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  • Feb

    Top Internship Tips from FIDM Grad and Zambezi Junior Art Director Sean Jackson

    Students across several disciplines at FIDM including Graphic Design, Merchandise Product Development, Fashion Design, and Visual Communications, were treated to a special presentation today by Zambezi Junior Art Director and FIDM Graphic Design Grad Sean Jackson, about the importance of internships.

    The presentation is part of a series in the Career Ambassador Program, which meets four times each quarter, every other Wednesday. Guest speakers are invited to present on industry-related topics.

    Speaking directly to the group of students seeking careers in creative fields, Sean started off the discussion by saying he’s made a choice in his life to always be around “progressive creative people.” He graduated with his Graphic Design degree from FIDM in 2012, and continued at FIDM to earn his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management, graduating in June of last year.

    When seeking an internship, he said you must make your resume memorable and interesting. He shared a story about the communications agency he works for that recently received a resume as part of a pizza delivery. Very memorable! Another tip? Have your resume match your personality, and use interesting language. “You don’t want someone to forget who you are before they’ve even met you.”

    Sean went on to offer sound advice for students seeking internships, as well for as those who are already working in internships.

    Advice for students seeking internships:

    • Be prepared.
    • Customize your resume and make it memorable.
    • Maintain professionalism in appearance and demeanor.
    • Reflect the image of FIDM—a highly respected institution of higher learning.
    • Be aware of your social media presence. Everyone is watching.
    • Utilize your internship experience toward your first full-time position.

    Advice for students who have internships:

    • Be hungry.
    • Stay late.
    • Be part of the team.
    • Know the business and the clients.
    • Be on time.
    • Set goals.
    • Build trust.

    He left the group of students with one last thought. He said to utilize your instructors and advisors at FIDM. “They are all experienced professionals who are here to help you succeed.”


    Categories: Business Management, Advice, Alumni News, Graphic Deisgn, Internships, Career Center

  • Dec

    Trendwatch: Pantone Names Two Colors of the Year

    Industry forecaster Pantone broke with tradition and named a blend of two colors—Rose Quartz and Serenity—as 2016 Color of the Year. Why? The two pale colors "demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, … Read More

  • May

    Just Accepted Student Is Transferring to FIDM to Pursue Her Goals of Becoming a Graphic Designer

    Name: Daniella Chila Age: 20 Hometown: Newport Beach, California Previous College: University of Kansas Major: Graphic Design Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles Campus, Fall 2015 Admissions Advisor: Shirley McDonald How did your advisor help w … Read More

  • Apr

    Meet Social Ambassador Chloe White

    Get to know FIDM Social Ambassador Chloe White, a Graphic Design Student at our Los Angeles campus. Follow Chloe on Twitter @FIDM_Chloe for live updates about her life as a student at FIDM.  Q&A with Chloe:  Hometown: Williston, Vermont Describe your styl … Read More

  • Apr

    Trendwatch: Emojis Effect on Graphic Design

    Are they a universal language that will bring us all together or a form of communication that will end in a world without words? Not sure, but trendspotters at WGSN say that emojis have gone mainstream as the digital age hurtles towards an increasingly visua … Read More

  • Apr

    Art Director at Ad Agency and FIDM Grad Angelique Felice Carrisal Tells Us Which Classes Were Most Valuable To Her

    Angelique Felice Carrisal graduated from FIDM in 2010 with a degree in Graphic Design. She's now working as an Art Director at Media Matched, an advertising agency in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Looking back, which classes at FIDM were most valuable to you? A … Read More

  • Mar

    His Goal? Grow From Business Grad into Graphic Design Guru

    Name: Chris Finical Age: 27 Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA Previous College: ASU, 2010, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration FIDM Major: Graphic Design FIDM Campus and Start Date: LA, Spring 2015 Admissions Advisor: Shirley McDonald How did you … Read More

  • Mar

    Just Accepted Graphic Design Student is a Graduate of UCLA

    Name: Alexander Jimenez Age: 23 Hometown: Fountain Valley, CA Previous College: UCLA FIDM Major: Graphic Design Professional Designation FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles, Spring 2015.  Admissions Advisor: Margaret Berger How did your advisor h … Read More

  • Jan

    Just Accepted Graphic Design Student Has a Master's Degree

    Name: Marsadez Troupe Age: 26 Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Previous College: CSU, Fresno University of La Verne FIDM Major: Graphic Design FIDM Campus/Start Date: Los Angeles, CA April, 2015 Admission Advisor: Cathy Chambers How did your advisor help wi … Read More

  • Dec

    Q&A with FIDM Graphic Design Alumna Anne Tran, Visual Graphic Designer at Forever 21

    Graphic Design Alumna Anne Tran graduated from FIDM in Winter 2012 and hit the ground running. Currently a Visual Graphic Designer for Forever 21, she gave us a little insight on what she does on a day-to-day basis and offered some great advice to aspiring g … Read More