Intern of the Week: Patricia Tamayo


Name: Patricia Tamayo
Course: Advertising
Internship: Roger & Peach

How’s your course going with Macleay?

Things are going great! I’ve met incredible people and been a part of projects that I never would have even known about if I hadn’t gone to Macleay. I’ve learnt that it’s okay to be a pest – the only way you can get what you want is if you push yourself.

What do you get up to at your internship?

Things are pretty laid-back at Roger & Peach, mainly because it’s a design label and not an agency. I start my day on my laptop, noting what needs to be done, making sure that content is being posted to Facebook and Instagram and when each post needs to be scheduled.

Why do you think Macleay emphasise the importance of interning?

The best way to learn is by doing. You can learn a lot by researching, and writing essays but the best way to learn and gain experience is by going out into the industry and getting a taste of how it is in the real world.

What do you want out of this course?

I just wanted a good job that I could keep doing for a couple of years. I didn’t have a clue as to what I wanted when I started, but now I want more. I’ve learnt a lot of things at Macleay and I want to keep gaining experience that I can use to stay ahead of my competition.

What’s your biggest accomplishment?

Getting started as a freelance graphic designer. One of my lecturers helped me gain my first client and even after my first job with them, they’ve stuck with me. Because of this I’ve not only improved my design skills but I’ve also met likeminded people that are an absolute delight to work with.

Goal for the near future?

President of my own country. No, Dragon trainer. No, Starlord! Is that too much? Maybe I’ll settle with staying alive, finishing my course and getting a job.

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