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Moving Forward in Uncertain Times: Tips for International Students from Someone Who’s Been There. - Shared screen with speaker view
Magdalena Metrycka
27:15
Hi!
Olivia Kim
27:18
Hi!
Kathleen
27:23
Hello, attendees! Thanks for joining us! Please say hello in the chat and let us know where you are joining from. :)
Kathleen
27:41
Attendees, as I mentioned earlier, when typing in the chat, please click the drop down and select “all panelists and attendees”, so that other attendees can see your question/comment, which will help connect the replies provided by our panelist/presenters. Thanks!
Erika Weisbrich
27:53
Erika Weisbrich, EAP Faculty, San Leandro, CA
YunHao Gai
27:54
I'm here in San fran!
Olivia Kim
27:55
I am from Seoul Korea currently in SF!
Devashree Jhaveri
27:56
hey .. Liam from India!!
Magdalena Metrycka
27:57
Hi from Bozeman, Montana :)
Josephine Albrektsen
27:59
Hi from Sacramento
Sherise Lee
28:00
Tell us where you’re joining us from!
Jessie Wu
28:05
Hello everyone! I’m joining right here in the East Bay!
Sherise Lee
28:10
India…Korea….East Bay…!
Hilaire Fong
28:12
Alameda, CA
Alexey Dovgalev
28:13
Hi from Russia
Sherise Lee
28:16
Welcome to SF!
Sukyung Min
28:20
Hello! I'm in Fresno rn!
Ze Sean Teo
28:21
Hey! From Malaysia
Sherise Lee
28:24
Russia, China, Malaysia!!
Sherise Lee
28:32
Welcome, all!
Yue Sun
29:02
Hello! I am in San Francisco!
Kate Griffeath
29:03
Indonesia & Latvia, too!
Erika Weisbrich
29:05
Thanks, Sherise.
YunHao Gai
29:23
I'm currently an F-1 Student as well, Originially from China and Singapore. Looking forward to on site classes once the pandemic blows over.
Kate Griffeath
29:36
Great!
Hector Verdugo
29:45
@YunHao- Excited to have you
YunHao Gai
30:30
Thank you Hector! It's been great over summer so far
Kathleen
33:20
Attendees: As John mentioned earlier, we have a great panel for this webinar, so after this video, please do let us know any questions you have here in the chat box. Friendly reminder to type to “all panelists and attendees”. Thanks!
Sherise Lee
34:55
Just a reminder, if you have a question for Nicolas, put it in the chat and we’ll do what we can to get to them. Thank you.
Sherise Lee
35:35
Students, what is hard about studying art for you in your second language?
Kate Griffeath
36:09
All the specific terminology!
Josephine Albrektsen
36:24
agree ^^^
Kate Griffeath
36:51
Keep trying
Sherise Lee
37:16
1 hour for every page of English reading!
Kathleen
37:49
We had 2 questions submitted in advance from the recording request survey:
Erika Weisbrich
37:55
EAP Support teachers are in some classes to help students with terminology, instructions, and more.
Kathleen
37:57
(1) Harshal Moundekar:I will be graduating December 2020..This is my last semester can i still apply for CPT for fall internship?
YunHao Gai
38:15
I have been struggling like you have at the start of the video. In our current Job Climate in the States, what would be a great step for finding employment as a foreign student?
Kathleen
38:24
(2) Haralambie Popa:How hard/easy was for you to get a job in the industry when you needed the employer to also supply a work visa
Sherise Lee
38:31
@Harshal, please contact International Services at intlservices@academyart.edu
shiny fernandes
38:47
How did you go about with networking? And balancing academics with co curricular activities that add to the resume
Kate Griffeath
39:18
Yes, Erika! International students receive so much in and out of class support!
Kate Griffeath
40:41
YES incredible to have working professionals as your teachers/faculty!
Sherise Lee
41:20
Spring Show is a great opportunity for our students!
Sherise Lee
41:34
http://springshow.academyart.edu
Hilaire Fong
41:46
You talked about a language challenge. What was your proudest language moment?
Kate Griffeath
42:31
Yes, the Spring Show is incredible!
Sukyung Min
42:37
I am a semester away from graduating, and I am lost on what should I be doing or what should I do after graduating. I am an international student and most jobs require some sort of working permit. I am wondering what sorts of things I should be doing to prepare for a job search once I have the papers in.
Sherise Lee
45:18
Good advice - focus on the present as a student, prepare your portfolio. Your portfolio will take you far.
Josephine Albrektsen
45:36
I think it's important to notice that networking doesn't JUST mean getting in contact With People working in the industry, but also With Your classmates, because those are the ones that will go into the industry when you are, and you can help eachother
Sherise Lee
45:51
@Josephine - very true!!
