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Tag: careers

Fashion Careers of the Future

As you step out to embark on a career in fashion, you may find yourself drawn to the traditional pathways of a designer, stylist, buyer or editor. However, the industry is an exciting yet ever evolving landscape of opportunity and these ‘traditional’ pathways have transformed and are no longer about focussing on a single specialism. Instead you are encouraged and expected to develop a diverse set of transferable skills. With the growth of social media, leaps in tech innovation and consumer awareness, fashion brands – and the roles within them – are adapting in order for them to remain relevant and responsive to the future consumers’ needs, as well as be at the forefront of a competitive industry.

There has been the introduction of new and exciting roles, from Sustainable Fabric Developer to AR (Augmented Reality) Specialist, Data Scientist, and Corporate Social Responsibility Experts, which are all pathways waiting for the next generation of graduates to apply for. So if you’re intrigued about what the future of the fashion industry looks like and how you can build a sustainable career then this workshop is for you.

Speaker: Zena Franklin-Lewis, Fashion Buyer

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How Art Fairs Can Help Your Career

Recently the art world has seen an explosion of art fairs – so many so that some say this is a crisis in the art world, inverting the traditional gallery system and compromising the carefully balanced relationships of artists, gallerists and collectors. However, this eruption of activity in this type of temporary art event across the globe presents thrilling possibilities. Throw the power of the internet and social media into the ring, and the arena for artists to make their way in the contemporary art world is filled with opportunities.

This talk will discuss how to prepare for and create these opportunities via the art fair system: to include preparing for an exhibition showcase; managing corporate commissions; branding, and networking.

This is a talk for any visual artists wishing to forge an independent career within the creative world.

Speaker: Led by Sophie Lucas, Fair Director at The Other Art Fair.

Event Partner: The Other Art Fair

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Finding a Career That You Love

Graduate looking to take hold of your career? This workshop will help you to consider work options for now and in the future. It will provide an opportunity to take a step back, understand your career motivations and plan your journey within and beyond the creative industries.

During the session you’ll be guided through a series of exercises designed to help you to identify your strengths and career interests. The workshop will cover 3 main areas: understanding where you are now; identifying where you want to be in the future; and how to plan to take relevant steps in that direction.

By the end of the session you will:

  • Be able to identify your personal values and motivations surrounding work/life.
  • Have a clearer idea of the wide range of possible career options available to you.
  • Have set realistic goals for a plan of action.

This event is for UAL graduates only.

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Careers Advice 1-to-1s (CCW)

Not sure what to do next? Or maybe you have an idea, but you’re not sure how to get there? These focused 30-minute career advice sessions will help you explore your options and develop a plan to get you on the right path. Whether you are considering routes to employment, self-employment or further education, come along to discuss your options and what is best for you.

*No need to book*
Sessions will be offered first come first served on the day, so arrive early and put your name down for a slot to avoid disappointment.

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Do Your Own Thing: Creative Rebels Live Podcast

Creative Rebels is a chart topping podcast with inspiring interviews with creative people who have rebelled against the 9-5, which offers advice on how you can too.

Hosted by David Speed and Adam Brazier, they’ll be recording a live podcast with a well-known creative as part of Creative Futures.

The interview will focus on the challenges that students face when they graduate, from finding a position within a company to starting their own business.

The podcast will conclude with a Q&A to answer all your burning questions and concerns.

 

Event Partner: Creative Rebels

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Finding Work in the Art World

This panel discussion – hosted by Artquest with invited guest speakers from the art world – will offer insight and practical advice for finding work in this sector. Panellists will discuss the wide variety of roles available and strategies for sustaining yourself after graduating. They’ll discuss Artquest’s AWP Internships programme; offering students an understanding and awareness of the opportunities open to them.
Event partner: Artquest
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Careers Advice 1-to-1s (CSM)

Not sure what to do next? Or maybe you have an idea, but you’re not sure how to get there? These focused 30-minute career advice sessions will help you explore your options and develop a plan to get you on the right path. Whether you are considering routes to employment, self-employment or further education, come along to discuss your options and what is best for you.

*No need to book*
Sessions will be offered first come first served on the day, so arrive early and put your name down for a slot to avoid disappointment.

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Creative Opportunities Job Fair

Meet creative employers, brands and services at our new careers and job fair!

Find out about current and future job opportunities and services that support working in the creative industries.

 

On the Day

Turn up any time between 12 and 4pm with copies of your CV, a friendly and confident manner and a positive attitude! Take a walk around the fair and talk to the employers and other companies to find what jobs and services they have available and whether you might be suitable.

 

Prepare for the Fair!

Employers are looking for the best staff for their organisations, so prepare before arrival – bring copies of your CV and research the companies who are taking part before you attend.

 

Useful resources to help you prepare:

 

The Creative Opportunities Fair is open to all UAL students and graduates.

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* CANCELLED* Career Opportunities for Chinese Creatives and the Chinese Market

Chinese-language content – such as lifestyle, fashion, beauty or storytelling documentaries – is on the rise, with 1 in 6 people in the world being Chinese. Such content can be developed not only in greater China, but by people all over the world, posing a significant opportunity for creative graduates.

Led by advertising and branded content agency M&L, this session will tell you about:

  • The skills you need to forge a career path in this growing and dynamic market.
  • Unique ways that Chinese audiences consume media and interact on social.
  • The internationalisation of the Chinese audience and how this influences content.
  • How Chinese film-making technology is transforming the way we make content.
  • Practical work visa issues for westerners wanting to work in greater China, and Chinese graduates wanting to work in the UK.

Event Partner: M&L

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to travel restrictions in China

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Doors Open: How to Start a Career in the Music Industry

We all know that the music industry can seem like an impenetrable fortress for those who are starting their careers. This panel aims to demystify the industry with several well-established professionals sharing their unique journeys in music, covering a variety of topics such as: careers you didn’t know existed, mentorship, the influence of technology and social media, DIY initiatives and more.

Created by Resident Advisor, Doors Open is a platform for people to connect with companies and projects they believe in, and for independent music companies to find the staff they need to turn ideas into reality.

Speakers include:

  • Martha (host): DJ, Presenter and Sound Artist from South London
  • Dane Bradshaw: Head of Sync at Ministry of Sound Publishing
  • Olesia Lipskaia: Graphic Designer at Resident Advisor and UAL alumni
  • Hattie Wynter: Marketing Coordinator at Native Instruments

Event Partner: Doors Open

Photo: Resident Advisor

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