One of the most important things I learned about the design industry during my undergraduate studies did not happen in a classroom, it occurred during an AIGA function called ‘Feedback’. The event invited established design professionals to look at soon-to-be graduate’s work in a mock interview setting.
Personally, I was terrified. I had done critiques before in class, but had no experience speaking about my portfolio and work as a whole. My professors simply never broached the subject.