This Design Talk at CSUN’s Design for Entertainment Advertising class focused on creative services staffing agencies and how they help bridge the gap between a design education and getting work. 24/Seven’s Cortney McMahon, VP of New Business Development, and recruiter Missy Stella described the services and opportunities their company offers new graduates. They addressed my class of seniors with great enthusiasm, and stressed the importance of skill proficiency and a resilient mindset. Their presentation was punctuated by a spirited Q&A. 

Students shared their take-aways from the event: “Small jobs can create your future path to the big ones.”—Sabrina Perriard. / “Don't be afraid to take on new opportunities that come your way. You never know what can happen.”—Maria Rosales / “Dress like a designer, not like a lawyer.”—Edward Hernandez / “Know your [Adobe] Creative Suite, and learn some web if possible.”—Tabrek Seyssel / “Have an online portfolio”—Hanieh Jafary —AS