#FindSpark Conference Checklist

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We can’t wait to see you at Find & Follow Your Passion, a full-day fashion career conference on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 9:00am – 5:00pm.

Venue: LIM College’s Townhouse at 12 East 53rd Street (map) located between Fifth and Madison Avenues.

To enter, simply walk through the double wooden doors on the ground floor. Please note that East 53rd St. is one-way, going west.

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. There’s no coat check, so you will have to bring all your belongings with you throughout the day.

Event Format

Our events are fun. We aim to make all our events more comfortable, enjoyable and productive than other networking events.

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Our custom conference mobile app features all the event logistics in the palm of your hand in addition to the ability to network with attendees, speakers, and recruiters.
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Before the Event

▢  Download the conference app events.bizzabo.com/findpassionlim (works on all platforms!) so you can research and stay up to date on all speakers, employers, and logistics.

▢  Read about all the speakers who are attending and sessions offered on the conference app or event website.

▢  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!).

▢ Read How to Use Social Media to Network: 6 Specific Examples.

▢ Read How to Ask a Great Question at a Panel.

▢ Read  How to Start and End Conversations at Networking Events.

▢ Read 10 Simple Tips to Improve Your Online Presence in 10 Minutes.

▢ Read +1: How To Stand Out in a Digital Age.

▢ Read Upgrade Your LinkedIn Profile with these 5 Quick Tips.

▢ Read How to: Resume and Cover Letter Writing.

▢ Read How to Dress Your Best for Conferences and Networking Events.

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What to Bring

▢  Business cards.

▢  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.

▢ Read Creative Ways to Show Off Your Work at a Networking Event.

▢ Read  5 Places to Get Cool & Cheap Business Cards.

▢ Read What to Put on Your Business Card if You’re a Student or Recent Grad.

▢ Read Wild Card: Are Business Cards Still Relevant?.

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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!

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After the Event

▢  Share your feedback through our surveys so we can continue to improve your experience.

▢  Check out listings on our job board and apply.

▢  Stay in touch with speakers and employers, regardless of whether or not you landed a gig.

▢  Set up at least one informational interview.

▢  Follow up with everyone you met the next day.

▢ Read How to Get Employers to Respond to Your Emails.

▢ Read How to Follow Up with Employers in a Digital Age.

▢ Read The Importance of Follow Up: 6 Ways to Rock at It.

▢ Read Cover Letter Checklist.

▢ Read 15 Top Job Application Tips You Need to Know.

▢ Read Relationships Matter: How to Build & Maintain Your Network.

▢ Read How To Ace The Informational Interview.