Schedule

On Saturday, November 9, 2013, FindSpark (formerly NY Creative Interns) will produce a full day of informative discussions, networking opportunities, interactive workshops, and fun that will take place on the beautiful campus of The New School in Manhattan. You’ll be able to choose from a variety of sessions and make your own track that will guide you to your dream career.

Click on the session titles to learn more and see participating speakers

Location: The New School: 66 West, 12th Street, New York, NY


9am-9:45am Registration


10am-10:20am Introduction and Keynote by Carla Echevarria


10:45am-11:30am Session One

Coffee or Lunch? The Art of the Informational Interview
ROOM 404

Fortune Favors the Brave: How to Conquer Fear and Rejection
ROOM 407

What Recruiters Won’t Tell You About your Job Search
ROOM 464

Public Speaking: How to Help Others Believe In You
ROOM 465


11:45am-12:30pm Session Two

The College Experience: What to Do Now for Your Future Career
ROOM 404

Fork in the Road: How to Know What to Do Next
ROOM 407


What Recruiters Won’t Tell You About your Job Search
ROOM 464


Get Online Now: Why Every Creative Needs a Website
ROOM 465


12:30pm-1:15pm Lunch Break (Lunch included in ticket price)

Our challenge for you? Join fellow conference attendees whom you met earlier in the day. See someone from the conference eating alone? Invite them to join you! You never know what great connections you’ll make.

Are you an international attendee? Join Amanda Goodman of Goodman Immigration Group for a casual lunch discussion on work authorized visa options for students and young professionals to remain in the United States.
ROOM 410


1:30-2:15pm Session Three

You Do What for a Living? Unconventional Career Stories
ROOM 404

Every Day I’m Hustling: The Value of Side Projects
ROOM 407


Know Your Worth: Salary Negotiation Workshop
ROOM 464


Get Online Now: Why Every Creative Needs a Website
ROOM 465


2:30pm-3:15pm Session Four

Hashtag to Hired: Why Your Online Presence Matters
ROOM 404

Use Time Wisely: How to Own the Job Hunt
ROOM 407

Public Speaking: How to Help Others Believe In You
ROOM 465


3:30pm-5:30pm Opportunity Mixer
Please note this part of the event takes place at 55 West 13th Street, just a block away (the program says West 11th, but it is West 13th).

We’re thrilled to include an Opportunity Mixer as part of Find & Follow Your Passion. This part of the event will be a chance to meet recruiters and representatives from the coolest companies and organizations, hosted in a casual environment. We’ve replaced large, awkward tables with high top tables to allow for more natural conversations and to break down barriers between attendees and representatives. This is a chance for your personality to shine.

In addition to the chance to hand your resume to employers in person, all attendees will send us their resumes, which will then be compiled into a digital résumé book that all employers will receive. No need to worry about yours getting lost in the shuffle. That said, we encourage you to bring plenty of copies of your resume, business cards, and a way to show off your portfolio if you have one (iPad, mobile phone, printed copies, etc).


6pm After Party

Continue your conversations at The Crooked Knife, just a few blocks away.
232 East 14th Street. 18+ to enter. 21+ to drink.

No need to sign up for sessions ahead of time. They are first come first served until rooms are filled. Conferences are all about serendipity and adventure, so if you’re unable to get into a session you planned on attending, go with the flow, and pick a new path.

Schedule and speakers are subject to change. We apologize for any inconvenience.