Did you get your job straight after you got your degree or did u have to wait? Also do you think your gpa like paid a big role? And did you do internships and stuff while at uni?
i’m about to like go into way too much detail but you did ask…so i didn’t get it str8 away, i graduated in dec but didn’t start applying for jobs till like end of jan. my friend told me that the screenprinting technician at our uni wanted an intern and i really liked screenprinting so i was like why not…..let her know i was keen and she let me do it it turned out it wasn’t really an internship it was assistant teaching where i take like half the class for printmaking workshops it was so fun bye i would just been screenprinting in all my downtime and the students were only like 3 years younger than me so they were all cool and i’d just talk shit to them about food and let them do whatever prints they wanted ahah it was mean and got paid all good….while i was doing this i was also interning at a design studio and it was mean too cos i got to work on the campaign for this thing in nz called the best awards which is like the biggest design award thing here, it was sooooo fun and i was really proud of what i did there, they liked me, i thought they might keep me on if i stuck it out but like you don’t want to rely on that? so i was applying for jobs obviously and i got signed up with this creative like. recruitment agency. and when i met the lady she really liked me for SOME REASON?! literally dunno why…..she was like desccribe urself in three words and i was like i’m chill…….calm and……idk what ellse? so she was like? relaxed? and i turned up wearing a hat and clothes w screenprinting ink all over it cos i came from my other job. anyways she must have talked me up so much cos when i turned up to the inteview at my current job they said that she said she loved me and was raving abouit me so i feel like they were already like predisposed to want to hire me so shout outs to her. so i got the job and found out like a week later and i was like. idk i feel like i gotta take it. it’s the biggest adveritisng agency in the country. but i kinda wanna see if this design studio will keep me on cos i love the work they do and they had cool clients but then i also didn’t love it there it was really bland work culture and i felt like there was just a divide there between the designers and the strategy like? it just didn’t really gel well but yea. i also got offered to teach book binding at my uni which was paid well, but like. ? it was only 4 weeks guaranteed and then they’d just need me when it’s like hand in times or whatever and even tho i’d love to do that i love making books I couldn’t like jusitfy turning down full time work to get that. OH MY GOD THIS IS SO LONG BYEEEE!! and at the same time my old boss from penguin books where i worked casually while i was at uni got in contact w me to see if i wanted to do some more work w them. so i was like torn. cos basically i had 3 part time sort of like offers but then i knew i wanted to give the full time job a chance even tho its adveritisng which i hate and think is annoying disgusting and stupid. but here i am coz i’m a sell out. btw gpa - dont know wtf that is we dont have that here. my marks at uni literlaly couldn’t matter less apart from the fact that i passed - noone care. but maybe that’s cos it was design haha. but yea i did 2 internships at uni at two design studios and i did casual work like i said at penguin books. without doing the internships i stirahg tup would have had noone to vouch for me as a reference so i think doing them was real important. also i reckon i did shit as at the first one i did but i learnt from it haha. woowwwwww. this turned out to be my biography moral of the story is i’m so glad i took up my job i love it there apart from like. everything i make
thank you so much