By – Brooke Tannehill
From Clemson Online, we extend the warmest congratulations to our graduating student interns this month. Chase Sanders, Grant Sauer, and Daniel Ramos have been incredible assets and important members of our team. Read below to hear a bit about their internships at Clemson Online and how they’ve developed professionally during their time as Clemson students.
“I’ve always been a tiger, but what truly attracted me to Clemson was the Graphic Communications program.” explained Chase Sanders, a Graphic Communication major minoring in brand communication from Hilton Head.
Sanders is Clemson Online’s Graphic Design intern. As Clemson Online supports faculty and staff with Canvas and other instructional tools, Sanders’ position as the Graphic Design Intern supports the Online Development team. Having a robust affinity for design, branding, print, photography, and videography he has enjoyed his graphic communication courses and working at Clemson Online because they blend together his creative and technical skills within a business context.
“My internship with Clemson Online was excellent albeit somewhat uneventful with COVID.” expressed Sanders.
“ I began working remotely on a variety of projects as a graphic design intern. One of the biggest learning experiences for me was working remotely and learning how to be adaptable and communicate without being in person.”
Looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated graphic designer, the Associate Director of Online Development and Graphic Design mentor found a perfect fit with Sanders, “He is a quick learner as it only took him the first few weeks of his internship to create the Clemson Online brand guide with samples of our collateral! He produces high-quality work and always takes on his projects with enthusiasm. Chase is a solid asset to our team – we appreciate his fresh ideas and his positive attitude.”
Taking charge of Clemson Online’s visual brand refresh as just an intern, it is no surprise that Sanders was recently offered a post-grad position with Clemson Online as a Digital Learning Designer. In this role he will be supporting non-credit programs with digital and print graphic collateral and collaborating with online course developers.
“I am grateful to have worked with Dr. Lori Kinley through my internship. Her enthusiasm is contagious and I really enjoyed all of the projects I was a part of.”
Sanders is going to miss game days as a student, the tight-knit community within Graphic Communications, and getting to enjoy downtime at the lake upon his graduation this month.
“I learned a lot while at Clemson Online and loved that I was challenged to do new things.” says Ramos.
As the Clemson Online Multimedia and Web Intern, Ramo actively takes part in producing and editing online educational content for a variety of communication projects related to Clemson Online. In addition, he helps support the Clemson Online brand through Social Media and Marketing Campaigns.
“Daniel exceeded my expectations as he went beyond his job description in helping me with data analysis. He was an integral part of cleaning and prepping data files that were used in creating dashboards and reports for Clemson Online” said Allan DeToma, Associate Director of Analytics & Marketing with Clemson Online.
Originally a management major, Ramos made the switch to marketing with a minor in psychology because of his fascination with human behavior and sales, as he enjoys connecting with people and assisting them, especially with technology.
“His ability to quickly learn new skills in Excel is commendable” continued DeToma, “in addition to providing this valuable skill, he also performed his social media duties very well. He consistently created graphics and posts that reflected Clemson Online upcoming events in a timely manner.”
During Daniel’s first rotation with Clemson Online he was asked to use Adobe products with limited prior knowledge. Leaving Clemson Online, he feels skilled within Adobe CC which has helped Ramos start up his own marketing consulting company, DR Creative. DR Creative provides consulting services, where Ramos is able to create content for small businesses using his learned skills from working with Clemson Online.”
“I truly enjoyed working with Daniel and would recommend him to anyone looking for someone with his background and experience.” hailed his advisor Detoma.
After graduation Ramos plans to continue growing his consulting company while also working in the tech sales industry in the Northern Virginia area. He is looking forward to bringing his helpful attitude and skills to a career in technology sales.
“I chose Clemson because I wanted to join the Clemson Family. I definitely will miss football games, but will probably be back at least for one game every fall. I think Clemson is an oasis away from the busy lifestyle of living in the DC area so I will miss that too.”
Hailing from Atlanta, GA Clemson Online’s video production intern Grant Sauer will be graduating with a degree in industrial engineering this year.
“I choose Clemson because of the engineering school and beautiful campus.”
Sauer’s major has helped him become a great problem solver. This quality has carried over into his work as a videographer, demonstrated by his creativity and quality of work. Going on his 4th semester with Clemson Online, Sauer continues to show strong leadership and communication skills in his work. Starting out with Clemson Online in the Spring 2019 as the Web Marketing intern, he has now worked as the Video Production Intern for the Spring, Summer, and Fall of 2020.
“Grant has grown in his professional skills by working in collaboration with other interns on various projects throughout his time with Clemson Online. His technical skills on editing software such as Premiere Pro and Camtasia has increased through the semester with us.” furthered Lenderman.
Described as creative and technically sound in his approach to work, Grant is a trusted intern that completes projects in a timely and high-quality manner. One of Grant’s favorite memories at Clemson Online is receiving a tour of the Clemson fire station while filming there for one of his Clemson Online projects. While currently on the job hunt, Sauer plans to go back to Atlanta for work upon graduation.
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