2013 round up – The bumps and spills along the road to employment


Last year’s news reports taught us all the impact of overworked, overstressed interns, making the idea of interning slightly terrifying. I was told to expect tea runs, store cupboard cleaning and rearranging files on the journey to becoming an employed graduate designer.

There were a few hiccups, speed bumps and cups of tea spills along the way, but I’m here to tell you that the road does eventually even out. And I got to do so much more than make tea.

For all you students graduating this summer, I’d say keep an enthusiastic attitude and smile, lots. It’s going to be better than OK – it’s going to be fun!


Illustration by Sarah Burgess