July 1, 2016

Who do you want to see at the 2017 Fair? We’re taking suggestions!

Let us know which companies, artists, studios, galleries, organizations and opportunities you’d like to meet with at the 2017 Internship + Career Fair! Complete this quick survey to make sure your voice is heard.

Please note that we take every suggestion seriously and offer invites to each employer suggested.  While we will try our hardest to bring these employers to the fair, final attendance decisions are made by the employers themselves.

April 1, 2016

2016 Career Fair Photos!

All images by Micah E. Wood ’13.

March 7, 2016

Thank you for making the 2016 Fair a success!

The Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Career Development would like to extend a huge thank you for everyone that helped to make last Friday’s Internship + Career Fair a success – specifically, our dedicated volunteers, staff members, faculty, employers, alumni panelists, and students and alumni that attended despite the early morning snow!

…stay tuned for photos to come shortly!

March 4, 2016

Employer Profile: Pacific Trade International, Inc.- Chesapeake Bay Candle Company, Bethesda, MD

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www.chesapeakebaycandle.com

Established by Mei Xu and David Wang, Pacific Trade International is a fully integrated global marketer of candles, home fragrance, and home décor products and the company behind one of the most popular candle brands in the country and around the world: Chesapeake Bay Candle.

In early 1994, Mei and David both resigned from their jobs to follow their entrepreneurial spirits and establish Pacific Trade International. To get started, friends and family in China assisted them in importing a variety of products for the home. After a successful exhibition at the Charlotte Gift Fair in North Carolina, one product stood out from everything else: candles.

With a long list of new customers and more than ninety thousand dollars worth of orders in hand, their products became available in about one hundred doors by the end of 1994.

Design Internships

March 4, 2016

ANNOUNCEMNT: Career Fair Map + Chart

Please use this year’s Career Fair chart and maps to help plan your day!

The Internship + Career Fair will happen tomorrow, regardless of what precipitation falls from the sky tonight.  We are looking forward to seeing you there!

 

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March 2, 2016

Employer Profile: Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC

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www.cia.gov

The Central Intelligence Agency was created in 1947 with the signing of the National Security Act by President Harry S. Truman. The act also created a Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) to serve as head of the United States intelligence community; act as the principal adviser to the President for intelligence matters related to the national security; and serve as head of the Central Intelligence Agency. The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 amended the National Security Act to provide for a Director of National Intelligence who would assume some of the roles formerly fulfilled by the DCI, with a separate Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

David H. Petraeus became Director of the Central Intelligence Agency on September 6, 2011.

The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency serves as the head of the Central Intelligence Agency and reports to the Director of National Intelligence. The CIA director’s responsibilities include:

Collecting intelligence through human sources and by other appropriate means, except that he shall have no police, subpoena, or law enforcement powers or internal security functions;
Correlating and evaluating intelligence related to the national security and providing appropriate dissemination of such intelligence;
Providing overall direction for and coordination of the collection of national intelligence outside the United States through human sources by elements of the Intelligence Community authorized to undertake such collection and, in coordination with other departments, agencies, or elements of the United States Government which are authorized to undertake such collection, ensuring that the most effective use is made of resources and that appropriate account is taken of the risks to the United States and those involved in such collection; and Performing such other functions and duties related to intelligence affecting the national security as the President or the Director of National Intelligence may direct. The function of the Central Intelligence Agency is to assist the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency in carrying out the responsibilities outlined above.

To accomplish its mission, the CIA engages in research, development, and deployment of high-leverage technology for intelligence purposes. As a separate agency, CIA serves as an independent source of analysis on topics of concern and also works closely with the other organizations in the Intelligence Community to ensure that the intelligence consumer—whether Washington policymaker or battlefield commander—receives the best intelligence possible.

As changing global realities have reordered the national security agenda, CIA has met these challenges by:

Creating special, multidisciplinary centers to address such high-priority issues such as nonproliferation, counterterrorism, counterintelligence, international organized crime and narcotics trafficking, environment, and arms control intelligence.
Forging stronger partnerships between the several intelligence collection disciplines and all-source analysis. Taking an active part in Intelligence Community analytical efforts and producing all-source analysis on the full range of topics that affect national security. Contributing to the effectiveness of the overall Intelligence Community by managing services of common concern in imagery analysis and open-source collection and participating in partnerships with other intelligence agencies in the areas of research and development and technical collection. By emphasizing adaptability in its approach to intelligence collection, the CIA can tailor its support to key intelligence consumers and help them meet their needs as they face the issues of the post-Cold War World.

