Like many people, Ezequiel Rodriguez wasn’t sure what he wanted to do after high school. It changed for him when he took a design course during his senior year in high school. “It was an immediate click and I knew that’s what I wanted to do,” said Rodriguez, “I was nervous about what school to choose. I scheduled a visit to IBC and I really liked that it was a smaller school, I liked the environment, and most of all I could tell that you get a lot of one on one attention from your teachers.”
The 16-month graphic design program was a great fit for Rodriguez. “I didn’t want to waste my time learning things I didn’t need to know about. With the 16-month program, I was getting ready for the career that I wanted,” said Rodriguez, “The smaller size made it easy to get to know people. I made so many friends who share the same interests as me. I really feel like I will have these friends for the rest of my life.”
Throughout the graphic design program, students work on a variety of projects so they have a portfolio of work to show future employers when it’s time to find their first graphic design job. “The career services department helped me find my first job. After I realized that I was looking for something different, they came through for me again and helped me find my current job at Fast Signs,” said Rodriguez.
As a graphic designer for Fast Signs, Rodriguez is putting his graphic design education from IBC to use. “Because I was taught the foundation elements of graphic design so well, I am able to seamlessly transition from project to project, from signage to decals to whatever comes through the door.”
Throughout the course of a day, Rodriguez could be working on as many as 20 jobs at any given time. The time management and communication skills he learned during the graphic design program are also proving useful. Rodriguez said, “I just had my 90 day review and I’m really excited where my career is going. I love that everyone works together and I am using both the technical and professional skills that I learned at IBC every day.”
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