Nadia Rasheed


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On Saturday 30th November, the Victoria and Albert Museum are hosting an excellent event for young people who are interested in finding out more about the possible opportunities out there in the fields of art and design.

Making it: Careers in Art and Design will feature a number of talks. If you’d like to break into the fashion world, The British Fashion Council will be giving advice on internships and more. If you’re into design but not so much fashion, there will be a specific talk on Product Design with Rowan Williams and Graham Potts from Seymourpowell – one of the leading companies in design innovation.

There will also be talks on how best to find funding – using websites like Kickstarter to help make your dreams and ideas tangible; how to most effectively search for jobs online using social media and training programmes; how to create a great portfolio that stands out; how to best find a route into the Interactive Entertainment sector and more. Clearly with this many ‘How To’ talks on hand, you definitely need to take advantage to gain insight and stock up on tips and healthy advice.

A number of workshops will be running on the day as well. ‘Brand You’ will teach you how to effectively convey and communicate your best self. Find out how to make your brand marketable and attractive! Plenty of people struggle with interviews so it’s good that there’s a specific workshop for improving your technique. Take part in a role-play and find out what not to do.

This is also your chance to meet people who are experts in their field and ask them all your questions. But don’t forget the opportunity to network with people just like you – you never know who you might meet and what door they could open for you in the future.

All the events on the day are free but spaces could fill up fast so make sure to arrive on time. For more information visit the V&A website.

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