This one-day student conference will help you plot your design career from beginning to end—including choosing a design discipline, selecting a career type, landing your first job, and thriving as a new hire. Let the industry veterans be your guide as you navigate panel discussions, Q&A sessions, and a breakout lunch with design pros. With ample networking opportunities throughout the day, this is a professional journey you won’t want to miss!
Keynote Speaker: Drew Davies—Oxide Design Co. Owner/Designer
Panel 1: Packing Your Tools: Choosing a Design Discipline
If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take one type of design with you, which one would you choose? This panel discussion will explore the different design careers that exist, and help you hash out which one is right for you.
Panel 2: Pinpointing a Professional Destination
What does your professional destination look like? Are you designing for a national agency? Or are you the in-house designer for a local non-profit? This panel of professionals will offer insight into the career venues available to designers, and the pros and cons to each.
Panel 3: Navigating the Job Market
Once you know where you’re going, you need to know how to get there! This panel of hiring managers and industry experts will help you navigate the job market, from portfolios and resumes, to interviews and salary negotiations.
Panel 4: Upon Arrival: Best Practices for New Hires
You landed your first job! Now what? Hear from a panel of new designers as they share what it’s like to be the new kid on the block.
Cost: (includes conference events and lunch)
Members can purchase tickets at nebraska.aiga.org