In the creative world, what you studied doesn’t matter if you have the portfolio of work to show for it

Let’s be honest. The creative world isn’t an academic game, it’s much more a work-done game.  As in, where you studied and what you studied doesn’t actually matter. Instead, what matters is the kind of projects you did and the results they delivered. 

When our restaurant was opening up a social media intern position, I was the person looking through all the applications. As I was reading through applications, I realized the part I cared for most was the exercise we made everyone do (we had everyone make an example piece of content based on 1 prompt). If their work wasn’t up to par, I went to the next applicant. 

Work first, Academic credentials second.

In short, the only thing that matters is if you can show a client you’re capable of doing the required work. 

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