Web Design Instructor Reminds Students, Communication is Key

Web design schools focus on more than the trade of web site creation and visual effect; many focus on communication as the glue that holds together successful web design careers. As one instructor tells her students “Employers need to see that an employee can represent them well by speaking and writing well.” According to the report on a web design school in California, the school is looking to networking offline, too:

(ARA) – For college graduates entering the design fields, in particular aspiring interactive media and Web designers, a job search that ends well starts with socializing. Communicating and networking – in person, not just social networking online – is an important way for students to start building a foundation for their careers.

Also crucial are thinking innovatively and showing a great portfolio of work, according to the academic affairs and career services departments at The Art Institutes system of schools, a source for design and media arts graduates.

Terry Bailey, academic director of the Web Design & Interactive Media (WDIM) programs at The Art Institute of California – Hollywood, tells her students that aspiring Web designers must not only excel in all things Web, but they must also hone their communication skills.

“Employers need to see that an employee can represent them well by speaking and writing well,” she says. Industry professionals, like those who serve on the WDIM program’s Professional Advisory Committee and help to ensure courses are staying industry-relevant, need to know that if the new employee sends an email to clients, it will be grammatically correct and coherent. “The employer wants to be assured that a new employee can stand up in front of a client and give an articulate and convincing presentation… read the whole story at JS Online.

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