Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Come Out and See Our New Designers!

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Fashion Show Coordinator has Requested Your Help

The 2010 Shades of Black Runway Show is scheduled for February 2010, and they are seeking up-and-coming designers, as well as volunteers to work as dressers, ushers, etc. The event will be hosted at Hotel Palomar and coincides with NBA All-Star weekend.

Check out the press release HERE, and if you are interested, please email Tonisha Johnson at dentries@sobmagazine.com.GOOD LUCK!

The Great Chef Nina Hunter Does It Again!

Chef Nina Hunter, Pastry Chef Instructor here at The Art Institute of Dallas, won the Gingerbread House Competition at North Park Mall. One of her students and Ai student, Ashley Moyer also placed third.

DMagazine covered the story and you can read more about it here. Just scroll down to find the article.
Chef Hunter's 1st Place Gingerbread House

Ashley Moyer's Gingerbread House

Chef Hunter's house (front) and Ashley Moyer's house (back)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

"Should I Write A Thank You Note After An Interview?"

Writing a thank you letter after an interview is a must!

Plan to send out your thank you letters as soon as possible (preferably within twenty-four hours) after your interview.

Customize Your Thank You Letters

Writing a thank you note, it is best to keep your audience in mind. How about creating a “leave behind” thank you note?Some surveys suggest than hiring managers like hand written thank notes. When you're not sure what to write, review sample of thank you letters on the internet to get ideas.In addition to thanking the person you talked with, the thank you letter reinforces the fact that you want the job. Note: Even if you do not want the job, write a thank you letter respectfully withdrawing your application-- you never know what the future holds so don’t burn your bridges? Think of your thank you letters as follow-up "sales" letters. You can restate why you want the job, what your qualifications and skills are, how you might make contributions, and so on. This thank you letter is also the perfect opportunity to discuss anything of importance that the interviewer forgot to ask or that you neglected to answer as well, as you would have liked.

Please, Please, Please Don’t Forget to Proofread!

You must check spelling, grammar, typos, etc. Please have one or two people proofread your thank you letter, too. If in doubt about the correct names, spellings or titles of your interviewers, call the office to double-check. Your efforts will be worth it!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest!

For all of you that don't know, we have a new neighbor here at The Art Institute of Dallas - Gordon Biersch Brewery. Below is an open invitation to anyone that wants to attend GB's first seasonal event. Read below for more info!

Come celebrate with us on December 3rd from 5:30-7:30.
We will be tapping our first seasonal celebration, Winterbock!

· There will be an Ugly Sweater Contest-wear your most hideous holiday sweater for a chance to win great prizes.

· Bring an ornament to help decorate our Christmas Tree, prizes will be awarded to the most creative entries.

· In addition to the contests, we will have periodic raffles, a complimentary sampling of great food, and a passing of “Das Boot”.

Make plans to spend this Thursday 12/03 at Gordon Biersch. Stein Club and Passport Members, your first Winterbock at the party is on us!

I sincerely look forward to tapping this beer. I am certain that you will enjoy it as much as I do. If you have a moment when you are in on Thursday, please introduce yourself, I would greatly enjoy meeting you.

Raymond Plasek

Now Hiring: US Census Workers

From Aol.com...

Now Hiring: US Census Workers
Posted Nov 25th 2009 3:01PM
by Ed Orum for AOL Find a Job

If you need a job and are good with people and numbers, the government might have work for you. The U.S. Census Bureau just began the process of hiring more than one million temporary workers for its 2010 population count. If hired, you'll get good pay, flexible hours, paid training, mileage reimbursement and the sense of doing something to help out your country. Best of all, you don't have to go very far - the jobs are right where you live.

Every 10 years, the Census Bureau takes on the massive project of attempting to count every person who lives in the United States. While most get forms mailed to them, not everyone fills them out properly or at all. You'll go door-to-door in your community to encourage people to fill out their questionnaires and help them with any questions they might have. You will also conduct brief interviews with some residents to help learn more about them for the survey.In exchange for your hard work, you'll earn anywhere from $10 to $20 an hour. The Census Bureau has a neat interactive map on its website where you can see how much the job pays near you. Be prepared to work anywhere from 20 to 40 hours a week and mainly nights and weekends - after all, that's when people are home. The length of the job depends on how much work there is to be done in your area.If this all sounds good to you, you're not alone. Nabbing a census job might not be easy in this current economic slump. There's a deluge of qualified workers - many with years of professional experience and degrees - also applying.

