NCC Student Lands Internships, Prepares for Graduation and Career
Ramla Siddique always wanted a career that would allow her to incorporate creativity and her personal interests into her work.
Ramla chose to enroll in the Advertising and Graphic Design program at NCC. She said, “I love painting, photography and sketching. Art has always been a great source of pleasure for me. Being a Literature and Graphic Designing student, art expanded my expressiveness, creativity and imagination, playing with color palettes, thinking outside the box and most importantly creating something of my own.”
Ramla Siddique was recently selected for internships with two local non-profit agencies: STEP, Strategic Twin-Counties Education Partnership and The Mercer Foundation, Inc.
“Having past experience with the Graphic Design class, I knew I could find an intern from NCC that would be prepared and would meet our needs as an organization,” STEP Executive Director Pam Gould said.
The organization is a collaborative initiative with the public school systems, community colleges and employers in Nash and Edgecombe Counties. As an advertising and graphics design intern, Ramla assists with social media strategies, website design, and marketing materials design.
Gould added, “STEP seeks to increase work-based learning experiences for students in the Twin Counties so it only made sense for us to live our truth. We encourage other employers to provide real work experiences for students. Ramla came in ready and started working immediately on projects. We have been thrilled with her skill level.”
The Mercer Foundation Founder and CEO, James Mercer, LTC, (Ret), US Army and NCC Board Member, is excited about Ramla’s Social Media Marketing internship and the partnership with NCC for part-time student opportunities.
Students completing the Advertising and Graphic Design curriculum at NCC typically find employment opportunities in graphic design, advertising, commercial printing, marketing and many other areas.
Ramla plans to graduate from Nash Community College in May with an Associate in Applied Science in Advertising and Graphic Design with honors. After graduating from NCC, she says her intent is to continue her studies and obtain a higher degree in the field. “I also aspire to start a career which would help me in fulfilling my goals,” she said.
When asked about her advice to current or prospective college students, she said, “I would advise them to look for a career which reflects their personalities and ambitions. This way, they will always enjoy what they are doing.”
Ramla Siddique hopes one day to become an established graphic designer with her own studio and to publish a graphic novel.
For more information about the Advertising and Graphic Design program at Nash Community College, contact the Advising Center at firstname.lastname@example.org. The college is currently enrolling for the summer and fall semesters with courses being offered on campus and online.