Kate Griffeath
46:12
100% Josephine! & your faculty!
Josephine Albrektsen
46:23
yes! ^^^
Devashree Jhaveri
47:04
@josephine - Agreed
Kate Griffeath
50:16
Helpful to find an outlet!
Sherise Lee
50:34
Students, what you do you use for other outlets or activities outside of school?
Josephine Albrektsen
51:01
What is your main way to find inspiration for creating art, and how do you work With art Block?
YunHao Gai
51:25
I personally play games with friends and or drawing together with friends, just mess around and not getting too serious
Kate Griffeath
51:31
Portfolio is key
Sherise Lee
51:43
@YunHao - important to take a break and do things less serious!
Sherise Lee
52:38
@Nathaniel - that’s a good question! What are some strategies that you have used to persist and keep going?
Sherise Lee
53:15
@Minyoung - wonderful question. Culture differences can be very difficult!
Kate Griffeath
53:24
YES!
Devashree Jhaveri
53:49
its hard to go out in india as of now.. but i watch a lot of series.. relax till i get my energy back.
Sherise Lee
54:28
@Devashree - glad you found an escape by watching TV/movie series
Devashree Jhaveri
55:10
i found many fashion series.. super helpful
Sherise Lee
55:26
@Devashree - good inspiration!!
Sherise Lee
57:31
Good tip for cultural problems - always ask!
Kate Griffeath
57:36
Don’t be afraid to ask questions
Sherise Lee
58:15
Learning English along with learning art!
Sherise Lee
58:33
Quizlet is a great app for English vocabulary learning http://quizlet.com
Erika Weisbrich
58:33
Agreed. Questions are not perceived as disrespectful in our culture, especially in California. We are pretty open here. In some cultures I have worked in abroad, students feel that a question might embarrass others. Here, please ask.
Kate Griffeath
58:52
Yes, Quizlet is great!
Sherise Lee
59:54
Thankfully, EAP/LA is here to support students to be successful in art/design language!
Kate Griffeath
59:56
Yes, Erika!
Kate Griffeath
01:01:09
“When preparation meets opportunity = luck.”
Sherise Lee
01:01:38
Attitude is important. If you can be humble, this will take you far. Even if your skills are weak, you can’t teach someone how to have a good attitude.
Kathleen
01:02:07
Students/Attendees: Friendly Reminder (since i still see a mix): When typing in the chat, please click the drop down and select “all panelists and attendees”, so that other students/attendees can see your question/comment, which will help connect the replies provided by our panelist/presenters. Thanks!
Sherise Lee
01:02:45
@Isadora - that’s a good issue to bring up. I know artists struggle with self-criticism all the time!
Kate Griffeath
01:02:57
Advice=work on multiple projects
Chaos Mi
01:05:11
What do you think are difficult things in your job?
Kathleen
01:05:30
Students, in case you want to watch this webinar again at a later time, you can request the recording link be emailed to you by completing this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JDGB725
Kathleen
01:05:43
Alternatively, I will post the recording here tomorrow (you can also find other great workshop and webinar recordings): http://blogs.academyart.edu/chats/current-student-chats.html
Sherise Lee
01:05:56
@Chaos - do you mean his job here at AAU, or as an artist?
Chaos Mi
01:06:14
I means an artist…
Chaos Mi
01:06:23
as an artist
Sherise Lee
01:06:24
@Chaos - thanks for clarifying!
Chaos Mi
01:06:43
Thank you!
Hilaire Fong
01:06:44
Good question, Chaos! I’m glad you were able to attend this webinar. :)
Josephine Albrektsen
01:07:28
Do you think there's any upper age limit for artists to be hired by animation studios?
Sherise Lee
01:08:25
Doing the work is more important than not feeling motivated - yes
Sherise Lee
01:08:55
Sometimes we all have to do things that we don’t feel like doing. Especially in this pandemic.
Kate Griffeath
01:08:55
“Take it as part of the process”
Sherise Lee
01:09:23
"Don’t let what you don’t know get in the way of what you don’t know.”
Sherise Lee
01:09:41
Again, attitude is important!
Chaos Mi
01:10:37
Sounds like “Incubation”
Kate Griffeath
01:10:42
Social media
Sherise Lee
01:10:47
@Minyoung - ah, time management…this is the #1 problem for students and faculty right now!
Kate Griffeath
01:10:57
Yes
Hilaire Fong
01:10:57
Yes, Chaos! Incubation! Exactly.
Sherise Lee
01:11:58
@Minyoung - If you’re working, don’t see it as wasting your time…the results often come later!
