The One Club's annual creative career fair, WHERE ARE ALL THE BLACK PEOPLE took place on September 23, 2013, in New York City.
The event was open to students, professionals looking for a career change to the advertising industry and, of course, present industry creatives who are looking to give back and meet, engage with and hire new, diverse talent.
This year’s agenda will include: portfolio reviews, elevator pitches, mentoring sessions, networking and more!
“What is WHere Are All the Black People?”
WHere Are All the Black People is a combination of a call to action and a resource for diverse individuals to be introduced to the advertising industry, network, showcase their talents, and hear the stories of some of the top diverse creatives in the industry. The one-day event includes testimonials from top creatives of multicultural backgrounds, workshops on how to best position yourself for the job market, portfolio reviews, and sessions with agency recruiters.
Specially chosen participants will also be given the opportunity to tell a panel of some of the industries top recruiters and creative directors why they should be their next creative hire during a 3-minute on-stage “elevator pitch.” The purpose of the one-day event is to provide concrete, real world solutions to the lack of diversity in advertising creative departments.