Fall 2017 Career Days

September 14th, 2017 Comments Off on Fall 2017 Career Days

Fall 2017 Career Days are next week!

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 – Non-Technical Majors
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 – Technical Majors (CAAD and Engineering)

Both days will be held at the Humphrey Coliseum, 12 noon-4 p.m.

Although CAAD employers typically attend and recruit during the Spring Career Days, we do have employers who are recruiting CAAD majors this semester. There are also employers attending who hire all majors.

There are currently 181 employers attending! This event is a great opportunity for you to gain exposure and get a sense for what to expect at Spring 2018 Career Days, when you can expect over a dozen CAAD recruiters.

The lists of attending employers for Fall 2017 are attached or you can see below. 

You can also view the list, including additions after today, in Connections under the “Events” tab. Use the advanced search function to filter the list by major and position type. While there, students should make sure their Connections profile information is up to date as we will print a nametag at Career Days using that information. 

Tips to prepare for Career Days: 

September 19, 2017:

Architecture, Art and Design

  • Belk Department Store (Graphic Design)

All Majors

  • Enterprise Rent A Car
  • Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance
  • City Year
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Clearwater Paper Corporation
  • Buckeye International, Inc.
  • MGM Resorts International
  • Cintas
  • Dillard’s Inc.
  •  Enterprises
  • Gregory Construction
  • Hope Enterprise Corp
  • Insight Global
  • Nissan North America, Inc.
  • U.S. Department of Justice/Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Mississippi Department of Human Services
  • Regions Financial Corporation
  • Marine Officer Programs
  • New York Life Insurance Company
  • GEICO
  • Republic Finance
  • Titan Distributors, Inc.
  • FedEx Services
  • Sanderson Farms, Inc.
  • Koch Foods
  • TCW
  • LandCare
  • U.S. Navy
  • US Customs & Border Protection
  • Walgreens
  • Allen Financial Group

Fall 2017 Career Days – Day 1 Employer List (CAAD)

September 20, 2017:

Architecture, Art and Design

  • Brasfield & Gorrie (BCS)
  • AF STEM (Architecture)
  • Garney Construction (BCS)
  • R.C. Construction Co., Inc. (All CAAD)
  • Advance Testing Company, Inc. (Architecture/BCS)

All Majors

  • Yokohoma Tire Manufacturing Mississippi, LLC
  • Nissan North America, Inc.
  • Eglin Science and Engineer Palace Acquire Recruiters
  • Marine Officer Programs
  • FedEx Services
  • Ceco Building Systems
  • U.S. Navy

Fall 2017 Career Days – Day 2 Employer List (CAAD)

Great to Know: Sept.13, 2017

September 14th, 2017 Comments Off on Great to Know: Sept.13, 2017

Announcements

  • Graphic Design Entry Portfolio Review Workshop is Wednesday, September 20, 6:30 – 7:30 PM in Stafford Hall room 200
    • During this workshop Graphic Design faculty will review the application process and portfolio requirements. All students intending to apply to the Graphic Design concentration this fall must attend!
    • Portfolios must be turned in to the Dean’s Office (Giles Hall, second floor) by Friday, November 10 at 12 p.m.
  • We are Photo Concentration Interest Meeting will be held Friday, October 20 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. in Briscoe Hall room 215.
    • Digital portfolios are due on Monday, December 11 by 11:59 p.m.
  • 2018 Fine Art Entry Portfolio Workshop will be held Thursday, February 15 from 11 – 12 p.m. in Briscoe Hall room 204 (Printmaking Studio).
    • Portfolios must be turned into the main Art office in Freeman Hall by Friday, March 2, 2018 at 12 p.m.
  • Is your work on exhibition? Did you win a cool contest or earn an awesome internship? If so, we’d love to hear about it! Contact Ms. Jackson (njackson@caad.msstate.edu; 662-325-8590) to find out how you can share your story with your fellow classmates.
  • The Department of Art (DoA) is on Twitter and Instagram! Follow us @MSStateNicole to stay up-to-date on the latest DoA news, events, and recruiting events.
  • The College of Art, Architecture, and Design (CAAD) has a new website! Visit caad.msstate.edu/discovercaad to hear alumni and current student testimonials, or see videos from class trips.


