My name is Sam, I’m a senior Advertising major with Art Direction concentration, and I’m a design student worker with Temple College of Liberal Arts Marketing & Communications. I started this position in September, and I will be staying with the team through the spring semester as well.
I didn’t come into this position with any expectations. My hiring process was pretty quick, and I didn’t know what kind of work I would be doing, the people I would be working with, or what the office atmosphere would be like. I think that this experience has been really beneficial to me and I’ve learned a lot. The best part about it for me is that I feel like I get to learn and work in a low-intensity atmosphere. My team is a lot of fun, my supervisor is great, and I feel like she wants me to do well.
One of the more exciting things I got to work on was a Thanksgiving card that was getting sent out from the CLA development team. I had a lot of creative freedom, and am really thankful that I had this opportunity to develop a vision I had. It was awesome to see my design/idea printed out, then to hear from everybody that was really happy with it (I sent one to my mom to put on the fridge).
Another exciting project is something I think any advertising student would be thrilled to check off their bucket list. I got to work with my supervisor, and another intern, to create a billboard for a master’s program CLA wants to promote. I sourced the image we ended up using, and composed the design. My supervisor and I went through several revisions and tested out a ton of options. Obviously, this is super exciting and I can’t wait to go visit my first billboard!
I would recommend this internship to anyone, and I’m looking forward to my next semester with them. Now that I’ve settled into my role here, I think my future goals for this position are to improve my connections and networking (maybe to find a post-grad job), and to continue to build my book.