BAC Career Fair :: Spring 2010 :: April 17, 10am-5pm

Saturday, April 17
320 Newbury St.
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The design profession is changing rapidly, and no one is quite sure what it will evolve into. What impact will sustainability and the green movement have on practices? How can you position yourself and develop skills that will help you succeed in the short-term and long-term? What are the kinds of business strategies and skills you should learn? What does it mean to work with multiple disciplines, to be versatile, and to specialize? What kinds of careers can you consider beyond work in traditional design firms? How can you get involved locally?

We’ve collected a group of professionals, experts, and nonprofits to talk to you about some of these key issues you—as design students and future designers—face now and will face in the future.

Green Design & Green Practice: 10:30-11:30 in Cascieri Hall
What role will sustainable design and green practices have in the future of design? What kinds of green jobs will be available in the field?

Business Strategies in Design: 12:45 – 1:45 in Cascieri Hall
How do you make smart business choices and learn innovative business strategies to help you succeed in the design profession? Do you aspire to one day own your own firm or company? Do you want to market yourself as not only a valuable designer, but also a savvy businessperson? Come listen to people who’ve dedicated time and effort to understanding how to do this, and who’ve been successful in their own business lives.

The Office of the Future: A Case Study : 2:30 – 4:00 in Cascieri Hall
So what do all of these changes mean about the way the future office will run? What skills will be critical for you to acquire and develop? Come and participate in an interactive discussion at The Office of the Future: A Case Study in which groups of students will work with various professionals to brainstorm about this topic. Representatives from various design and related industries will lead the discussions about these complex topics and discuss ways for students to begin reflecting upon them and developing skills to deal with them.

More reasons to come…
• Networking Reception: 4:00-5:00pm. Network with students, nonprofit groups, design professionals, alumni, faculty, and staff.
• Prizes!
• Online Networking Workshop: how to use Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other online tools to expand your network and get a job!
• One-on-one appointments: portfolio critique with alumni and faculty; mock interviewing with alumni and faculty; resume critique
• Interview Skills Workshop
• Information about licensure
• Breakfast, lunch & a networking reception

There will also be a Common Boston Rep. in attendance. Questions? Contact