Planning Your Career in 2020

2020 hasn’t gone as planned. But that doesn’t mean you can’t plan for your career!

Join us for a conversation that will explore the current state of career planning. Our two speakers — Amber Fields and Bailey O’Connell — are both experienced career coaches and connectors. Amber and Bailey will discuss how the pandemic has affected the job hunt, what fields are hiring and growing (and how to stand out!), and how to plan for the future.

The workshop will be structured around the following topics — but we’ll also make time for Q+A:

  • What industries are hiring? Which ones aren’t?
  • How can you stand out as an applicant?
  • How has the virtual hiring process affected perception biases?
  • How can you identify a company with a diverse workforce and a healthy environment?
  • How can BIPOC and persons with disabilities identify and overcome structural challenges of job searching and career progression?

About DC Design Week

Built by 100% volunteer power, DC Design Week is an annual celebration of this community, hosted by AIGA DC. Ten percent of all revenue from DCDW events and *all* profit this year go toward the Design Continuum Fund (DCF) scholarship fund. We believe in fostering the next generation of designers through helping local design-minded and underrepresented students as they pursue their education. Interested in becoming a member? To gain early access to our most exclusive events and year-long discounts, sign up to become a member today!


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This event will be streamed via Zoom. In order to participate fully, attendees should plan to join on the Zoom app via their computer, tablet, or mobile device with enough bandwidth to support viewing video. In order to ensure only those who have registered for the event are able to attend — and to create space for intimate conversations — only those whose display name fully matches the name on our registration list will be admitted from the waiting room. You can find more about joining our virtual events, including how to connect, directions to troubleshoot, and information about our refund policy in our FAQ.

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When & Where
Mon, Sep 21, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT