2016 Santa Fe College Digital Media Technology Internship Fair
Students from the Graphic Design and Multimedia program meet and network with local businesses and nonprofits seeking interns for their advertising departments.
I provided advising (as instructors are always advising students inside and outside of the classroom) before and during the event. I am lucky enough to have my students value my input on their portfolios and how to move forward in their chosen careers.
Vendors must fill out an extensive online form before being considered as a reliable internship site with students. Students must be in a stable learning environment of mutual benefit. The company gets free (monetarily, anyway) labor but students MUST be provided an equal educational experience.
Prepping to leave the nest
It’s amazing to see how my students have matured over the past 1.5 years. From big-eyed and frightened deer to cool and confident designers and videographers, I gave mental high-fives to each as I saw them work the room; networking flawlessly with potential employers.
But let us not forget
And even the instructors had a good time…Until we remembered all of the grading we had to do afterward.