career and alumni success

Employer Visit!

Google Creative Lab presentation

THIS Monday, April 22

8 p.m.

Trustees Theater

Representativesfrom Google’s Creative Lab are coming to SCAD to look for the most talented, innovative and experimental thinkers to join “The Five” program, a 1-year paid residency program at Google Creative Lab in NYC. Come learn more about Google and the Creative Lab and help remind the world what it is they love about Google.

Disney College Program presentation 

THIS Saturday, Sept. 29

6-9 p.m.

Boundary Hall, common room

B.F.A. production design student Justin Martin, representative at SCAD for Disney, will discuss the necessary steps to secure an internship with the Walt Disney Co. Martin, who recently completed an internship at Disney, will share his insight and knowledge. Discover what it takes to be part of the program, and learn what it is like to work for Disney. 

Event!

Explore, buy comics and zines by SCAD students, professors 

THIS Saturday, May 11

1-4 p.m.

Norris Hall courtyard

SCAD sequential art students, alumni and professors will exhibit and sell their self-published mini-comics and zines at the Mini-Comics Expo. There will also be a series of fun demonstrations led by professors and graduate students — from drawing comics to creating and binding comic books — open to children and adults alike. 

The expo and all workshops are free and open to the public. 

Learn what it takes to work at Dreamworks

TOMORROW Monday, Jan. 30
8-10 p.m. EST

Trustees Theater,

216 E. Broughton St., Savannah, Georgia

The office for career and alumni success at SCAD invites you to join Marilyn Friedman, head of outreach for Dreamworks, for a look into this CG animation powerhouse. The world-class creative talent and technological capabilities of Dreamworks have enabled the theatrical release of 23 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon. View sample demo reels and learn what it takes to catch the eye of Dreamworks executives.

Volunteer Opportunity!

Volunteering for Career Fair - Interest Meeting

NEXT Monday, Feb. 4th

8 p.m.

Student Center. 120 Montgomery St.

Interested in learning more about volunteering for the Career Fair?  If so, plan to attend this meeting.  Career and Alumni Success will inform you about volunteer roles and benefits and answer any questions.

Career Fair Student Volunteer Interest Meeting
Monday, February 4
8 p.m.
Student Center

Volunteering for the Career Fair is a great way to develop your professional skills, network with recruiters from top companies and build your resume.

Career and Alumni Success will post a separate announcement at a later date with details about signing up to volunteer and mandatory training sessions.

Feature Friday!

Congrats to Courtney Wirth (B.F.A., Illustration, 2012) who was asked by the New York Times for an illustration referencing reaching your goals for resolutions in the new year.  Her image was used in the article “To Keep Your Office Resolutions, Start Small” on Jan. 12th.

To see the article click visit:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/jobs/new-years-resolutions-at-work-and-how-to-keep-them.html?ref=business&_r=0

Alumni Spotlight with Colin Levy and Sam Spratt 

THIS Friday, Sept. 28

8 p.m.

Trustees Theater

SCAD Alumni Colin Levy, B.F.A. in Film and Television, and Sam Spratt, B.F.A in Illustration, come back to SCAD to give a presentation on what life has been like after graduation. They will discuss the obstacles they have faced, as well as what has led them to success. The lecture will be followed by a Q-and-A session. This event is free for all SCAD ID holders. 

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SCAD Atlanta – 2012 Winter Quarter Workshops & Programs

 

CAREER EXTRAVAGANZA

The office for career and alumni success at SCAD Atlanta presents the “Career Success Extravaganza Experience.” This one-day series of career development workshops will assist you in securing an internship or full-time job. These workshops will only be offered twice per quarter.

Friday, January 27

Masterpiece Resumes for Artists and Designers, Workshop

11:00am-12:00pm

Digital Media Center Screening Room

You are unique and your resume needs to reflect this. We will show you how to organize your ideas and create a strong, professional art/design resume – it will truly be your masterpiece!

 

Friday, January 27

How Do I Get an Internship? Workshop

12:00pm-1:00pm

Digital Media Center Screening Room

Hear about the best ways to locate the internship you have been hoping for and what the difference is between internships “for credit” and “for experience” and how and when you may do an internship at college.

 

Friday, January 27

Visual Presentation: Selling Yourself through the Portfolio, Workshop

1:00pm-2:00pm

Digital Media Center Screening Room

It’s never too early to begin creating your portfolio.  Attend this workshop to learn the importance of having a well-designed portfolio and techniques on effective presentation. 

