One of the main reasons why students work so hard to get into the Spring Show is the opportunity to meet potential employers.
The Industry Day allows students to showcase their work to the people that they should actually aim to please and impress the most—their potential employers. After all, the main thrust of Academy of Art University is to equip the students with the skills so they can build a strong enough portfolio.
Many students, in fact, have been offered internship and apprenticeships, or even launched their careers in Spring Show. Kevin Reyes (BFA Industrial Design, 2015) for example, earned an internship with New Balance after his sneaker project turned heads during Industry Day. Today, he works as a Footwear Designer for Nike.
Check out the video below. See who dropped by the School of Game Development’s booth at this year’s Spring Show.