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Pittsburg State University | Graphics & Imaging Technologies Students

This blog is dedicated to the students of our Graphics and Imaging Technologies Department at Pittsburg State University. It is a space for our students to collaborate, communicate, create and commend the work of their peers. Feel free to comment and by all means compliment their work. The list of student blogs are categorized by course and were customized during class. Our Digital File Preparation student blogs are focusing on communication skills, where the Web Site Design class is focused more on design.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

When I grow up I want to be a…

Graphic Designer.

What is Graphic Design? >>
I found this excerpt on the AIGA site and would love to have this printed on a business card. I can't tell you how many times I've had to "explain" my title. To our accountant, my children's teachers and even my own family. They all want to know, so what do you actually "do"?

As the end of semester gets closer the graduating seniors seem to have elevated stress levels...stressed about upcoming interviews, no interviews, where to go for interviews, what to take, what to wear, how to present their work, and on and on and on.

Graduating Senior or soon to be, you should find something useful on this post:
Your First Time…
Get it in writing
Ten Common Mistakes

Excerpt from AIGA
One of the most important things a prospective graphic design student can do is to discover for themselves as much as possible about the profession outside the college curriculum. Early in their college studies, students should visit design firms and talk to people successfully practicing graphic design. This will help them know what to demand of the curriculum, will put them in touch with the reality of the profession, and in turn will make them more marketable to an employer…read more here

Internships & J.O.B.S.
Guide to Internships
Graphic Design: A Career Guide
Salary Guide
Your Competition
Where to work

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