Get a Job Boot Camp 2015
Get a Job Boot Camp
Prepare for your future as a designer with AIGA Iowa’s seventh 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)

Vegetarian lunch options will be available.

Registration closes Thursday, March 5th

Download & print your own copy of the poster.
Poster + graphics created by Zachary Kern, Farmboy Inc

9:15 am - 9:45 amRegistration
9:45 am - 10:00 amWelcome from AIGA Iowa
10:00 am - 10:30 amInterview Etiquette
Hear the what-to-dos and what-not-to-dos when looking for jobs, landing an interview, handling in-person and telephone interviews, and finally getting that long-desired offer letter.
10:30 am - 11:00 amPortfolio Prowess
Learn how to best strut your design stuff during the interview. See best practices to not overwhelm or underwhelm the interviewer.
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 recent college graduates.
11:45 am - 12:45 pmLunch
Mix it up and talk with fellow students from surrounding area colleges and several local design professionals.
1:00 pm - 2:45 pmPortfolio Reviews
Review your portfolio 1-on-1 with up to three 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.
NOTE: A little preparedness on your portfolios can go a long way!
2:45 pm - 3:00 pmClosing + Prize Raffle