Here are the qualifications, according to the Census website:
You are able to read, write, and speak English.
You are a U.S. citizen.
You are a legal permanent resident, or non-citizen with an appropriate work visa, and you possess a bilingual skill for which there are no available qualified U.S. citizens.
You are at least 18 years old.
You have a valid social security number.
You take a written test of basic skills.
You have a valid driver's license.
You pass a background check.

You commit to four days of training. You will be paid for training days. Training can be held either during daytime hours or during evening and weekend hours.

There's also a multiple-choice test you'll have to pass. It quizzes your reading, clerical, number and organizational skills. You can take a practice test on the Census Bureau website. Being bilingual can also help your chances of landing the job.

Ready to apply? Just head to the Census Bureau website, print and fill out the appropriate forms and then call your local census office to schedule an in-person interview and test. Good luck!

TODAY! Free Workshop!

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Today, Tuesday, December 1st
Noon to 1pm
Room 204 - The Art Institute of Dallas

Friday, November 20, 2009

Local AiD Alum Makes Top 10 List in D Magazine!

Masaryk Modern Mexican Kitchen Makes Top 10 "BEST NEW RESTAURANTS 2009" in D Magazine!

"an experience that is fresh and innovative...It isn't Mexican without guacamole and queso, but Masaryk has much more...salmon steamed in banana leaves, shrimp wrapped in bacon, and a pulled pork relleno...as beautiful to the eyes as it is warm on the lips...the Swiss chocolate pot de crème, tasting like a deluxe fudgesicle and topped with a quenelle of unsweetened whipped cream..."
Visit Masaryk Modern Mexican Kitchen and sign up to receive food and drink specials!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Calling all Austin-ites!

Wednesday night. Six Artists...two djs...free spectacle sunglasses...ultimat vodka...art exhibition

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Ai Dallas Open Mic Night - November 23 and You're Invited!

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You can also RSVP at nrincon@aii.edu. Hope to hear from you!

ImagiNations Design Competition

I wanted to share this with you as it hits all programs like Interior Design, Sound Design, Designers, and many more.

If you have a passion for creative and innovative design, here's an opportunity to work with one of the most creative organizations in family entertainment. Created and sponsored by Walt Disney Imagineering, the ImagiNations Design Competition offers opportunities for diverse students to showcase their talents.
You can win a 10-day all-expense-paid trip to present your project to a panel of Walt Disney Imagineering executives and have the opportunity to compete for the "Best in Show" awards.
This incredible opportunity will provide participants with insight into Disney's creative process, and learn what it takes to succeed in an innovative organization. Additionally, all qualified applicants will be considered for Internship opportunities with Walt Disney Imagineering.
Imagineers are challenged to build on the Disney legacy of great storytelling to pioneer new forms of entertainment through technical innovation and creativity. The ImagiNations competition encourages you to do the same!
Past winners of the competition have gone on to serve internships at Imagineering and some have become full-time Imagineers.

Student must be a Junior, Senior, or a recent graduate within 1 year of graduation.
Click here for competition information!

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Yesterday was the annual Halloween Costume Contest here at Ai Dallas and Career Services went as what else? Zombies.

I have to give credit to our wonderful makeup artist and AiD alum, Travis Magee from Brutal Industries. Thank you for making us look so scary!

Jennifer Magee, Kit Johnston, David Elias, Julie Janik, & Nicole Rincon

Next Dallas Producers Association Meeting Here at Ai Dallas!! And You're Invited.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Alumni Connections Website - UPGRADED!

The Career Insider, formerly called Vault, is now live on the Alumni Connections website. You will see it on the right-hand navigation AFTER signing in.

The Career Insider has a new look and some fresh new features.

