Hands-on design at fairground  internship

Annika Goeller '24

Major: visual communication design

Internship: Graphic design at the Erie County (New York) Fairgrounds 

What's cool: "... being able to put my creative skills to use in the real world, using programs I've learned at Naz and learning new ones that the fair uses, like the back end of the website. I love all the people I work with."

What's satisfying: "Seeing things I helped design printed and up in the real world." Seeing one of the billboards up "was the most amazing feeling."

How it helped me: "I've learned that I enjoy working in-house at a company as opposed to a marketing agency. It's a more relaxed environment, and you really get to know everyone around you; you know the company really well."

TikTok: Check out her day-in-the-life 1-minute video.

@nazarethuniversity Follow along for a day in the life of a Nazareth University student! Annika Goeller '24 is finishing up her internship at the @eriecountyfair! Majoring in visual communication design, Annika saw her work come to life at the Hamburg fairgrounds, near Buffalo, New York. #nazareth #nazarethuniversity #offcampus #dayinmylife #intern #internship #fyp ♬ original sound - Nazareth University
Annika poses on the ground below an Erie County Fair billboard she designed.

Real-world design

Annika poses by one of the billboards she designed to promote the Erie County Fair.

What's next

Before graduating, Annika was hired full-time as a graphic designer at TeacherGeek.