Kate Griffeath
01:12:51
Create a schedule
Sherise Lee
01:13:00
Make a schedule and make a list or priorities
Sherise Lee
01:13:06
*of
Sherise Lee
01:13:19
List by day and what class assignment is due first
Chaos Mi
01:13:23
Haha, Hilaire, Thank you for teaching me that word.
Yue Sun
01:13:24
Schedule is always great!
Sherise Lee
01:13:39
@Yue Sun - how do you keep your schedule?
Sherise Lee
01:14:23
@Whitney - good question…I saw some other questions by students about CPT/OPT/work visas.
YunHao Gai
01:14:32
im not sure if my question got answered so im gonna repost thisI have been struggling like you have at the start of the video. In our current Job Climate in the States, what would be a great step for finding employment as a foreign student? (i.e Being F-1 And needing H1b sponsorship in this political climate)
Sherise Lee
01:15:03
@YunHao - thanks for reposting that question!
Josephine Albrektsen
01:15:33
Something that helped me with scheduling is also to Write a really detailed Schedule, even adding simple little Things like "eat lunch" and "do laundry" because then when you start crossing off many little Things at once it feels like you're being super productive and it helps you keep going
Sherise Lee
01:16:55
H1B or L1 (artist visa)
Shivani Thummala
01:17:41
O1 visa
Kate Griffeath
01:17:45
Focus on the portfolio
YunHao Gai
01:17:46
thank you
Sherise Lee
01:17:48
@Josephine.-yes, do the easier and small things first to feel productive!
Sherise Lee
01:19:22
@Isidora - will you be looking for a job in your home country and that is why you feel that way?
Yue Sun
01:21:05
I think that to keep following the schedule everyday is such a difficult thing because sometimes people are lazy, but I know the attitude is the most vital thing for me(everyone).
Sherise Lee
01:21:37
@Yue Sun - Yes! And sometimes it helps to get friends/classmates to help you keep your schedule
Kate Griffeath
01:22:52
“Imagine that you are made of Teflon.” Everything can slide off you.
Josephine Albrektsen
01:23:18
@Yue Sun - Yeah it is difficult to keep the Schedule! Something that helps me though, is to be lenient and add regular breaks in there. and maybe even give yourself a little treat like, "I will Draw for 2 hours and then have a coffee break" or something like that. but of course, it's good if thats a thing that's Healthy for you.
Sherise Lee
01:24:12
@Josephine - rewards are great to keep yourself going!
Isidora Ramirez
01:24:31
did you ever felt hopeless as someone from a different country with no so many animation jobs like the usa? if so, how did you overcome those feelings?
Josephine Albrektsen
01:25:05
I heard that you kind have to think of yourself as a pro athlete when you're a pro artists, cause you have to "work out" your drawing muscle all the time to get better and to keep it up. and With that comes taking care of your physical and mental Health too, like sleeping and eating enough, and getting excercise that makes you stronger. like pushups or lifting, so your arms get stronger and you won't get too tired fast hehe
Sherise Lee
01:25:30
@Sakura - sports were Nicolas’ outlet outside of school :)
Sukyung Min
01:25:31
Do you have any advice for someone who lives somewhere there's no animation job, but because the partner/family you can not move. How do I gain a job or animation qualifications if I am going to be stuck in central California for a couple of years?
Sherise Lee
01:26:06
Changing your attitude, again, is important!
Kate Griffeath
01:26:34
“Instead of being overwhelmed, try to learn from them.” (other students)
Sherise Lee
01:27:17
Once you think your work is great, that’s when you’re in trouble and stop learning. So some self criticism is good because it pushes you.
Yue Sun
01:27:48
Good and right attitude can take you far.
Sherise Lee
01:27:59
Savor the good moments, but keep pushing yourself
Josephine Albrektsen
01:28:24
yes^^^ I think it's important to be openminded and humble and realize you can always get better! and I think that's the best part of being an artist, you can always get better
Kate Griffeath
01:28:55
Yes, great questions!
Sherise Lee
01:29:41
Studios are hiring online right now - great news!
Kate Griffeath
01:30:05
The job world has changed.
Sherise Lee
01:30:12
“If you have the work, they will hire you…”
Sherise Lee
01:31:00
“Do what you love.”
Kate Griffeath
01:31:07
Very inspirational!!!
Kathleen
01:31:08
Thank you to those that attended today and asking great questions! Thank you to Nicolás for all the great advice, John for hosting, and the rest of our panelists for fielding the questions as well as answering them in the chat! Be safe and healthy everyone!
Josephine Albrektsen
01:31:09
Thank you so much for your time!
Erika Weisbrich
01:31:12
Thank you for reaching out to help students.
Kathleen
01:31:22
Students: You can request the recording link be emailed to you by completing this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JDGB725
Olivia Kim
01:31:25
Thank you for caring~!
Magdalena Metrycka
01:31:25
Thank you!