A summary of new features:

·The number of industries the new site covers increase from 40 to nearly 200, expanding further to cover more career paths

·The number of professions has also increased from 60 to more than 400

·50,000 employee and industry influencer surveys

· Expanded company profiles that provide targeted insight into the interview and hiring practices, salaries, advancement opportunities and corporate cultures of thousands of companies

· Up-to-the-minute news from Dow Jones

· “SixFigureStart,” offering practical tips and strategies based on how hiring really works and what employers really want from former Fortune 500 recruiters

· “Career Nation,” a blog aimed at helping readers achieve career and job fulfillment

· “My Vault” is a content organizational tool, through which users can access the latest information about their personalized list of target companies, industries and professions

· Career and Profession Discussion Boards allow users to interface with those already working or searching for jobs in targeted industries

In order to access The Career Insider, you will need to register (one time only). You will enter in any valid email address and click on “Create an Account”. The next page is where you will sign up for a basic account, and they have the option to complete additional information in order to have a customized experience. Once registered you can log in and access the new site.

Monday, October 19, 2009

10 Reasons to Politely Decline a Web Gig

When you’re in that first round of meetings with a potential web design or web development client, there are certain statements, revelations or bits of information that serve as huge red flags.
Here’s a list (submitted by a designer friend who shall remain anonymous) of the biggest all-time deal-breakers:
10. He can’t stop telling you about how horrid his last developer was.
9. He wants to make sure you can build his site so it will show up first on Google.
8. He’s already got a list together of 100 words for his meta tags.
7. There isn’t much money for this job but it could really lead to a lot more work down the road.
6. He wants to know if you are flexible about your deposit.
5. He explains that you will be responsible to his organization’s “website committee.”
4. He wants to know if you know how to “do Flash.”
3. He wants his start-up site to be “kinda like eBay.”
2. He could actually build the site himself but he just doesn’t have the time.
1. He’s looking for a new “webmaster.”
By Michael Calore July 17, 2009

A Bunch of Short Guys Meeting to Feature Ai Dallas Graduate....

As seen on the A Bunch of Short Guys site:

The next ABOSG meeting is October 24th from 10am to noon. CCCCD Campus room c-104.

The October 24th Meeting of A Bunch of Short Guys is entitled "Sculpting and Maquettes" and is described here: "This month we break away from the computer and get down with some tactile materials. ABOSG welcomes an all star line lineup of traditional and modern sculptors. Each panelist will have 15 min to discuss their style with q&a at the end. Come join us - meetings are free."

Each panelist will have 15 minutes to talk, and one of the panelists is our our graduate Tyson Summers.

Tyson Summers
Tyson graduate of the Art Institute of Dallas 1995. Long time fan of late eighties and early nineties skateboard art. He is influenced by things that cross lines, whether its comedy, music or artwork. Tyson grew up in Garland TX, surrounded by an artistic family and Sesame Street. I had the privilege of seeing first hand how hard work and dedication combined can be truly magical.TysonSummers.com

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

You're Invited....

You are invited to attend a Studio Open House and be among the first to preview the work spaces of Byron Zarrabi, Trayc Claybrook (Ai Dallas Digital Film & Video Production Instructor), Janet Reynolds and VET.
Saturday, October 17
7:00- 9:00pm
235 Murray St.
Dallas, TX 75226
(in Deep Ellum just north of the intersection of Hall & Commerce)
Appetizers and cocktails will be served.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Hell's Kitchen Open Call

Now Casting For America's Best Chefs!

FOX's HELL'S KITCHEN is looking for top-notch Chefs, 21 and over, who are passionate about cooking and skilled at their craft. Can YOU stand the heat?

OPEN CALL: October 12th12pm - 5pm
The Iron Cactus
1520 Main StDallas, TX 75201

For more information, go to www.fox.com/hellskitchen
Call: 310-482-0564 // Hell's Kitchen Hotline 866-266-2226
Email: hellskitchen@theconlincompany.com

Threadless Design Contest

Create a tee shirt design based upon what "Pop Life" means to you. Loads of stuff could be yours and yes - your tee will be showcased in the Tate's boutique. Hurry up now; you've got from Oct. 1 - Oct. 29 to enter!

For more information, check out their site!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ai InSite - New Online Publication

On behalf of The Art Institutes, we are pleased to announce the launch of a new online content publication called Ai InSite - http://insite.artinstitutes.edu/

What is Ai Insite?
· Ai Insite is a free web resource providing access to the thinking of creative minds on issues ranging from design, media arts and fashion to the culinary arts.
· Content includes quotes and comments from industry leaders and faculty from The Art Institutes schools.
· The site will be a search-engine-friendly resource for industry advice on creative arts topics.

