Launch Pad: Workshops to Ignite Your Career

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 11:00am to 4:00pm

623 S Wabash Ave, Room 307 623 S. Wabash Ave Chicago IL 60605

Join us for Launch Pad at the Portfolio Center: Strategies to Ignite your Career.  This event is open to current students and recent alumni of Columbia College Chicago.


11 am: Design Your Own Business Card
Business cards are an important tool in your job search toolkit. This hands-on workshop will walk you through creating your own basic business card using an online template – no design experience required! *Bring a flash drive with you to save your creation*

12 pm: Freelancing Essentials: Pricing and Negotiation
One of the first challenges freelancers face is setting a fair rate for their work. This session will walk through important questions to ask to help you determine the best pricing structure and how to negotiate with clients. 

1 pm: If You Build it They Will Come- Polishing Your Web Portfolio
A good web portfolio is a critical tool for recent grads. So what exactly is a good web portfolio? Join us for a strategy session that will help you explore what to put in your web portfolio, how to build an audience, and how it connects to your overall web presence.

2 pm: The Reason You're Not Hearing Back- Job Search Strategy
Your applications are out… why aren’t the job offers rolling in yet? This presentation will walk through common job search mistakes, and what you can do better to increase your response rate.

3 pm: Job Search Hack – Tools and Tricks for an Effective Search
Searching for jobs can easily feel like a full-time job! Learn helpful tips for making the most of your time- from finding and navigating job boards to developing tracking tools.

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