Here are some commonly asked questions about #connectedbydesignvcc

What if I don’t know how to use Zoom?

No worries! First, Zoom is really intuitive to use. Second, we’ll send out tips before the event, go over them again during the opening remarks, and keep a tech support helper available in the chat ready to answer any questions you have during the event.

I am hearing impaired, can I still be a part of Connected by Design?

Absolutely! We will have a trained VCC ASL interpreter on-hand to ensure that everyone can get the most out of the event. If you are planning to attend and would like to know more about accessibilty at Connected by Design, feel free to email us

Can we choose our own groups for the discussions and group activities?

No – we want to support you in meeting new people, so you’ll be randomized into new breakout rooms for each group activity. Feeling shy? Don’t worry, we’ll set you up with prompts so you’ll always have something to talk about.

Will you be recording the event?

Nope, no recording. We want you to feel comfortable connecting and sharing, and we know that recording can limit interaction, so we won’t be recording any part of this event.


Do I need to have a webcam and microphone?

Yes, a big part of this event is connecting with others, and it can be hard to feel connected online if you can’t see the person you’re talking to. If you don’t have a webcam and microphone on your computer, you can use Zoom on your mobile phone or tablet. Note that we will not be recording any part of the event, so the only people who will see your face are the other event attendees, just like an in-person event.

Can I get involved with the graphic design program at VCC?

Yes! We’re always looking for employers to host our practicum students, and we also take real client projects throughout the students’ second year. We’d also love to hear from you if you’d like to be a guest speaker or a student mentor. Get in touch with instructional assistant Elaine Smith to chat about it.

Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Send us an email and we can tell you what you need to know.

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#connectedbydesignvcc has been supported by the following sponsors. Thank you!

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