Name: Linh Phan
School: Arkansas State University
Major: Graphic Design
Department at Optus: Marketing
What were your responsibilities during your internship at Optus?
As an intern, most of my job was designing visual marketing assets, primarily print documents and website blog headers. Sometimes, I participated in internal projects like designing posters or company swag.
What is the most exciting aspect of your internship?
It’s exciting because I was able to experience a professional setting while still in college. I am grateful to be treated as a team member rather than an apprentice during my time at Optus. I also got to explore new design programs to advance my skill set.
What is the most challenging aspect of your internship?
I’d say the most exciting thing was also the most challenging. As the internship desired me to do professional-level work, it pushed me beyond my safe zone (which was absolutely a good thing.) Instead of aiming for good grades in each project, I would be aiming for a good and effective outcome when working with Optus.
What did you learn during the internship?
I learned a whole lot. I not only improved my skills and knowledge as a graphic designer but also learned self-management and professional communication.
Which aspects of your internship did you get the most out of?
I got the most out of designing multi-page documents. It tremendously enhanced my ability to use white space, layout, and typography.
What specific professional benefit has this internship provided?
I learned to manage my assigned projects while following the Marketing Department’s direction.
Would you recommend interning at Optus to others?
YES. 100 PERCENT.
But I’ll definitely recommend interning at Optus to others, with no hesitation.
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