When are articles published, and can I be informed of updates?
· New articles are published a few times a week.
· Readers can stay informed of article updates via:
1. RSS feed :: instant notification of updates to your inbox or RSS reader.
2. Email newsletter :: weekly article summaries.
3. Social links :: send articles using Share This, Facebook, MySpace, Digg, and other social
media outlets.

How can I provide insights or feedback?
· If you have article ideas and/or feedback, please submit them to aiinsite@artinstitutes.edu

Monday, September 21, 2009

Culinary Students of The Art Institutes Compete on Iron Chef America

In an unprecedented battle, students from The International Culinary School at The Art Institutes were invited to compete on Food Network’s popular series Iron Chef America. This challenge marks the first time in the show’s history that culinary students have been invited to compete in Kitchen Stadium.

The student-challenger team included Katelyn Remick, Julie Fiedler and Tyler Burke, all of whom attend The Art Institute of Phoenix. They were supported by two alternate student challengers, Cameron Terrasas and Dezirea Elizondo. All of these students were selected based upon their academic and performance experience as well as a deep passion for the culinary arts. To prepare for the Iron Chef America battle, the student-challengers practiced four-to-five times per week in addition to attending classes.

According to Chef Eric Watson, assistant academic director, this team has competed together for more than two years, receiving two gold and two silver medals in state and regional American Culinary Federation competitions.
“Most of the world’s best chefs never have an opportunity to challenge the Iron Chefs, let alone appear on national television,” Watson said. “It’s an incredible honor and an experience of a lifetime for all of us.”
The episode premieres on Sunday, September 27th at 9pm ET/PT and features the students battling Iron Chef Michael Symon.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Art Show - TOMORROW - 9/19/09

I got this from a fellow alum. Check it out!

This is a little last minute but i just got your email and wanted to let you know of a few art shows coming up that i am a part of. The most recent one is Saturday at a very very nice venue in Deep Ellum. You can get all the details at this link.....


I thought that everybody would like to know, and its a good opportunity for some networking as they drew i about 1,800 people last show

Thursday, September 17, 2009

June 2008 Video Production Alum

Ode to a Chipotle burrito
wins $10,000 for Texan

Shane Connelly likes his Chipotle burrito with steak, peppers and onions, black beans and cheese; no lettuce. For that, plus a little musical and video talent, he gets $10,000.

Connelly, of Denton, Texas, was proclaimed the winner Monday of Denver-based Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.'s "My Chipotle" contest for the best customer-generated commercial.

Contestants created ads about their favorite combination of burrito ingredients and uploaded them to Chipotle's website. Connelly's do-it-yourself spot for his "Oso Closo Burrito" featured a saucy little soul tune about its ingredients. Besides winning the $10,000 grand prize, Chipotle plans to add Connelly's burrito recipe to its Dallas-area menus for a limited time.

Clay Carnill of Rochester, Mich., took second place for his rap-style spot. He gets $5,000 and a party at a local Chipotle for 50 friends.

Chipotle claims there are 60,000 possible combinations of ingredients for its burritos.

"We received thousands of submissions with dramatically different approaches and including everything from original music to animation and photography," Mark Crumpacker, Chipotle chief marketing officer, said in a statement. "The common thread through them all was just how passionate these customers are about their favorite Chipotle food."

The winning and runner-up amateur ads can be viewed at http://www.mychipotle.com/#/home.

The overall "My Chipotle" campaign was developed by Butler Shine Stern and Partners of Sausalito, Calif. Chipotle (NYSE: CMG) operates about 900 restaurants.
Denver Business Journal - by Mark Harden

Click here to view the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0hI4PiyUTI

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Introducing The Backbeat Cafe

Looking for a place to book your act or show? Read below for more info on this new and exciting venue!

The Backbeat Cafe & Listening Room
(formerly Opening Bell - Mosaic)
300 N. Akard St. Dallas 75201

It's very much a cross between a Jazz Cafe and a downtown coffee shop - connected by a small hallway to an intimate peforming space ... located across the street from the historic Thanks-Giving Square near the rail line off Akard and Pacific.

Our philosophy is to concentrate on local talent in promoting an array of musicians and artists from jazz nights to acoustic sets - dj's to spoken word performances - while also booking regional touring acts - comedians - special parties and events.

