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Design graduates 'should work abroad'
Thursday, 27 August 2009
Creative Industries: arts and design
Graduate job hunters with degrees in design should be thinking "globally" when it comes to looking for employment, according to one industry expert.
Lawrence Zeegan, a graphic designer who often provides illustration for the Guardian, told Digital Arts that graduates should be willing to move to foreign soils in order to bag the perfect job.
The design industry in particular is one where the best graduate jobs are often outside of the UK, according to the expert, and working internationally can gain university leavers vital experience and contacts.
Mr Zeegan added: "It's tough out there in the jobs market, and students need to keep fresh, focused and forward-thinking to find the best ones - if this means sofa-surfing to Sydney, then do it."
UK Net Guide recently said that those with arts and humanities degrees may be receiving a lower salary than university leavers in engineering and science-based graduate jobs.