The Event

Are you a design student or a newly minted graduate? Join us for AIGA/NY’s 2nd annual mini-job fair! Its speed networking meets the design industry not another portfolio review. Come by and introduce yourself. Meet reps. from New York’s top creative organizations, companies, agencies and studios and learn about the advantages of working at their company. Ask what a typical day is like for their designers, find out about all the office perks and hear what their creative directors look for when they hire new talent. You will discover what is unique about each situation and why you might want to work for one or more of these companies.

Joe Marianek, and Aaris Sherin will co-host.

Companies at the 2018 Job Fair:
(more will be added up until the day of the event so check back)

Blue State Digital
Code and Theory
Everytown for Gun Safety
Google Creative Lab 
MRM McCann
Refinery 29
Turner Duckworth
Work & Co

Careers expert Juliette Cezzar, former AIGA/NY Board President and author of The AIGA Guide to Careers in Graphic and Communication Design (Bloomsbury, 2017) will join the job fair this year. Ask her your most pressing career-related question, chat with her about your own experiences and buy a copy of the best Career Guide on the market today.

Image designed by: Mike LaGattuta

Attendee FAQ’s
What time should I get there? The event is from 12-4, you can come any time between then
How many people will be attending? We have about 300 students which means lines are likely to be long, so we appreciate your patience!
What should I wear? No need for formal wear, just be yourself
Can I come if I’m not a student? You’re more than welcome to attend, but do know that the event is geared towards our student and emerging designer community.
What should I expect? The purpose of the event is to meet people that work in a variety different companies. You should expect a very brief conversation (please keep it to 5 minutes) on what it’s like to work for the company.
Should I bring my portfolio? No. The purpose is more for information gathering. You are more than welcome to follow up with the reps afterwards?
No portfolios??? What should I bring? Your business cards. Questions about the company your chatting with? What are their hiring procedures? When do they hire?
Are refreshments provided? No, but you’re welcome to bring water or soda