The fair fair
what, why & how
the fair fair
is a local community of design students and emerging professionals to help each other transition in their careers by providing them with a safe space to market their talents, build reliable networks and find opportunities.
We do this by
partnering with local Meetups on their events and have these students seeking jobs present a project or idea for 5 minutes. This gives students the opportunity to market their abilities, connect with working professionals and improve communication skills.
Savannah College of Arts and Design
IxDA (Atlanta Chapter)
Speculative Futures (Atlanta Chapter)
AmUX (Atlanta Chapter)
Art in Tech (Atlanta Chapter)
I got a job
I was born in India, raised in Oman and moved to New York to pursue a degree in Architecture. I spent those five years learning architecture and the American cultural ways. I used my knowledge to find and job and failed terribly. The stress and self doubt of the situation lead to depression. I didn’t have anyone to talk to or help me out. I didn’t want to leave the country and so I decided to go back to school to get my master’s at SCAD. I worked out well because I found my passion: the why / strategy. I got my second master’s to explore the why.
I took my final class online. Amongst some of my classmates were my current bosses. For my last post of the class, I asked if anyone had any leads for a potential job. One of my bosses reached out to me and asked to come visit the studio. The rest is history.
the community began in a bar
I was sitting with my colleague and her friend and were talking about our collective experiences of finding or acquiring jobs. There was a lot of bitching, moaning and alcohol. What was very apparent was that there was shame and stigma attached to obtaining a job followed by depression and constant self doubt. We, as international students, realized that there is a lack of mentorship and resources to help students play the field without the stress of visas.
Keyuri Tatu and me decided it was time to start a community to help design students at large. We wont throw the baby out with the bathwater.
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