How to Break into UX (Without Quitting Your Job & Spending a Fortune)

About the event:

Are you looking to transition into UX w/o quitting your current job and spending a fortune? Do you want to avoid wasting a ton of time and money while going in wrong directions? Even though the demand for user experience professionals is quite high, it can be tough to break in, and you can face many pitfalls along the way. There is a large variety of tactics to build skills, experience, position yourself as an attractive candidate and get noticed by employers, and their effectiveness can vary tremendously and have a major impact on how successful (or not) you are with the UX career transition. Join this virtual interactive speaker panel featuring real UX practitioners from American Express, iCrossing and Government of Canada who will talk about their journey, key roadblocks and how to overcome those to effectively transition into a UX role.


Erica Miller, UX Researcher & Designer at American Express
Meredith Menache, UX Designer at iCrossing
Xinran Wang, UX Designer, Government of Canada
Michael Lapin, Founder and Program Director at Beginex UX Career Accelerator

Event Format:

Interactive Speaker Panel & Q&A

Schedule (approximate, Eastern Time):

7:00pm - Welcome / Intro
7:05pm - Interactive Speaker Panel + Audience Q&A
9:00pm - Closing / Thank You


- Meet UX practitioners, learn about their background and get advice on your career
- Meet other aspiring UX / product design people
- Learn how people from different backgrounds made their UX career transitions
- What skills and competencies you really need to land the job
- What the biggest roadblocks and potential solutions are when transitioning into UX
- How to build the skills and work experience most employers want
- How to make yourself a more attractive candidate to be able to stand out in the job market
- How to go about finding your first UX job - effective search strategies and how to prepare for interviews

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The sessions are designed to help with the following:

Learn about UX career transition best practices and key pitfalls to avoid
Get guidance navigating your UX career transition from experts who helped 90+ people get hired
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Ask questions about switching to a UX career, and how the program can help
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