Metropolitan Community College - 
Blue River, Business & Technology, Longview, Maple Woods, Penn 








Graphic Design

Art History

Web Design

Digital Prepress



3201 Southwest Trafficway, 
Kansas City, Missouri 64111-2764CAC

Art Dept

career fair 2011


The Penn Valley Art Department hosts an annual career fair that includes guest speakers from the industry, employment recruiters, 4-year colleges, and portfolio reviews. It is open to all area college students and high school students looking to pursue a degree in graphic design or certification in digital prepress, or looking for employment in either industry.

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

= Hear professionals from the industry speak about trends, and employer expectations of new graduates
= Meet MO & KS colleges that offer programs that prepare you for a career in these fields

2012 Venue:  
12:30-1:15—Featured Graphic Design Speaker
1:45-2:30—Featured Graphic Media Speaker
3:00-3:45—Featured Graphic Design Speaker
4:00-5:00—Portfolio Reviews*:
Download an informational flier:
>> High school students
>> College students

Have a professional review your portfolio!*

*Requires pre-registering by
Wed., March 28th
- email:
if you're interested

Guest Speakers - 2012: Recruiting Schools:

12:30-1:15Graphic Design Speaker:
Nichole Hughes - Boelte-Hall
Cross-Media Marketing

1:45-2:30Graphic Media Speaker:
Thomas Smith - Squawkbox Mktg
Systematic Marketing

3:00-3:45Graphic Design Speaker:
Ryan Hembree - Indicia Design
Branding - Creative Process

University Central Missouri
- Graphic Design/ Illustration/Fine Art

University Central Missouri
- Graphic Arts Tech. Mgmt

Park University
- Graphic Design

Kansas City Art Institute
- Graphic Design/Fine Art

Avila University
- Graphic Design

Pittsburg State Univ (KS)
- Graphics & Imaging Technologis
MCC-Penn Valley
- Graphic Design / Graphic Media
(Digital Prepress)

Past Visiting High Schools:  

Paseo Academy of the Arts
Rockhurst High School
Eudora - EDTEC
Herndon Career Center


Looking back at CAREER FAIR April 4th, 2012:

12:30-1:15—Nichole Hughes/Boelte-Hall - Cross-Media Marketing
1:45-2:30—Thomas Smith/Squawkbox Mktg - Systematic Marketing
3:00-3:45—Ryan Hembree/Indicia Design - Branding/Creative Process

Graphic Design/Creative Industry Speakers:
1:45-2:30 - Steve Nottingham/McCormick Company - Design for Advertising
3:00-3:45 - Matt Shepherd/Shepherd Advertising - Clients and the Creative Process

Digital Prepress/Printing Industry Speakers:
12:30-1:15 - Jon Augustine/Xerox - Digital Prepress Industry Trends

Portfolio Reviews - 4:00-5:00

Looking back at CAREER FAIR April 7th, 2010:

Graphic Design/Creative Industry Speakers:
12:30-1:15 - After School Career Workshops - Lisa Correu
3:00-3:45 - Kelly Ludwig - freelance designer/ going out on your own

Digital Prepress/Printing Industry Speakers:
1:45-2:30 -Printing Impressions/variable data- Mike Robben
4:15-5:00 - PIA - Jim Oldebeken/printing trends

Portfolio Reviews - 5:00-6:00

Looking back at CAREER FAIR March 5th, 2009:

Graphic Design/Creative Industry Speakers:
1:00-1:45 - Freelance Exchange - Julie Cortés
3:45-4:30 - Brickhouse Studio - Lori Akers & Lisa Rae Mayer

Digital Prepress/Printing Industry Speakers:
2:30-3:15 - Watkins Lithographic - Perry Worlledge
5:00-5:45 - Printing Impressions - Mike Robben

Portfolio Reviews - 5:00-6:00