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Step Seven: Get an Internship

Step Seven: Get an Internship

Valerie Atkisson | ArtBistro

On the Job Training

The field of design is ever-changing, especially now that there are so many new technologies to learn. Start your practical education early by getting a field for the real world through design internships.

An internship is a great way to network and get on-the-job training for graphic designers, photographers, illustrators and other design-oriented careers.

Go to your school’s career center and ask about internship opportunities. Ask your professors, coworkers, or friends if they know of any internships. If your school already has a program set up, use it to your advantage.

The More Internships the Better

It’s a great idea to do multiple internships in college. You’ll gain broader experience in the field, and you will have a better idea of what kind of workplace environment that you’re looking for. Do you prefer small or large companies? You can better assess whether you would be a good fit for the office culture you’d be working in.

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