Career Day

Each year nearly 1,000 junior and senior level college students majoring in fashion, interior design, marketing, merchandising, etc. come to Chicago and are given the rare opportunity to learn from top business experts and leaders in the design world. Career Day offers design competitions, career related seminars, panel discussions and a Job Fair.  This year's Career Day will take place on Friday, November 13th.


Volunteers are needed to facilitate the seminar sessions.  Each seminar session is 1 hour. We are asking for a minimum 2 hour commitment (2 seminar sessions).  Facilitators are needed between the hours of 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.


Duties entail:

  • introduction of speakers
  • facilitate the sessions
  • evaluate the sessions

Career Day will be held in the 350 N. Orleans Building, and a registration/check in desk will be located on the 1st Floor outside The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago. Please plan on arriving 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment and please know that lunch is available for all volunteers, as well as complimentary self-parking in the attached hotel parking lot.

Thank you in advance. Career Day is a wonderful opportunity to assist the next generation of Fashion leaders. We look forward to seeing you!


If you are interested in becoming a FGI Career Day volunteer, contact Kevin Sullivan at, or 312-836-1041