A Forum for Innovation
Introducing Member: Larisa Dzwonczyk
Company: The Art Institute of California-San Francisco
Position: Career Services Advisor
City: San Francisco
Cultural Ambassador: no
Interests: Cross-Cultural Business, Design (Visual, Interactive, UXD, Environmental), Innovative HR, Media, Organizational Design, Sociology of Work
Questions and AnswersWhat will you say about the work you've done at the end of your career?
I hope to say that I've had a career rich and diverse in experiences. I hope to say that I've been intellectually challenged and grown beyond what I thought possible. Ultimately, I hope to say that I've helped people - whether that's in motivating them to strive for a job/career that they're passionate about or in providing companies with exceptional talent.Where do you go for inspiration?
Running! Golden Gate Park, Marina Green, Presidio, Embarcadero.How do you build resilience into your work & company?
By keeping my focus on the outcomes and goals I want to achieve and being flexible/creative/open to the ways in which I can get there.What keeps you up at night?
So much! Generally the "little things" - unsettling emails received that day, unfinished things at work, etc.What gets you up in the morning?
The opportunity to get things done. The hope of receiving positive news or making progress.How is your work cross-cultural?
I work with candidates and employers from a variety of educational, socio-economic, international, and cultural backgrounds. I navigate these differences and similarities on a daily basis.
I am a Career Services Advisor at The Art Institute of California – San Francisco. In this role, I advise students and graduates in the Graphic Design, Advertising and Digital Filmmaking & Video Production programs. I work with students on internship search, resume revision, interview prep and portfolio compilation. I also work heavily with graduates to find employment in the field after graduation and with employers to connect them with qualified candidates.