Something exciting is on the horizon!
Since leaving school, how many times has something like this happened to you: You learn something important and quickly say to yourself, “Wow, I wish they would have taught me that in college.” Don’t get me wrong: I loved college. So much so, in fact, that I couldn’t get enough and went right back for a second degree. While the college experience is vital, there remains a lot to be learned once you throw your mortar and tassel in the air.
With that in mind, we at Melamed Riley are taking everything we’ve learned since college and are putting on a conference! We’re calling it Grad School — emphasis on the “ad” in “Grad.” If you’re a college student and are interested in working in advertising, design, client-side, at an agency, or for yourself, Grad School is for you! Our day-long conference will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2013, at our downtown Cleveland headquarters. And don’t worry, you won’t have to go into debt to attend this grad school, which we promise will cost less than a night at your favorite campus watering hole.
So, what kinds of things will you learn about at Grad School? Among the 10 presentations, you’ll hear about becoming a jack-of-all-trades (and therefore indispensable), how to stand out in your forthcoming job search, how to work with social media (and how to not let it work against you), and how to present your work. After each presentation, you’ll have the chance to ask questions and engage with speakers. The goal is to arm you with the tools you were hoping to have — or didn’t even know you needed — as you prepare to enter the professional world. And we’ll even feed you!
While we’re hard at work on the full Grad School website and other loose ends, consider this a mashup between a sneak preview and a save-the-date. We’ll be updating this space soon with more news about the conference but, until then, don’t forget to circle February 16, 2013 in your calendar. And get ready for Grad School!