WORKSHOPS & SPEAKING

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Our workshops and speaking engagements educate all levels of talent from recent graduates to C-suite and executive-level professionals, and are our way of giving back to our community and sharing everything we’ve learned in our 20+ years of connecting talent with agencies and brands across the country.

Our mission is to give talent the edge up to assess career goals & strengths, face a demanding job market with confidence and to ease anxiety along the journey.

Whether you are in the process of landing a job or advocating for yourself in your current role, we’re here for you. Our workshops are engaging, interactive, relevant and authentic.

One of our greatest passions is connecting with our community, and we are so grateful for the opportunity to engage with you and give you the tools you need to be on your way to more greatness.

What We Offer

VIRTUAL & LIVE EVENTS

  • Educational Workshops (in the community and for organizations)
  • Industry & Expert Panels
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Lunch & Learn Sessions
  • Career Bootcamps
  • Recruiter Q&A / Ask Us Anything

Workshop Topics Include

  • Navigating career transitions
  • Clarity and insight regarding your professional vision and goals
  • Identifying your professional brand, interests and strengths
  • Understanding your value and worth (salary and benefit negotiation)
  • Managing Imposter Syndrome and channeling your inner champion
  • Decoding critique and feedback
  • Mastering workplace conversations
  • LinkedIn, resume, bio and portfolio/website optimization
  • Networking online & in person
  • Savvy job searching & how to work with recruiters
  • Interviewing skills and etiquette
  • Mastering the elevator pitch
  • Navigating ageism and inclusion in the industry
  • Building successful professional partnerships

“Stay connected to your purpose. Process helps you feel better. Be a part of your journey. Be consistent. When you’re proud of how you present your work and yourself, you can release the what-ifs. You can do this.”

–Hillary Black

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Our Partners

Journeys Shared

  • I attended Digital Networking with General Assembly. I loved Hillary & Kathryn's tips on how to find someone's email address, how to keep track of your connections, and best of all how to frame up your networking request. Because of the workshop, I now have confidence in reaching out to people when networking. I loved the two leaders of the session and their energy and passion for the subject.

    Jane Freiman Founder, Smart Kitchen Insights Group (Virtual Test Kitchen)
  • Hillary is a long-time member and friend of The One Club for Creativity and has participated in numerous events as a panelist, portfolio reviewer and mentor to the creative community. Hillary's breadth of knowledge and empathetic nature allows her to connect with and motivate the audience on a deeper level. Hillary and Kay & Black exemplify the kind of speakers we would invite back to speak at future events. 

    Kasia Karolak Gender Equality Program Manager, The One Club for Creativity
  • Kay & Black is fantastic. The team is wonderful and easy to talk to and the wisdom shared with me through our coaching session was invaluable. I am so glad I met Campus and would highly recommend them. PerQ is lovely, relatable, and many years of experience give PerQ an infinite repository of wisdom that would benefit anyone looking for career advice.

    Cari Sekendur Branding Designer
  • I not only found the event hosted by Kay & Black to be extremely helpful, but also incredibly uplifting. Hearing Hillary & Kathryn speak honestly about their past mistakes and their professional triumphs allowed others to openly share their own questions and concerns. It’s refreshing and reaffirming to know that other women are equally interested in listening and sharing advice and these events are a great place to see that.

    Vicky Shum Visual Designer
  • Kay & Black's workshop was very empowering.  It made me think about the bigger question...how do I get to where I want to be? After the workshop, I was relieved to know that it is okay not knowing all the answers, but having confidence in myself is paramount as I make the journey in finding those answers. I loved the leaders and participants at the event - a wonderfully curated mix!

    Producer
  • I attended Kay & Black's digital networking event at General Assembly and found it really worthwhile. As an introvert, I was definitely encouraged & feeling more confident about networking after. And shaking the stress out was great. I actually emailed a long-lost friend using tips from the talk, and it turns out she was really happy to hear from me. We hopped on a call, and she offered some awesome ideas for my job search!

    Lisa Hwang Data Scientist
  • Since Kay & Black’s grounding and honest talk I’ve realized that advocating for myself actually makes me look better. Who wouldn’t want to invest in someone who is confident, knows their worth and isn’t afraid to reasonably negotiate?

    Malaika Danovitz SVP, Creative Director, Publicis
  • Kay & Black has a knack for taking decades of industry experience and mixing it with natural warmth and accessibility; their past panels and sessions have students and emerging professionals on the edge of their seats asking questions and jotting notes. It’s no surprise that we watch everyone leaving feeling a little more connected and prepared to tackle the often daunting job-seeking process.

    Emily Grotheer Former Education Director at The One Club
  • Kay & Black's PerQ should be named “Realness.” When campus discusses the ins-and-outs of your upcoming job-hunt, be prepared to hear about how people landed their dream jobs, nailed interviews, or had a great book but bombed an interview. Their information is current and their tone is honest, down-to-earth, and real. So while getting a creative job can seem overwhelming, the team at Kay & Black make it actionable and achievable.

    Gina Collura Adjunct Advertising Professor FIT
  • I had the privilege of attending a career workshop hosted by Kay & Black. I was so impressed by the knowledge and advice shared by the panel, the real conversations that were happening from the Q&A, and the overall energy from every person in the room. I heard the advice I needed, and even more importantly, the advice I didn’t even know I needed. I left feeling empowered, focused and ready to take the next step in my career.

    Alex Fontova Senior Community Manager, WeWork

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