director of career development encourages all students to have at least one internship
Posted 04.01.11 by MICA communications
Last year more than 250 students completed an internship for credit. The College's new director of career development, Megan Miller, would like to see all students experience at least one internship by the time they graduate.
"Students need to utilize these internship opportunities while they are in school, not only to make sure their résumés are ready at graduation, but to test out skills and find out what works for them, what interests them," Miller said. "The life lessons you learn during real-world experience--that's priceless." Her goal is for both students and alumni to utilize the Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Career Development to build their skills so that they can succeed in their chosen career paths. Internships are the bridges to those paths. Recent internships include Fortune 500 companies, media conglomerates, nonprofi ts, New York galleries, and famed artists.
Students describe recent internship experiences and the lessons they learned:
- John Sperandeo '11 (graphic design): Art/design intern for Out magazine in New York City
- Elle Perez '11 (photography): Office and on-set intern with Cass Bird, a Brooklyn-based photographer and Gallery assistant at David Zwirner Gallery in New York
- James Anderson '12 (graphic design): Under Armour design intern
- Tyler Naugle '11 (animation): MTV on-air design intern in New York City
- Andy Mangold '11 (graphic design): Jim Croft papermaking work/study in Idaho
- Brittany Brown '11 (illustration): Ladies’ Home Journal Marketing Department intern
- Sarah Dansberger '11 (drawing): The Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Photographic History Department intern
Photo caption: Tyler Naugle acting in a short for MTV while he was there interning in the on-air design department.