When I first started my internship, I sat down at my desk, opened up my laptop and took a good look at the people working around me. I thought to myself, “I don’t quite fit in here.” Everyone in the office is an advertising veteran and they have been working professionals for many years.
At some point, I knew I was going to have to spark a conversation and eventually get to know these people who I thought were so much different than me.
As time went on, I became more comfortable sitting at my desk next to these working professionals. I learned their day-to-day routines, their personalities, and I knew that their skill sets could help me advance my own personal career. So one day I asked the co-worker to my right if she could take a look at my portfolio. That one question I asked her turned into an hour and a half conversation and left me with a page full of notes on things I could do that would make my portfolio better.
Later that week, I asked the Creative Director what he was working on, and he showed me some of the designs he had created for one of his clients.
As it turns out, he had some really cool artwork. This prompted me to ask him if he could ever design a logo for me so that I could use it on my resume and my portfolio. Of course, his response was, “yes.” As of now, we are currently in the works of designing it and I am excited to see the final result.
Throughout my internship process, I have come to the realization that the people you work with want to help you out. If you have any questions about your future career or if you need anything at all – just ask. You will be surprised by the amount of positive feedback they will provide.