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Torey Kervick ’17


Graphic Design/Screen Media Studies


McHenry, Ill.

Name of Business/Organization

NYCH Art Gallery

Internship Position

Videographer, Graphic Designer, Social Media Coordinator

Torey Kervick ’17, is a Graphic Design and Screen Media Studies major who interned at the NYCH Art Gallery as part of the Carthage in Chicago program. 

Give three words that sum up your internship experience.

Inspiring, Motivating, Dope

How did you learn about your internship?

“Carolynn Friesch helped me through the entire process by sending me places to apply to and through all those emails, NYCH stood out to me.”

Describe your internship.

“I work with an amazing and creative team to host various events at NYCH Gallery.”

What do you enjoy most about your internship? What are some of the challenges?

“I enjoy any and all time spent with my coworkers. We work very well together and build off of each other’s ideas. Some challenges have been getting a larger crowd to come to new events the gallery hosts, but that has also inspired us to work harder at promoting events.”

How does your internship fit with your long-term career goals?

“In the future, I can see myself working in the arts community with a small team and creating independent films of the process. This is exactly what I’m doing with the NYCH YouTube channel.”

During your internship search, how did you make yourself stand out to employers?

“I brought my portfolio of past studio art, graphic design, and film work to interviews to show what I am capable of doing and how it could apply to the company.”

What did you find to be the most helpful during your internship search process?

“Carolynn Friesch and the rest of the Career Services office. They were a tremendous help.”

Do you have any tips to share with other students about your experience?

“Take the most out of this experience. Don’t be afraid to talk to people in your work’s community. Be open minded. Take pictures; it’s okay to look like a tourist sometimes.”

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