SMAD Day is OCT 26!

Ready to build your career, network with industry professionals, and get feedback on your portfolio or resume? SMAD Day brings together students, alumni and faculty for informative career sessions and networking opportunities. Sessions will cover careers, portfolios, resumes, interviewing, and more.

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2018 Schedule

Student check-in / on-site registration will available near the ground floor breezeway of Harrison Hall

Alumni check-in / on-site registration will available in SMAD main office (Harrison 0276)

8:00-9:00 a.m. Continental breakfast is available for SMAD Alumni & Faculty

9:00-10:45 a.m. Resume & Portfolio Review (by appointment)

Creative Advertising – Harrison Hall 0118 

Digital Video Cinema – Jackson Hall 1A

Interactive Design – Harrison Hall 0102 

Journalism – Harrison Hall 2241 

11:00-12:00 p.m. Career Panel Discussions (open to all)

Creative Advertising – Harrison Hall 0118 

Digital Video Cinema – Jackson Hall 1A

Interactive Design – Harrison Hall 0102 

Journalism – Harrison Hall 2241 

12:00-1:30 p.m. Special Event Sessions (open to all)

Storytelling with Drones – Kyle Head – Studio

Multimedia Journalism: MicroplasticsChris TyreeHarrison 101

Deloitte Digital Information Presentation  –  Sierra Hahn-Ventrell – Harrison 102

Opportunities Are Everywhere  – Maggie Mullikin, Elon University – Jackson 1A

12:00-1:30 p.m. SMAD Dog Day on the Patio

1:30-2:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Kristen Cavallo, CEO of Martin Agency-Harrison Hall 1261

2:30-4:00 p.m. SMAD day Job Fair

 

Exciting Events

Keynote Speaker Kristen Cavallo, CEO of Martin Agency – 1:30-2:30 Harrison 1261

Kristen CavalloA goal Kristen shares with her two kids is to have more stamps in their passports than candles on their birthday cakes. They’ve conquered all seven continents together, including a visit to Antarctica in 2018. And considering she recently returned to The Martin Agency to be the first female CEO in the firm’s 52-year history, it’s no big surprise that she’s a fan of going places.

Prior to returning to Martin, she helped MullenLowe’s flagship office grow 106% in six years and garnered attention for clients including American Greetings, Hyatt, Royal Caribbean, JetBlue and Acura. During her first stint at Martin, Cavallo played an integral role in almost doubling the size of the agency and helping it land Adweek’s Agency of the Year award in 2010.

An advocate for women in the advertising industry, Kristen has spoken at the 3% Conference, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, and Hult International Business School’s commencement.

But what she takes the most pride in is setting an example of resilience and possibility for her children. Whether that’s reflected in summiting Mount Kilimanjaro, crossing the Drake Passage, getting certified to scuba in Egypt’s open water, or just trying something new, she and her family are most comfortable when they’re outside of their comfort zone.

Special Events (12:00-1:30)

Storytelling with Drones – Kyle Head – Studio
Presentation followed by outdoor demonstration.

Multimedia Journalism: MicroplasticsChris TyreeHarrison 101
Award winning multimedia journalist will present his latest project and speak about the stories behind the stories. 

Deloitte Digital Information Presentation  –  Sierra Hahn-Ventrell – Harrison 102
The world leading consulting firm provides information about internship and job opportunities.

Opportunities Are Everywhere  – Maggie Mullikin, Elon University – Jackson 1A
This session explores ways to capitalize on academic strengths, experiences, talent, and media skills. The discussion will include how to market yourself, build a professional network, tips and ideas to create your own opportunities, and best practices for securing an internship or a job.

 

SMAD Dog Day will take place in the on the lawn behind Harrison Hall. Join professors, staff, and other students in a fun social event. SMAD students get free hot dogs and refreshments.

 

Expert Advice

SMAD day is a unique opportunity for you to get expert advice from professionals in the Media Arts field. Sessions cover important, real-world information about today’s job market, including entrepreneurship, self-employment, graduate school, and further education.

Job Fair Information

Expert Advice

Panels for Each Concentration

Every SMAD concentration will have a dedicated career panel, as well as time to get their resume or portfolio reviewed by SMAD alum and Media Arts professionals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Students can sign up on JMU’s Alumni website to reserve a time for a specific professional to review their resume or portfolio pieces. These professionals will also be avilable in the concentration-specific career panels, where students can explore what SMAD alum and other media professionals do with their degrees.

Panels for Each Concentration