Several weeks ago, a few of my closest friends graduated with a Master’s in Design and Internet Web Project Direction from ELISAVA. They are all great designers and have taught me so much. However, did these marvelous people become illustrators, graphic designers, user experience researchers overnight? No. It took them time, dedication and I imagine, plenty of long sleepless nights.
It’s Tuesday night and you’re surfing the Web. You hit up Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media platforms. After a while, you realize that there’s probably something more productive that you could be doing with your time. You’re right. PRSSA National holds at least one Twitter chat every month and they are typically held on Tuesday evenings.
Internships are a part of just about every college student’s life. Sometimes you like them; sometimes you don’t. Regardless of how you feel about them, internships are they to help you gain experience in your particular field of study. After completing two or three, you may start envisioning what the “perfect internship” might look like.
[I am participating in PRSSA’s “Progressions Writing Prompt” exercise for April 2014. To learn more, check out this post for details.]
Long nights. Plenty of caffeine. It is that time of year. In between all the studying for finals, we often find ourselves filling out countless internship applications. We meticulously take the time to cater our résumés to each position and try to craft a perfect, creative cover letter. It is a daunting task, but if we work hard, we know that we will score our dream internship.