – Students will be tabled with their portfolios as professionals view their work. There is a curated runway show at 9:15, followed by a breakfast reception.
- Senior Showcase of Graphic Design, Illustration & Advertising Art Direction | Friday, May 17 – Students will be tabled with their portfolios as professionals view their work.
If you don’t have work to showcase, you should still attend. You won’t be seated or tabled in any of the review scenarios, but you will be able to talk to professionals as you view your classmates’ work. Bring your resume, a business card, and most importantly the ability to talk about your experience so you can be remembered.
Dress it up a little bit. No, not full on job interview attire, but dress to your industry.
Have things to say about yourself, but learn about your industry through our guests. This is your opportunity to learn first hand from those who are already out there doing it. Ask them questions about what they do, what their company/organization does, and how they developed their current role.