Graphic Designer

Paid/ Full Time/ Start Date: TBD
The Central Intelligence Agency’s Directorate of Analysis is looking for talented graphic designers to produce visual products that convey intelligence analysis for US policymakers, law enforcement officials, warfighters, and executives charged with national security responsibilities, including the President of the United States. Graphic designers are responsible for conceptualizing, designing and producing visual solutions for a wide variety of formats and dissemination outputs. Graphic designers work as part of an interdisciplinary team managing multiple design projects under minimal supervision. Graphic designers work with their customers to define project requirements and provide advice on best processes and procedures for optimal visual presentation. Graphic designers are expected to develop and maintain their skills commensurate with industry-wide best practices.
CIA visual products are designed for conveyance via mobile devices, web, and print. Graphic designers are responsible for a wide-range of routine-to-complex projects such as: charts and graphs, flow diagrams, infographics, presentation visuals, illustrations, publication design, cover designs, brochures, posters, and logos. Opportunities exist to participate in internal training as well as external workshops and conferences.
Minimum Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, or fine arts with a strong emphasis on graphic design.
• A minimum of a 3.0 GPA out of a 4.0 scale.
• Ability to shape and lead solutions to data visualization in an increasingly complex and changing technological environment.
• Experience with the Adobe create suite of tools, such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop.
• A strong creative portfolio demonstrating good use of typography, grid-based design, white space, and color theory.
• Excellent interpersonal skills are required to work and interface with customers, coworkers, and management.
• Knowledge of production tools and methodology, and a strong technical aptitude to quickly learn new software and hardware.
• Strong focus on continuous learning
• Excellent oral and written communications skills are highly desired.

**The CIA will return to MICA for on-campus interviews for this role.  Find out more here.

Interaction Designer

Paid/ Full Time/ Start Date: TBD
CIA multimedia production units are seeking creative user interface and user experience designers to create products that convey intelligence analysis to the President of the United States, US policymakers, and other officials.
As part of a team you will partner with peers to produce a wide variety of products, including complex intelligence analysis, training material, and other important pieces. Products are designed for conveyance via mobile devices, web, and print. All work is conducted in a team environment, with members focusing on one or more specialty, such as scripting, graphic design, cartography, 3D animation, motion graphics, illustration, and imagery. Applicants must work well in a team environment and be passionate about information design and technology (mobile and web). We are seeking junior and experienced designers and offer competitive pay. Opportunities exist to participate in internal training as well as external workshops and conferences.
Our unit has won awards externally and within the Intelligence Community for creating visually engaging intelligence products. We have a talented team of individuals who believe in collaboration and innovation and have a passion for design and technology.
Minimum Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in Interaction Design, Graphic Design, Fine Art, Cartography, GIS, Computer Science, or related discipline with a strong emphasis on graphic, information, or user experience design.
• A minimum of a 3.0 GPA out of a 4.0 scale.
• Ability to shape and lead solutions to data visualization in an increasingly complex and changing technological environment.
• Experience with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, the Adobe creative tools.
• Applicants with a background in graphic design must provide a strong creative portfolio demonstrating good use of typography, grid-based design, white space, and color theory.
• Applicants with a background in cartography/GIS should have experience with the ESRI GIS suite and familiarity with cartoCSS and map tile presentation libraries such as Leaflet, OpenLayers, and/or Cesium.
• Excellent interpersonal skills are required to work and interface with customers, coworkers, and management.
• Knowledge of multimedia production tools and methodology, and a strong technical aptitude to quickly learn new software and hardware.
• Strong focus on continuous learning

Desired skills:
• Version control software
• Experience creating wireframes, storyboards, and prototypes for use in design review and user testing.
• Excellent oral and written communications skills are highly desired.

*Starting salaries will be determined by a combination of skill-set and years of experience.

**The CIA will return to MICA for on-campus interviews for this role.  Find out more here.

Undergraduate Internship Program- Graphic Design Specialist

Internship/ Paid/ Summer 2016

March 2, 2016

Employer Profile: Little Bird Innovation, Memphis, TN

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www.littlebirdinnovation.com

Little Bird is a human centered design firm focused on helping organizations understand how to make change happen. We approach challenging problems through an intentional blending of strategy, research, and design to find the compelling way forward. We seek transformation in the areas of economic development, social impact and civic innovation for our city, our region and our world.

Design Intern

Internship/ Summer

We’re looking for a Design Intern to join the Little Bird team for the Summer. We need a thoughtful designer who is excited about tackling the complex, multi-ˇfaced issues that challenge our clients. You’ll collaborate on the design of new programs, services and experiences as well as develop communications assets to foster fresh thinking and support change.

