The Careers Cafe is about bringing the student voice to the challenges and opportunities students and graduates face in advancing their career. Rather than 'telling' you what to do it is about a real conversation about the chosen topic with relevant insights and views from students, graduates and employers. In this Careers Cafe the topic is Building your personal brand for the creative industries. Whether you are studying Fine Art, Communications, Fashion, Cinematic Arts or Marketing it is clear that the importance of having a positive 'brand' is important in advancing your career. Securing employment, expanding your network, selling your work...all of these things require you to understand how to market yourself, your skills and your work.
In this session we will speak to current students and recent graduates who have walked that path. What is the challenge? What did the learn? What is the reality of building your brand for the creative industries? Come along and be part of the conversation or simply listen in to become more informed about your future.
Guest speakers include:
James Scullion - Owner and Founder of Rapid, one of Northern Ireland's fastest-growing, and highly reputable Digital Marketing Agencies. Rapid currently works with 50 + local businesses providing - Web Design, Branding, Social Media Management, SEO and brand consultancy.
Cora McConnell – Second year Drama student at Ulster University, Magee. Experienced actress for the stage and screen. Amateur director and playwright for the theatre. Writer and Director of; “But he loves me”.
Jamie Baldrick Knitwear, BA Hons Textile, Design & Fashion graduate from Ulster - Originally from Derry now based in Warwickshire, I combine my own bright and playful knitwear business (using factory waste) that would otherwise be destined for landfill, alongside my teaching assistant role in an arts centre for autistic and high anxiety teenagers
Staff, Alumni or Careers Teacher's wishing to attend this event can access the joining link from this webpage on the day of the event when the Register button will change to 'Join Live'