23rd May2012

Officially A College Graduate!

by sam

Holy cow I made through 4 years and I am officially a college graduate!! The last few weeks have been hectic and stressful to say the least. I had to finish up both of my portfolios, take my final exams, and complete the Interactive Digital Design Portfolio Review. The review consisted of a 5 minute presentation of our web portfolio to a room full of 50+ people.  We had to introduce ourselves, explain our identity, and talk about our favorite works.  After I made a joke about branding myself the “fish girl” and everyone laughed I felt like the weight had been lifted off my shoulders and I was able to speak more confidently.  The after the 5 minute presentation we had 5 one-on-one interviews with professors and local industry professionals.  The interviews seemed like a breeze compared to the presentation, I was much more comfortable sitting with someone and having a conversation with them.  I am glad that we had to do both though because being able to speak in front of a lot of people is something you need in the design field. Your suggestions and ideas are important and need to be heard.  You could have the most brilliant idea but unless you can communicate that to your team, it is worthless. So now the next few weeks, or months depending on how it goes, I will be searching for jobs in the NY, NJ area.  The whole process scares and excites me at the same time, but I have to move on to the new chapter in my life!

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