As the semester comes to an end students are busier than ever; trying to complete all their assignments, finish the tedious group projects, prepare for presentations and final exams AND find a job or internship for the upcoming summer. It’s crazy time at Grand Valley and stress is at an all time high.
When looking for a job or an internship I first went on LinkedIn to update my current profile and then went to Indeed.com to begin my search. I found lots of jobs I could apply to and that interested me, but what I did not realize was the amount of technology needed in these potential future careers. As an Advertising student I am proficient in Microsoft Office and I have experience with Photoshop, InDesign, WordPress, social media, and with movie editing software. Many of the jobs and internships in the Advertising field require these technological skills and experiences.
I saved five separate jobs, including their job title, the company it is for, their web-link, and their technological requirements. This will be nice to refer back to and apply to after I get my resume looked at and updated next week with the Career Center. Technology is everywhere in our world, including our careers.
List of Jobs:
Organizational Development Internship
Lake Michigan Credit Union
Requirements: Proficient using Microsoft Office Suite, excellent written and verbal communication skills, previous design and development with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop a plus
Public Relations Marketing Intern
Requirements: Familiar with Microsoft Office programs, experience with developing/implementing media relations programs and owned channel content, experience with content upload and page building in a business environment a plus, familiar with Cumulus Software, Sitefinity and Photoshop
Corporate Color Graphics
Requirements: Familiar with social media strategies and platforms, 6 months or more experience in areas of Marketing, Business, Communications, or a related field, Adobe Creative Suite experience (Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign in particular), proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Business, or Marketing, strong research skills, proficiency in social media advertising platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest), experience with WordPress, Familiarity with Google AdWords, knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), HTML coding experience a plus
Junior Graphic Designer
VanDyk Mortgage Corporation
Requirements: Adobe Suites Software including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator, degree in Graphic Design, previous design experience position or internships, strong knowledge of design concepts, experience working on multipage print advertisements