PH x College (formerly College Night) aims to provide real resources to students who are interested in pursuing careers in art, design, and museums, with an emphasis on breaking down the pathways and barriers that can intimidate young professionals when planning for their futures. Poster House’s student programming provides professional development opportunities such as a lecture series of museum professionals across departments and throughout the world of design, as well as creative workshops, resumé reviews, and direct mentorship with museum staffers.
Jan 25, 2022
Kick-off PH x College’s Spring 2022 series with our first event, “Young Professionals Talk with IBM”! Just in time for internship and job application season, early professionals from IBM will join PH x College to discuss their journeys into design, their transitions from internships to full-time professions, tips and tricks helpful in curating an outstanding application and portfolio, and navigating the virtual professional scene. They will also discuss the process of transitioning into hybrid/in-person work environments.
PH x College: Young Professionals Talk with IBM (Virtual)
Feb 8, 2022
How are museums morally and ethically obligated to ensure their spaces are accessible to all? And are they delivering on that obligation and including disabled individuals in such conversations? Join PH and artist, educator, and disability rights activist Oaklee Thiele in discussing the issue of museum accessibility and various measures cultural institutions can take to ensure all individuals are guaranteed the right to intellectually and physically engage with their texts and publications. This event will have a workshop component with breakout rooms.
PH x College: Intro to Inclusive Design in Museums (Virtual)
Mar 4, 2022
Peter Max’s colorful, psychedelic designs with motifs drawn from Art Nouveau and Eastern painting traditions are hallmarks of the visual identity of the 1960s. Max created commissions and advertisements for a wide range of clients, from the Woodstock Music Festival (Summer of Love) to bedsheets to clocks for General Electric (GE), the latter of which act as inspiration for this event.
Held on a First Friday, access to the museum is free, and we encourage you to come early and browse the Shop, enjoy our exhibitions, and order treats from the Café!
PH x College: Peter Max Clock Painting (In-Person)
Mar 8, 2022
With the rise of shareable graphics about social justice, socially-conscious design has become an incredibly important component of our daily media intake. A diverse panel of artists will discuss their journeys, ethos, and the thought processes that influence their practices. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A, where panelists will engage with participants about design ethics and their political implications.
PH x College: Socially-Conscious Design Panel Discussion (Virtual)
April 18-22, 2022
PH x College aims to help prepare students for museum and design careers by providing access to our many talented staff members. Through one-on-one speed mentorship sessions, participants will have intimate access to learning about the ins and outs of a variety of museum jobs. During your meeting, that time is yours—ask about Poster House, their career trajectory, or anything else you want to know!
More information on registration, scheduling sessions, and details coming soon.
PH x College: Speed Mentorship (Virtual)
To explore programs from the past seasons of College Night, please follow the link below.
College Night: Past Seasons
Like your time with us? Great! We offer $35 Student Memberships which provide you free access to live events—as well as museum access +1—throughout the year! Plus, receive discounts, exclusive member hours, and VIP invites.
Available jobs and paid internships are updated on the Poster House website.
Kickoff Event: Young Professionals Talk with IBM
Intro to Inclusive Design in Museums
Peter Max Clock Painting
Socially-Conscious Design Panel Discussion
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