Network With SMAD

Ready to build your career, network with industry professionals, and get feedback on your portfolio or resume? SMAD Day brings together students, alumni and faculty for informative career sessions and networking opportunities. Sessions will cover careers, portfolios, resumes, interviewing, and more.

Expert Advice

SMAD day is a unique opportunity for you to get expert advice from professionals in the Media Arts field. Sessions cover important, real-world information about today's job market, including entrepreneurship, self-employment, graduate school, and further education. The Martin Agency, a Virginia-based advertising firm, will also be hosting a special session on their company. Students of all academic years can get a jump start on planning for life after graudation.

Panels for Each Concentration

Every SMAD concentration will have a dedicated career panel, as well as time to get their resume or portfolio reviewed by SMAD alum and Media Arts professionals. Students can sign up on the SMAD website to reserve a time for a specific professional to review their resume or portfolio pieces. These professionals will also be avilable in the concentration-specific career panels, where students can explore what SMAD alum and other media professionals do with their degrees.

Exciting Events

In addition to the panels and networking, SMAD Day will also be hosting sessions on 360 video, Iphone Videography, and more topics relevant to media arts students. After SMAD Day, SMAD Dog Day will take place in the breezeway next to Harrison Hall. Join professors, staff, and other students in a fin social event. SMAD students get free hot dogs and refreshments.

Full Schedule of Events:

Time Rm. 101 Rm. 102 Rm. 118 Rm. 2241 Jackson 1A Studio Other
8:00-9:00 Alumni Welcome Continental Breakfast Alumni Registration in the Lobby
9:00-9:50 Interactive Design Resume & Portfolio Review (Dave) Creative Advertising Resume & Portfolio Review (Alexandra) Journalism Resume & Portfolio Review (Ryan) Digital Video & Cinema Resume & Portfolio Review (Tom) Studio Dedication Setup Aumni Registration in the Lobby
10:00-10:50 Interactive Design Career Panel (Dave) Creative Advertising Career Panel (Alexandra) Journalism Career Panel (Ryan) Digital Video & Cinema Career Panel (Tom) Studio Dedication Setup Aumni Registration in the Lobby
11:00-11:50 Alternative: iPhone Videography John Woody (Rusty) 360 Video Griffin Harrington (Tom) “No Kid Hungry” (Rusty) Self-Employment and Entrepreneurs (Gwyn) Studio Dedication Setup & Rehearsal
12:00-1:30 Not available after 12:15 Parker Studio Dedication 12:00-12:30 (Hinshaw) SMAD Dog Day Patio 1:00-3:00 (John/Jon)
1:00-3:00 Not available after 12:15 Job Fair 1:00-3:00 (Rusty) HARR 1261 1:15 – 2:30 Martin Agency Presentation (Rusty)

Friday October 23

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Harrison Hall - Ground Floor

Parking for alumni is available in the Warsaw Parking Deck, across South Main Street from Harrison Hall. For maps of Harrison, specific driving instructions, and more information, visit the SMAD website.