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03.13.2008 The Art Institute Comments Off on EMPLOYMENT FAIR PLANNED FOR STUDENTS SEEKING PART-TIME JOBS

EMPLOYMENT FAIR PLANNED FOR STUDENTS SEEKING PART-TIME JOBS

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) Some of the Art Institute of California-Inland Empire’s students want to earn while they learn.

To help them do so, the Art Institute of California – Inland Empire will host its second student job fair, hoping to match its students with employers in need of part-time or freelance employees. The fair takes place Thursday, April 17th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Employers may participate at no charge. “The students are looking for jobs in a variety of fields,” said Scott Saunders, Director of Career Services.

Although the school specializes in preparing aspiring artistic and culinary professionals for careers in their fields of study, students attending this event are seeking job opportunities in various fields to help supplement their income while they pursue degrees. While internships in their chosen fields are highly sought, the students also want jobs in customer service, administrative, general labor, retail sales and in the food and beverage industry.

“This is an excellent opportunity for local industry to connect with bright and motivated college students who are hungry for work experience and an opportunity to grow professionally,” Saunders said. “It’s not enough to be a great artist; one must also possess customer service, organizational, sales and marketing skills as well.”

The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire previously held a similar job fair on January 24, with great success. Saunders estimates about 100 of the approximately 750students enrolled in the Art Institute of California- Inland Empire will participate in the job fair.

These students will not just be highly motivated. They will be prepared.

The participating students will also have taken a special workshop a few weeks before the job fair to help them with resume writing, job fair preparation and interviewing techniques.

“We help our students obtain part-time and internship positions, so they may grow professionally and develop an understanding of how their contributions impact a company’s performance,” Saunders said. “It is this big picture mentality that will give them an edge when they are ready to launch their careers.”

After the fair, employers will be treated to a complementary lunch.

Business people interested in taking part in the school’s Part-Time Job Fair may call Saunders at (909) 915-2182 or email rsaunders@aii.edu.

Unfortunately, the school does not have facilities to offer this job fair to job seekers who are not Art Institute of California – Inland Empire students. However, its programs offer an opportunity to learn new skills for careers that are in high demand.

The school offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Game Art & Design, Graphic Design, Web Design & Interactive Media, Interior Design, Fashion and Retail Merchandising and Media Arts & Animation. There are also Associate of Science degrees in Graphic Design and Culinary Arts. Each program is offered on a year-round basis, allowing students to work uninterrupted toward their degrees.

New classes begin Monday, March 31 at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire. The classes are offered in the day, evening and on weekends for new and reentry students. For details, or a tour of the campus, call The Art Institute at (909) 915-2100, or go on line to www.artinstitutes.edu/inlandempire.

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is one of the Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), with 38 educational institutions throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.

03.13.2008 The Art Institute Comments Off on 3D FILM ANIMATOR WILL SPEAK AT ART INSTITUTE

3D FILM ANIMATOR WILL SPEAK AT ART INSTITUTE

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) – Jordan Harris is a talented Hollywood animator whose work has been seen in such movies as I Am Legend, Charlie’s Angels, Stuart Little and the Harry Potter series.

Early in his career, he helped create the animation for such movies as Spawn and Titanic.

Saturday, March 22 he will share his talents with students and the public at the Art Institute of California – Inland Empire from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Harris will discuss the skills and training required to be a feature film three-dimensional digital animator.

The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Game Art & Design, Graphic Design, Web Design & Interactive Media, Interior Design, Fashion and Retail Merchandising and Media Arts & Animation. There are also Associate of Science degrees in Graphic Design and Culinary Arts. Each program is offered on a year-round basis, allowing students to work uninterrupted toward their degrees.

New classes begin Monday, March 31 at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire. The classes are offered in the day, evening and on weekends for new and reentry students. For details, or a tour of the campus, call The Art Institute at (909) 915-2100, or go on line to www.artinstitutes.edu/inlandempire.

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is one of the Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), with 38 educational institutions throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.

