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How to enter the digital media technology field

Digital technology allows us to look into the future. While it’s a window into innovation, it also shows us what shape the workforce will take and what opportunities are available to the next batch of professionals.

One of our web design and development graduates, Yuki Otake, saw her potential in computing and IT – and used her time with us to prepare for the industry.

Yuki works as a graphic and web designer for LeasePLUS where she gets to explore the skills she gained in the classroom. As part of her role, she is involved with design work for advertising, marketing and sales, as well as collateral for print and online.

Let’s have a look at how Yuki achieved her career goals…
 
She developed her experience while studying
Yuki understood that in order to enter the workforce, she needed the right skill-sets. She saw her training as a matter of preparation for her future career.

“My course improved my skills, such as the Adobe suite software, which is necessary to work with as a designer. It gave me the information and knowledge to work in the industry. Especially, it gave me an opportunity to get a career,” Yuki says.
 
She learned that you never stop learning
“I learned the importance of keeping on improving, as well as self-learning,” she says of her course.
 
From the books, to the computer, and to practical experience, Yuki used every moment to gather new insights with the bigger picture goal always in mind – to pursue her career.
 
“I just want to get more experience and learning. I would like to use this for something to help people someday. It may be a freelance, teaching, or be a part of software development.”
 
And Yuki’s advice to future students?
“Nowadays there's no job without computer skills. It is fun and a pleasure to know that the thing you’ve made can come out to the world and have so many people watch or use it.”

Find out more about our Computing and IT courses.

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