For this project, I got the opportunity to work with the Internship Coordinator, Megan Scrivener. She was looking for a Graphic Design student to help her with an upcoming event for SUNY Oneonta, “Red Dragon Applied Learning Week”. SUNY Oneonta is committed to fulfilling SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher’s goal that every student graduate with at least one applied learning experience. Domestic and international internships, part-time employment, job shadowing, service learning, volunteer opportunities, research collaborations with faculty, study abroad, and leadership programs represent all areas of applied learning. Applied Learning refers to a hands-on, real world approach where students learn by doing. Although the setting and context may be differ for each applied learning opportunity, these include planning, training, monitoring, reflecting, and evaluation, and can be credit bearing or not, at home or abroad.
She wants this event to be more recognized by the students’ and for them to attend these events on campus. Megan wants me to redesign the SUNY Applied Learning logo. I want to incorporate all the things you need to know about this; which is SUNY Works, SUNY Serves, & SUNY Discovers. I’m all about simplicity but getting the point across! I would also try to include the school colors; which is red, black, & white. She offered me to design a postcard, which will be sent out to the Oneonta community and campus, along with a poster and brochure. For all of these projects, I want to keep it the same theme throughout. I am very excited to work with Megan and have this opportunity to get my work out there!
Megan and I meet frequently to make sure all the information is correct and everything is in place. Time Management was something I definitely learned from this. Not only am I working on this project with Megan, but I am also working on 3 additional brochures for class. I am on a tight schedule because the Applied Learning week is April 13th and everything needed to be proof read and printed in time etc.. Like my professor always said, once your in the real world working at a real job, you will most likely always be working on multiple projects as once. This is something I definitely learned and achieved for the most part. At times it was frustrating and overwhelming, but in the end I completed everything on time and most of all gained experience working with a “real client”, which was great!