Posted on: May 14, 2018
IIDA Silicon Valley City Center hosted the Portfolio Review and Career Day at the new SideMark Showroom in downtown San Jose on Saturday 04/21. With over 60 students from Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and Sacramento schools attending and about 40 professionals volunteering their time it was a remarkable success! Students spent the morning circulating between 35 portfolio review stations and 2 resume review stations or attending the Anatomy of Portfolio Workshop by Kent Wilson from The Jacobs Institute at UC Berkeley.
After lunch there was “Interview 101” Panel with Corinda Wong (Gensler), Janene Hartung (ABA) and Emily Ransone (SideMark) and “Women in Design” discussion with current Northern California IIDA President Shawn McLean-Bergel, Sandi Jacobs (SideMark), Pamela Pennington (Pamela Pennington Studios), and Severine Secret (Go2Design Studio) on the topic of being a female business owner in the interior design industry.
Best in Show Awards were handed out next to these outstanding students: Seung Min Lee, Katie Han, Andres Chen, Vinh Le, Curtis Li, Annie Hsiaq, Yen His Lee, and Yurui Xie. We ended the day by raffling off prizes donated by our sponsor, including the grand prize 11×17 color printer donated by IIDA.
Congratulations to the new generation of design professionals and a great thanks to our nurturing design community. And a big thank you to our host SideMark!
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