RE: Students Awed by Technology & Career Opportunities

From: Makai Smith (
Date: Wed Sep 11 2002 - 15:42:26 EEST

>student workers/volunteers...

I'm reminded here of SIGGRAPH.
I was introduced to a whole range of experiences because
of participating as a student volunteer in the Studio;
it eventually led to my becoming a contributor.

The students are given housing (albeit 4 per room) and
some are even given grants for travel in exchange for
35h of work. I don't know how it balances out financially,
but the conference seems to take on a particular flavor because
of the manifest educational purpose.

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From: Blasch, Larry []
Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2002 7:47 AM
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Subject: RE: Students Awed by Technology & Career Opportunities

Glen Chancellor said:

"Schools should do more to promote their own technology seminars. They could

invite vendors and local businesses to attend, as well as students."

"This seems to be a win for all involved."


Interesting thought... I wonder how many universities would be willing to

Work it around the existing schedules of the facilities. (Spring break?)

If the cost of participation didn't include the overhead for the college
auditorium, fieldhouse or arena, just the operations expense (heat/cool,
electric) the show would be much cheaper to stage.

Just imagine ample parking, student workers/volunteers...

Perhaps the costs could be written off by the exhibitors as recruitment
expenses and not sales/advertising.

Random thoughts...

Larry Blasch

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