Ideally, you’re a doer with a passion for human-ˇcentered design approaches to creating meaningful, inspiring work. You thrive working and collaborating in a team-ˇbased environment. You can manage deadlines and become deeply empathetic to the needs of our clients and the people they serve.

Our Ideal Candidate

• Demonstrates the ability to collaborate and support a team through the full design process.

• Brings a flexible mindset to the work and is willing to tryout new approaches based on project challenges.

• Collaborates as a primary work style and is a consummate team player.

• Embraces ambiguity and is willing to do what it takes to complete the task at hand.

• Embodies a passion for creating meaningful design.

• Loves to prototype, both digitally and physically.

• Constantly seeks out examples of great design and applies best practices appropriately.

• Leverages storytelling and communications to bring users and ideas to life and to make a compelling case for change.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required

• Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite

• Video and video editing skills are a plus

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Understanding of basic business principles

• A demonstrated passion for social, economic and/or civic issues

 

Design Associate

Paid/ Full Time/ Start Date: TBD

We’re looking for a Design Associate to join the Little Bird nest. We need a thoughtful designer who is excited about tackling the complex, multi-ˇfaced issues that challenge our clients. You’ll collaborate on the design of new programs, services and experiences as well as develop communications assets to foster fresh thinking and support change.

Ideally, you’re a design doer with a passion for human-ˇcentered design approaches to creating meaningful, inspiring work. You thrive working and collaborating in a team-ˇ based environment and enjoy working across multiple design disciplines. You can manage deadlines and become deeply empathetic to the needs of our clients and the people they serve.

Our Ideal Candidate

• Demonstrates the ability to collaborate and support a team through the full design process.

• Brings a flexible mindset to the work and is willing to tryout new approaches based on project challenges.

• Collaborates as a primary work style and is a consummate team player.

• Embraces ambiguity and is willing to do what it takes to complete the task at hand.

• Embodies a passion for creating meaningful design.

• Loves to prototype, both digitally and physically.

• Constantly seeks out examples of great design and applies best practices

appropriately.

• Leverages storytelling and communications to bring users and ideas to life and to make a compelling case for change.

Minimum Qualifications

• 1-ˇ2 years of professional experience with a background in one or more core design disciplines (visual, service, product, spaces, communications)

• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required;; Graduate degree preferred

• Mastery of the Adobe Creative Suite

• Basic video editing skills

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Understanding of basic business principles

• A demonstrated passion for social, economic and/or civic issues

 

 

February 22, 2016

Employer Profile: FleishmanHillard, Washington, DC

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About the FleishmanHillard D.C. Office:
FleishmanHillard’s Washington, D.C., office is one of the most prominent public relations offices in the D.C. metro area. With seven practice areas coveringbrand marketing, corporate, creative, digital & social, healthcare, public affairs and public sector, the D.C. office touches a unique portfolio of clients across a wide variety of sectors. Employees in the D.C. office come from a variety of backgrounds in public relations and government policy to provide the highest quality counsel for our clients.

About the Creative Studio:
We are a team of designers, video producers, editors, animators, developers, and big creative thinkers. Our studio is small but mighty and services the entire FleishmanHillard network. We pride ourselves on our work, and ability to constantly deliver strategic and creative solutions.

Full Time Intern

Paid/ Internship/ Summer 2016

The Creative Studio at FleishmanHillard in Washington, D.C. is looking to hire a full-time design intern. We’re looking for passionate, innovative, creative thinkers, with strong design aesthetics.

We depend on our interns heavily. As a fully integrated member of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to work on a variety of print, digital, interactive and motion projects. You’ll also get involved in the early stages of some of our most exciting and challenging projects.

Qualifications:

Creative thinker and problem solver

Knowledge about design fundamentals and principles

Motivation and passion

Ability to work easily in both large team environments, or independently

Attention to detail

Prioritization skills

Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite (especially InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator)

Be willing to experiment, comfortable trying new things, and not afraid to fail

Other Qualities – not required:

Motion graphics and video editing (specifically After Effects and/or Final Cut Pro)

Print production experience

Basic understanding of HTML/CSS

Full Time Contractor

Paid/ Freelance/ TBD

 

February 17, 2016

Employer Profile: Community Art Collaborative, Baltimore, MD

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www.mica.edu/about_mica/departments_and_services/the_center_for_art_education/community_art_collaborative.html

The Community Art Collaborative is a community arts-focused AmeriCorps program that has been hosted at MICA since 2004, and is funded in part by a grant from the Maryland Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism, and the Corporation for National and Community Service. In the CAC program, AmeriCorps members are matched with non-profit community organizations around the city, to serve year-long community arts residencies. In these residencies, members primarily facilitate after-school arts-based learning experiences that serve K-12 students in Baltimore City. Members also have the opportunity to facilitate art-making opportunities for community residents, recruit and manage volunteers, develop special projects, and gain valuable professional experience in the community arts and non-profit fields.

