We're happy to welcome back Cory Lebson (from the DC area) to talk about UX careers!
If you’re a job seeker, learn what it takes to succeed as a UX professional. Explore the multitude of career pathways available to you. Find out how you can frame yourself solidly as a UX-er through learning, personal branding and networking.
And if you're an employer or recruiter, learn how you can craft your job descriptions to find experienced UX-ers instead of elusive unicorns.
Cory’s talk will cover:
- What kinds of UX jobs are available
- How to write/identify a good job description
- How to successfully apply for a UX job
- How to identify a good candidate and recognize a great UX portfolio
- Understanding and become part of the UX community to find/advertise your talent
- Help existing UX staff grow professionally
Attendees will receive a special discount code to purchase Cory's book - The UX Careers Handbook
. We are also planning on offering the book at a special discounted price at the event.
Cory Lebson has been a user experience consultant for nearly 20 years. He is the principal and owner of Lebsontech LLC, a successful small user experience consulting firm he established in 1997. Lebsontech focuses on user research and evaluation, user experience strategy, UX training, and mentoring.
Cory also greatly enjoys teaching topics related to user experience and technology. He regularly gives talks and workshops on topics related to UX career development, user experience, user research, information architecture, and accessibility. He has been featured on the radio and has published a number of articles in a variety of professional publications.
Cory has an MBA in marketing and technology management, as well as an MA in sociology and a BS in psychology. Cory is a past president of the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) International and is also a past president of the UXPA DC Chapter.
5:30pm-6:30pm: Join us at The Durham Roof for a happy hour with Cory Lebson, and great views of downtown Durham! This is a 6 minute walk from the venue where Cory will be speaking.
6:30pm-7:00pm: Light dinner and networking
Duke's Innovation & Entrepreneurship Bullpen
215 Morris Street
Durham NC 27701