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You got good grades, revised your resume until you got it right, and went tirelessly to your the career center until you finessed your interview skills. There’s just one thing missing from making you a well-rounded job candidate: proper networking.

Networking can help get your unnoticed resume at the bottom of the stack moved up to the top of the heap. Check out these five tips from Pierre Drescher, Founder, The Creative Loft.

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School of Advertising Art alumni Reka Juhasz and SAA Vice President and instructor Matt Flick are the co-creative directors of a new collaboration called Print It Forward.

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Starting February 1, a t-shirt and corresponding letterpress print — inspired by all things typographic — will be created and released for presale every month. You better act fast because each individual print will only be available for three weeks. After three weeks a new design is posted online. No reprints and no second editions will be available.

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Letterpress prints are available for $10, shirts for $20, or both for $25. All proceeds benefit the Daniel E. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund at the School of Advertising Art which helps students attend the school.

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The School of Advertising Art (SAA) is an award-winning graphic design college founded in 1983 and located in Kettering, Ohio. Matt Flick, SAA Vice President explains: “That’s what this project is really all about — giving future graphic design students the opportunity to cultivate their talents at SAA and to understand the importance of giving back to others.”  “We certainly appreciate the financial assistance from Print It Forward to help future generations of designers live out their dream of having an amazing, successful career,” added Jessica Barry, SAA President.

This seems like a win-win for everyone. Help a student attend school and you get a beautifully designed t-shirt and letterpress print. Print It Forward!

You might also like to read: Highest Honors: Top US Design Schools

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For much of its first 50 years, GDUSA had a standoff-ish relationship with the design schools. We defined ourselves, and were defined, as a trade/business magazine – writing about working designers doing their work. And though the schools were always wonderful centers of learning, they were often self-consciously insular. This has all changed for the better.

First, the great, progressive design schools have become muscular, career-oriented, outward looking, engines of growth in the creative community and their local communities. Second, design education is more vital than ever as the lines between studio and classroom, undergraduate and professional education, blur. Indeed, the September/October GDUSA magazine features a 50th anniversary survey on design education. It includes a ten-point summary of what working designers think about design education today. And our readers’ take on the top design schools of the past half-century.

 

 

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In celebration of GDUSA‘s 50th Anniversary we have conducted a multitude of surveys on the state of design. This time around we turn our attention to education.

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