Education Summit

Beyond the Show: The Making of Job-Ready Designers

February 4, 2017 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Every year thousands of designers graduate from our educational institutions, yet many are not hired even though thousands of open positions go unfilled. Why is that? At Bloc, we’ve had conversations with hundreds of design program graduates and the design leaders who have hired them. This gives us a very good read on how graduates successfully land jobs as well as what design leaders see in these graduates that makes them want to bring them on. This talk will break apart what the ideal design graduate looks like to industry and investigate how we as educators can prepare the next wave of graduates to have a greater chance of success.

SVA 136 – Fifth Floor
136 W 21st Street, New York, NY 10011