Other 7/18/2008

Shmoozapalooza Information

Malakye Shmoozapalooza!!!
Welcome!  Thank you for reviewing and considering being a part of the Malakye Shmoozapalooza – it’s a job fair taking place at ASR, September 2007.  One very important point for you to know is the tradeshow is NOT open to the public.  The Shmoozapalooza IS open (YOU MUST BE ACTIVELY LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB - No 3rd party recruiters, or any non-jobseekers) to the public and is taking place on the 3rd Floor of the convention center, directly above the tradeshow.

Now, let’s get to it!

Sometimes in-person meetings can make it or break it.  Our purpose in putting together this event is to give you an opportunity to meet some of the Action Sports industry’s leading employers face to face.   

Here you will find the who, what, where, why, and how of this event.

WHAT
Shmoozapalooza!  It’s a job fair that’s all about the Action Sports industry. Participation is limited to Action Sports companies.  Employers will be looking for people in the following professions, and more:

Accounting
Admin/Clerical
Customer Service
Computer Related - Programming, Information Technology,
Design -- Accessories, Apparel, Graphic, Product, Web
Development – Product,  Apparel, Web
Engineering
Finance
Human Resources
Information Technology
Management - Product
Marketing
Merchandising
Operations
Production - Apparel, Print, Web
Public Relations
Purchasing
Sales - Inside
Warehouse

WHY
It’s an opportunity for you to meet with Action Sports employers face to face.

WHO (will be exhibiting)
You can expect to see many of the Action Sports industry's leading companies.  A full list is provided here.  Twelve of the biggest names in the business:

Alpinestars - Torrance, CA.
Burton/Analog/Gravis/The Program - Irvine, CA. and Burlington, VT.
Hurley - Costa Mesa, CA.
New Era - Irvine, CA.
O’Neill - Irvine, CA.
Oakley - Foothill Ranch, CA.
Podium Distribution - DVS, Lakai, Matix - Torrance, CA.
Quiksilver - Huntington Beach, CA.
Reef - Carlsbad, CA.
Sole Technology - etnies, eS, Emerica, 32, Altamont - Lake Forest, CA.
VANS - Cypress, CA.
Volcom - Costa Mesa, CA.

CLICK HERE FOR A PARTIAL LIST OF JOB OPPORTUNITIES THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE SHMOOZAPALOOZA.

WHO (attending the event)
We do have some general requirements for attendees / job seekers that must be met in order to attend:

  • At least 1+ years experience at a professional / full-time level or a specialized degree
  • Experience within a particular job category and desire to continue working within that category
  • Clear goal for attending the Shmoozapalooza – meaning you know what type of job opportunity it is you’re looking for.  Showing up with an “I’ll take anything” approach won’t do you any good and won’t do the companies any good.

WHEN

  • ASR September 2007 – The ASR tradeshow IS NOT OPEN to the public, only this event is open to the public.
  • Friday September 7th
  • 1pm to 4pm

WHERE 
3rd floor of the San Diego Convention Center, directly above the ASR Show. 
Address:
111 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Click here for a map

HOW
PARTICIPATION
Pre-Registration is now closed. But, you can still attend.  To attend, bring a copy of your resume, be sure you meet the minimum requirements and we will check you at the door. 

  1. You have at least 1+ years experience at a professional / full-time level and / or a specialized degree (Yes or No)
  2. Experience within a particular job category and desire to continue working within that category (Yes or No)
  3. Clear goal for attending the Shmoozapalooza – meaning you know what type of job opportunity it is you’re looking for.  Showing up with an “I’ll take anything” approach won’t do you any good and won’t do the companies any good. (Yes or No)

HOW TO PREPARE
Be ready!  Treat attending this event like you’d be going to a job interview.  Bring whatever it is you need to present yourself for a candidate for job opportunities in your profession.  Absolutely bring a resume – bring many copies of it.  At least 20 copies. If you’re a Designer, bring a portfolio and some sort of sample presentation that can be left behind.

WHAT TO WEAR?
Whatever you’re comfortable in!  If you’re curious about what people wear in this industry, check out the Industrial Profiles on Malakye.  That’s pretty true to form of how it really is. 

WHERE EXACTLY IS IT IN THE CONVENTION CENTER?
Convention Center Address:
111 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Click here for a map

For a visual and text guide on exactly where you will be going once you arrive at the convention center, scroll to the bottom of this page.

How will the room set up be?
Once you’re in, you’re in!  Companies will be set up along the perimeter of the room, and in the center of the room there will be round tables and chairs that will serve two purposes:

  1. For you to sit down and relax at while you think about what your next move is / who to talk to
  2. For companies to use when they want to talk more in depth with particular people – so if you see a conversation going on that looks like a meeting be respectful and give them some space. 

IS THE ACTUAL TRADESHOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
No, the tradeshow floor is not open to the public.  It’s open to trade only, but if all goes well for you in the Shmoozapalooza – you will be in the trade next time!

If there this information leaves you with unanswered questions, drop us an email.

Visual Guide to Shmoozapalooza once you're at the convention center

1. Find the giant escalators and take a ride to the 3rd floor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Make a right or left off the escalator (depending which one you ride) and go straight down this hallway

 

 

 

 


3. Just like this guy (see that sign on the wall above the doors?  That is where you're headed!)

 

 

 

 

 

4. You're there!  Don't be fooled by these boring doors - it will be live inside!