03.13.2008 The Art Institute Comments Off on NICKELODEON SENDING RECRUITER TO ART INSTITUTE

NICKELODEON SENDING RECRUITER TO ART INSTITUTE

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) – For many students at the Art Institute of California – Inland Empire a cool job after graduation would be working for Nickelodeon, one of the top names in children’s entertainment.

A recruiter from cable network Nickelodeon will be on campus at the Art Institute of California-Inland Empire on Friday, March 14. Allison Mann will meet with students only from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

“She will tell us what they look for in a portfolio and how students can work there,” said Santosh Oomen, director of the Media Arts and Animation department.

Mann may find students who are graduating later this year with the skills her company is looking for, and if so, that could lead to someone getting their dream job with Nickelodeon in 2008. But her visit is also for those students who aren’t graduating this year, as they will have more time to tailor their focus and help their chances of having a career in animation at Nickelodeon or somewhere else in the industry.

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Game Art & Design, Graphic Design, Web Design & Interactive Media, Interior Design, Fashion and Retail Merchandising and Media Arts & Animation. There are also Associate of Science degrees in Graphic Design and Culinary Arts. Each program is offered on a year-round basis, allowing students to work uninterrupted toward their degrees.

New classes begin Monday, March 31 at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire. The classes are offered in the day, evening and on weekends for new and reentry students. For details, or a tour of the campus, call The Art Institute at (909) 915-2100, or go on line to www.artinstitutes.edu/inlandempire.

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is one of the Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), with 38 educational institutions throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.

03.13.2008 The Art Institute Comments Off on FREE LIFE DRAWING CLASSES CONTINUE

FREE LIFE DRAWING CLASSES CONTINUE

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire’s Free Life Drawing classes continue Saturday, March 15 at the San Bernardino campus (630 E. Brier Drive) from 1-5 p.m.

Says institute President Byron Chung, “Drawing from the human figure has been an artistic mainstay for generation after generation. Virtually all of the great artists of the world have studied and drawn the human form as they learned their craft and technique. The Inland Empire is filled with accomplished and would-be artists, and we’re providing a free opportunity toward mastering this perennial skill.”

Each month through 2008, The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire sets aside an afternoon for 21 people over the age of 15 to take part at no cost. Just bring pencil and paper and a desire to learn gestures, anatomy and the flow of the figure.

To join in, one simply has to call the campus at (909) 915-2100 and ask if there’s still room, then sign up.

Future sessions are slated for April 19, May 17 June 21 and every month.

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Game Art & Design, Culinary Management, Graphic Design, Web Design & Interactive Media, Interior Design and Media Arts & Animation. There are also Associate of Science degrees in Graphic Design and Culinary Arts. Each program is offered on a year-round basis, allowing students to work uninterrupted toward their degrees.

It’s not too late to enroll at The Art Institute. The spring quarter begins March 31 with classes scheduled for the day, evening and weekends for new and reentry students. For details, or a tour of the award-winning campus, call (909) 915-2100 or go on line to artinstitutes.edu/inlandempire.

03.07.2008 The Art Institute Comments Off on LAUNCHING CAREERS IN CREATIVE AND APPLIED ARTS

LAUNCHING CAREERS IN CREATIVE AND APPLIED ARTS

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) Scott Saunders may be new to his position as Director of Career Services at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire, but he’s not new to the task.

“It’s exciting to work with aspiring designers and culinary professionals,” Saunders says. “We’ve had a warm welcome from the community, and it’s evident that there is a great demand for highly skilled creative professionals in the Inland Empire and the Coachella Valley.”

Saunders’ goal is a satisfying, yet challenging, one: “I look forward to continuing the great work of other Art Institute campuses in Southern California, and succeeding in assisting our graduates in obtaining education-related employment within six months of graduation.

“The bar has been set high by my colleagues across the country, and I look toward exceeding the expectations of our students and employers.”

The institute’s curriculum has not been created in a vacuum. Saunders explains, “We frequently reach out to industry professionals to provide us with valuable feedback about our programs and the technology we employ. From this input we have tailored our courses to meet the demands of local industry.”

