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Alexandra Fung
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Hey, everyone! I'm a student at Elon University majoring in Dance Performance and Choreography and Communication Design. I do photography and visual art (and a great impression of Grumpy Cat).
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This is my last week in LA as part of my university's summer program so before I head back home, I thought I would share some things I learned from my experience. Here we go! 

1. Use your time to create things.


This was by far one of my busiest summers yet, if not one of my busiest years. Not only did I have two classes and the best internship ever grin wink, my weekends were spent doing photography and making films with my friends around LA (in addition to a touristy trip here and there). While I'm ready to go home and just sleep for a whole day at this point, being so busy has given me tons of great material for my professional development. This includes a short film my friend and I made of us running around Hollywood as the White and Black Swans from Swan Lake.


2. Act on your ideas.


Feeling inspired to make something? Do it! Don't worry about whether or not it will turn out well or if people will like it. It's better to try and fail than not try at all. Many of my best projects originated from a random idea I had and chose to act on, including that film I linked to above. My current thesis idea was inspired by sand art projections before an ice skating show I watched on a cruise ship. Seriously.


3. Collaborate!


Don't be afraid to ask people to work with you - the worst they can do is say no. Getting a whole bunch of talented people to work together can lead to something great, so make those connections and get to collaborating! We can't always do everything alone.


4. Present yourself online in a way that highlights your potential.


What you post online says a lot about you to both your colleagues and potential employers. Ask yourself: What image do I want to convey? As a double major with many interests, this dilemma lead to building my own website.  In addition, the amount of favorites/likes, watchers/followers, etc. you get on social media can be a currency. It's one thing to be talented, but can you get people to care?


5. And finally, you can get work done and still have fun.


I wasn't exaggerating when I said I had the best internship ever. Being the Marketing Intern for DA has been an amazing experience and I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to work with so many awesome people. Thank you all for making me feel welcomed and :iconmadizzlee:, :icondanlev:, and :iconheidi: for having me on your team! I suppose you can call this my own version of #thankyoudastaff

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Sorry for the inactivity - I've been out of the country and really busy getting ready to go back to school but I'm working on catching up with my notifications now! 
This is my last week in LA as part of my university's summer program so before I head back home, I thought I would share some things I learned from my experience. Here we go! 

1. Use your time to create things.


This was by far one of my busiest summers yet, if not one of my busiest years. Not only did I have two classes and the best internship ever grin wink, my weekends were spent doing photography and making films with my friends around LA (in addition to a touristy trip here and there). While I'm ready to go home and just sleep for a whole day at this point, being so busy has given me tons of great material for my professional development. This includes a short film my friend and I made of us running around Hollywood as the White and Black Swans from Swan Lake.


2. Act on your ideas.


Feeling inspired to make something? Do it! Don't worry about whether or not it will turn out well or if people will like it. It's better to try and fail than not try at all. Many of my best projects originated from a random idea I had and chose to act on, including that film I linked to above. My current thesis idea was inspired by sand art projections before an ice skating show I watched on a cruise ship. Seriously.


3. Collaborate!


Don't be afraid to ask people to work with you - the worst they can do is say no. Getting a whole bunch of talented people to work together can lead to something great, so make those connections and get to collaborating! We can't always do everything alone.


4. Present yourself online in a way that highlights your potential.


What you post online says a lot about you to both your colleagues and potential employers. Ask yourself: What image do I want to convey? As a double major with many interests, this dilemma lead to building my own website.  In addition, the amount of favorites/likes, watchers/followers, etc. you get on social media can be a currency. It's one thing to be talented, but can you get people to care?


5. And finally, you can get work done and still have fun.


I wasn't exaggerating when I said I had the best internship ever. Being the Marketing Intern for DA has been an amazing experience and I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to work with so many awesome people. Thank you all for making me feel welcomed and :iconmadizzlee:, :icondanlev:, and :iconheidi: for having me on your team! I suppose you can call this my own version of #thankyoudastaff

CEO

:iconspyed:

CTO

:iconmccann:

COO

:iconsgonzalez:

Advisor-in-Chief

:iconmakepictures:

Advertising

:iconamzwu::icongerarduht::iconisosphere::iconlunat1k15::iconlikasmyles::icontwee689:

Business Intelligence

:iconmerhej:

Community

:iconaunjuli::icondamphyr::iconheidi::iconikue::iconmoonbeam13::iconrealitysquared:

Creative

:iconheidi::iconmarioluevanos::iconseoul-child:

DT

:iconartbit::iconchris::iconjustgalym::iconkojik1010::iconmicahgoulart::iconmuteor::iconoutgoingcoyote::iconpetralfire::iconpgorniak::iconraincoastchris::iconrandomduck::iconswoony::iconyumeruby:

Editorial

:iconheidi::iconmadizzlee::iconmarioluevanos::iconseoul-child::icontechgnotic:

Human Resources

:iconjeanpat:

Marketing

:icondanlev::iconheidi::iconmadizzlee:

Operations

:iconjeanpat::iconmakepictures::iconsgonzalez:

Product

:iconlaurenkitsune::iconultradad:

UI

:iconstarvingartist::iconzilla774:


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Hello ^^ 
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Thank you by Jompie
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Thanks for the llama. ☺
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Thank you for watching.
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afungshui Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Student General Artist
For sure! Same to you!
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You're welcome.
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Thanks for having helped out the DeviantART Community! I appreciate it!
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afungshui Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Student General Artist
For sure! Thank you for helping me feel so welcomed!
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SonAmyFan362 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Professional Writer
Not a problem! If you need anything, feel free to let me know! I'm even willing to do free commissions for you, whether it be stories, 3D Models, etc! :D!
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daisehorse Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for being apart of the devious community Hug 
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