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Re: [ia-55] Looking for UX Intern in LA/Santa Monica

From: user 1.
Sent on: Thursday, April 19, 2012 9:28 PM
Hi all,

I'm so glad I joined this group! I was wondering if I could get some advice from you all. I graduated with a degree in Cognitive Science with a Specialization in Computing from UCLA in 2010. I enjoyed programming C++ and learning web languages in class. I recently got into doing some graphic design projects for my job (which is in the music industry) and realized that the web maintenance and design work is what I look forward to most everyday in my job. My job isn't really suppose to be that, so I'm considering a career change. I'm already two years out of undergrad, and I'm concerned I won't get an internship since I'm no longer in college, but I would REALLY like to learn more programming and UX/UI methods.

Does anyone have any advice for me? I don't want to quit my job right now until I've learned more, but I realize internships can require a few days a week :/


On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 5:24 PM, Patrick Neeman <[address removed]> wrote:
The internship should be paid, but at a low rate (not what people expect to get paid after three years of experience).

I've written a couple of blog posts on the topic:

The reality is the designers need experience in real world situations and the best way to do this is work with someone more senior to look over their work. I've had people apply where I work at that were expecting to get a job right out of school. Unless they do something as a side project or intern, they don't have enough work to show design thinking.



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