Saunders finds a particular satisfaction in how the school develops graduates. “I look forward,” he notes, “to presenting professional-level candidates who posses high-level design skills and an all-encompassing understanding of how their efforts may impact the bottom line. It’s this big-picture mentality that sets our graduates apart from others pursuing careers in the creative and applied arts.”

Career counseling is familiar territory to Saunders, having spent 15 years working in residential, youth outpatient and higher education settings. His M.A. is in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Prior to recently joining The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire, Saunders spent six years in other academic settings, overseeing the Career Services function, aiding students toward education-related employment. He lives in Eagle Rock.

In addition to creating Part-Time Job Fairs, Saunders’ office directs upcoming graduates in resume preparation, personal presentation and even conducts mock interviews to introduce students to the pressure-cooker of first-time job interviews.

“We have incoming students who need part-time jobs and graduates looking for fulltime careers,” he says. “Plus, we have internships available in which students can learn about the real world of their field of choice.”

What impact will the growth of technology have on students emerging upon the workforce, however? “It’s interesting to note,” Saunders says, “that some job functions may be, or may become, automated, such as customer service reps, bank tellers, accountants and others. However, I’m not aware of a computer that’s capable of artistic creation. In my opinion, there’s no known substitute for human creativity,” Saunders concludes.

His is a big responsibility, “and I love it,” he adds.

Dr. Byron Chung, president of the Art Institute of California – Inland Empire, says, “Scott is a wonderful addition to our staff. He combines his vast experience with a personal desire to help every student here find a meaningful job in the area that interests them most.”

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Game Art & Design, Culinary Management, Graphic Design, Web Design & Interactive Media, Interior Design and Media Arts & Animation. There are also Associate of Science degrees in Graphic Design and Culinary Arts. Each program is offered on a year-round basis, allowing students to work uninterrupted toward their degrees.

It’s not too late to start classes at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire. Classes begin March 31, with offerings in the day, evening and on weekends for new and reentry students.

For more information, or a tour of the campus, call (909) 915-2100, or go on line to www.artinstitutes.edu/inlandempire.

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The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is one of the Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), with 40 educational institutions throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.

03.07.2008 The Art Institute Comments Off on NAME A NEW RESTAURANT – Win A Gourmet Dinner for Four

NAME A NEW RESTAURANT – Win A Gourmet Dinner for Four

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) Ciro’s, Brown Derby, Russian Tea Room, Four Seasons, Sardi’s, Musso & Frank, Spago, all great names of great restaurants.

If you had a new restaurant serving gourmet cuisine at reasonable prices, what would you name it? That’s the question The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is faced with. What to call their new 40-seat student-run restaurant that opens to the public in April.

The solution was simple: “Let’s have a contest to name the restaurant,” Chef Eyad Joseph said. The Academic Director of Culinary Arts got right to the point, and the institute’s Name The Restaurant contest was born.

The rules are easy: Just give the institute your name for the upscale bistro, as many as you’d like, by emailing jbarry@aii.edu by Saturday, March 22, 2008.

Complete your entry with your contact information and proposed name. Judging will be in the hands of The International Culinary School’s Executive Committee, and their decision will be final. The winner will be notified by telephone and e-mail on Friday, March 28. The institute’s judging will be based on originality and uniqueness.

If your restaurant name is chosen, you and three guests will be the guests of honor at the restaurant’s Grand Opening on Tuesday April 8 at 6:30 p.m. You and your guests will be welcome to any items on the elaborate menu.

The Saturday, March 22, 2008 deadline is rapidly approaching, so go online and make your restaurant name suggestions right away.

The restaurant will be open two days a week, Tuesday and Wednesday, for gourmet dinner bistro style from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. starting on April 8. The Culinary students will run the restaurant, from creating the menu to serving the patrons. “This is part of the students curriculum,” said Chef Joseph.

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Game Art & Design, Culinary Management, Graphic Design, Web Design & Interactive Media, Interior Design and Media Arts & Animation. There are also Associate of Science degrees in Graphic Design and Culinary Arts. Each program is offered on a year-round basis, allowing students to work uninterrupted toward their degrees.

