An internship is an opportunity for students to work in their chosen profession while attending school in order to gain valuable knowledge and work experience.



Most often, interns are not paid for the work they do monetarily, but are instead rewarded by the sharing of knowledge, ideas, opportunities for their portfolio, networks and possibly a permanent job offer if the intern takes advantage of the opportunity to be a valuable employee.
Students in the Valencia Graphics Department are required to take an internship. Students cannot take an internship until they have passed GRA2182C Advanced Graphic Design II OR GRA2143 Advanced Web Page Design with a C or higher. Students probably won’t qualify for a Graphics Internship until their final two semesters enrolled.

You will not be able to register for an internship without following the steps outlined on our blog:



http://valenciagraphicdesign.com/2017/01/plan-to-internship-nextsemester/

East Campus Lab Building 1 Room 213 

Students have access to large and small format laser and ink jet printers, various format paper cutters, board cutters, headphone check-out, loupe check-out, spray booth, viewing booth, light table, camera check-out, scanners, wacom tablet check-out and Cintiq monitors. All this in a friendly social working environment with a modern resources for students to browse and lounge while working on their laptops.

Phone: 407-582-2762           Visit http://multimedia.valenciacollege.edu for current hours and closed dates. Check before you drive.

No Food or Drink Allowed. Certain supplies like custom printing paper, staples, paperclips, xacto blades, adhesive, etc. not supplied to students in the lab.

West Campus Lab 3-150

Students have access to large and small format laser and ink jet printers, various cutting areas, headphone check-out, camera check-out, light table, scanners, loupe check-out, photo tent and wacom tablet check-out. Please be mindful if there are classes in session when using this lab by using only the computers in the back of the room.

Phone: 407-582-1592

No Food or Drink Allowed. Certain supplies like custom printing paper, staples, paperclips, xacto blades, adhesive, etc. not supplied to students in the lab.

Osceola Campus Lab 1-244

Students have access to large and small format laser and ink jet printers, various cutting areas, camera check-out, lights and light cube, media card readers, scanners, loupe check-out, Pantone swatch books, and wacom tablet check-out. Please be patient while we work on making lab improvements you’re going to love.

Phone 407-582-4953

No Food or Drink Allowed. Certain supplies like custom printing paper, staples, paperclips, xacto blades, adhesive, etc. might not be available for students in the lab.

Feel free to request more information! You can also stay up-to-date by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Pinterest.




Kristy Pennino
East Campus Program Chair /
kpennino@valenciacollege.edu


Meg Curtiss
West Campus Program Chair /
mcurtiss@valenciacollege.edu





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Graphic Designer Needed @ SKY Resort Management

by kpennino on April 21, 2014

Applicants can apply by sending their resume via email to careers@staysky.com or  fax to 407-956-6115.

Organization Name:  SKY Resort Management and Affiliated Locations

Job Information:  Graphic Designer (Salaried Position – This position is considered an Exempt position for purposes of federal wage-hour law, which means that you will not be eligible for overtime pay for hours, actually worked in excess of 40 hours.)

Job Description

Graphic Designer that is proficient with Adobe Creative Suite and has experience in the hospitality industry. Candidate will be responsible for developing hotel collateral for several resorts/hotels in addition to designing other promotional pieces both print and online. Candidate will become familiar with many business areas of the hotel and will help in launching select promotional campaigns. The candidate will work directly with senior management to include the Director of Sales, Regional Director of Sales, President/CEO in designing promotional initiatives.

Work Permit Needed: Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.

Purpose/Description:  Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree  Required Skills: Candidate must be able to prove his/her ability in Adobe Creative Suite 5. Looking for a candidate who is creative, ready for a challenge and can bring new ideas with experience in Graphic Design in both print and online.

Required Software Knowledge: Adobe Creative Suite to include InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator & Flash.  Basic knowledge of HTML & CSS a plus. Website Portfolio only.

Knowledge

Design:  Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

Communications and Media:  Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

English Language:  Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Computers and Electronics:  Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Fine Arts: Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

Sales and Marketing:  Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

Customer and Personal Service: Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Skills
Basic Skills

  • Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Science Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  • Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

 

Social Skills

  • Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
  • Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
  • Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
  • Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

 

Complex Problem Solving Skills

  • Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

 

Technical Skills

  • Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Installation Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
  • Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • Programming Writing computer programs for various purposes.
  • Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Technology Design Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
  • Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

 

Systems Skills

  • Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

 

Resource Management Skills

  • Management of Financial Resources Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
  • Management of Material Resources Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
  • Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Time Management Managing one’s own time and the time of others.

