Career Development Series – Modern Career Development

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Thursday, May 4th

5:30 PM @ Horizontal Integration

Open to Everyone

In a world of possibilities where it seems like digital job opportunities are popping up everywhere, how should you future proof your career? Whether you are 10 years or 10 months into your career, the work landscape in digital is ever in flux when keeping an eye on the job market. There are always new avenues to consider and new insights to share and learn. Do you know when is the right time to make a move? Have you thought about going the full-time solo route? Are you considering going from corporate side to agency side, or vice versa?


Join us for these topics and more as we kick off the Modern Career Management series presented by MIMA and Horizontal Integration on Thursday, May 4th. In the first event of this new semi-annual series, you’ll hear insights from a panel of leaders who will talk about what it’s like to guide teams on the corporate side, what it’s really like to operate and lead within an agency, what to consider if you want to make the jump and run your own business as a solo practitioner and how to navigate a job market when it seems like there are new options at every turn.


In addition to the panel discussion, we’ll also offer:

  • Digital career exploration: Are you interested in learning about different careers across the digital landscape? The staffing team from Horizontal Integration will be available and ready to talk with you about areas ranging from strategy to UX to development to analytics and everything in between.
  • Manage your personal brand: Is your career profile "sub-optimal"? Experienced hiring managers will be on hand to offer tips and feedback for improving your resume and LinkedIn profile.
  • Professional headshot station: Do you need a new headshot? We’ve got you covered. We’ll have a professional photographer on site to hook you up with new profile pics at no extra cost to you. (Side note: although we’d love for everyone to get a new photograph, logistical constraints abound. So we’ll employ sign ups - first come, first served.)
  • Amazon Echo giveaway: Lastly, what event is complete without a cool tech giveaway? The fine team from Horizontal Integration will draw a winner who will receive an Amazon Echo.

And of course, there will be time for networking, food, drinks and conversation with other members of the MIMA community. We hope to see you on May 4th!



Crystal Grobe, Brand Consultant + Talent Connector
Arik Hanson, principal of ACH Communications
Danny Olson, Senior Vice President, Digital, Weber Shandwick NA
Holly Spaeth, Director, Digital Marketing, Polaris Industries 

Event Details


Date & Time
Thursday, May 4th
5:30 - 6:00 pm - Networking, career stations, professional headshots
6:00 - 7:00 pm - Panel discussion, professional headshots
7:00 - 7:30 pm Networking, career stations, professional headshots
Horizontal Integration
1660 Highway 100 South, Suite 200
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Attendees should park in the West lot and take the West elevators up to floor two.

Pre-Registration Fees
Members = FREE
Student Members = FREE
Non-Members = $40
Pre-registration closes at midnight prior to the event, at which point walk-in registration fees will apply.
Walk-In Fees
Members:  $10
Student Members:  $10
Non-Members:  $45

Noteworthy Details

Cancellations received by the office at least two business days prior to the event are eligible for a refund of the registration fee. No refunds will be provided for cancellations received fewer than two business days prior to the event. No-shows will be billed for any unpaid registration fees.


If you have registered, are unable to attend, and would like to give your co-worker your "ticket," please note that a pre-registered member to non-registered member switch-out is free. Switch-outs from members to non-members will execute an invoice to the attendee for payment after the event.


Please note: Audience photographs may be taken at this event. By nature of your attendance, you are granting permission for your image, voice and likeness to be used for marketing purposes.