Furthermore - the set-up (for the artists) is the best deal in town:
* NO venue fee
* Light & sound man included
* & the artist(s) gets to keep 100% of the door (set your own price!)
* the only thing we ask in return is promotion of the venue and patronage of the cafe & bar : )

Please contact Nicole Rincon at nrincon@aii.edu if you would be interested in more info or booking a night with Backbeat Cafe.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Filmmaking Certificate Program to be Offered at Comanche Nation College, Lawton, OK

Comanche Nation College
1608 SW 9th Street
Lawton, Oklahoma 73501
Tele: (580) 591-0203
Fax: (580) 353-7075
Office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m.

The Comanche Nation College is pleased to announce a new certificate program, American Indian Filmmaking that will be taught by professional filmmaker Tvli Jacob. This is an entry-level program open to anyone with an interest in learning about making films. There are five sections and each can be enrolled in individually.

Jacob, a member of the Choctaw Nation, is an ABC/Walt Disney Diversity Scholar who has taught motion picture storytelling in youth arts programming. As a videographer for Touchstone Pictures, "America's First Horse", he filmed the supplemental documentary for the motion picture, "Hidalgo". In addition, he produced "Silent Thunder", a short documentary, which received funding through Native American Public Television.

He has taught several film workshops and this includes PBS Reel Native Workshops and the Lawton Arts & Humanities Council’s Writing and Directing for Film. He was the Producer for "The American Experience: We Shall Remain” TV Series: Parts I-V, Co-Producer for “Silent Thunder” and Executive Producer for “American Indian Graffiti: This Thing Life”. He is a member of the Writers Guild of America (WGA).

The five-week program includes the following courses:
Week 1, Sep 21-25 Introduction to Filmmaking 15 1.5 $100.00
Week 2, Sep 28-Oct 2 Filmmaking Development 15 1.5 $100.00
Week 3, Oct 5-9 Filmmaking Pre-Production 15 1.5 $100.00
Week 4, Oct 12-16 Filmmaking Production 15 1.5 $100.00
Week 5, Oct 19-23 Filmmaking Post-Production-Editing 15 1.5 $100.00


Course instruction will provide the student a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to make a short ten minute movie for the beginner independent filmmaker. Course overview will discuss the process of filmmaking which includes development of the story to script, screenwriting, pre-production, production, post-production, release forms, and marketing.
Course assignments include selecting ten favorite movies from the top 100 grossing films, assigned readings on filmmaking, contacting the Oklahoma Film and Music Commission and requesting a film directory, critiquing movies, and researching the Internet on film topics. Student will learn how to tell a story for a screenplay and develop a short film idea for a screenplay.
15 Contact Hours M-F 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Course Tuition: $100.00
Minimum enrollment: 4
Maximum enrollment: 20
Class Dates: September 21-25, 2009

Course instruction will include producing and screenwriting: What constitutes a story? What makes a successful producer? How much work goes into making a movie? Class instruction will include reviewing a feature length script, watching the movie, and discussing the movie from screenplay to screen. The student will learn how to write a logline, treatment for a ten-minute screenplay, outline a screenplay, beats, a scene-by-scene outline, and finalize a ten-minute screenplay. The student will then pitch their screenplay to the class. A guest speaker screenwriter will be invited to speak about what a scriptwriter does as a writer.
15 Contact Hours M-F 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Course Tuition: $100.00
Minimum enrollment: 4
Maximum enrollment: 15
Class Dates: September 28-October 2, 2009

Course instruction will include a guest speaker to discuss what happens in pre-production, paperwork, budgeting, shooting, film jargon and definitions. Students will submit their ten minute screenplay written from the previous class. The class will read, review, and critique student screenplays. A student screenplay will be chosen in class to produce. The students will choose the crew and “break the script” Students will watch a movie and will critique and discuss movie based on students’ exposure to knowledge of filmmaking shooting, camera, lighting, sound, set design, and roles and responsibility of crew members. Students will schedule, budget, and prepare shot lists, storyboard, and find and set-up locations for a student project film shoot.
15 Contact Hours M-F 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Course Tuition: $100.00
Minimum enrollment: 4
Maximum enrollment: 15
Class Dates: October 5-October 9, 2009

Course instruction will be the movie shoot of selected ten-minute script selected from the pre-production class. Roles of the crewmembers will be designated by class participants. Students will learn to set up camera equipment, lighting equipment, sound equipment, set-design, direct, and act in movie.
15 Contact Hours M-F 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Course Tuition: $100.00
Minimum enrollment: 4
Maximum enrollment: 15
Class Dates: October 12-16, 2009

Students will edit ten minute movie shoot from production class. Students will learn how to edit using a storyboard, shot list, and editing software. Editing instruction will include editing definitions, Audio Dialogue Replacement (ADR), Foley, cutting, rough-cut, review, credits and final cut. *The post-production class will wrap up with a final showing of the film.
15 Contact Hours M-F 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Course Tuition: $100.00
Minimum enrollment: 4
Maximum enrollment: 15
Class Dates: October 19-23, 2009
*The final film will be included in the 6th Annual Comanche Nation College Film Festival, October 24, 2009.

