As part of an internship with Brewer Federal Credit Union, New Media undergrad Kevin Boucher is designing a cover and assisting with design elements for an online issue of a magazine for 2015 New Media Night.
A few months ago, Brewer Federal Credit Union marketing specialist and former New Media student Amy Collinsworth initiated a collaboration with current new media students. “I’d like to give back,” says Amy.
During the semester Amy worked with Kevin on two editions of Issuu online magazine. The first highlighted an alumni fundraising event in her home town, Millenocket. The second showcased current students and faculty in UMaine’s New Media program.
As one of the few new media programs in the Northeast, this program trains students in the skills essential for navigating a digitized workplace. Each spring seniors showcase the results of their year-long project design class during New Media Night, pulling together the skills they’ve learned throughout their four-year journey. Amy’s publication highlights this achievement in the context of clarifying the entire program and its goals–from courses to faculty, from current capstone students to graduated alumni.