We can’t wait to see you at Find & Follow Your Passion: A FindSpark Conference on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 10:00am – 6:00pm.
Sign up for our free #FindSpark Chat: A Live Twitter Q&A on Thursday, October 16th, from 1:00pm – 2:00pm. You’ll have a chance to ask us and our featured speaker alumni all your career questions, while networking with fellow members of the FindSpark community!
Venue: The New School at 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011 (map) located between 5th Ave and Avenue of the Americas.
Dress Code: Business casual. Wear comfortable shoes. Room temperature may vary, so be sure to bring a sweater or light jacket you can wear during the sessions. The programming takes place in one building, but bring a jacket or umbrella if needed.
Event Format: Our events are fun. We aim to make all our events more comfortable, enjoyable and productive than other networking events. There will be a variety of panels and workshops to choose from throughout the day. During lunch, explore the neighborhood with your new friends and connections. Then head to our Opportunity Mixer, where recruiters and speakers will be available to discuss opportunities and give feedback on your resumes and portfolios.
Before the Event:
▢ Download the conference app (works on all platforms!) so you can research and stay up to date on all speakers, employers, and logistics: events.bizzabo.com/findspark2014
▢ Update your Twitter, LinkedIn, and Website.
▢ Create custom resumes and cover letters to hand to your favorite employers and speakers.
▢ Put together a nice business casual outfit (including comfortable shoes!).
What to Bring:
▢ Lots of copies of your resume.
▢ Portfolio showcasing your work and experience (printed or digital… portfolios are not just for designers!).
▢ A charged mobile device. Be sure to Tweet and Instagram with the hashtag #FindSpark.
During the Event:
▢ Go with the flow. Make a tentative schedule, but if you head to a room that’s full, take it as an opportunity to explore something unexpected. We promise you’ll leave all sessions with valuable insights.
▢ Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
▢ Speak slowly, breathe deeply, and smile.
▢ Meet company reps and speakers as well as other attendees.
▢ Have a strong handshake.
▢ Participate in our ice breakers.
▢ Mobile device running low on juice? Head to our Charging Station on the first floor to power up!
After the Event:
▢ Share your feedback through our surveys so we can continue to improve your experience.
▢ Become a premium member and sign up to attend future events!
▢ Stay in touch with speakers and employers, regardless of whether or not you landed a gig.
▢ Set up at least one informational interview.
▢ Read Cover Letter Checklist.