AIGA Article Reaction

The article I chose for this reaction post is the AIGA guide to internships.

I feel like I should’ve gotten an internship my junior year of college, but at the same time I feel more prepared for a job with the new tools I learned from my fall and spring semester this senior year. One of the key things I learned in college was how to handle a critique. Critiques are tough. Anyway, back to the article.

One of the key things I learned from this article was how to be a good intern. (SOURCE: AIGA Website)

As an intern, you should:

  • Arrive on time and be ready to work as soon as you get there
  • Treat everyone in the office politely and respectfully
  • Prioritize communication and ask questions if you do not understand something
  • Make no demands (don’t be “high maintenance”)
  • Show enthusiasm and a willingness to help

I completely agree with this section. I also have some advice for the younger people reading this: even in your classes, you should follow this technique. Your professors will notice this. Another thing I agreed with in this article was the time and money portion. You can earn academic credit or cash for your work with a company as an intern. Credits are nice for students, but if you’re a fresh graduate, cash is the way to go.

AIGA Internships


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