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This is What a User Interface Designer Does

Whether it’s 2.4 seconds or 24 hours, most of us spend at least a portion of our days using websites and applications. How do these sites get to look the way they do and who is involved in the process of designing them? One of the key players is the…

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How to Get Into User Experience: Chat with Patrick Neeman of Usability Counts

Are you obsessed with creating new things? That’s requirement number one for a career in User Experience. Strong communication and writing skills and the ability to work on a team also come at the top of the list for Patrick Neeman. Patrick started as a Journalism major at Cyprus College…

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Financial services isn’t just about numbers. It’s about opening doors to opportunities.

This article is sponsored by Deutsche Bank. A major in Computer Science and a minor in Creative Writing is not the typical background of someone who works in financial services. But for Jok Asiyo from Washington & Lee University, finding a career where he could put his diverse skills to…

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The Interactive Gaming Industry Needs Art Majors

Life-like gaming experiences require an impressive roster of people. Designers, lighters, programmers and artists all play integral roles. However, our interactive office in Seattle has been experiencing, first-hand, this exploding recent need for “environment” or “world artists.” As a recruiter in the interactive gaming field, I work with a lot…

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AfterCollege and the White House Work to Find You Better Jobs

If you haven’t heard, we here at AfterCollege are passionate about finding students and recent graduates their first jobs and internships. But, more than that, we want to help them find the right jobs and internships. That’s why we focus so much on career exploration—discovering and learning about careers that…

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14 Tech Jobs For Non-Technical People

We all know that the tech industry is red hot right now, but that doesn’t do you a lot of good if you’re coming from a liberal arts background… or does it? You might not have heard of these jobs yet, but most of them simply require critical thinking skills,…

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What Does a UX Designer Do? A Step-by-Step Guide

In “What the Heck is UX?” we gave an overview of what UX design is. But because UX design is such an umbrella term, we want to really break it down for you. Patrick Neeman suggests reading Steve Psomas’s “The Five Competencies of User Experience Design,” and this really is…

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What the Heck is UX Design?

Everyone has been on a website. Even my grandmother who refused to own a computer has seen one via my smartphone. Most of us are online for a large portion of our day. But have you ever taken the time to consider why these websites look and act the way…

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There’s an App for That! Intern Jessica Moore Does Much More than Make Coffee

Jessica Moore is designing AfterCollege’s mobile app, which will help users get results that appeal specifically to them. Having just graduated from the University of Rochester in New York, her first role outside of “student” as interaction design intern is allowing her to see if she wants to pursue a…

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Tech Needs Women! A Day in the Life of Jennifer Gilbert, Software Engineer

You don’t need a computer science degree or even a strong background in tech to make it as a developer. All it takes is determination and a lot of studying. Jennifer Gilbert explains how she recently made the leap from a career as a copy editor to software engineer at…

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