Next stop: Graphic design at LEAF Commercial Capital
Advertising major Meredith Hebert developed a personal brand during her time at Temple, which helped her secure a graphic design job.
Graphic designer, LEAF Commercial Capital Inc., Philadelphia
How did you choose your major?
When I enrolled at Temple, I was undecided. But I met with my advisor in the Academic Resource Center weekly to determine what I wanted to do. After completing the assignments she gave me, such as meeting with particular students or faculty members around the university, I found that the art direction track in the School of Media and Communications’ advertising program was perfect fit.
How did Temple prepare you for your next stop?
The advertising program encourages students to develop a personal brand and stresses the importance of developing a portfolio that has an online presence. The professors work with students one on one to make sure their portfolios are professional and complete. I was recruited to my current position based on my LinkedIn profile and online portfolio.
Did a particular faculty member or class influence you on your journey to your next stop?
I participated in SMC’s Study Away program in Barcelona. During my internship at Printsome that summer, I developed and designed graphic visuals for the company's blog, one of which went viral and was featured in online publications such as Adweek, GQ Italia and several others.