Get a Job Boot Camp

Our fourth annual Get a Job Boot Camp will prepare you for the future of the design industry and give you the tools to grow as a designer. Receive insights from area design professionals, advice on how to navigate the current job market and interviewing basics. You'll also have the opportunity to get your portfolio reviewed!

9:15 – 9:50 a.m.

9:50 – 10 a.m.

10 – 10:45 a.m.
Learn about the reality of the today’s job market, salary expectations, professional requirements, and what the industry looks for in designers for a local professional. Also, find out the essential dos and don’ts of your first job shadow, internship or job.

10:45 – 11 a.m.

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Panel of Professionals
Openly discuss topics ranging from interviewing to organizing and presenting your portfolio to expectations of designers in the work place with recent design graduates, now professionals.

12 – 12:45 p.m.
Mix it up and talk with fellow students from surrounding area colleges and several local professionals over lunch.

12:45 – 1 p.m.

1 – 2:35 p.m.
Portfolio Review + Speed Mock Interviews
Discuss your portfolio 1-on-1 with a professional. Don't have a portfolio? No big deal, just bring any work you have! Also, experience what an interview would be like and the questions you might be asked.

2:35 – 3 p.m.
Q&A + Prize Raffle

When & Where
Sat, Mar 3, 2012 9:15 AM - 3:00 PM CST
Des Moines Central Public Library
1000 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309