Courtney Morgan ’12 knew she wanted to do something service-oriented after graduating college, and found her way to New York City to work as a teaching assistant at the non-profit Blue Engine.
Blue Engine “works with low-income schools in New York City to close the gap between college eligible and college ready,” Morgan explained. The idea of working in a field of service took hold while at MIAD. Morgan held multiple internships and volunteered at Artists Working in Education through MIAD’s Service Learning Program, a position which eventually turned into an internship.
Working as a teaching assisant, she said, “I use a lot of the analysis skills that MIAD taught me, looking at art as a way to look at my daily challenges and goals.”
Morgan said that pursuing a job in a new city was difficult but added, “If it’s something you’re passionate about, you will find an opportunity that will get you in the door.”
Click here for more information on MIAD’s Service Learning Program.