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Internship Blog #3: Still Internship Hunting

This week, I went on the COMD Internship Coordination Site and decided to email this internship opportunity at Brooklyn College. After reading their description, I took an interest in designing their digital media and marketing promotional projects since this will be a new start for me. I emailed them a cover letter in the form of a paragraph along with my resume and portfolio website. Hoping for an email back.

Two days later, I finally received an email from them and got a heads up that they will look over my website and resume. Despite the delay, this was the first time in a while I heard back from an internship, which was a relief since time was on the line to secure one.

Virtual Networking Event

The name of the virtual event was called, “Top 5 Tips for Changing Careers to UI/UX Design”. The host’s name was Patrick McClary. Patrick is an Associate UI/UX Program Director. His presentation was about his top 5 tips to switch to a UI/UX career and about his transition from being a Sportswriter to an Educator to an Entrepreneur to a UX designer and to finally a UI/UX Design Educator. The event was interactive, attendees were able to only type in their questions and get spoken or typed responses back but unfortunately we weren’t able to connect. There were quite a few attendees.

I specifically chose this event because I thought it would help with my Senior Project since I will be designing an app. What I did take away from this event was inspiration and motivation on how I will and can improve on my app and possibly consider a career in UI/UX design.



Internship Blog #2: Still Searching

Still no luck. Instead of Indeed, I tried different job sites like Cheggs Internships, ZipRecuiter, Handshake, LinkedIn, CareerBuilder, etc. Most internships that I saw from these app and websites were mostly web-design and motion based. There wasn’t  really many advertising or graphic design internships, and if there were, I would apply and still get no response. Internship hunting still in progress.

Internship Blog #1: The Search for Internships

My hunt first began after Senior Orientation during the fall semester. We were asked to find internships as of that time period. I was glad I already had a resume and portfolio website at my disposal. I then began applying for multiple companies on Indeed. I didn’t get any luck. Most companies didn’t proceed with my application or I  just never heard from them. I thought perhaps it had been too soon to begin applying, so I gave job hunting a break until January. Fortunately, then I got spot for a group interview for Brooklyn Navy Yards in January. I was pretty excited and hopeful to get a spot as an intern. After reading their job description and analyzing their works, it seemed interesting and something I would love doing and learn a lot more about. Unfortunately, weeks later, Brooklyn Navy Yards didn’t proceed with my application which was a bit disappointing, but that didn’t stop my future or determination from looking at many other options.