The ADM internship briefing for 2017/18 will be held on the 16th November 12pm – 1pm at the auditorium ! Come join us at the following itinerary which has been specially organised for you at this briefing !

1) Student sharing session by animation senior Helen See
Helen, an ADM 4th year animation senior was attached to Japanese game development company Koei Tecmo as a Computer Graphics Animator during her internship stint. She spent 13 weeks with the company working on a variety of exciting tasks. She will be sharing with everyone her personal journey at the talk, giving out tips and advise and will also speak about the challenges and advantages of taking on an internship. There will also an opportunity to speak to her in person after the talk too !

2) Application details and procedure
• The different types of internship pathways (using the ADM database vs Self-source option)
• Important deadlines for application submission
• Preparation and ground work for your internship journey
• Online applications procedures

3) Informal Q&A mingling session
For those who are too shy to ask questions, this will be a good time for you to mingle informally with us to clarify any burning questions that you may have on the internship programme.

January 2017 Internship Briefing

A second internship briefing session was held on 24th January 2017 for those who have missed the first round of briefings. Industry speakers from DIA Brands – Creative Director, Quentin Berryman  and CEO, Nigel Smith were invited to speak with the 3rd year students about the importance of a design internship and also to share with them the agency’s work. Representatives from the Career and Attachment Office were also present to brief ADM students on the expectations of an ADM internship, the application process and the internship assessment criteria. It was a fruitful session as students got to hear from professionals from the industry as well as to collect important information regarding the ADM Internship.

DIA Brands

It was an engaging session with CEO of DIA Brands,  Nigel Smith, as he kicked off the first half of the briefing by drawing links between the brain’s ability to perceive and remember imagery, to the way how a brand mark is conceived and recognized by the masses. Nigel also shared about what goes into consideration when agencies create a “remarkable branding”. An introduction to the agency’s work was also shared. We ended the first half of briefing with a “Guess-The-Brand” game where only a part of a brand mark is shown and we are supposed to guess the brand from that. It is interesting to see how we all managed to guess most of the brands with only a part of the brand mark shown, and that shows these brands are successful in creating a lasting impression amongst the masses.

Above: Nigel sharing the secret to creating a “remarkable brand”.

Above: Some of DIA Brands’ works.

Above: Game time ! Playing the game of “Guess the Brand”.

NTU Career and Attachment Office (CAO)

The NTU Career and Attachment office (CAO) representatives were also present to brief the 3rd year students regarding the internship application procedure and requirements. Ms Pfeiffer Chung from CAO, went through the dos-and-donts during internship, and also talked about the internship assessment criteria.

Above: Ms Pfeiffer Chung sharing  guidelines of how to self-sourcing your own internship.


There was also a chance for students to interact with the industry guest speakers, staff from CAO and Ms Angeline Yam, the ADM Internship Coordinator to find out more clarify any questions about the ADM Internship.

Above: Students having a chat with Creative Director Quentin Berryman, from DIA Brands.

Review by Lee Ming Rui

November 2016 Internship Briefing

On the 9th November 2016, ADM had its annual internship briefing for all third year students who are considering to take up the ADM internship between May-July 2017.  A 4th year senior was invited to share her internship journey with the 3rd year students. Representatives from the Career and Attachment Office were also present to brief ADM students on what to expect for an ADM internship and application procedures

Student Speaker

Aurelia Jessica, a final year student from Visual Communication shared with everyone her 2016 ADM internship experience with Twitter. Aurelia made use of both the ADM database of companies as well as going down the self-source pathway and eventually landed a stint with Twitter. Within weeks of starting out on her internship, she was entrusted to assist on design pitches for high profile clients such as Unilever, Samsung and Pepsi in a fast paced environment.

Aurelia enlightened potential interns who might be anxious about the internship application. She provided some useful tips, from how to prepare one’s resume and portfolio and what to expect during a job interview. Aurelia cautioned her juniors about the struggles one might face before landing an internship, however the experience has been a worthwhile learning curve for her. In true Twitter style, Aurelia summarized her internship experience in under 140 characters – “Through first-hand experience, learn about the industry, my possible career paths and about myself.” #InternshipGoals

Above: Aurelia summarizing her internship experience in true Twitter style

Above: Aurelia shared about the opportunities to make friends from all over the world while interning at Twitter 

NTU Career and Attachment Office (CAO)

The NTU Career and Attachment office (CAO) representatives were also present to take the students through the internship application procedure and preparation works. They outlined some important deadlines as well as step-by-step instructions on how to go about registering for the internship online.

Above: Ms Pfeiffer Chung from NTU Career and Attachment Office briefing students on the details of an ADM internship – registration and preparation procedures.

End of session Q&A

At the end of the session, students were provided the chance to chat and clarify burning questions with all the speakers – 4th year student Aurelia Jessica, staff from CAO as well as ADM internship coordinator Ms Angeline Yam.

Above: 3rd year students checking in with Aurelia Jessica, a 4th year senior for internship advice and tips !

Above: Students having a chat with  CAO (Career and Attachment Office) staff on the various internship application procedures.

Review by: Lydia Alexkartadjaja