The next classes start March 31. For more information or for a tour of the campus call (909) 915-2100.

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is one of the Art Institutes (artinstitutes.edu) with 38 educational institutions throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary professionals.

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02.18.2008 The Art Institute Comments Off on JUDGING FOR IE AD AWARDS STARTS THIS SATURDAY

JUDGING FOR IE AD AWARDS STARTS THIS SATURDAY

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) “More than 450 entries for the 2008 Inland Empire Addy Awards have been received from Inland Empire advertising agencies as well as IE college students,” said Inland Empire Ad Club Education Chair Michael Swank, Academic Director of Graphic Design & Interactive Media at The Art Institute. “This is the first tier of the national competition, and the judging will focus on professional submissions as well as student work,” said Swank.

The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire will host the first level of competition for the annual Addy advertising awards on Saturday, February 16 at the Inland Empire campus. Judging will take place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. by industry advertising professionals. Regional and national ADDY advertising awards will be announced later.

The Art Institute was selected to host the judging because of its ability to preview TV, online and radio entries in real time, said Andrew Wilkin, Managing Partner, Wilkin Guge Marketing of Ontario, Calif. “The technology at The Art Institute allows for previewing, screening, judging and scoring the entries. The campus is also a good central location for this competition, and allows us to showcase the growth of the Inland Empire,” he said.

For the first time, The Art Institute is also sponsoring the 2007-2008 student ADDY awards competition for all Inland Empire Colleges. The college will sponsor the first entry by students and pay the $20 entry fee. Swank reported that entries have been received from students at Cal Poly Pomona, La Sierra University, The Art Institute, Cal State at San Bernardino and Westwood College.

Wilkin said that a panel of judges from the advertising industry outside the Inland Empire will evaluate each entry.

The 2008 ADDY Awards Gala will be on March 14 at the Mission Inn in Riverside. For more information: www.ieadclub.com .

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Game Art & Design, Culinary Management, Graphic Design, Web Design & Interactive Media, Interior Design and Media Arts & Animation. There are also Associate of Science degrees in Graphic Design and Culinary Arts. Each program is offered on a year-round basis, allowing students to work uninterrupted toward their degrees.

It’s not too late to start classes. Courses begin March 31, with offerings in the days, evenings and on weekends for new and reentry students. For details or a tour of the campus call (909) 915-2100, or go on line to artinstitutes.edu/inlandempire.

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is one of The Art Institutes (artinstitutes.edu) with 40 educational institutions throughout North America providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.

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02.12.2008 The Art Institute Comments Off on CHEF JOSEPH GUESTS ON “BAXTER IN THE MORNING”

CHEF JOSEPH GUESTS ON “BAXTER IN THE MORNING”

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) Chef Eyad Joseph, academic director for The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire, will be a guest on the popular “Baxter In The Morning” radio show on KCAA 1050AM Wednesday, February 13. The drive-time program airs at 7:00 a.m.

Says host Dennis Baxter, “I’m really looking forward to this. Chef Joseph has been highly recommended to us as a knowledgeable and entertaining guest. This should make for a fascinating program.”

In addition to an interview with Chef Joseph, listeners are urged to call with comments or questions at (909) 888-5222 or (800) 909-1050. “We love having our listeners join in,” Baxter says. “They become an important part of our show.”

Joseph’s career as a chef encompasses nearly two decades spanning family-owned restaurants at such major venues as the five-diamond Fairmont Scottsdale Princess hotel and resort in Arizona and as regional executive chef with Romano’s Macaroni Grill in Scottsdale. He has been with the Art Institutes since 2003 and as academic director beginning late 2006, heading the Inland Empire school’s associate and bachelor’s degree programs.

It’s not too late to start classes at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire. The next quarter begins March 31 with offerings in the days, evenings and weekends for new and reentry students.

For more information or a tour of the campus, call (909) 915-2100 or go on line to artinstitutes.edu/inlandempire.

