Monday / September 21 / 12:00 PM

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2020 hasn’t gone as planned. But that doesn’t mean you can’t plan for your career!

Join us for a conversation that will explore the current state of career planning. Our two speakers — Amber Fields and Bailey O’Connell — are both experienced career coaches and connectors. Amber and Bailey will discuss how the pandemic has affected the job hunt, what fields are hiring and growing (and how to stand out!), and how to plan for the future.

The workshop will be structured around the following topics — but we’ll also make time for Q+A:

  • What industries are hiring? Which ones aren’t?
  • How can you stand out as an applicant?
  • How has the virtual hiring process affected perception biases?
  • How can you identify a company with a diverse workforce and a healthy environment?
  • How can BIPOC and persons with disabilities identify and overcome structural challenges of job searching and career progression?


Date & Time

Monday, September 21

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM




Bailey O'Connell

Senior Recruiter

She | Her | Hers

Bailey O’Connell has been working with Creative Circle for about 13 years. She works with advertising, creative, and digital professionals to place them in those same opportunities. She has had the pleasure of working with Fortune 500 organizations, non-profits, and global trade associations.


Amber Fields

UX Researcher and Founder of Black UX Labs

She | Her | Hers

Amber is a process driven UX Researcher & Moderator who enjoys solving real world problems for niche groups to create inclusive products. Her expertise lies in design strategy, in-depth interviews, and consumer journey mapping. Amber founded Black UX Labs launched as a network for Black UX professionals to meet, connect and share experiences.


Platform and Prerequisites

This event will be streamed via Zoom. In order to participate fully, attendees should plan to join on the Zoom app via their computer, tablet, or mobile device with enough bandwidth to support viewing video. In order to ensure only those who have registered for the event are able to attend — and to create space for intimate conversations — only those whose display name fully matches the name on our registration list will be admitted from the waiting room. You can find more about joining our virtual events, including how to connect, directions to troubleshoot, and information about our refund policy in our FAQ.

Accessibility and Accommodations

All DCDW events will have real-time CART (live captioning) services. If you need any additional accommodations, please contact us before 9/14 by, through the provided Google Form, or by phone. We honor your privacy and no personally identifying information (e.g. your name) is required to request an accommodation.

  • Request an accommodation through this Google Form
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  • Call our Accessibility Lead, Josh Kim, by phone at 571-302-1504

You can learn more about how we’re making DC Design Week an accessible experience by visiting our page on accessibility.

Code of Conduct

All AIGA DC events adhere to our Code of Conduct .

More Information

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