As the newest intern at Social, I was offered a chance to create a blog series of my own. I wanted to write about something that I thought could be interesting and helpful so I decided to write about something I know well — internships.
Prior to joining Social, I had already completed three internships. After interning at a small non-profit organization and the 11th-largest company in the world, I witnessed first hand how projects, daily tasks and responsibilities can vary drastically.
With a variety of these experiences under my belt, I want to share how the size and environment of a workplace can impact the value of an internship.
But first, the beginning
My passion for design started my freshman year of high school when I took my very first graphic design class — it blew my mind! Before that class I had no idea how broad design was, or that I was surrounded by it on a daily basis. From the toothpaste packaging you see every morning to the shirt you chose to wear that day, the list goes on and on.
After that, I joined yearbook, took more design-related classes, started following inspiring design blogs and continued exploring the different facets of graphic design.
I knew graphic design was ultimately worth pursuing once I saw that even as my interests changed, my passion for design was consistent and still growing.
I truly believe that everyone should have the opportunity to find a career that’s right for them and internships can be a great way to get one step closer to the job of your dreams.
Over the next couple months, I will share the ins and outs of being an intern at both medium and large-sized companies and how it compares to the small studio environment at Social.
Whether they end up good or bad, internships can help you realize what you really want in a job after graduating from college. It’s definitely helped me in that regard so, if you are on a similar path, stay tuned to find out more…