Career Corner

  • L.A. Green is seeking an intern to assist with photography. The selected student will be an essential member of the graphics team. This internship will include photo shoots, helping out on shoots, events and post-production items, including: scheduling photo shoots with model, editing work and preparing images for digital use, and other items. If you are a proactive, detail-orientated a problem-solver then we are looking for you! This unpaid internship will begin in September 2017. The ideal candidate for this position is someone who understands photographing beautiful images of clothing for use on digital platforms. Experience with video and video editing a plus, but not required.
    • Preferred skills include:
      • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
      • Experience with photography
    • To apply for this position email a cover letter, 1-page resume and a portfolio to Ms. Morgan Hudson (graphics@shoplagreen.com).
    • Students must receive approval from their area coordinator before starting an internship to receive credit.
      • Marita Gootee – Photography Coordinator
      • Jamie Mixon – Graphic Design Coordinator
      • Brent Funderburk – Fine Art Coordinator
  • Fall 2017 Career Days are next week! Employers will be on-campus seeking your talent! Click here for more information.


Exhibition Opportunity

  • The University of Tennessee at Martin is sponsoring Bellwethers 2017, a regional art competition, this fall! This Juried Exhibition of Collegiate Student Art will be on display at the West Tennessee Regional Art Center in Humboldt, Tennessee from October 24 through November 21, 2017.
    • Interested students should submit their entry form, fees, and digital files of their work to the University of Tennessee at Martin Fine Arts office by September 29.
    • Please visit http://www.utm.edu/departments/finearts/entry.php for more information including eligibility requirements and application instructions. 

Great to Know: Aug. 30, 2017

August 31st, 2017 Comments Off on Great to Know: Aug. 30, 2017

Announcements

  • Graphic Design Entry Portfolio Review Workshop is Wednesday, September 20, 6:30 – 7:30 PM in Stafford Hall room 200
    • During this workshop Graphic Design faculty will review the application process and portfolio requirements. All students intending to apply to the Graphic Design concentration this fall must attend!
    • Portfolios must be turned in to the Dean’s Office (Giles Hall, second floor) by Friday, November 10 at 12 p.m.
  • We are Photo Concentration Interest Meeting will be held Friday, October 20 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. in Briscoe Hall room 215.
    • Digital portfolios are due on Monday, December 11 by 11:59 p.m.
  • Is your work on exhibition? Did you win a cool contest or earn an awesome internship? If so, we’d love to hear about it! Contact Ms. Jackson (njackson@caad.msstate.edu; 662-325-8590) to find out how you can share your story with your fellow classmates.
  • The Department of Art (DoA) is on Twitter and Instagram! Follow us @MSStateNicole to stay up-to-date on the latest DoA news, events, and recruiting events.
  • The College of Art, Architecture, and Design (CAAD) has a new website! Visit caad.msstate.edu/discovercaad to hear alumni and current student testimonials, or see videos from class trips.
  • Great to Know emails are moving to the web! In an effort to keep Great to Know emails short and easy to read, weekly emails will only contain new information.

Can’t Miss Opportunity to Meet the Author and Illustrator

  • “An evil darkness armed with sticky tentacles attempts to overtake the world. A very small girl with great strength takes matters into her own hands. Meet the seven-fingered girl.”
    • Legend is a children’s book written by alum Julie McAlpin and illustrated by our very own Carly Melton (Fine Arts)! There will be a book signing at the Barnes and Noble on campus, this Saturday, September 2, from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Additional information is outlined in the flyer here. Click here to listen to a news story on the book and the brave little girl who inspired it.

Exhibition Opportunity

  • The University of Tennessee at Martin is sponsoring Bellwethers 2017, a regional art competition, this fall! This Juried Exhibition of Collegiate Student Art will be on display at the West Tennessee Regional Art Center in Humboldt, Tennessee from October 24 through November 21, 2017.
    • Interested students should submit their entry form, fees, and digital files of their work to the University of Tennessee at Martin Fine Arts office by September 29.
    • Please visit http://www.utm.edu/departments/finearts/entry.php for more information including eligibility requirements and application instructions.

Gallery Exhibition

  • The Mississippi Museum of Art celebrates Mississippi’s Bicentennial year by sharing works from its collection in an initiative titled Art Across Mississippi: Twelve Exhibitions Twelve Communities.
    • Narratives of the Land will be on display in the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery (next to Barnes & Nobles) from September 1 through September 29.
    • The Gallery reception will be held on Thursday, September 7 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. in the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery.

