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How to get your first design job out of school?

Hosted by Alumi
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Today's job market has not been kind to job seekers, particularly recent graduates. The process can feel overwhelmingly intimidating and stressful. This time we have three graduates from Art & Design schools join us to share their success stories of securing their first job after school.

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Why should I join?

If you want to learn how to find your first job after graduating from design school, you can expect to hear about their experiences, tips, and tricks to help you land your dream job.


  • ​04:00 - 04:10 pm: Introduction

  • ​04:10 - 04:55 pm: Panel Talk

  • ​04:55 - 05:00 pm: Wrapping up


June Tang

June Tang is a Vietnamese product designer, based in Vancouver, BC. She’s currently working at Ten Thousand Coffees—a platform that delivers career development experiences to large-scale businesses, universities, and NPOs. She started her design journey with a Design Internship at the New York City Mayor's Office in 2020. At the Mayor's Office, June worked with and consulted for various teams in the municipal government; she also worked on a service finder platform for senior citizens of New York to access services and connect with others during the pandemic. June completed her degree in Interaction Design at Emily Carr University. During her time there, she launched the university's first-ever digital graduate exhibition, creating a space for students to showcase their works digitally.

When June isn’t working, she’s practicing house dance, stress-cooking, and consuming way too much caffeine for any normal human.

Melinda Meng

Melinda Meng was a self-taught clay artist before she got her BDes degree in Industrial and Product Design from Emily Carr University. Deeply influenced by Scandinavian design and minimalism, Melinda's creative style revolves around sensation, sustainability, aesthetics and functionality.

As a cat lover, her feline friends served as a tremendous source of inspiration, prompting her to design furniture that celebrates the bond between pets and humans. The project,"D.Purr", conceived as her graduation endeavour, was awarded by A' Design Award in 2020.

Beginning this year, she founded her furniture and home product brand -- Cat loud. Melinda also is a bottle painter contracted with Saint Laurent and Christian Dior.

Vivian Lin

Vivian is a Senior UX Designer at Niantic, working on platform products, web and games. With experience in both agency life and as an in-house designer, Vivian has found her passion lies in creating and implementing design systems. Outside of work, she enjoys travelling and taking photos, and hunting for treasures in local thrift stores.