Silicon Valley


Posted on: April 22, 2019

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IIDA NC Silicon Valley City Center organized their annual Portfolio Review and Career Day at Hawley Peterson Snyder in Sunnyvale last weekend.   With 76 students from San Jose State University, West Valley College, CCA, Academy of Art and Canada College attending and 33 professionals from local design firms volunteering their time, it was a great success!  Many students arrived early anxiously awaiting to have their portfolios and resumes reviewed (and get the chance to receive a goody bag).  The morning was spent with students circulating between 30 portfolio review stations and 2 resume review stations as well as attending the Anatomy of Portfolio Workshop by Kent Wilson (Design Technology Consultant , UC Berkley).


After lunch everyone gathered to the panel on how to ace an interview and what are the right questions to ask during an interview process . Scott Colson (HGA) , Sherry Carroll (RMW), Janene Hurting (ABA) & Denise Tomsera (HPS) have shared their experiences and expertise and imparted advice to the future generation.


10 Best in Show Awards were awarded next to the talented winners: Preethi Gopinath (AAU) , Mia Griffin (SJSU) , Noor AlHelew(SJSU), Cindy Wong (SJSU), Nic Kaspereen, (SJSU),Lei Wang, (SJSU),Fatma Saydam (Canada College),Ting Chin Jen,(AAU) PoHui Lin (AAU), Katie Han(SJSU) and Daisy Ma (SJSU). We ended the event by raffling off a chair, a lamp some small designer accessories as well as 4 large area rugs to the students donated by our sponsors .


Congratulations to the new generation of design professionals and a great thanks to our nurturing design community.  And a big thankyou to our host Hawley Peterson Snyder and all of our great sponsors (KI, KBM-Hogue, Kimball, Inside Source, Maharam, Patcraft, Emeco, Bolon, Allsteel, CAL Lighting,Herman Miller,Knoll, Bentley Mils, Callahan+Co, Skarr Furniture & Luna textiles.)


We are looking forward to Portfolio & Career Day in April 2020!







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