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Thursday, May 10 • 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Sketching and Designing Your Career Path

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In this session, you will learn how to confidently plan the next steps of your UX career. The presenters interviewed 5 industry leaders to learn what matters, and what doesn’t, in succeeding in the field of UX.

We will share easy ways to get started with networking and why it matters. We will share what hiring managers want to see in your portfolio and quick steps on getting started immediately.
We will discuss why you must apply for out of reach jobs, tips on landing the job right for you, and ways to develop your role or create a new one that grows with you.

What you’ll learn from this session:
● How to plan your next career move
● What hiring managers are looking for when reviewing portfolios
● Navigating the job hiring process

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Erin Freeburger

Director, UX Research, Akamai Technologies
I lead a team of UX Researchers who create solutions to real problems through research, design thinking, collaboration, and innovation. I am proud that our research and insights have made a difference in the lives of millions of people around the world—and even helped save lives—by... Read More →
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Lis Pardi

Director, Experience Design, Mad*Pow
Lis is an Experience Design Director at Mad*Pow and in past roles has been an information architect, usability researcher, interaction designer and general supporter of the floppy disk save icon. She has an MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons College and has worked... Read More →

Thursday May 10, 2018 5:15pm - 6:00pm EDT
Liberty B/C