Originally posted in UC Davis Student Affairs Blog | I Live UCD.
Today I’ve been focusing on a Soundslides project for my internship at University Communications here at UC Davis. UComm is located at Mrak where most students go for registration, ID cards and picking up diplomas. They’re in charge of the main website, UC Davis Magazine, the faculty newspaper Dateline and much more!
Back last May as I was psyching myself up about returning back to Davis 3 years after spending freshman year here. Perusing the school’s site I happened up Behind the Lens, Karin Higgins blog showcasing life as the principal photographer at UCD. I thought what an awesome job! I particularly enjoyed the Soundslides she made with a student about the farmer’s market. One of her older posts also mentioned an internship.
Interested in creating my own audio slideshows I emailed her asking about what audio recorder she used and if there would be any internship openings for the fall. To my delight Karin emailed me back in the same day listing all the equipment she used, and a bit about the process of creating a slideshow and I was welcome to contact her again in September when she would be back from maternity leave to talk about an internship.
My advice to anyone figuring out what they want to do in life – just email people you would like to work with and see if they need any help! If there isn’t a research position or internship you want find people who are doing what you want to do and ask around. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.
I eventually did meet up with Karin who is so warm and encouraging. She introduced me to alot of the people she works with including Susanne Rockwell our web editor who assigned me this first story about our tai chi class.
This post was going to be partly about creating a Soundslides and the instructor Janna but this begs for series of posts. I’ll leave you with one of my favorite pictures of the ones I’m sorting through right now.