CAC also serves at the Community Arts Residency for graduate students in the MFA Community Arts programs, as a means of providing in-the-field experience during their graduate studies. Though, you do not need to be a graduate student to apply!

AmeriCorps is a national service program that engages thousands of people each year in service to their communities in critical areas like education, health, and conservation. All AmeriCorps program involve a ten-month commitment starting September through July. Benefits of the program include: a living stipend ($12,500 for the whole year), health insurance coverage, an education award of $5,550 upon successful completion of your service (which can be used to pay eligible student loans or other eligible educational expenses), tons of professional development, and access to MICA’s many resources.

In order to serve in AmeriCorps, you must be at least 17 years old, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and be a U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident. Participation in CAC/AmeriCorps is conditional upon completion of a National Service Criminal History Check and other eligibility requirements. To learn more about AmeriCorps, please visit http://www.americorps.gov.

Community Art Collaborative Program

Paid/ Full Time/ 2016-2017

The Community Art Collaborative Program has 12 slots for 12 members next year (2016-2017). Each CAC member will be placed at a non-profit community arts organization in Baltimore City through a matching process at the beginning of the program year (September). At each “Host Site,” CAC Members will work with their organizations to develop a unique job description that will primarily focus on: facilitating after-school arts programming for K-12 Baltimore City students, engaging communities in special art projects for all ages that give voice to local priorities, recruiting volunteers, and providing general program support for the host sites.

CAC Member duties also include:

– Participating in professional development training workshops, hosted by the CAC program through out the year
– Recording data about art programs and write reflections in AmeriCorps Monthly Reports
– Maintain strong communication with the CAC Program Manager and Site Supervisors at each Host Site

February 16, 2016

Employer Profile: Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, MD

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www.marylandsciencecenter.org

Through our exhibits and programs, we strive to inspire interest in science, engineering, technology, making, and critical thinking.

Exhibit Fabrication Intern

Unpaid/ Internship/ Summer 2016

Help us design, prototype, test, fabricate and install new hands-on exhibit components. Learn to work with new material and tools while creating functional pieces that our visitors will use for years to come. The main assignment will be to create fun and challenging components for our ‘Keep it Moving’ marble wall activity.

If this position appeals to you, but you are looking for paid work, please contact me. No paid positions are available at the moment, but I am always looking for possible candidates for when the need arises.

Qualifications:

Required:
> Extensive experience safely using all common woodworking tools including bandsaw, drill press, miter saw, and especially the table saw. Router and router table are also helpful but not required.
> Ability to quickly communicate ideas and designs through sketches and/or 3D computer models

Helpful:
> Experience with mechanical and/or electrical device creation or maintenance
> Experience with CNC router operation and toolpathing

Exhibit Prototyper and Fabricator

Unpaid/ Internship/ Date: TBD

Help us design, prototype, test, fabricate and install new hands-on exhibit components. Learn to work with new materials and tools while creating functional pieces that our visitors will use for years to come. The main assignment will be to create fun and challenging components for our ‘Keep it Moving’ marble wall activity.

If this position appeals to you, but you are looking for paid work, please contact me. No paid positions are available at the moment, but I am always looking for possible candidates for when the need arises.

Required:
> Extensive experience safely using all common woodworking tools including bandsaw, drill press, miter saw, and especially the table saw. Router and router table are also helpful but not required.
> Ability to quickly communicate ideas and designs through sketches and/or 3D computer models

Helpful:
> Experience with mechanical and/or electrical device creation or maintenance
> Experience with CNC router operation and toolpathing

Early Childhood Educator

Paid/ Part Time/ Dates: TBD

Are you looking for a new and different experience every day? Do you enjoy working with people? If so, join the Kids Room team. Engage our youngest visitors with fun hands-on activities and interact with children birth to age eight and their families as they learn through play in our dynamic museum environment. Responsibilities include: working with the general public, and maintaining a clean and safe early childhood exhibit space. Ability to exercise outstanding problem solving skills and experience with young children in a group setting are both highly desired. The museum is open seven days a week and we are looking for availability weekdays and weekends.

Qualifications:

• Experience with young children

• Ability to provide excellent guest service to museum visitors

• At least one year of college coursework completed

• Ability to pass a background check