We give students space and support to grow as creators, to develop their skills, and to prepare and explore career possibilities. We offer a friendly, comfortable, and collaborative environment with peer guides and a professional creative director who through project work and one-on-one sessions; bridges the transition from student to professional.
We also offer internship and job opportunities to driven students who want hands-on experience in a creative field. Social media interns get marketing experience and learn vital communication skills. Design interns not only hone their artistic and creative skills completing design projects; they get real-world experience negotiating projects with clients and communicating with team members.
Our Studio is a space for students in the School of LMC to work and create. CoLab offers access to a wide variety of technologies for all of your creative digital needs: Adobe Creative Suite, Android Studio, IntelliJ, Processing, PyCharm, Unity, and more!
As featured artists in group exhibitions, students learn how to create gallery-quality works. As exhibition hands, students gain experience displaying work for an audience. As web and graphic designers, students build their portfolios by using their classroom experience to advertise CoLab shows. As marketers and promoters, students learn to communicate exhibition information with social media.
Colab Director and Creative Director Jillann Hertel offers one-on-one support for imagining your future career as well as portfolio review sessions for upperclassmen in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. Get feedback from Jillann to level-up your portfolio, resume, or other materials for career and networking purposes. A full suite of career support is also available via Georgia Tech's Career Center, its workshops, and via IAC specific Career Educators, Camille Liverpool or Kyle Poe.