Centered around Designers
Stride unites aspiring designers with companies seeking designers. Students will have the chance to share their work and experience with design-minded company representatives. Although having a portfolio isn’t a requirement, we strongly encourage students interested in attending to create one to demonstrate your design skills put into practice.
An Environment that Promotes Conversation
At Stride, we find that the scaled down setting allows for employers and students to engage in longer, more fruitful conversations. Instead of just handing off a resume, it’s common and highly encouraged for 5–10 minute mini portfolio reviews to take place.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When is Stride?
A: Stride takes place on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 from 11AM to 4PM.
Q: What time can I arrive?
A: Doors open at 11AM sharp. There may be some average lines, so we recommend arriving a little earlier. Note that doors close at 3:45PM.
Q: Who can attend Stride?
A: Any UCSD students or alum with a valid UCSD student ID.
Q: How should I dress for Stride?
A: While there is no dress code for Stride, we do recommend making sure you look “presentable”. Your interpretation of "presentable" is up to you--some people dress in business attire, while others dress as they normally do. Maybe skip the shirt with a stain?
Q: How can I prepare for Stride?
A: There are lots of ways to prepare for Stride! From preparing a portfolio to revamping your resume, we've put together a slide deck for you with advice on how to ready yourself for Stride. Click here to check it out!
Q: Do I need a portfolio?
A: While a portfolio is not required, we HIGHLY recommend having a portfolio and being able to talk about some of your past projects.