Hi. I'm Cary Sherburne, Senior Editor at WhatTheyThink.com and I'm here with Meghan Foley who is an undergrad student at Clemson in Graphic Communications. Welcome.
Meghan Foley: Thank you.
Cary Sherburne: So, tell me a little bit about what are some of the things that you're learning at Clemson in the program and what drew you to the industry.
Meghan Foley: Well, I actually started as a Biology major. So I switched.
Cary Sherburne: Oh, my goodness.
Meghan Foley: Yeah. I switched into Graphic Communications. What initially attracted me to it is that it doesn't just focus on the graphic design aspect, but it takes a step further and we gets hands-on training on printing presses. So we take it from the design to pre-press. We actually get to print it and finish and bind it. So we learn everything and I think it prepares us better than any other graphic design program for the industry.
Cary Sherburne: And then when you -- how much time do you have left in prison, so to speak?
Meghan Foley: I'll graduate next May, 2010.
Cary Sherburne: So, what do you plan to do? I mean, obviously you're going to try to find a job, but do you want to do to a printer, do you want to be with an agency, a design firm? What are you looking for?
Meghan Foley: I enjoy writing and marketing. So either something in public relations or I have actually considered law school and I could tie that into my undergrad degree with intellectual property rights. I could go into the copywriting of design and stuff like that.
Cary Sherburne: Plus also in litigation they're using a lot of large format displays and animated reenactments of things. So there's a lot of linkage actually to that.
Meghan Foley: Yeah.
Cary Sherburne: So, I'm a writer, too. So I encourage you to build up your writing skills. I mean, it's great.
Meghan Foley: I've got a writing internship at Heidelberg this summer.
Cary Sherburne: Oh, congratulations.
Meghan Foley: I'm really looking forward to that.
Cary Sherburne: Yeah.
Meghan Foley: With PR and writing.
Cary Sherburne: So May of 2010 and if anyone is looking to hire you after that they can contact WhatTheyThink and we'll put them in touch with you.
Meghan Foley: Awesome.
Cary Sherburne: Okay. Thank you Meghan.
Meghan Foley: Thank you for having me.
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