 

Desktop Computer Skills

  • Spreadsheets Using a computer application to enter, manipulate, and format text and numerical data; insert, delete, and manipulate cells, rows, and columns; and create and save worksheets, charts, and graphs.
  • Presentations Using a computer application to create, manipulate, edit, and show virtual slide presentations.
  • Internet Navigating the Internet to find information, including the ability to open and configure standard browsers; use searches, hypertext references, and transfer protocols; and send and retrieve electronic mail (e-mail).
  • Navigation Using scroll bars, a mouse, and dialog boxes to work within the computer’s operating system. Being able to access and switch between
  • applications and files of interest.
  • Word Processing Using a computer application to type text, insert pictures, format, edit, print, save, and retrieve word processing documents.
  • Graphics Working with pictures in graphics programs or other applications, including creating simple graphics, manipulating the appearance, and inserting graphics into other programs.
  • Databases Using a computer application to manage large amounts of information, including creating and editing simple databases, inputting data, retrieving specific records, and creating reports to communicate the information.

 

WorkContext

Body Positioning

  • Requires sitting
  • Requires using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Requires repetitive movement

 

Communication

  • Requires contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise)
  • Requires face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams
  • Requires writing letters and memos
  • Requires telephone conversations
  • Requires use of electronic mail

 

Competition

  • Requires competition or awareness of competitive pressures

 

Impact of Decisions

  • Requires making decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization
  • Opportunity to make decisions without supervision
  • Requires making decisions that impact the results of co-workers, clients or the company

 

Level of Challenge

  • Freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals
  • Requires being exact or highly accurate
  • Requires repeating the same physical activities or mental activities over and over

 

Pace and Scheduling

  • Requires meeting strict deadlines

 

Personal Interaction

  • Requires work with others in a group or team
  • Requires coordinating or leading others in accomplishing work activities

 

Responsibility for Others

  • Includes responsibility for work outcomes and results

 

Work Setting

  • Requires working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions

 

Task

  • Create designs, concepts, and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts.
  • Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and select style and size of type.
  • Confer with clients to discuss and determine layout design.
  • Develop graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, and Internet websites.
  • Review final layouts and suggest improvements as needed.
  • Prepare illustrations or rough sketches of material, discussing them with clients or supervisors and making necessary changes.
  • Use computer software to generate new images.
  • Key information into computer equipment to create layouts for client or supervisor.
  • Maintain archive of images, photos, or previous work products.
  • Prepare notes and instructions for workers who assemble and prepare final layouts for printing.
  • Draw and print charts, graphs, illustrations, and other artwork, using computer.
  • Study illustrations and photographs to plan presentation of materials, products, or services.
  • Research new software or design concepts.

 

Work Activities

Thinking Creatively

  • Create art from ideas
  • Prepare artwork for camera or press
  • Set page layout or composition
  • Sketch or draw subjects or items
  • Tell stories through musical, visual, or dramatic arts
  • Use creativity in graphics
  • Use creativity in industrial artistry
  • Use creativity to art or design work

 

Interacting With Computers

  • Use computer graphics design software
  • Use computers to enter, access or retrieve data

 

Getting Information

  • Obtain information from clients, customers, or patients

 

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Communicating with Persons Outside Organization

  • Confer with management or users
  • Make presentations

 

Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge

  • Use film production techniques

 

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
  • Explain products to customer representatives

 

Selling or Influencing Others

  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Distinguish details in graphic arts material
  • Identify color or balance

 

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

  • Provide Consultation and Advice to Others
  • Consult with customers concerning needs

 

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

  • Developing and Building Teams
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources

 

Tools and Technology

Tools

  • Desktop computers
  • Digital cameras
  • Computer laser printers
  • Wide format printers
  • Laptop computers
  • Personal computers

 

Technology

  • FileMaker Pro software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Structured query language SQL
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Distiller
  • Adobe Systems Adobe FrameMaker
  • Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Systems Adobe PageMaker
  • QuarkXPress
  • Adobe Systems Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Fireworks
  • Adobe Systems Adobe FreeHand
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Macromedia HomeSite
  • Adobe Systems Adobe ColdFusion
  • Asynchronous JavaScript and XML AJAX
  • Cascading Style Sheets CSS
  • Dynamic hypertext markup language DHTML
  • Hypertext markup language HTML