Get a Job Boot Camp 2014
Get a Job Boot Camp
Prepare for your future as a designer with AIGA Iowa’s sixth annual Get a Job Boot Camp. First-time job seekers, internship-hunters, and soon-to-be-graduates will learn how to succeed in today’s challenging job market from seasoned design professionals and receive valuable feedback during a portfolio review session.

AIGA Member: $10 (includes lunch)
Nonmember: $60 (includes lunch + 1 year AIGA Contributor level membership)

Sorry but registration for this event is closed. Walk-ins will be accepted the day of the event, however, an additional $10 registration fee will be added to the admission price and does not guarantee lunch.

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9:15 am - 9:45 amRegistration
9:45 am - 10:00 amWelcome from AIGA Iowa
10:00 am - 10:30 amThe Great Elevator Speech with Mike Wagner, founder of White Rabbit Group
Open doors with this essential skill to sell yourself quickly and speak about your work, experience and skills with confidence.
10:30 am - 11:00 am$tart $mart Workshop with Cyndi Wiley, Assistant Professor of Design, Grand View University
Approach the job market with the confidence, knowledge, and skills you need to negotiate salaries and benefits out of college. Leave this workshop with the know-how on developing a personal budget to determine salary needs and benchmarking salary and benefits.
11:15 am - 11:45 amPanel of Professionals
Openly discuss topics ranging from interviewing to organizing and presenting your portfolio to expectations in the work place with a variety of hiring and human resource professionals.
11:45 am - 12:45 pmLunch + Speed Mock Interviews
Mix it up and talk with fellow students from surrounding area colleges and several local design professionals. Also, experience what an interview would be like and the questions you might be asked.
1:00 pm - 2:45 pmPortfolio Reviews
Discuss your portfolio 1-on-1 with up to 3 different local design professionals. Don't have a portfolio? No big deal, just bring any work you have or participant in a small roundtable for a more informal Q&A and critique.
2:45 pm - 3:00 pmClosing + Prize Raffle

Disclaimer | The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is a pet-friendly facility, and exposure to pet dander and other common animal-related allergens may be unavoidable. The ARL and AIGA Iowa urge you to take precautions if you have animal-related allergies, and take no responsibility for reactions attendees may experience.

Sustain | As part of our efforts to make every event as sustainable as possible, we ask that you please bring your own water bottle or beverage container to the event. The ARL has a water fountain available for refills. Other beverages may be purchased from the on-site vending machine during breaks & lunch. Please bring your own change.