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Intern of the Week: Astrid Laredo for Animation

Find Out More About Astrid's Animation & Design Internship!

September 28, 2017 6:33 PM

Name:Astrid Laredo

Internship, Co-op or Research Site: VueCare Media

Position Title:Animation and Design Intern

Major(s)/Minor(s): Animation

Work Term:Summer 2017

Tell us about your internship, co-op, or research opportunity, including your day-to-day responsibilities.

I create custom made slides that will be displayed in doctor's office(s) waiting rooms. I also create short informative/festive videos/animations that may also be displayed. I help with the company's upgrades by ensuring each practice has the proper slides and videos in their playlists. I also assist with making newsletters that will be distributed among the eye practices the company is partnered with.

Describe the process of obtaining your position. When did you hear of the position and submit your application?

It was a forwarded email by a staff member from the art department. I took interest and made the decision to reply, got an interview, and landed the position on my own.

What have you enjoyed the most about your position or organization?

The flexibility to be creative and having learned new skills in Graphic design.

How do you believe you have made an impact through your work?

I am able to see what the practices select as their content to be viewed on their waiting room TVs, and I have been able to see a lot of the slides I have created. It’s a great way to tell if the doctors like what I have created, as they are able to select multiple slides to be displayed.

What advice would you give to another student who is seeking an internship or similar experience?

Keep applying, don't get discouraged, the right internship will come along and take interest in your talents and see the potential you have.

What I liked most about this internship was having the artistic liberty to create content that my employer is confident enough to provide to eye doctors across the country & Canada. This helped me gain belief in myself, allowed me to do what I love, and brought me a step closer to my degree by earning credit. Working with the Career Center reassured me that not only did I make the right decision in pursuing a degree in art/animation, but that I made the right decision in choosing UMBC as the university in which I can obtain not only that degree but a future career wherever I go.

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