Monday, May 6th | 1:00 - 2:00PM

Room 500 - The Screening Room

This panel is intended for students and alumni to understand the importance of staffing agencies and the great resource they can be throughout their job search. Also, for candidates to hear directly from such agencies, in regards to how crucial it is for their marketing materials (résumé, website/portfolio, cover letters, etc.) to be fully updated, consistent and targeted.  Another important factor for candidates to know, is exactly how staffing & recruiting agencies work.

Lois Snavely, Senior Creative Recruiter

Passionate about shaking up corporate work culture, matching creatives with their perfect job and bringing liberation into sacred spaces. 

Alex Banister, Senior Creative Recruiter

Alex is a Columbia College Chicago 2014 graduate concentrating in Marketing Communications.

Upon graduating, she worked at two pharmaceutical advertising agencies in the Account and Project Management departments. She loved working with creatives so she wanted to recruit them! She is currently a creative recruiter at The Creative Group specializing in agency creatives.

Mali Gupta, Agent

Recruitment professional knowledgeable of full-cycle recruiting, extension/terminations of assignments, responding to claims of unemployment and workers compensation, expanding business relationships. Also familiar with sourcing candidates from job boards, organizations and referrals, responding to issues of employee/employer concerns and developing job orders and maintaining background information.

Specialties: Talent acquisition, interviewing, boolean searching, sourcing, employment regulations, labor standards, employer liability, full cycle recruiting.

Kailey Carter, Recruiter

Creative isn’t just part of our company name, it’s what we do and how we live. Creativity drives us to excel every day. That’s why I strive to represent the industry’s most brilliant minds — and connect them with our clients, who are looking for the right talent.

Jocelyn (Dinkel) Huffer, Lead Digital & Creative Talent Rep

Jocelyn has worked in the staffing​ industry for over five years and retail/customer service industry for 13 years ​prior​. In her current recruiting role she has been given the opportunity to take a strong and vital role in the success of the company and the creative community of Chicago. Her experience has allowed her to develop unique methods of creating new and fresh ideas in recruiting methods. She focuses on a sense of urgency and effective ​staffing​ habits as well as a fine attention to ​making the right match.

Jocelyn appreciates and is inspired by design and those who design.



9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


28 N. Clark St. 

Suite 500 

Chicago, IL 60602


Students (Career Services)


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