Archive for April, 2011

April 1, 2011

How did it go?

Thank you to all MICA faculty, staff and students for making the third annual Internship + Career Fair a success!

Please answer these ten questions and provide your feedback.

April 1, 2011

Employer Profile: Development Design Group, Inc.

Baltimore based, Development Design Group, Inc. (DDG) is an internationally renowned planning, architecture and design company unique in its ability to deliver dynamic, extraordinary solutions to place-making in cities, towns and suburbs all over the world. With a strong history of providing superior expertise in many successful commercial endeavors notably Istinye Park in Istanbul, Turkey, the award-winning themed movie destinations of Muvico Theaters and the ICSC award-winning Easton Town Center near Columbus, Ohio the firm’s successful track record is reinforced time and again with numerous awards received for designs that work in the real world. DDG will formulate the highest and best use for property, utilizing our strongest asset: creative design.

April 1, 2011

Employer Profile: Maryland Film Festival

Maryland Film Festival is an annual four-day event that takes place the first weekend of each May, presenting top-notch film and video work from all over the world. Each year the festival screens approximately 50 feature films and 75 short films of all varieties — narrative, documentary, animation, experimental, and hybrid — to tens of thousands of audience members.

The festival itself takes place on screens in and around Baltimore’s burgeoning Station North Arts District, all within short walking distance of each other, including the 5-screen, independent art-house Charles Theater and the state-of-the-art campus auditorium of Maryland Institute College of Art. Workshops, panels, and parties open to the public take place concurrent with the festival in the Filmmakers’ Tent Village neighboring the Charles Theatre.

Year-round, the MFF maintains a membership support program, Friends of the Festival: 800 members and counting for whom MFF presents an average of 5 screenings each month in a variety of Baltimore venues. These include advance screenings of upcoming theatrical releases, as well as special events ranging from 3-D film festivals, outdoor family screenings, repertory screenings, and the popular “Gunky’s Basement” series curated and hosted by Baltimore cultural luminaries Dan Deacon and Jimmy Joe Roche.

April 1, 2011

The Internship + Career Fair is Today!

Join us at the Brown Center today from 1 to 4 PM  to connect with potential employers!
Don’t forget to….

1. Create a “one-minute commercial”

Think about how you will approach recruiters at the fair to introduce yourself and start a conversation. You can talk about your background and how it connects to what the organization’s need. Basically, you have less than one minute to tell them who you are and express your interest in their organization. If you come well-prepared you will already have some background on the organizations you plan to visit and can speak knowledgeably.

2. Proofread your resume

Have as many people as you can proofread your resume for spelling, grammar, and clarity.

3. Put together your materials

You will need a nice big stack of resumes (20+ copies is what we suggest). Optional materials are business cards and artist postcards. Portfolios are recommended if you are applying for design-related positions. (For more about portfolios, check here.)

Bring a notepad or sketchbook and pen. You will also want to be able to keep track of who you are visiting and meeting. Take names of employers you speak with, then you can follow up with them at a later date.

4. Dress

You should plan to dress professionally for the fair. It is always best to err on the side of overdressed–it shows an employer that you take them seriously and have made an effort to make a good first impression. Not conservative? Artsy/creative dress is fine, as long as you are clean and neat!

See you at the fair!