Graphic Design Students Tour Area Employers
Nov. 30, 2015
Webster University graphic design students got an inside perspective of opportunities and careers in the field of design through the Graphic Design Employer Tour sponsored by the Career Planning & Development Center and faculty of the Department of Art, Design and Art History, on Friday, Nov. 20.
Students took their classroom education on the road and embarked on an all day, four organization tour through St. Louis, visiting Momentum International, St. Louis Art Museum, HughesLeahyKarlovic (HLK) and Purina/CheckMark.
This was an opportunity for students to expand their knowledge of graphic design in
a variety of work environments including agency, non-profit and corporate. Many of
the tour speakers were Webster University alumni and adjunct faculty.
The students also got a taste of creative work spaces -- from a roller coaster chair in one of the conference rooms of Momentum International, to the wooden plank floors of the historic train station that now houses HLK, and the pet-friendly halls of Purina where employees can bring their dogs.
“The employer tours offer a unique experience that impacts our students’ career development and complements the knowledge gained in the classroom,” said Trezette Dixon, assistant director of Employer Relations in the Career Planning & Development Center. “It also strengthens our partnerships with local organizations, creating opportunities that continue the mission of the University.”
”There's a lot each of us can take away from this experience as we continue to explore companies and grow our networking skills, and for many it was a great first step," said graphic design student Ashley Webelhuth.