When it comes to to finding a job in the user experience industry, there's a lot of heartache. What are the things hiring managers place the most value on?
For the first half of the event, we'll discuss digital portfolios with London expat Ben Tregoing of TDA-Digital NA, who has run extensive workshops on the subject. The second half of the event will allow you to meet a series of UX hirers from companies and recruiting agencies, who will tell you if your résumé is representing you accurately.
A series of 2-person stations are set up around the room to form a circuit. A reviewer (a senior-level UX-industry professional or UX-industry recruiter) is seated at each station. Participants sit with the reviewer and hand over their resume plus whatever work samples they've brought, and in the few minutes allowed, the reviewer provides their assessment. Feedback is brief and high-level. At the end of the session it's time for the participant to move on.
Work samples may include wireframes, documentation, screenshots, etc. Samples can be presented on paper or via laptops or tablets. This will make it possible for reviewers to get a much clearer picture of participants' capabilities in the time allowed.
Along with Ben Tregoing, we are honored to have the following individuals volunteer their time and expertise for this event.
Avanade is the $1.5B joint venture between Microsoft and Accenture with the most MS Gold competencies of any enterprise partner. Avanade Experience Design delivers user-centric experiences across many platforms, toolsets, and devices such as SharePoint, Dynamics CRM, custom .NET application development, social and mobile. We provide custom experiences based on how users want to interact with applications. Our employees experience unparalleled growth opportunities and best in class training. We love what we do!
Pace University Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
(entrance on Spruce St)
1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038
The Spruce Street entrance is located to the right of the main Pace entrance, halfway down the block.
4,5,6 - Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall
N, R - City Hall
2, 3 - Fulton Street (Broadway)
A, C, J, Z - Fulton Street (Fulton)
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$10 Annual Members
$20 General Public
$5 Students with ID
Regular registration closes at noon Monday February 18 OR when we reach max capacity, whichever happens first.
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Regular registration closes at noon Friday October 19 OR when we reach max capacity, whichever happens first.
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