It's critical to focus on "getting a job," but your year at VFS is really about laying the foundation for a long, infinitely rewarding career doing the thing you love most. You were born for this.
Career preparation is a part of the very fabric of the program. Whether it's visiting top agencies, learning from pros, exploring the business, law, and ethics of design, or working closely with industry mentors, Digital Design is committed to getting you ready for your professional life. By graduation, you will have turned everything you've learned into a pitch-perfect portfolio and a personal brand that ensures you stand out from the crowd as you launch your career.
Experience Agency Life
As part of this commitment to students' professional careers, Digital Design has built relationships with an extensive network of top agencies – this means you will have the chance to see inside the professional environments in which you could one day be working. Coming face to face with the people and places that make the industry tick means you're able to get real insight into its day-to-day operations. That's insider's knowledge you will leverage as you choose your electives and plan your career.
Develop a Winning Portfolio
Digital Design is career boot camp. Truly succeeding as a designer means bringing all of your conceptual, aesthetic, and technical knowledge together with your accomplishments and – most of all – your creative personality. To do that, you'll need a professional resume and cover letters, hours upon hours of interview preparation, and a killer portfolio calibrated to perfectly portray you as the industry-ready designer you are.
See some of the amazing portfolios that have launched the careers of Digital Design students:
- Antonio Alarcon Roman | Interactive Designer, Tribal DDB
- Cherie Korol | Information Architect, iQmetrix
- Juan Behrens | Graphic and Motion Designer, TBWA RAAD
The Industry is Watching
It's the culmination of your year at VFS and if there's a single moment you've been working towards, it's this one. "Appetizers" is a marquee showcase that attracts packed audiences of recruiters and design professionals who are there for one reason: they want to meet you. You'll show them your best work, mingle, and get invaluable exposure. This is when careers are made.
Head of VFS Digital Design Amber Bezahler takes you inside Appetizers, an industry presentation night that invites design professionals to see innovative and unforgettable student work.
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