After a drought from hearing back from prospective internships most of the internships I applied for on Internships.com started getting back to me. In one day I had two phone interviews. Both places stood out to me as places I could see myself working in. Unfortunately I was sick that day but in a way I preferred the phone interviews over an in person interview while in that condition. The first one was for the Brooklyn center for the Arts, for graphic design. It went well enough that they wanted me to go to an in person interview. Second was for EBY, which was far more involved than I was prepared for. Though I did my research on the company I ended up flubbing when they asked me if I knew what the company did. They said they’d call back if they were interested in moving forward, since the Brooklyn Center gave me an in person interview right away I’m going to assume that I didn’t impress EBY.
“they wouldn’t ask me this” i said to myself. they asked me that.
I also managed to get two other in person interviews for the next week. Time to break out the old interview blazer.
hoping for a future job where i dont have to wear this everyday
Through Linkedin I found that many of the internships I was clinking on were bringing me to Internships.com . So I took the day to create an account and found the sites resume section to be very intuitive. after uploading my resume most of the information transferred over to the system fairly accurately. it made the process much faster.
Interface is easy to use and makes applying simple, would recommend to other students
Signed up to many internships through here as possible. Particularly interested in some design and photography ones. Found one for Illustration and I attached my illustration site on the cover letter section.
It’s not until i started applying to many internships at once that I realized how many different ways I needed to have my portfolio in order. I already had a temp website ready for viewing but in some applications I wasn’t able to link to it. So i had to prepare a PDF of my best work.
the portfolios I prepared
One internship of not that I began applying to is the Mattel Graphic Design- Brand Creative Internship. Since they asked that applicants have good drawing ability I felt i was a good fit for it. this was one such internship where I had to upload my work as a PDF. Unfortunately due to some problems with the website I have been unable to upload my portfolio, this has been going on for a few days by now. Finally realized my PDF exceeded the size limit, had to remove a few pieces that would suffer under compression. managed to submit my application. Here’s hoping for a positive outcome.
On another note another Internship I applied for recently got back to me. I was introduced to it through friends, its for the New York Post. They expressed a great deal of interest in my work and want to have me as an intern. Though they’d have to talk it over with their boss to see if they’ll move forward. Crossing my fingers there.