Thursday, April 29, 2010

Dallas Ad League / ASMP Happy Hour Social/Networking Event - Thursday, April 29th

Join us for a great social and business networking HAPPY HOUR at Margarita Ranch in The Mockingbird Station (5321 E. Mockingbird Ln.Dallas, TX 75206)
Thursday, April 29 2010, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Dallas Ad League / ASMP Happy Hour

This month, Dallas Ad League is having a joint event with the ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers).

The ASMP has over 5,000 members, including many of the world’s greatest photographers.The organization has three purposes:- To protect and promote the interests of photographers whose work is for publication.- To promote high professional standards and ethics.- To cultivate friendship and mutual understanding between photographers.

ASMP: The Dallas Chapter
The Dallas chapter is one of 40 chapters nationwide of the American Society of Media Photographers, a trade organization which promotes photographers’ rights, educates photographers in better business practices, and produces business publications for photographers. It was founded in 1944 by a handful of the world’s leading photojournalists and is recognized internationally for its leadership role. Photographers helping photographers since 1944. For membership information go to the National ASMP site The more the merrier so bring a friend, colleague or client along. It's sure to be another great social and business networking event! Great drink specials and appetizers!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Career Services Week Workshops AND Job Fair!!!!!!!

Make plans to attend CAREER SERVICES WEEK ~ All week-long!

Job-a-Palooza Job Fair – 8th floor – Tuesday 11:00am to 1:00pm

Network Workshop – Room 216 – Wednesday 12:00pm to 1:00pm – You will leave with a Networking Action Plan!

Freelance 101 Workshop – Room 216 – Thursday 12:00pm to 1:00pm – You will leave with a greater knowledge of how to run a freelance business!


If you are IN NEED OF A JOB, attend...

JOB-A-PALOOZA: Student Job Fair & Student Clubs Fair

Week 3: Tuesday, April 20th
11AM – 1PM
8th Floor

  • Apply for part-time/full-time survival jobs, and some part-time industry-related jobs & gigs!

  • Dress to Impress!

  • Bring copies of your updated resume if you have one

Questions? Contact Jennifer or 469-587-1213

As of 4/19, these COMPANIES (JOB OPENINGS) will be there:
· American Industries (Graphic Designers, Fashion Merchandisers, Web Designers, Fashion Designers – All Contract Positions)SouperSalad (Various Positions)
· White House Black Market (Sales Associates – full & part-time, and Management)Victoria's Secret (Sales Associates, Stockpersons, Visuals)
· Old Navy (Sales Associates, Stockpersons, Supervisors)
· FC Dallas and Pizza Hut Park (Event Staff, Culinarians)
· Dallas Market Center (web designers, temporary positions)
· Food Team (Kitchen Staff, Bartenders, Servers)
· Swagg Magazine (graphic designers, website designers)
· Green Mountain Energy (event Agents)
· UPS (warehouse, package handlers)
· FedEx Ground (package handlers)AiDallas School of Design Internships

10 Job-Search Mistakes

People entering the job market (and all job seekers) should avoid these common errors.

Although this year's college graduates are facing a tough job market (and the smart ones are facing it now, rather than waiting until after graduation), they have an advantage over other job seekers, according to Andy Chan, vice president of career development at Wake Forest University: they are among the age group most likely to be hired in coming months.

"Organizations are very interested in hiring young people because they have a lot of energy and are willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done," Chan says.
But no matter how well-positioned these young people are, they--and all job seekers--will have a better chance of success if they avoid these common job-hunting mistakes of new college grads:

1. Not being proactive enough Emily Bennington, the author of "Effective Immediately: How to Fit In, Stand Out, and Move Up at Your First Real Job," says, "This isn't the time to sit back and be casual in your approach. Create a hit list of five to ten target companies, and really utilize your network to locate an 'in' at each."

2. Relying solely on the Internet In a recent Yahoo! HotJobs poll, 57% of respondents said networking was a factor in landing their current or most recent job. Brad Karsh, president of JobBound, says, "When thousands of candidates are applying to the same jobs online and posting their resume to the same job boards, candidates need to stand out by making connections and networking their way into a company." Job boards are an important tool, but Karsh says new grads also need to focus energy on networking.

