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Internship gives senior variety of experiences

November 14, 2013

By Amber Surdam/Stephens College SeniorKaylyn Crane needed an internship last summer.
A graphic design major, she went to her advisor, Kate Gray, for help. Gray suggested that Crane see Hub & Spoke, a marketing agency that specializes in web and graphic design.
After two interviews, she landed a job as an intern.
During her internship, Crane designed posters, including one for the Missouri Contemporary Ballet’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”
She also redesigned and created a logo for Keeping Good Company, a senior care service business.
Crane created a booklet for Pela Cura, a medical spa, and designed an ad for Columbia Home.
One of her most interesting projects was creating two beer can designs for Rockbridge Brewing Company.
Crane came to Stephens after serving four years in the Air Force, where she was able to travel and earn money for college.
“I knew I wanted to go to school in Columbia,” she said. “My mother knew of Stephens’ prestige. She knew it was great.”
She chose graphic design because she wanted to do something different after working in finance customer service in the military.
“I realized that I really hated finance customer service,” she said. “I needed something creative to do. 
So I looked at what kinds of artsy jobs there are. And that’s when I discovered graphic design.”
But Crane also discovered her two worlds are not that different.
“They are kind of similar,” she said. “In graphic design, you can’t be late. You have deadlines. Attention to detail is big in graphic design and in the Air Force.”
Crane is now eying her options when she graduates in May. She’s considering applying to a local magazine but is also considering relocating to Kansas City or St. Louis.

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