Over the past week, I have continued leading the media department. I have continued to stay focused on the assignments at hand and haven’t done anything short of my best. This week, I have met with several ministry leaders to gain information to put on the website. The bulk of my time has been occupied with writing articles with the help of Curry. These article will be posted on the website in the upcoming weeks. Also this week, I met with the principle of the elementary school that the church runs, Christ the Rock Academy. He wants me to redesign the schools website. I have a meeting next week with the teachers of the school to discuss layouts as well as color schemes for their website.
This process will help me in future by attending meetings and learning what questions to ask potential clients to suit their needs. It also gives me insight into what companies are looking for in regards to design.
Wednesday while at work, I was introduced to Mat Nykiel. He works for Smith & Nephew and he gave me great ideas about how to start off my career. Mr. Nykiel knows of several IT jobs in the area and told me how to find jobs as well as how to overcome the inexperience issue. I mentioned that I was considering going back to school. He recommended that I look into jobs that will pay for my schooling instead of creating an out of pocket expense.
I’ve learned a lot about how to prepare for company meetings, as well as what various groups of people expect from a business standpoint. Over the weeks I’ve received good information to help jump-start my career as well as met new people who’ve helped in my development of becoming a better graphics designer.