Saturday Workshop: Speed Dating For Your Résumé

  • 20 Oct 2012
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Pace University, Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts (entrance on Spruce St), 1 Pace Plaza New York, NY 10038


This event is being rescheduled for early 2013. The new date is being confirmed and will be published shortly.

Event Description

NYCUXPA EventWhen it comes to to finding a job in the user experience industry, there's a lot of heartache. What are the things hiring managers place the most value on? In this event, we'll shed some light on the topic from a hirer's point of view, and give you a chance to observe your résumé's performance under battlefield conditions.

What is Résumé Speed Dating?

This a fast-paced event that allows participants to find out if their résumés are representing them accurately.

How it works

2-person seating "stations" are set up around the room to form a circuit. A reviewer (a senior-level UX-industry professional who has volunteered to help with the event) is seated at each station. Participants sit down with the reviewer and hand over their résumé plus whatever work samples they've brought, and in the time allowed, the reviewer gives them their assessment. Feedback is brief and high-level. After a few minutes, the session is over and it's time for the participant to move on. 

Work samples may include wireframes, documentation, screenshots, etc. Samples can be presented on paper or via laptops or tablets. This will make it possible for reviewers to get a much clearer picture of particpants' capabilities in the time allowed.

This Year's Reviewers

We are honored to have the following individuals lend their expertise: 

Alfred KahnAlfred Kahn

Alfred Kahn is the Director of Customer Experience for Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. He recently joined Wolters Kluwer from J.P. Morgan, where he led a multidisciplinary team of 17 responsible for the ground-up redesign of ACCESS, J.P. Morgan’s client-facing wholesale banking portal. Alfred has deep experience in the design of portals, transactional applications, desktop applications and websites in numerous market segments including Financial Services, Automotive, Public Sector, eCommerce and Telecommunications.

Karin KawamotoKarin Kawamoto

Karin has been designing usable interfaces for over 18 years, building and managing multi-disciplinary teams for a diversity of user and client types. Having worked for consulting firms, agencies, and in-house groups, her work spans complexity from marketing micro-sites to massive banking and trading systems.  Karin has been an equity analyst on Wall Street, a director of Information Architecture at Ogilvy Interactive, and is currently a Principal User Experience Architect at TandemSeven. Key client work includes Aflac, American Express, Deloitte, Sears, Morgan Stanley, Wall Street Systems, Cheetahmail, Merrill Lynch, Staples, Scholastic, and Bloomberg.

Danaus Chang Danaus Chang

  Danaus is the Senior Director for      AnswerLab, a  leading user experience   research consultancy  with offices in    San Francisco and New York    and Fortune 500 clients across the U.S.  Danaus leads AnswerLab’s New York o  office, where he brings more than a  dozen years of consulting experience to help the world’s leading financial services, pharmaceutical, media, auto, retail, and technology companies solve their user experience research challenges.

Prior to AnswerLab, Danaus managed all market research and consumer insights efforts for the nation’s largest home builder and developer, Lennar Homes. As the Regional Manager of Strategic Marketing and Research, Danaus managed a team of quantitative and qualitative research analysts who represented the “voice of the consumer.” In addition to his experience at AnswerLab, Danaus has led various external and internal consulting projects at Deloitte. Danaus graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Finance.

Lawrence Lipkin

Lawrence Lipkin

Lawrence is a digital designer with 15+ years of experience creating interactive products and services. He is a Vice President of Design Strategy at Fidelity Investments. His previous client-side work was done at Goldman Sachs and TD Ameritrade. His agency experience includes frog design and Organic where some of his key clients were: GE, CA Technologies, Lucent, Fannie Mae, RCI, US Airways, Joseph Abboud, Hoovers, and MessageLabs. He has a Masters degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.  

 Christina Goldschmidt

Christina is a creative and marketing professional with expertise in UX, brand strategy, usability, web design and print. She focuses on building creative teams, improving processes and operations, managing agencies and freelancers and gaining buy-in from leadership in order to deliver business strategy focused creative and user center design. Past industries include media, advertising, financial services, e-commerce, legal, healthcare, technology start-ups and TV. 



Pace University Seidenberg School
Pace University is pleased to host this event.

Please go to the entrance for the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, located on Spruce Street (to the right of the main Pace entrance) halfway down the block.

Nearby subways:
4,5,6 - Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall
N, R - City Hall
2, 3 - Fulton Street (Broadway)
A, C, J, Z - Fulton Street (Fulton)

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$25 for members
$10 for students
$65 for non-members
$40 Event + Annual Membership (save $25)

Regular registration closes at noon Friday October 19 OR when we reach max capacity, whichever happens first.

Refunds & Transfers

All registration activities are handled by our volunteers. Please be advised that on the day of the event, we'll do our best to accommodate late requests, but our primary focus will be on day-of-event logistics

Regular registration closes at noon Friday October 19 OR when we reach max capacity, whichever happens first. 

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