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  • 1. Design Can Change the World (or at least your world) How Studying Design Will Help You in Your Everyday Life By @EmilyMiethner
  • 2. Hello and welcome! -Introductions By @EmilyMiethner
  • 3. What I Do -Social Media Marketing Coordinator, Sterling Publishing -Founder / President, NY Creative Interns By @EmilyMiethner
  • 4. By @EmilyMiethner
  • 5. How I Got There -Career fairs / Career Center visits -Internships -Events (at school and outside of school) By @EmilyMiethner
  • 6. LI BUSINESS A41Job hunt talk MORE STOCKS ONLINE newsday.com/business LOCAL STOCKSgives hope SPOTLIGHT LI BUSINESS YTD COMPANY CLOSE CHG. CHG% CHG% P/Eto art majors AcetoCorp 5.64 +.12 +2.20 +9.50 94 AMdAlt 6.70 +.07 +1.10 +1.10 29 ArborRT 2.46 +.11 +4.70 +23.60 ... ArrowEl 28.92 +.01 ... -2.30 23 AstoriaF 13.37 +.07 +.50 +7.60 25 Audvox 8.01 +.06 +.80 +13.00 ...BY PATRICIA KITCHEN he was contacted for an in- BRT 5.21 +.05 +1.00 +2.20 ...patricia.kitchen@newsday.com tern position, which seemed BovieMed 7.56 +.11 +1.50 -3.20 ... to “come out of the blue.” BridgeBcp 24.15 -.10 -.40 +.50 17 When it comes to finding a Another key message: Honor BroadrdgF 21.28 -.14 -.70 -5.70 13job, Mosa Parris, 21, faces your passion even if you’re not CA Inc 22.70 +.04 +.20 +1.10 17three challenges: 1) graduating sure where it’s taking you. CPI Aero 6.73 +.23 +3.50 +12.00 13into a tough job market; 2) Yvonne Dagger, a 1994 Hofstra CVD Eqp 4.00 -.05 -1.20 -3.60 40having catch-up work to do grad, told how her love for ani- CablvsnNY 24.15 -.17 -.70 +13.30 25 NEWSDAY PHOTO / THOMAS A. FERRARAafter switching majors last mals led her to paint portraits of CedarSh 6.91 -.03 -.40 +1.60 41year; 3) switching to a major shelter dogs and cats. Her hus- Chyron 2.15 +.03 +1.40 +3.40 ...not known for being in univer- band asked what she was doing; Comforce 1.22 -.01 -.80 ... 12sal demand, fine arts. she said she didn’t know. But Comtech 32.93 +.36 +1.10 -6.00 25 Still, the Hofstra University soon after, MarthaStewart.com DealrTrk 15.10 -.03 -.20 -19.60 ...senior left Tuesday’s career learned of her work, which is FalconStor 3.82 ... ... -5.90 ...event, “Not All Artists Are now featured on the site. Fst LI 24.77 -.37 -1.50 -1.90 13Starving,” full of hope and en- Also, develop a practical side, FlushFn 12.67 +.07 +.60 +12.50 12thusiasm. A former pre-med several speakers said. O’Kane Fonar 1.20 -.03 -2.40 -23.60 ...student, she said, “It was in- told of his increased apprecia- FreqElec 5.04 +.03 +.60 -1.90 ...spiring, revealing and every- tion for things like health bene- Emily Miethner, a Hofstra senior and marketing/events intern at Gentiva h 27.97 +.97 +3.60 +3.60 15thing I need to hear.” fits, which he has on his job, and Time Out New York magazine, puts out literature for her “Not All GettyRlty 22.59 +.02 +.10 -4.00 12 One key theme from several the need to “give practical mat- Artists Are Starving” networking event at the university Tuesday. Globeco 7.69 -.03 -.40 -1.70 37of the seven speakers, all former ters a thought.” One of the hard- Griffon 13.01 -.02 -.20 +6.50 34arts majors now working in the est things for an artist is to dofield: Don’t expect a straight self-marketing, said Dagger, yet TIPS FOR ART MAJORS HainCel 16.41 HaupgDig h .88 +.27 +.04 +1.70 +4.60 -3.50 +2.20 ... ...path to finding a job or building it must be done. Also, if you HSchein 56.56 -.41 -.70 +7.50 17a career. “If you have a plan, ex- want to be a painter, her advice Customize your portfolio Some jobs HiTchPhm 23.35 -.71 -3.00 -16.80 12pect it not to happen, and that is, “Don’t quit your day job.” to the job you’re going after, they’ve found JennConv .84 -.01 -1.20 -37.30 ...doesn’t