This placement has helped me define my future career path as I have been able to work on many projects with unique briefs, design disciplines and with various clients. I’ve gotten a better understanding of the direction I would like my career to take.
Once I return to my studies, I want to continue commercial design work as a freelancer and also hope to pursue more photography work — a passion I’ve been fortunate enough to practice in my professional placement.
I believe my time at the Bureau will help me find a full-time job after I graduate. Some key-factors employers look for in the industry are great folios and prior experience working in the industry. A good folio can demonstrate the high-quality work you produce while past work experience reflects the applicant’s ability to work in a business environment within the industry.
I recommend students undertake a professional placement as it allows you to get a taste of what kind of work and workplaces exist within your chosen industries. Exploring these through professional placements is a great opportunity to discover what kind of work you enjoy, and what direction you would like to take your career.