Category Archives: week 2

As things in life

As things in life, I have already spent several weeks in my search of an internship by all possible means; it has not been easy although I have been consistent with the applications. However last week I received a call from a Human Resources person of an advertising agency (Quartz agency) telling me that a recruiter had seen my profile in Beyond and was interested in interviewing me. When I talked to her she told me it was for a full time job at the agency…. for that reason I was in shock. First of all, because I found it amazing that you can access to great opportunities through a profile on a website that barely had my personal information and resume. Second, because it was easier to find a job than an internship …

Then, I decided to search for web design companies in NYC and found a rather long list, which I started to contact them sending them my resume, let’s see what happens.

Different organizations

Another way to look for an internship was through a classmate who right now is interning at a company. He told me about Clickdaily. So I sent a message to them with a link to my portfolio website and my resume attached. Indeed, they were looking for interns but not in my field (web design). However they offered me to go to an interview with them if I was interested in graphic design. Hearing this made me very optimistic – imagine if this was happening at the beginning of the semester …I figured it would be that easy to find interviews with companies…. Oh surprise that I was given. After this I decided to apply to the companies I would like to work  for even it they were not of design. I started looking for large organizations such as: UN, UNICEF, Sony entertainment, Microsoft, among many others, and applied to all them. Besides that, I looked at the list of companies that the professor uploaded on blackboard and applied to those as well. And finally in Google , I searched for the best advertising companies in NYC and guided me to two lists that were uploaded one in Awwwards (a website for the best sites’ design in internet) and Redbooks.