In a competitive job market, students strive to distinguish themselves from other job applicants. At Notre Dame, taking a web design courses can help undergraduate designers stand apart from the rest by creating personal websites to showcase their work, according to senior Marykate Green.Green said she used her web design class last semester as an opportunity to develop and show off a new set of skills.“At this time, I was drowning in digital design agency job applications, searching for a way to diversify myself amongst all of the other competitive applicants,” she said. “As a marketing and graphic design double major, I was especially having a difficult time illustrating to potential employers how I could use my diverse background and skills to help create immense value for their brand. I saw this class as the perfect opportunity and platform to design a meaningful experience for my hopeful employers.”Green said she wanted her website, nomiddlename.me, to show her personality as well as her marketable skills.“Every aspect of nomiddlename.me is carefully constructed to exhibit all my design and marketing skills as well as to give insight into my personality,” she said. “My biggest strength lies in finding a harmonious balance between responsive web design, storytelling, sensory marketing and marketing analytics.“The goal is that the interaction of all of these disparate elements is so seamless that it is invisible, creating a wildly entertaining and positive experience for my audience.”The website generated a positive response during her career search, Green said.“A few hiring managers and other business people have told me that it’s refreshing — that I have separated myself from the pack by doing something creative with passion,” she said.She said she received encouraging feedback about the site’s integration of multiple design elements, from the overall style to the specific computer code.“[It] is helpful to employers because they can tell how I can help their company,” she said. “I have also gotten feedback that the code is clean and precise, which is crucial for web design. I am constantly updated and editing my code so that it stays up to date with the most efficient techniques.”Design professor Andre Murnieks said students in web design have a great advantage in cultivating an online portfolio to show potential employers.“Design students who interview with employers can bring portfolios that show their work, but a personal website can be viewed at any time,” he said. “Now it’s become that if you don’t have an online presence, why would I [an employer] call you?”Murnieks said the introductory web design course is open to non-design majors as well.“We have people from all corners of the University,” he said. “For non-design students, their websites can include other information. For example, an English major could display writing samples.”Although the course is open to non-majors, Murnieks said the course is in-depth.“We try to do serious design,” he said. “We meet twice a week for two hours and 45 minutes in the design studio. It can be intimidating.”In addition to creating personal websites, Murnieks said students also learn how to build mobile versions of their websites for touch-screen interfaces, such as those on iPads and iPhones.“It’s been somewhat of a revolution,” he said. “And part of my mission is to boost what we do in the interactive realm.”Tags: career, design, Notre Dame, web design
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LocalNewsSports Digicel Dominica announces two day grassroots cricket clinic by: – September 30, 2011 Tweet Sharing is caring! Share General Manager of Digicel Dominica Mr. Richard Stanton presenting package to Mr. Delvin Esprit.Roseau, Dominica: Digicel, proud sponsor of West Indies cricket, today announced the second leg of the Digicel Grassroots Clinic programme which will be held at the Windsor Park Stadium on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October 2011. Over 70 under-17 aspiring young cricket players from various secondary schools including North East Comprehensive High School, Portsmouth and Castle Bruce Secondary Schools will be put through their paces during the two-day clinic. All clusters and coaches are expected to participate. Delvin Esprit, Cricket Development Officer of Dominica’s Grassroots Cricket Clinic, said; “The players have been training every Saturday. They are well rounded and have benefited from a number of training initiatives including health care, food and nutrition coaching. The Clinic is a great opportunity with one of the main objectives being to select players to play at the regional under 17 games scheduled to take pace in Trinidad in December 2011.” Digicel Dominica General Manager, Richard Stanton, said; “Our mission at Digicel – as proud sponsors of West Indies cricket since 2004 – is to find new and exciting ways to bring the full experience and excitement of the game to everyone and to provide the necessary resources to help grow West Indies cricket to its true potential so that players and fans alike can enjoy its benefits. As such, we are thrilled to host the second leg of the Digicel Grassroots Cricket Clinic in Dominica, which gives the young players a fantastic chance to develop and improve their cricketing skills. “We would like to thank the Dominica Cricket Association for their support in managing and providing local coaches such as Anderson Burton, Ray Casimir, Thomas Kentish and Kelvin James who are dedicated in assisting the young players,” continued Stanton. The first leg of the Digicel Grassroots Cricket Clinic was held in Dominica in April 2011. A total of 120 U-15 students participated and benefited in the development of their cricket skills. The aspiring U-15 cricketers’ clinic was climaxed with a number of big games held in July at the Benjamin’s Park in Portsmouth. Press ReleaseDigicel Dominica Share 152 Views no discussions Share