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New Media teleconferences

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This page offers information on selected teleconferences offered by the University of Maine's New Media program.

Nmd Webinar Careers 2022 Twitter XvgaNew Media Careers in 2022

Public webinar

20 January 2022

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Topics discussed

This New Media workshop from 28 January 2021 featured alumni working in the tech industry sharing possible career paths for graduates with a new media degree as well as advice for navigating life after graduation.

Building a thriving startup in Maine

Designing user experiences in healthcare

Student questions: preparing for jobs, crafting a portfolio

Building a mobile education app for kids

Starting a company that makes virtual instruments (and getting a Ph.D)

Student questions: depth v. breadth, making connections, and risk

Code a mobile appNFTs: Myth and Reality

Public webinar

25 May 2021

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Topics discussed

This workshop on 25 May 2021 helps make sense of the craze over Non-Fungible Tokens—crypto-tokens that have helped some digital artists sell their work for thousands and even millions of dollars.

NFT myths and realities

How to make an NFT

Likely outcomes for an NFT artist

Nmd Webinar Careers Twitter XvgaDiscover New Media Careers (2021)

Public webinar

28 January 2021

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Topics discussed

This New Media workshop from 28 January 2021 featured alumni working in the tech industry sharing possible career paths for graduates with a new media degree as well as advice for navigating life after graduation.

User Experience (UX) design

Being good at what you do

Getting into specific job interviews

Interviewing well for a specific job

Doing well at a specific job

Questions about applying for jobs

Web development and design

Questions about today's work environment

Code a Responsive WebsiteCode a Responsive Website

Public webinar

17 April 2020

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Topics discussed

This workshop on 6 December 2021 focused on creating a web page that looks good on desktop and mobile devices. Now that 70% of web browsing is mobile, it's critical that websites work on phone-sized screens as well as 4K monitors.

This hands-on webinar walks participants through applying a powerful open standard called CSS grid that makes it easy to build responsive web pages. The beauty of CSS grid is that it allows designers to code visually, arranging descriptive words to build complex layouts that scale gracefully between large and small screens.

Tools for responsive design

A fluid layout with CSS grid

Changing the layout for small screens

Code a mobile appCode a Mobile App

Public webinar

8 December 2020

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Topics discussed

This New Media workshop from 8 December 2020 walks participants through the creation of a cross-platform app in the form of a scavenger hunt. This app could be used to motivate students to find items of interest in a physical location (a nearby park) or online site (a museum website).

The different ways to make a mobile app

Anatomy of a React Native app

Viewing your mobile app in real time

Understanding React Native components

Styling your app

Learning more

How to network for a jobHow to network for a job

Private webinar for New Media Majors

April 2019

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Topics discussed

New Media alumnus and user experience designer Hong Yi Dong offers simple tips you can apply to network for a job after you graduate.

How hiring works in tech companies.

How to advertise yourself if you don't have professional connections.

How to cold-call/email hiring managers.

Using "2nd-degree" connections on LinkedIn.

Success rates for networked v. cold applications.

Specific things you can before you graduate

How to feel better about networking.

When should you use LinkedIn?

Working with close contacts or their connections.

How to get over shyness.

How much time should you devote to each job application?

How to act in an interview.