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1. Where to Start?

Sample Resource Links

EA News
Design Edge Canada
CG Society

Mandrake Newsletter

Media Job Search
Monster.ca

What do you bring to the party!

 

get a job


**List 3 unique job sources in your specific field.

1. Research Exercise: Document 5 points

  1. Choose an employer to focus on
  2. Find 3 major points of interest in the company
  3. Make a list of THEIR clients (or PRODUCTS if this is more relevant)
  4. Indicate at least 1 reason why the company will prosper (ie. new product launch, new contract, established clientele, etc...)
  5. Identify a niche (useful position) for yourself in this organization

Hand in Research printed on a single sheet (include your name). Due next class.     5%

2. Research/ Resources - Top 40 Job Leads
- complete in groups of 4 ( no repeat leads within a group)

  2. Top 40 Assignment  - Due end of next class as digital files     5%

3. Cover Letters

 Cover Letter 1   |  Cover Letter 2  |  Cover Letter Samples 

3. - Create a cover Letter for your targeted Company - Due Next Class printed     5%

4. Resume 

How to Create an Animation Resume

Resume Essentials

Top Resume Trends 2014

Avoid These 10 Resume Mistakes

Suplemental: Overcome Shyness

4. Resume Assignment Outline - Due end of next class printed    5%
Have portfolio content ready for review next class

5. Internship / Placement - Internship discussion

5. - Download and print these documents: Download Placement Documents 2016

6a. Branding - Business Card, Letterhead & Logo (black & white)   cool ideas  |  more cool ideas

6. - Branding Assignment  - Due in class 9    10%

card printer specs |  printer templates

Criteria:
2 sets of Business card & Letterhead
1. Cards must be 2 x 3.25 "
2. Letterhead must have header or footer with contact info ( 8.5 x 11")
Hand in printed

7. Work on Branding

8a. Interview   Complete Interview Guide 1  |  2 |  3 |  4  Download and read these.

8b. Selecting your best pieces for Portfolio

8. Online Portolio   30%

Provide link for live online portfolio.
Must include: Gallery, Reel, Bio and Contact info.


9. Online Portfolio Work period (due class 10)

10. Online Portfolio Due

 

Contact email: douellette@loyalistc.on.ca

©2017 Daniel Ouellette

Download Placement Documents 2016

** Internship Employers who hired in 2012 /other opportunities

How to Get a Job as an Animator in Game

100 Things You Should Know for the Games Industry

 

Top 40 Student supplied Resouce Links

All research to be posted here upon completion.

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Deliverables and Due Dates

  1. Research Exercise - 5% Due class 2
  2. Top 40 Research Exercise - 5% Due class 3
  3. Cover Letter - 5% - Due class 5
  4. Branded Resume - 5% - Due class 6
  5. Muse Exercises - 20% Due class 6
  6. Business Card - 10% Due class 7
  7. Completed Reel - 20% Due class 9
  8. Digital Portfolio - 30% - Due class 10

 

 

 

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