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The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is one of the Art Institutes (artinstitutes.edu) with 40 educational institutions throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary professionals.

01.30.2008 The Art Institute Comments Off on ONLY THE BEST CAN SLICE, DICE AND CHOP THEIR WAY TO "BEST TEEN CHEF"

ONLY THE BEST CAN SLICE, DICE AND CHOP THEIR WAY TO "BEST TEEN CHEF"

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) — For high school seniors who can stand the heat of the kitchen, there’s no better place to show off their culinary know-how than at The Art Institutes Best Teen Chef Competition 2008.

Now in its ninth year, the Best Teen Chef Competition awards more than $250,000 in tuition scholarships to attend The Art Institutes schools, to high school seniors in the U.S. and Canada interested in pursuing a career in the fast growing culinary industry.

Top prize winners in the competition can win a full-tuition scholarship toward an associate’s degree, certificate or diploma program, to study culinary arts at any of the 30 participating locations including The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire.

In addition to a full-tuition scholarship and the title of Best Teen Chef 2008, the first-place winner in the national competition, in partnership with television’s Food Network, will also be an “Intern for a Day” at the Food Network Kitchens in New York City and will receive a tour of the Food Network Studios, dinner for two at a Food Network chef’s restaurant and a library of Food Network Kitchens cookbooks.

According to Academic Director for Culinary Arts, Chef Joseph Eyad, “Each year we see the interest in this competition grow. Teenagers still in high school are demonstrating the determination, focus and drive needed to have a career in the challenging field of culinary arts.”

To be eligible to participate in the competition, you must first send a complete Entry & Release form download PDF ] to The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire or fill out an online application at http://www.artinstitutes.edu/Competitions/BestTeenChefRegistration.aspx?cid=BTC_0907_001_wb by February 8, 2008. Deadline for entries to be received into the competition is February 29, 2008. Local Best Teen Chef Competitions will be held at The Art Institutes participating locations on April 12, 2008.

The National Best Teen Chef Competition will be Saturday, May 17, 2008 at The Art Institute of Las Vegas.

For complete details, please see the official rules [download PDF ].

[Download a Best Teen Chef Competition 2008 Brochure]

[Download the Best Teen Chef Competition Official Rules]

[Download a Best Teen Chef Competition 2008 Standardized Recipe Format]

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is one of The Art Institutes (
www.artinstitutes.edu
), a system of over 35 locations throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. For more information call (909) 915-2100

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01.30.2008 The Art Institute Comments Off on IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO FIND THE RIGHT COLLEGE FOR YOU

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO FIND THE RIGHT COLLEGE FOR YOU

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) “February is the perfect time for high school
seniors to start considering college choices and scholarships,” said Monica
Jeffs, director of admissions at The Art Institute of California-Inland
Empire.

Students and parents will get a chance to do both at the Art Institute’s
High School Open House scheduled for 10 a.m. On Saturday February 23. Check
in is at the student entrance at 9:30 a.m., with orientation starting at 10
a.m.

“Right now is the time for high school seniors to be looking at universities
and the programs they offer,” Jeffs said. “ For example, we are the only
Culinary Arts and Interior Design college in the Inland Empire.”

The High School Open House features a wealth of information for prospective
students and parents such as tours of the campus, workshops on each of the
courses the university offers, scholarship sessions, Cal Grant workshops and
a Question and Answer time for parents.

It’s not too late to attend The Art Institute. Spring Quarter begins March
31 with classes offered in the day, evening and on weekends for new and
reentry students. For details, or a tour of the campus, call (909) 915-2100,
or go on line to www.artinstitutes.edu/inlandempire
.

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is one of The Art Institutes
(www.artinstitutes.edu ), with 40 educational
institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source
of design, media arts, fashion and culinary professionals.

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Photo caption: Four-time Emmy winner Michael Swanigan is just one of the
award winning instructors at The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire.
Find out if a creative career is right for you at the Art Institute’s High
School Open House scheduled for 10 a.m. On Saturday February 23 in San
Bernardino.