Walk up to any computer graphics professional at SIGGRAPH and ask about the first time they attended the conference. Odds are good that their earliest experience was as a student volunteer.
Student volunteers are critical to success of the SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH Asia conferences. In exchange for guiding attendees, manning booths and performing myriad other tasks, student volunteers are exposed to a wealth of knowledge, insight and hands-on experience not available anywhere else. Many computer graphics professionals took the first, uncertain steps in their careers while working as SIGGRAPH student volunteers — a startling number of them going on to rise to the top of their respective industries, becoming prominent researchers, teachers, visual effects artists, animators and innovators.
ACM SIGGRAPH Student Services is seeking industry professionals willing to volunteer a tiny slice of their time at SIGGRAPH 2014 to give feedback on student volunteer reels. Each student will be matched to a professional for review of their current reel and portfolio in a 15-20 minute session. Professionals in all disciplines are invited to volunteer. Cookies and coffee may or may not be available, but the true reward is the satisafction of helping young computer graphics students find their footing before launching themselves into the job market.
Available reel review time slots:
Sunday, 10 August 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, 11 August 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 12 August 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
If interested in volunteering, please fill out the Reel Review Volunteer Form.
About S3 (ACM SIGGRAPH Student Services):
S3 is the parent organization of the SIGGRAPH Student Volunteers Program. S3 helps to facilitate mentorship and career advice opportunities for students both online throughout the year and at the annual SIGGRAPH conference.