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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Daily Heller Blog Post Reaction

“When Cuba Was Seductive” was the article I chose for this reaction post.

This article was written recently in response to Cuba and the United States recently reopening diplomatic relationships. This article was written about a collection happening now at Florida International University from May 6th to August 21st.

A description of the show (SOURCE: FIU Website)

“Ever since Columbus first stepped foot on Cuban soil and called it the “loveliest land that human eyes have ever seen,” visitors have continued to describe and picture Cuba as a paradise. In the first half of the twentieth century, American marketers, mobsters, and developers and Cuban artists, performers, and graphic designers jointly shaped the island’s reputation as a dreamy tropical escape. Publicity campaigns and Hollywood films touted Cuba’s promises of indulgence—rum and cigars, rumba and mambo, and legalized drinking and gambling—all before travel restrictions curbed the two countries’ tourist trade.”

Alot of things are featured in this show, including cigar labels, travel posters, and magazine covers. Below are some photographs of the show (SOURCE: Daily Heller).

Overall I think this a really cool look into Cuba, a country once hidden behind Communism now coming out into the light with diplomatic relations. I’m excited to see what the future holds!

Article here!

FIU Description of Show