Sandstorm Student Center

Sandstorm Design launched the Sandstorm Student Center (SSC) in 2003 for students and working adults interested in learning more about marketing and web design firms and a career in the design industry. A totally free service, we invite you to ask us a question, review FAQs from students, and get advice on landing a job, internship or freelance assignment.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

FAQ: How much importance is placed on where one attended university?

Your portfolio is way more important than where you attended college! If your work is awesome, and you've picked up all the skills you need to succeed as a creative, then the university you went to did their job.

That being said, some people are just dazzled by degrees. If you and your competition have portfolios that are about the same in terms of creativity and execution, and they went to a "better" school than you or have earned an advanced degree, you might be in trouble.


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