Art + Design Career Networking Day

Please join the LSU Olinde Career Center and College of Art + Design for Art + Design Career Networking Day! This is an opportunity for students to learn what employers expect from a future employee, get tips on job searching, learn about opportunities available to students and graduates, and to conduct portfolio reviews.


Date: October 11, 2019


8:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Open Networking for all students and alumni

12-1 p.m. - Employer Lunch

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Optional interviews. Interviews are arranged during the Open Networking hour.

Location: LSU Student Union - Royal Cotillion Ballroom


Learn about becoming a Fall 2019 Event Sponsor below!


Student Information

Registration is not required to attend. Students of all classifications and majors are encouraged to attend. 


Optional Interviews

Employers may elect to stay from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. to conduct interviews with candidates in the LSU Olinde Career Center Recruitment Center. Employers will arrange their schedules directly with candidates DURING the Open Networking portion of the event. Please come dressed in interview attire.


How to Prepare

  • Research companies attending and any open positions ahead of time. Make notes about companies and opportunities you are interested in, and jot down questions you would like to ask representatives. View registered companies on Handshake

  • Practice your elevator pitch. You should be confident in how you introduce yourself to employers. View our Elevator Pitch Guide and this elevator pitch template to create your own. 

  • Business casual attire is strongly encouraged in order to make a positive, professional impression on potential employers and networking contacts. View examples of attire on our Pinterest and plan to attend Suit Up for discounts if you are in need of new attire. 

  • If you are looking for an internship or full-time position, prepare a portfolio and or résumé and bring résumé copies with you to leave with employers. Here are tips on creating a strong résumé. Download our résumé template to get you started. 


Employer Information

Registration Information:

To register:

  1. Log into Handshake. Not a Handshake user? Click here to learn more and create your free account today!

  2. Select the "Fairs" tab on the left navigation menu

  3. Search for this event by entering "Louisiana State University" in the search bar. All LSU open event registrations will appear for you to browse.

  4. Select the event you would like to register for and proceed with the registration form.

    Please note: Payment instructions will be sent to you via email within one week of your registration submission. Questions? Contact Amy Pogue, Event Coordinator, at

Registration Costs:

  •  Registration: $50

    Includes booth, lunch, and parking for two reps

  • Extra Reps - $ 25.00

  • Sponsorship: $200


Pop up banners and signage larger than 8ft table is not permitted at this event. Small table signage/banners, personalized linens and giveaways are acceptable.



7:30 a.m. - Recruiter Check In 
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Networking 
12 - 1 p.m. - Lunch hosted by Dean Tsolakis of the College of Art & Design
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Optional Interviews


Optional Interviews

Employers may elect to stay from 1:15 to 4:15 p.m. to conduct interviews with candidates in the LSU Olinde Career Center Recruitment Center. Employers will arrange their schedules directly with candidates DURING the networking portion event. Optional interviews are offered on a first come, first served basis for the afternoon of the event. Please indicate your desire to stay for interviews in your event registration. Employers are limited to one interview room only.


Event sponsorship

Benefits of sponsorship:

  • Prime placement at the event.

  • Name and/or logo included on the event web pages for both the student and employer side, in Handshake, and in e-newsletters sent out to all students.

  • Name and/or logo highlighted on event signage and on the event handout.

Refund Policy

Download the Event Refund Cancellation and Weather Policy. 

Employer Resources




Registration Questions?

Amy Pogue, Events Coordinator

General event questions?

Courtney Edwards, Assistant Director (Employer Services)