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GTA Chapter: Career Xpress student event a great success

Published by Julia Salerno, January 27, 2011.

IDC Student and Intern members from across the ARIDO GTA Chapter received some valuable insight into the profession of interior design. Held January 15, at the IDC office, the Career Xpress event allowed students to meet and greet with professional interior designers and ask them the tough questions about the interview process, resume writing, and how to get their portfolios to stand out from the rest.

The event consisted of a panel discussion, with interior designers from each sector of design, followed by a portfolio review session, and a lesson on personal branding and business etiquette. The students learned what each interior designer looks for when hiring and got the opportunity to network and learn some tips and tricks about entering the workforce. Click here to view images of the event.

Special thanks to the panellists:
Moderator Tim Au-Yeung, GTA Chapter President
Corporate Dean Matsumoto
Hospitality Lindsey Anacleto
Public/Institutional Victoria Horobin
Residential Trevor Kruse
Retail Andrew Gallici
Healthcare Guy Painchaud

Thank you to the Personal branding and business etiquette experts, Dayna Bradley and Yoel Berznoger. And thank you to the sponsors: Envirotech Office Systems, The Gallery on the Lake, Tayco, and Antex. Event services provided by: Brigholme Interiors Group.

This is the second Career Xpress event presented by the GTA Student/Intern Committee and they have many events planned for the future. Watch for the how to dress for success fashion show, to be held in the spring. For more information on this event, contact IDC marketing coordinator, Deb Abreu at

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