MEET YOUR ADVISERName: Lynnie Ashworth
Area you Advise: Foundation (Freshmen, Sophomore & Undecided)
My background is in: Art Education (K-12), Life Coach, MA Metals and Jewelry (aka Jewelry and Objects) My favorite color is: ORANGE!!
I’m inspired by: Found Objects and “their” history
Something that makes me unique: I live on a farm in GA and my studio is a converted grain silo.
Favorite book/movie or music: (choose one or all)Book: (Art Related) The Jewelry of Ken Cory: PLay Disguised & Calder Jewelry
Describe yourself in three words: Passionate, Compassionate, Creative
Any words of wisdom: Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible”! Audrey Hepburn Mistakes are proof that you are trying!!

Kickstarter Feature Followup: 

The Maker Collective 

Friday, 11.02.12 | 6 - 9 pm | 2422 Desoto Ave, Savannah GA 31401 

We would like to invite everyone to come out to our launch party this coming Friday, November 2nd!  

We will be showcasing our brand new screen printing studio to the public, so please come by for refreshments, give-away prints, and a tour of our facilities.

Thanks again for all of your support.

Name:Maya Smith
Area you Advise:School of Fine Arts
My background is in: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration from SCAD (portraiture artist)

My favorite color is: pink
I’m inspired by: People, textures, and prints
Something that makes me unique:I am great at searching for things. 
Favorite book/movie or music:Eat, Love, Pray
Describe yourself in three words: Funny, Sharp, Artistic
Any words of wisdom: Be true to who you are!

Event!

“Streaming Spirits: New Prints by Valerie Hammond and Kiki Smith”

Lecture and Reception

THIS Friday May 17th 

5 p.m.

SCAD Museum of Art

“Taking inspiration from the 19th-century genre of spirit photography, these hauntingly beautiful works on paper use a variety of printmaking techniques as the medium through which to capture manifestations of the self - what master printer and SCAD Atlanta printmaking chair Robert Brown describes as “loose interpretations of the meta-real.””

Employer Presentation!

Wieden + Kennedy

TOMORROW Thursday, Jan. 31st

7:30  p.m.

SCAD Savannah Student Center, 120 Montgomery St.

The SCAD office for career and alumni success invites you to join Wieden + Kennedy, advertising, media and marketing agency for a presentation about joining the the W+K family. Founded in 1982, W+K has offices in Portland (headquarters), New York, Amsterdam, Tokyo, London, Delhi, Shanghai and Sao Paulo. Their client list includes some of the most recognized and well-respected brands in the world including: Chrysler, Dodge, Coca-Cola, Facebook, Kraft, Levis, Nike, Old Spice,, Laika, Sony, Disney Pixar, Delta, ESPN, and Proctor & Gamble.

Find the latest schedule of employer recruiting visits online

Meet Your Adviser: IAO* Series

Name: Alicia Lee

Area you Advise: I’m the Industry and Alumni Outreach Manager for the Northeast region of the US. I cover New York (tri-state area), Boston, the DC-metro area and Philadelphia.

My background is in: Visual effects and design, where I worked as a producer for 12 years before coming to SCAD.

My favorite color is: red

I’m inspired by:  artists and farmers

Something that makes me unique: I meet and talk to new people all the time but am very introverted. I have a unique capacity for changing channels.

Favorite book/movie: 

Book: The Notebook, Proof and The Third Lie by Agota Kristof

Movie: Vertigo, Broadway Danny Rose and anything horror, especially from the 70s.

Describe yourself in three words: Quiet, silly, caffeinated

*IAO = Industry and Alumni Outreach Adviser

EXPRESS ROCK THE SIDEWALK Holiday Collection 2012 Runway Show

Friday, July 13th 2012

6:30-7PM

Monterey Square: Gordon and Bull Street - Savannah, GA

Express is excited to announce the latest “Rock the Sidewalk” event in Savannah, Georgia, on Friday, July 13! In conjunction with the EXPRESS Holiday 2012 marketing campaign shoot, the brand will stage a LIVE outdoor fashion show near the corner of Gordon and Bull Street, directly south of Monterey Square, on the southern fringes of Savannah’s renowned Historic District. Express specifically chose the city of Savannah for its iconic southern charm, beauty and elegance—a theme that is reflected in the Holiday 2012 looks.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

•Express brings the highest-level of fashion talent to a city when it shoots/holds a runway show

•It’s a rare opportunity to see a REAL fashion show outside the private showrooms on New York, London or Paris

•Attendees can preview a seasonal collection months in advance of it being in stores – an exclusive sneak peek at our Holiday 2012 Collection

•he images are used in the marketing campaign of a brand that has over 600 stores in the US, Puerto Rico and Canada

•Images are featured at express.com, our facebook page and through direct mail pieces that ship to over 10 million people

• Express makes a conscious effort to really highlight the beauty and personality of the city during these shoots; Savannah will be the 3rd character next to the models and the clothing

•Express works with local talent to help with the production, including dressers, caterers, etc., bringing in thousands of dollars into the local economy

•Enjoy refreshments!

This event is free and open to the public; EXPRESS has staged similar runway events in New York, Las Vegas, Miami and Chicago.