mean it’s a negative,” The event was coordinated by said Mark Whalen, promotions JetBlue 5.20 +.01 +.20 -4.60 25said Amy Dresser, a 1998 Hofstra Emily Miethner, a Hofstra senior art director for Time Out New Photo assistant KSW Inc 3.76 -.01 -.30 +2.70 14graduate, now a freelance photo and marketing/events intern at York magazine. If at the insis- for magazines Kimco 14.00 -.02 -.10 +3.50 ...retoucher and illustrator in Los Time Out New York magazine, tence of a client you did a Photo researcher LakeInd 8.59 -.14 -1.60 +5.20 72Angeles. She told of having to de- in conjunction with the school’s project you hate, you don’t have Ad agency art director LifetimeBr 8.28 +.12 +1.40 +15.80 ...velop business savvy after a staff career center. “We’re graduating to include it in your portfolio. Get to know your New media specialist MSC Ind 46.91 +.17 +.40 -.20 27job ended. At first when she was soon, and that’s scary in general,”asked for her hourly rate, she she said. Hearing from those who professors. Amy Dresser, a at corporations MedicActn 12.64 +.34 +2.80 -21.20 15said she thought, “I don’t know have made it, “gives you hope.” photo retoucher and illustra- Web designer Misonix 2.13 -.03 -1.40 +12.10 21how to talk that way.” Parris, who grew up in Guya- tor, told of getting her first at nonprofits NBTY 48.87 -.17 -.30 +12.20 14 Sean O’Kane, a 2008 gradu- na and says she “dreams fashion job after a glowing recom- Junior designer Napco 2.23 -.05 -2.20 +33.50 ...ate and photo assistant for designs” in her head, agrees. Her mendation from a teacher. at interactive design Nathans 15.31 ... ... +.30 15InStyle.com, told the close to plan is to attend the school’s job Forget about hanging out in agencies NY CmtyB 15.45 -.28 -1.80 +6.50 1390 students attending how the fair next week in search of an in- your dorm room, said Amy Jewelry and handbag NuHoriz lf 3.38 +.07 +2.10 -18.00 ...unexpected could happen “in ternship, hopefully related to Odell, a marketing manager with designer By @EmilyMiethner OSI Phrm 56.64 -.36 -.60 +82.40 32really good ways.” Early on, fashion. Yes, she said, there may Getty Images Inc. Join organiza- High school art OneLibrty 10.11 +.26 +2.60 +15.10 16he had applied for freelance be times when “you’re down in tions, attend art events and teacher 1800Flowrs 2.15 ... ... -18.90 ... www.newsdaywork with that Web site. the dumps. But the day you give galleries in the city, get your Decor designer for Orbit Intl 3.70 ... ... -3.90 ...Nothing came of that, he said, up is possibly the day you would work — or mention of it — out banquets and corporate P&F 2.51 -.11 -4.20 -3.50 ...but when he least expected it, get your big break.” there on Twitter and Facebook. parties PC Grp h .32 +.01 +3.20 -.30 ... PallCorp 41.00 -.05 -.10 +13.30 24
  • 7. How I Use Design at Work(even though design is not in my title) By @EmilyMiethner
  • 8. Looks Matter -Give better presentations -Create better resumes By @EmilyMiethner
  • 9. Collaborate -Learn to work in teams, formally or informally -Be inspired by your friends ideas, steal them often By @EmilyMiethner
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  • 11. Value Feedback -Learn to get the most out of critiques -Experience giving feedback to peers By @EmilyMiethner
  • 12. Get Stuff Done Faster -Make your own mockups -Make things pretty on your own -Program skills will set you apart in jobs/internships By @EmilyMiethner
  • 13. http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/designhttp://www.tumblr.com/tagged/art By @EmilyMiethner
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  • 15. Questions?! By @EmilyMiethner
  • 16. Thank You! By @EmilyMiethner
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