My Short-Term Goals as a Graphic Designer

Designer holding a pen to a notebook planning out short-term goals
Short-Term Goals for Stage

As a soon-to-be graduate from the Graphic and Web Design program at John Abbott College, I have had a lot of time to think about and plan my short-term goals post-graduation. In the past three years of studying this field, I have accumulated an extensive list of design skills. They will serve as a solid foundation for me to start my career. I hope to dive into the fields of illustration, branding, advertisement, promotional material, and packaging during my three-week stage. Although I am confident I can succeed in any design endeavour my stage host might assign me. I am open to any opportunities for experience that may present themselves. Even if they don’t align with my current long-term goals.

Short-Term Goals Post Stage

After my stage is completed, I am looking to jump straight away into working full-time as a designer. The best scenario for me is being hired by my stage host after the three weeks are up. I will have already gotten acclimated to the workflow and culture of that particular business which will allow for an easy transition from interning to working full-time as an in-house designer. Currently, I have no short-term plans for continuing my education at a University. I plan on waiting for a strategic moment in my career when a BA will make a large difference in opportunities. As of right now, my short-term goals are to build experience and make connections within the field.

Location Based Short-Term Goals

Currently, I am living in Saint-Lazare. The commute from my town to Montreal is long, especially with traffic. I’m hoping a business close to me or one looking for a remote worker will hirer me for the three week stage. Eventually, I plan to move to Montreal within the next year. I want to be available for more career opportunities and work full-time in the city. All depending on if I am not already dedicated to a position outside of Montreal.