Come Out and Support Our Interior Design Students!

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Friday, September 4, 2009

Attention Graphic Design Alum

Are you currently working in the design field? Are you willing to take out time to give "real world" advice to our students? Then you should email Julie Janik at jjanik@aii.edu to find out more on being considered to judge at the 5th Annual Clampitt Paper Contest!

Save the Date - Design Portfolio Show

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Help Out AiD, While Having Fun!

The Art Institute of Dallas is hosting its 2nd Annual charity golf tournament, Fore the Arts, on Monday, November 2 at Brookhaven Country Club. The event raises money for our non-profit scholarship fund, which helps keep our students in school. Last year’s inaugural event raised over $20,000, and we would love for you to get involved this time around!

We have a variety of sponsorship packages available (email me at nrincon@aii.edu to get more info), and we also are accepting donations for the raffle. Golfers receive a boxed lunch and a dinner reception.

It’s a great event for a great cause!

Alumni Show in Austin!

Brandon Strange - 2007 Graphic Design Alum


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Recent Client Visits

Drive Collective

Andrea Maiella & Andrew Urbanyi, AiD Interns and Kevin Hanson, Principal

Check out Drive Collective online!


Doug Ruppert, Executive Producer & Mark Haynes, Creative Director - AiDallas Alumni

Check out IDEATION online!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

One of AiD's Own, Van Hurd, is featured on Hell's Kitchen!

Van Hurd is a 2008 Culinary Arts Alum from The Art Institute of Dallas and is currently being featured as a contestant of the hit reality show, Hell’s Kitchen!

Additionally, Van is the “Chef de Tournant”, also known as the Roundsman or Swing Cook in the French Room at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, Texas. The legendary Dallas hotel has earned Gourmet magazine’s top ranking for the Dallas/Fort Worth region for three consecutive years and includes a wine list that recently earned Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence.

Van is a member of the Texas Chefs Association and enjoys volunteering his services and skills when he has extra time.

When asked which instructor has influenced him the most, he couldn’t choose just one and named Chef Mesch, Chef Pilat and Chef Savoie.

If he could give students and other alum advice, he states “"If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen", Harry S. Truman.” This is what has got me through a lot.”

Watch Van every Tuesday, 8/7c on FOX!

Monday, August 24, 2009


Welcome to our new Alumni/Career Services Informational Blog! As a resource to graduates of The Art Institute of Dallas, we will be continually posting alumni-related information and will invite Guest Bloggers to provide inside-information. Please email Nicole at mailto:nrincon@aii.edu if you would like to ask a question or suggest a topic. Also, ALWAYS feel free to leave comments.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Don't Forget...

As an Ai Dallas alum, you are eligible for the jobs on the AiD student job board. If you find a job you are interested in just email me the job id# and I can send you the job info. EASY!

Get Connected!

If you are not already a member of the alumni community, you can visit www.alumniconnections.com/ArtInstitutes/ to sign up on the national Ai alumni website. Once a member, you can have access to tons of resources such as:

Online Directory: Find a former classmate or view/update your info
Events Calendar: View all events that are taking place with all Ai schools
Class Notes: Post info about yourself and read info on other alumni
Career Center: Search job listings that are posted by alumni coordinators and employers

Also – a NEW and exciting feature on Alumni Connections – Vault Online Career Library!

Vault is the world’s leading source of career information. It will make your efforts at researching employers, industries, and career subjects easier and more efficient. This new online resource contains:

-Career Guides and Employer Profiles in PDF format
-50 Company Profiles
-3,000+ Career Advice Articles
-Industry and Occupational Profiles
-Access to Vault Message Boards for insider information
-And more!

And is available to Ai Alumni for FREE!