Alex Suleymanov is a senior who's majoring in graphic design and minoring in Business and Liberal Arts (BALA). Alex is more than just a student at Queens College, having been working on campus since his sophomore year with the Freshman Year Initiative (F.Y.I.) as a mentor and a mentor supervisor, as well as a student aide in the Academic Advising Center.
As an upper freshman, Alex began seeking career opportunities, which led him to the office of Career Development and Internships. There, he first met with a career counselor and signed up for an internship workshop. “When I was told about having to attend an internship workshop, I was skeptical at first because I was nervous about what the future might hold for me,” says Alex. Once he attended an internship workshop, Alex began searching for internships. “After attending an internship workshop, I realized how important it was because the career office explained the internship process and made me feel comfortable, knowing that internships they receive are not internships that require a student to get coffee for the boss.”
After a couple of weeks, Alex received a phone call from his career counselor saying that his resume was submitted to Marching Technology, a company located in Main Street, Flushing. When asked about his first internship experience, Alex says, “it was definitely worthwhile because my career counselor sent out my resume to potential graphic design internships that were seeking students. I even was offered a second internship the following year, in marketing, and was able to receive academic credit for it.” Alex feels the career office helped him gain the tools and knowledge he needed to prepare for the business world and is thankful that his career counselor took time to look into internships and send his resume out to potential employers.
Alex has recently been accepted to the M.A. program in Graphic Communications Management and Technology at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS), where he hopes the education he gains will help him in his ultimate goal of becoming either a creative director or C.E.O. of a company. “I’m looking forward to continuing my education with NYU because this is a program that teaches two subjects I love in one, and will help me continue on the path to success. If you are debating about whether or not to visit the career office, it’s definitely worth visiting because they will give you the necessary tools you need to get started on finding an internship or job. Trust me, they are a wonderful group of people!” says Alex.