As with most of my fellow LVC colleagues, I am very involved around campus with academics, career, and social organizations, and earlier this summer I extended myself even further by adding another job at UConn to my resume. Along with working at the Visitors Center, I am also the student advertising and publication graphic designer for UConn’s School of Nursing.
I first heard about the job opening from a fellow design student who also works for the school as a student graphic designer and I was immediately interested. Interning is a great way to get hands on experience in something related to both my major (Communication Design) and a possible career field. As the student graphic designer for the School of Nursing I work on various projects for advertising, recruiting, and marketing and purposes.
Just the first few weeks at my new position I was working on an array of projects for numerous branches of the department. First I helped design the Alumni E-Newsletter, which is distributed via e-mail three times each semester to all School of Nursing Alumni. I then began to work on a number of print projects, including a banner design for the School of Nursing table at various Involvement and Career Fairs, a thank you post card for list of Alumni who donated to the school, and a flyer for an educational lecture series entitled Lunch and Learn.
My new job with the School of Nursing has already been a wonderful experience, as I have learned many new tools in regards to thinking about design and graphic elements of advertising. I am hopeful that the knowledge that I gain here will help propel me to an exciting and creative job in the design industry somewhere in the near future!