June 21, 2016

These days it isn’t about the product you’re selling, how much income you’ve made this year or if there’s a degree on a wall with your name on it. Today it’s about your words, speech, eye contact and presence whether that be online or off.

How can you better prepare your brand? Each day at the AIAS Grassroots Leadership Conference we have dedicated time to prepare you to be your better you.

Mock Interviews / Portfolio + Resume Reviews

Thursday, July 7  |  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sign up for these 25-minute one-on-one sessions where professionals will give you key tips on how to ace that interview and help you get the internship of your choice!


Designing a Business

Friday, July 8  |  11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Insights on how design thinking influences start up culture.


10 Secrets of a Great Portfolio Website

Friday, July 8  |  2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

A personal portfolio website is all about promoting you. You are a brand and no one is going to know about your brand unless you get it out there.


Uber, Apple, Nike. Brand YOU.

Friday, July 8  |  4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Everyone knows what a brand is, but why should you care? Whether you’re on the job hunt, a student, or gainfully employed, you must think, act and plan like a business leader. With the surge of social media, you have not only the ability, but you now have the need to manage your own reputation, both online and in real life.


Design Startup Mini Hackathon

Saturday, July 9  |  11:30 am – 2:30 am

If you’ve dreamed of creating your own design startup one day, then this session is for you. Learn the principles for building a successful business from someone who has actually done it: Black Spectacles founder, Marc Teer. Got a ‘problem’ you think needs to be solved? Bring it to this session and we will turn that problem into the foundation of your new business.

In a world where the intangible is power, brand yourself.