 Student Group Meetings

  • Please join The Fiber Club tonight (August 30) in Howell Hall 109 at 6 pm for the first Fiber Arts club meeting of the year. We will be talking about what we want to do this semester, and as always, we will start the year with knitting. 
    • No previous experience necessary. We will provide any supplies. 
  • MSU Open Figure Drawing Sessions holds a free weekly life drawing event every Tuesday, from 6 – 8 p.m. in Briscoe Hall. Membership is open, meaning that you can come and go as you are able and do not have to attend a certain number of sessions each semester. There is no teaching during our sessions; our objective is to provide a place where you can practice drawing the figure in a low stress, super chill environment (we think we’re pretty chill). 
    • On September 12 starting at 9 p.m. (that’s on a Tuesday), MSU Figure Drawing will be the featured artists at Rick’s Cafe Art Night. We will be drawing some of the people in attendance (see what I meant about us being pretty chill? We party on a school night).
    • If you have any questions about the sessions, about Rick’s Art Night, or are interested in modeling for our group, please contact president Carly Melton:
    • Email: cam815@msstate.edu
    • Phone: 601-594-4689 (text is preferred, please)
    • Or follow MSU Figure Drawing on Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr @MSUFigureDraw.
  • CAAD Ambassadors will hold its first meeting on Thursday, September 7 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in Stafford Hall room 200. All CAAD students are welcomed to attend!

Exhibition Opportunity: 2018 NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition

August 24th, 2017 Comments Off on Exhibition Opportunity: 2018 NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition

Students, you can enter two artworks into the 2018 NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition!

 Read the entry form (prospectus) HERE, and complete your entry application via CAFE (Call for Entry).

Deadline: Sept. 27, 2017

Safety, security and student resources

August 15th, 2017 Comments Off on Safety, security and student resources

Download/view the full PDF here.

Tips from the Experts

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  • “Seek and follow opportunities” – Critz Campbell
  • “Take your non-art classes as seriously as your art ones. Strive to get as much out of them as possible. They may not seem to relate to your major, but will feed your art in ways you can’t yet imagine….” – Ben Harvey
  • “Talent is meaningless without ambition! So…for every class: come on time, come prepared, and commit to always give 110% of your effort! Don’t just be there, strive to be the best one there! As Leonardo da Vinci stated: ‘Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in’.” – Linda Seckinger
  • “Dedication and imagination. Keep these two words at the forefront of your mind as you embark on your college art education.” – Brittany Spencer
  • “Don’t be afraid to fail, you will learn from your mistakes.” – Suzanne Powney
  • “Hard work trumps everything. Attitude is a close second.” – Suzanne Powney
  • “Don’t procrastinate. No Really!!” – Suzanne Powney
  • “Have fun with what you do every day.” – Suzanne Powney
  • “Go to class” – Rowan Haug
  •  “Read the biography of Steve Jobs.” – Jeff Haupt
  • “On your classmates: In your studio class critiques, always put your work between the two worst artworks. But when you hang out, drop your old slacker friends and only hang with the hardest working, most talented peeps.” – Brent Funderburk
  • “On teachers: Don’t presume that the one with the coolest hair and beard and smoothest skin will be best. First of all, she shouldn’t have a beard. The wrinkled ones with bad hair may be carrying the thread of the classical legacy in their withered but graceful hands.” – Brent Funderburk
  • “The best students/artists know what they do not know.” – Neil Callander
  • “Use what you want……… re-word what you want too.” – Marita Gootee
  • “Push it Further.” – Marita Gootee
  • “Walking into class on the 1st day – you have an A – up to you to keep it.” – Marita Gootee
  • “Remember only dead fish go with the flow.” – Marita Gootee
  • “I would rather have you try and fail than not trying at all.” – Marita Gootee
  • “Make a mistake once can make something interesting – Learn how to repeat that same ‘mistake’ – then you have developed a style.” – Marita Gootee
  • “If you’re eating you’re failing; if you’re dating, you’re failing; if you’re sleeping you’re failing. That’s why all art students are thin, sleepy, and alone.” – Alex Bostic
  • “Fake it until you make it! If you are not interested, pretend to be and eventually you will become interested and maybe even excited!” – Anonymous

Inspirational Quotes from the Experts

  • “Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all” – Aristotle
  • “Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference.” – Claire Fagin