#MyTriCStory: Seong-Ae Mun
#MyTriCStory is a series highlighting everyday people in the Tri-C community. Today we meet Seong-Ae Mun, a graphic design professor at the Western Campus in Parma.
#MyTriCStory: What makes Tri-C’s Graphic Design program unique?
Seong-Ae Mun: This is a two-year program geared toward preparing students for a career. Also, we have a portfolio show at the end of the program to showcase student work.
#MTCS: Tell me a little more about the portfolio.
SM: In order to graduate, a student must take a portfolio course. The final product of that course is a portfolio show where the student showcases about 12 pieces of their artwork or design work. They can take the portfolio to job interviews as well. A lot of students come back after they graduate to view portfolios.
#MTCS: So your graduates are connected to the program even after graduation?
SM: Yes, some students come back as guests or reviewers. At our most recent portfolio show, one of our students who graduated about 10 years ago gave a speech to inspire new graduates. We’ve even had graduates come back and hire current Tri-C students.
#MTCS: Wow! So, the portfolio show is much more than just a display of their work?
SM: Oh yes, we have had students get job offers during the portfolio show. We invite potential employers to the show too.
#MTCS: What is your favorite thing about teaching at Tri-C?
SM: I have a deal with my students: if they get a full-time job or transfer to a four-year school after graduation, I take them out to lunch. Come May, I have so many students calling to take me up on my offer. That is one of my favorite things.
January 13, 2018
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