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Graphic Design Internship

Graphic Design

Learn Beyond the Classroom

Students in the Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design program pursue a professional career in the creative discipline of digital and print design. Students in this program have a diverse range of career options to explore through their internship, which occurs in the summer between third and fourth year. Students secure internships in web design, packaging, illustration, animation, production and prepress, advertising, marketing communications design, corporate identity, editorial design and print shops. These internships take place in a virtual, in-person or hybrid setting. All three workplace settings allowed students to enhance and expand their knowledge of the field, develop additional marketable skills and add to their design portfolio.

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Student Story

My summer position as a marketing graphics intern better equipped me for future career opportunities by allowing me to experience first hand what a fast paced office environment for a large company feels like. I've gained and strengthened numerous skills including communication, professionalism, organization and efficiency in meeting deadlines and expectations. I have a better sense of direction for my future as I truly enjoyed the challenge of designing for a global wide company while keeping within the parameters of their brand guideline. This internships geared me with  management skills and abilities I now apply to all aspects of my life including studies, work and personal life situations! Definitely a rewarding experience!

Farzanah Allinoor, Bachelor of Graphic Design Student

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