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Interior Design Jad Tabet

Jad Tabet
Degree/program: Interior Design
Internship position: Student Interior Designer
Company: BC Interior Design Group

What was the biggest takeaway for you?
Understanding what a designer does on a day to day job.

Did it give you any clarity in what you wanted to do after graduation?
Yes, I will like to remain in my field as a junior designer, then open my own firm.

Do you have any advice for students that will be involved in an internship?
Record all data in a note book. Professionals in the field will provide you
with “tips and tricks” that will better your learning and understanding of your field.

What would you say to someone who asks you about co-op?
The co-op program offers students a “test drive” for working in their field.

What work are you doing now?
Currently I work at a bank while I complete my bachelor’s degree.

How did your co-op jobs prepare you for the work that you’re doing now?
Helped me understand how important it is to be digitally organized as this is key
to help me succeeded in both my work and educational field.

Looking forward, where would you like your career to go?
I was once told to “say yes to all opportunities that knock on your door and figure
out the details later”. This was key to what got me to where I am today and will be
to where my career will take me. I am open to all opportunities that come my way
and trying not to restrict my career put placing it in a box.

Anything else you would like to add?
My co-op professor didn’t just prepare me for my internship, he prepared me for my career.