2013 Spring Career Services Programming
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January 28, 2013 Careers for MFAs - Alumni Panel
4:00-6:00pm in White Room, Morgan Building
Panelists are alumni of the School of Design, and will discuss their experiences after graduating, which may include international programs, public art, residencies, creating artist galleries and teaching. The panel will be moderated by Joshua Mosley, Chair of the Fine Arts Department, School of Design.
Erica Bradbury, MFA 2002 - http://www.speciesbythethousands.com/about-
Tadashi Moriyama, MFA 2006 - http://tadashimoriyama.com/
Heather Ramsdale, MFA 2010 - http://www.heatherramsdale.com/
Lysa Janssen, MFA 2004
Please register for this event here: CLICK HERE to register.
February 6, 2013 Information Session - Opportunities with HOK
12:00-1:30pm in Meyerson B3
Presented by: Yan Wang, the Director of Planning for HOK's Asia Pacific Network, who is also a UPenn alumnus
12:00 Noon presentation; opportunity to network and informally interview afterwards
Mr. Wang will be giving a brief introduction and a short lecture about the practice of Urban Design and Planning in China, an introduction to HOK's role and past projects in the China market, an understanding of the culture of HOK's offices in Beijing and Shanghai, and of course will take any questions at the end of the session. ALL PennDesign students with an interest in the work of HOK are welcome to attend.
After the Q&A session Mr. Wang will stay and informally meet any students with interest and collect their resumes and give them his contact information for further discussions. He has interest in applicants from across PennDesign (he mentioned specifically: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning, Urban Design) as there may be possibilities in all of those areas within HOK's offices in Beijing and Shanghai.
Interested students may send their materials in advance to HOK office administrator: Yaqi Zhu- firstname.lastname@example.org OR bring a copy of their resume and design sheets to the information session.
February 13, 2013 Careers in Architecture and Landscape
12:00-1:15pm in Meyerson B3
Career Services is pleased to present panel events for graduate students from PennDesign. Students will hear professionals speak about their experiences, their firms, current trends, and advice for job searching and starting your career in the field. A question and answer period will follow the speaker introductions and discussion. The speakers are:
Grace Herman, MLA, Designer at Jonathan Alderson Landscape Architects, Inc. http://www.jonathanalderson.com/JALA/
Rosa Mannion, RLA, Associate, Wells Appel http://www.wellsappel.com/
Sara Ridenour, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Associate, Architecture, Ballinger http://www.ballinger-ae.com/
Heewon Park, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Project Architect, KlingStubbins http://www.klingstubbins.com/
Boyd Petterson, AIA, Senior Associate, MGA Partners http://www.mgapartners.com/
Advance registration for this event is requested; pizza will be served - please CLICK HERE to register
February 19, 2013 MFA Speaker Event
5:30-7:30pm in Morgan Building
5:30-6:00pm - Dinner
6:00-7:30pm - Presentation, Questions, and Discussion
Melissa Franklin, Director, Pew Fellowships in the Arts, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia, PA
Melissa Franklin will talk about the Pew Fellowships in the Arts, a program of the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage that awards "no-strings attached" grants of $60,000 to artists working in a wide variety of performing, visual, and literary disciplines. Up to 12 fellowships are awarded annually to artists of exemplary talent in the five-county Philadelphia area. In addition to the monetary award, the fellowships work with the grantees over a two-year period to connect them to resources and opportunities that will propel their practice forward.
David C. Terry, Director of Programs/Curator, New York Foundation for the Arts, Brooklyn, NY
David C. Terry, will talk about the opportunities and fundraising services offered by NYFA to artists nationwide. NYFA's programs will be covered with an emphasis on the following: finding grants, residencies, and more using NYFA Source, a directory of over 10,000 arts opportunities, raising corporate, foundation, and government grants through NYFA's fiscal sponsorship program, Artspire, and learning practical strategies on how to sustain you artistic practice.
This event is organized by Career Services and the Department of Fine Arts. If you plan to attend, please sign up at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6V8WWRS.
Students can sign up ½ hours conversations with David Terry from 3:00pm to 5:00pm on Tuesday, February 19th, in Morgan Building. The sign-up sheet is in the department office.
March 13, 2013 Voices in Planning and Preservation
12:00-1:15pm in Meyerson B3
Career Services is pleased to present panel events for graduate students from PennDesign. Students will hear professionals speak about their experiences, their firms, current trends, and advice for job searching and starting your career in the field. A question and answer period will follow the speaker introductions and discussion. The speakers are all PennDesign alumni, and include:
- Lisa Kolakowsky-Smith, Architectural Historian
National Park Service
- Victoria Harris, Transportation Planner
- Cory R. Kegerise, Community Preservation Coordinator - Eastern Region
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Bureau for Historic Preservation
- Lori Salganicoff, Director of Planning and Development
Wynnefield Overbrook Revitalization Corporation
- Douglas Robbins, Planner/Urban Designer
Please pre-register for this event here: - https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SPQ8X8W
Please bring your Penncard and get there on time to be sure to get pizza.
March 20, 2013 Career Services Walk-in Advising/Resume Reviews
12:00 to 1:30pm in Meyerson B3
Career Advisors will hold 15 minute walk-in appointments in Meyerson Hall B3. These brief meetings are an opportunity for graduate students of PennDesign to have quick questions about careers or job searching answered, or to have job and internship application materials reviewed. Pre-registration is not required; however students will be seen on a first come, first serve basis. You cannot reserve a space, so plan to come early. In addition, walk-ins are held in Career Services (McNeil Building) daily. To make an appointment with a career advisor, or to check walk-in hours at Career Services, please call: 215 898-7530.
March 22, 2013 PennDesign Career Connection Day 2013
1:00 to 4:00pm in Meyerson Upper and Lower Galleries
This annual spring career fair is open to all PennDesign students. The fair is an excellent way for firms and organizations to connect with students, make their work known and recruit for available full- and part-time positions, as well as summer opportunities. More information can be found here: http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/design/CareerFair/CareerConnectionDay2013.html. To see which organizations/firms participated in 2012, click here.
To register for programs and for additional Career Services workshops that might be of interest, be sure to go to our website: www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/gradstud/.