It’s been quite a bit since I first arrived in Austin on January 5th. What was thought to be an exchange semester at UT then shifted to 8 months in the Lone Star state, as I got an internship in a mobile app company in downtown for the summer. Time to thrive and learn new things. Here are the most important ones I got to do in 2014:
1. Leave some comfort zones. Period. Staying 3 months in Madrid in my last internship was a good try but this changed everything. They say that’s where good things happen…
2. Learn from the big ones. Besides having really experienced people teaching in college and some of the best classes I’ve taken so far, I could make it to the offices of the biggest advertising agencies in New York. BBDO NY, McCann Worldwide, HUGE or AKQA are some of the places that I visited with other 8 students in the Spring break week. Enough to get a sneak peak of each one’s history, their differences, on what aspects they focus on and how they work.
3. Study in the University of Texas at Austin, an institution that has been ranked as the #1 place to study Interactive Advertising by IAB and among the Top 5 world universities for Communication Studies.
4. Work as an art director at Minutemen Creatives, a student-run advertising agency where I had the oportunity of designing infographics for a nonprofit project. Read More