3. Not creating wide networks Career expert Liz Ryan agrees: "Use your parents', grandparents', and friends' networks to help you in your post-graduation job search," she says. "Don't be shy--reach out to any long-ago Scoutmaster, choir director, or babysitting or leaf-raking boss. ... There's no statute of limitations on networking." (Read more Yahoo! HotJobs articles about effective networking.)

4. Not creating customized resumes Ryan says, "Don't send out any resumes that simply list your courses, the degree you've earned, and your part-time and summer jobs--use this opportunity to make a stronger statement about what you want to do with your adult life." And according to Jay Block, the author of "101 Best Ways to Land a Job in Troubled Times," younger job seekers often haven't thought about what they have to offer an employer (as opposed to what they want to get from one). With this mindset, they create resumes that are "boring biographies" instead of effective marketing tools. (Read more Yahoo! HotJobs articles about crafting better resumes.)

5. Misusing the Internet Tory Johnson, CEO of Women For Hire and the author of "Fired to Hired," says, "New grads don't use LinkedIn--it's not sexy like Facebook or Twitter. But it's the best resource for getting names and building a professional identity. Don't overlook it."

6. Failing to follow up Johnson says, "It's not enough to send resumes and pray the phone rings." She cautions that job seekers can't expect a resume to be discovered in that "big black online hole." "Hustle to follow up," she says.

7. Setting expectations too high Johnson says new graduates too often focus on looking for the perfect job, instead of a first job: "Especially in this economy, the first job should be about finding a position where you'll learn a great deal, you'll be super busy, and you'll be surrounded by lots of people."

8. Appearing unprofessional Make sure you're ready for employers' scrutiny, says Tim McIntyre, president and CEO of The Executive Search Group. That means you should "sanitize your MySpace page--right now. It will be checked," he says. He notes that many college students will need to change off-color voicemail greetings. Ryan adds, "Don't assume that Facebook's privacy settings will keep your youthful antics away from curious eyes. Rid your profile page of any photos of the 'three Bs' (beer, bongs, and bikinis)."

9. Not taking the job interview seriously Even when you're applying for an unpaid internship, you need to adhere to common standards of professionalism. McIntyre says those standards include demonstrating you've done your research on the company and dressing appropriately. Block adds that new grads are often unprepared for tough (but standard) interview questions, such as "Where do you see yourself in three years?" and "What are your weaknesses?" (Read more Yahoo! HotJobs articles about effective interview tactics.)

10. Not using the college's career office "A career office can help [students] identify networking contacts, learn important job-search skills, and significantly improve their resume and cover letter," says Wake Forest University's Chan. Ryan agrees, but adds that this is just a first step. The career office's job is to "to prepare you for your job search, not to conduct it for you," she says. "Use LinkedIn, reach out to everyone you can, and begin researching employers who'd be likely targets for your job-search." (Start your job search now.)

by Charles Purdy, Yahoo! HotJobs

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Design Competition

Got a great print that would look fantastic on the textiles used to create PJ Salvage pajamas?

Click HERE!

Submit all artwork to in JPG, PDF or TIFF Format (No larger than 5MB). Submissions due by May 21st!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

DSVC & Ai Dallas Meeting @ The Magnolia Theater - Wed 4/14!!

The Art Institute of Dallas is DSVC's School of the Month!! Please come and show your Ai support!! Also, it's a perfect way to meet industry folks with your fellow Ai peeps!

WHO: Dallas Society of Visual Communications (DSVC), Ai Dallas, & Lousie Fili

WHERE: The Magnolia Theater in the West Village, 3699 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX (Uptown Dallas)

WHEN: Wednesday, April 14th


WHY: Meet industry pros, students, and listen to a great speaker

HOW: The Art Institute of Dallas is DSVC's SCHOOL OF THE MONTH in APRIL!!

PRICE: Bring $5 and your Student ID for a special price!

For more information, visit

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Career Services Week! April 19-22

Students and Alumni are welcome to attend all events! Alumni should RSVP to

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