For the first time ever METROCON14 had a dedicated Student Programming area featuring portfolio and resume reviews, one-on-one discussions with companies who hire and/or work with interior designers, and more. We anticipate featuring more Student Programming at 2015's show, so STAY TUNED!
Quick Facts about 2014's events:
- All Student Programming took place on Friday, August 15, 2014; however, Students were highly encouraged to attend on Thursday, August 14 as well so that they may experience more of the trade show.
- As long as a Student pre-registered online as a Student Attendee between June 2 - August 1, 2014, then he or she could attend both days of the trade show AND participate in student programing for $0. However, if he or she waited to register on-site, the fee was $10.
- Besides registering to attend the show, there was no RSVP necessary to either event listed below.
IIDA Career Bootcamp
Friday, August 15, 2014 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Career Bootcamp™ is a program developed by the IIDA Headquarters to encourage Student Members to get a jumpstart on their career through the participation in a roundtable discussion with recent graduates and seasoned design professionals. Students discovered the best way to get their foot in the door, how to land an interview, and gained valuable tips and advice regarding resumes, cover letters, and portfolios.
ASID Career Exchange
Friday, August 15, 2014 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
The ASID Career Exchange is a great networking opportunity for students and recent graduates with leading architecture and design firms, as well as manufacturers.
Representatives were on-hand to offer information about their companies and answer questions about careers in the industry. ASID designer members were present to lend advice on how to improve resumes and portfolios. .
Students took advantage of the valuable chance to connect one-on-one with top professionals in the industry. (Scroll down to view a video that will help you have an understanding of the full ASID Career Exchange experience.)
Practitioners, Educators, and Industry Partners represented their company during this event or volunteered to review portfolios.