Design system by Emily Gorski.

AIGA Chicago’s Toolkit Series was a series of presentations by various professionals in July 2020 that focused on helping students and recent graduates transition into the workforce.

Writing and Designing a Résumé with Kelli Evans
July 1, 2020

In this workshop, we learned how to define your strengths, strategically craft content, structure your information, and design a user-centered document that will lead to the interview you need to secure that job.

Resources from this presentation can be found here.

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Understanding Applicant Tracking Systems with Robin Mosley-Vaughan, PhD.
July 9, 2020

This workshop was all about learning what applicant tracking systems are and how they work so you can get on the right track when applying for positions at any company.

Resources from this presentation can be found here.

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Building Project Case Studies with Jo-Nell Sieren
July 14, 2020

This workshop focused on turning projects into compelling portfolio narratives. You’ll learn strategies to engage your audience, explain your process, and present the results of your efforts in a compelling light no matter your area of focus—from research to UX to branding and beyond.

The recording of this presentation can be found here: Building Project Case Studies with Jo-Nell Sieren

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Creating a Values Report with Mike Joosse
July 16, 2020

In this workshop, we learned how to create a values report—a personalized, living document that can help you create a structure for your next job search, fold in your likes and skills from outside design, and help you for the rest of your career.

Resources from this presentation can be found here.