Career-Focused Tools and Mentorship Opportunities
Take advantage of these career-focused opportunities to advance your skills, sharpen your resume, make connections, and gain career advice from industry professionals. Pairing any of these opportunities with sessions and Stage Expo at USITT 2018 will set you up for success!
Sign up to have your portfolio reviewed by an industry professional at USITT 2018 and let your work stand out to potential employers.
Portfolio reviews are conducted by numerous volunteers throughout the Institute and are available for every level — from student to seasoned professional in all areas of design, technology, and management. You must be an individual member of USITT or registered for the full Conference to participate.
Advanced sign-up is recommended. Check the USITT show site in coming weeks for more information and to register.
The Resume Doctor’s booth is back on the Stage Expo floor. Bring a copy of your resume for review by professionals — sign-up is not required. Take this opportunity to learn what stands out and what doesn’t before you head out on your job search.
This opportunity is open for job seekers of all ages.
The most recent edition of College2Career included a new column from Ima Hirin offering career advice to help you reach higher and go further. Read it here.
The Student Ambassador Program provides an opportunity for students to network and interact with well-known international designers and technicians who will be attending the Conference.
Three student members will be paired with international guests with similar areas of focus. This encourages one-on-one networking between student designers and technicians and global colleagues.
“I would highly recommend the Student Ambassador Program to any student who wants to learn from a working professional in their field,” said 2017 Student Ambassador Program mentee Madison Burnes. “It is also a wonderful opportunity to meet other students who are very focused and ambitious in their career goals.”
This opportunity is available for those who are USITT Student or Early Career members.
Early Career Mentoring
Develop a lasting connection with a seasoned professional in your field by participating in the Early Career Mentoring Program at USITT 2018.
Developed by USITT Fellows, this opportunity brings together mentors and Early Career members to discuss career opportunities and future goals, provide career guidance, and introduce mentees to other USITT members and exhibitors.
“From the moment I met my mentors, I knew that they were greatly interested in my career and wanted to help me in any way possible,” said USITT 2017 Early Career Mentoring Program mentee Korey Lamb. “I know that as I progress in my career, they will both help me with any roadblocks or barriers I encounter.”
Make USITT 2018 your place to network with hundreds of potential employers!
USITT provides a tool on our Conference registration page to help connect attendees who are seeking employment, internship, or educational opportunities with production companies, manufacturers, or academic institutions.
To make your profile visible to exhibiting companies, add your LinkedIn public profile URL during registration and indicate the types of opportunities you would like to be matched with.
Exhibitors will be able to learn about you from your LinkedIn profile and potentially reach out to you to set up an appointment in Fort Lauderdale.