Find and Follow Your Passion: A Social Recap

On Saturday, April 21, over 250 creative students, recent grads, and professionals attended Find and Follow Your Passion, an event designed to give emerging creative professionals the tools needed to create their dream careers. The event was hosted at the State of the Art Fine Arts Building at School of Visual Arts.
People traveled from beyond the tri-state area; from Toronto, Texas, Pennsylvania, California, Alabama, and Boston, just for our event. They gained insight and heard stories from 40+ speakers from the most innovative companies and organizations in New York. We achieved our goal, inspiring “career optimism” in all our of our attendees by giving them actionable steps to make things happen.
keynote Josh Siegel 30 Rock Writer - Producer
We’ll have tons of content from the event to share with you soon. For now, check out the livestreamed sessionshashtag stats, our photos so far, and our storify recap below.



Find and Follow Your Passion by NY Creative Interns

On Saturday, April 21, over 250 creative college students, recent grads, and professionals gathered in the beautiful Fine Arts Building at School of Visual Arts to discuss tools and tips for launching your dream career.

Storified by Emily Miethner · Wed, Apr 25 2012 07:56:39

Helping creative workers find the right jobApr 3, 2012 … Then, she founded NY Creative Interns in Manhattan, a meetup … April 21 in Manhattan for the creative crowd — Find a…
Story in Newsday about the beginnings of NY Creative Interns.
#FindPassion volunteers hard at work packing tote bagsnycinterns
Our amazing volunteer team putting together your goodie bags. 
Super grateful for #findpassion sponsors & venue @SVA_Newsnycinterns
We we’re thrilled to be hosted in the beautiful state-of-the-art Fine Arts Building at School of Visual Arts.
Thx to #findpassion sponsors @vitaminwaternycinterns
Vitamin water kept our attendees hydrated through out the day.
Got my new business cards, all set for Saturday’s #FindPassion Conference!! #soexcited :)
RT @KrissMincey: NY-bound train ride for @NYCinterns #findpassion conference! #MakeTheDreamWork Creative Interns
Attendees traveled from from Toronto, Texas, Pennsylvania, California, Alabama, and Boston!
#FindPassion attendees holding up their new books @nycinternsmonicaliane
Our attendees each received a free book!
And #blog in my underwear I shall. #findpassion Shah
#findpassion Chang
"An idea is great, but getting something done is better." -Josh Siegal, producer/writer at 30 Rock #FindPassion Fleming
Keynote speech by Josh Siegal, Writer and Producer on 30 Rock
#findpassion @JoshSiegal the joke’s not on you! Im your #friend. want2getcoffee? @NYCinterns Shah
All of you @NYCinterns were wonderful, and can please take over the world now, please, thank you. #FindPassionJosh Siegal
Check out our matching @thinkstock name tags @7huck @hoaska #findpassionnycinterns
Thinkstock provided us with great stock photos for our name tags. People were finding their matches through the event!
#FindPassion has an app! iPhone DL YappBox from Android: enter event ID NYCINY Creative Interns
#findpassion @mtv @tumblr @gettyimages @tiffywiffy530 Breaking into Your Industry Creative Interns
Effective Networking @ardenfaye #findpassion @ SVA Fine Arts Creative Interns
#findpassion #socialmedia @gabealonso @matthewknell @vajiajia @resawu @ SVA Fine Arts Creative Interns
What we do best: network #findpassionnycinterns
Volunteer huddle #findpassionnycinterns
Triplets! Our #thinkstock images all match #findpassionAlexis Daria
Loving the panel about taking the next step in your career feat. @bbdo @theantonioneves @aigadesign @sesameworkshop @NYCinterns #findpassionAmanda Gordon
I have two photo matches!? Glad to meet you ashley! #FindPassion Sullivan
So much fun, ladies! RT @NYCinterns: #FindPassion panelists @noralorenzo @forbyfor4x4 @chelseabot @lorwich @ SVA Chin
These ladies are from Alabama! #FindPassion! Creative Interns
#findpassion @mari18 @holidaymatinee @soomean @srkehoe @williejackson The Right Fit @ SVA Fine Arts Creative Interns
Watching my girl @tammytibbetts talking on a panel at SVA – #findpassion !!! My panel is up next! Xoxo Levine
Speaker & Attendee Mixer #findpassionnycinterns
Our Speaker & Attendee Mixer was a chance for great one on one time. 
.@theantonioneves has a tactic – "coffee and cocktails" – take people out & have informational meeting #findpassion @nycinternsReb Carlson
RT @AshleyGallman: Lunch break from #findpassion w/ @charliegrosso @KristinGdula & izzy! Gdula
Mmmm @thinkstock snacks for #findpassion @ SVA Fine Arts Creative Interns
Another side of being a creative #findpassionlaurenaradi
Cool companies like @recordsetter #findpassion career fair @ SVA Fine Arts Creative Interns
Any business is just a series if relationships built on communication. –Cheryl Heller #FindPassionAlexis Daria
@ashleythurston Justin Hughes and I with the photo match! #FindPassion Ahmed
LOOK: Overused buzzwords in professional profiles #findpassion Mincey Music
Never in a million years would I have gotten to meet so many talented people. Thanks to @NYCinterns for hosting this conf. #FindPassionKristin Gdula
#findpassion final sessions @theantonioneves @bigmao @sesamestreet @bbdonycinterns
"Don’t be afriad to say you don’t understand something. A lot of the time it is gibberish." @cherylheller @NYCinterns #findpassionBarb Leung
#findpassion @sva_news Communication Design Creative Interns
If something is your passion, you have to do it every day – treat it like a job. – @mattovolumeone of @athleticsnyc #findpassionNY Creative Interns
Commitment, finish something. Connect, you never know who you’ll meet again. Follow through, be bold, invest, have fun. #findpassionNina Zipkin
Love @TheAntonioNeves personality, and totally provides a different perspective on how to go about your career @NYCinterns #FindPassionNatalia Martinez
Closing of the @NYCinterns conference #findpassion 1831 Fund
Co-founder @emilymiethner with closing keynote speaker @maggiemistal #findpassion @ SVA Fine Arts Creative Interns
Got my Soul search on! -:)–“@emilymiethner: Closing #FindPassion tips from @maggiemistal”Maggie Mistal
Thanks for coming everyone! @_loveali_ @linkedin #findpassion @ SVA Fine Arts Creative Interns
Before you go back to work or school on Monday, write down your wildest dream – @MaggieMistal #findpassionMarny Smith

About the Author

Emily is Founder and CEO of FindSpark. Passionate about the power of social media and networking; Emily has spoken at numerous colleges, conferences, and events including The International Youth Leaders Assembly at The United Nations, SXSW Interactive, Internet Week, Mediabistro's Social Media Bootcamp, Time Inc, Columbia University, and New York University, among others. Emily is also an adjunct professor, teaching social media and career courses at multiple colleges. Learn more about having Emily speak at your next event and follow her on twitter @EmilyMiethner.

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