Upcoming Events at the 2015 VRA Conference

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The 33rd annual VRA conference is one week away!

VREPS is hosting a number of events at the conference. All are welcome to attend. As VREPS is a subgroup of students and new professionals in the visual resources field, we want to encourage a growing dialogue with VR veterans, in the interest of navigating the future of the profession.

This year’s VREPS-sponsored activities include a workshop, a meeting, and informal night out. For more information, visit the VRA Conference website schedule or email me – schoenm [at] umich [dot] edu.

Workshop 3 – The New Applicant: 21st-Century Job Searching and Career Development
Wednesday, March 11, 9:00 a.m.
As the field of visual resources has rapidly evolved over the past fifteen years, so has the job market. While today’s economy has caused increased competition for those seeking a job in visual resources and similar professions, technology allows new applicants to more easily find available positions, network, and create their own opportunities. This workshop will cover a wide range of career-related ideas for everyone from students starting out in the field to seasoned professionals seeking new experiences. Topics include: how to find and apply for opportunities and positions, online resources for the VR job seeker, how to improve application materials and hone interview skills, how to create new opportunities, and the changing nature of the visual resources profession. An open discussion will follow, allowing all attendees to ask questions and share their opinions on the future of the field.

Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students (VREPS) Meeting
Thursday, March 12, 12:05 p.m.
Join your VREPS colleagues at this meeting to discuss the future of the group, and the educational issues, employment opportunities, and emerging trends in image management that are important to you. If time permits, we will also be peer-editing resumes, so bring yours!

VREPS Night Out
Friday, March 13, 8:00 p.m.
Terminal Bar at Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver
An informal “Dutch treat” social outing that provides emerging professionals an opportunity to get to know each other, discuss conference sessions and form new professional relationships.

Additionally, we would also recommend that any new members join us bright and early Thursday morning for the New Members & First Time Attendees Breakfast, organized by the Membership Committee. This is a great place to find out more about the Visual Resources Association and all of its subgroups.

See you in Denver!

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