What is the Digital Brown Bag Class?
This class is run like a job because it’s about getting a job. Boss Megan Ward makes it clear from the first day what it means to be a Digital Brown Bag Company (DBB Co.) employee: be attentive, be involved, and be punctual. DBB Co. is a seminar class, as in every week is a new seminar. A different speaker and, more often than not, an NMIX alumni came in to discuss their professional career, how they got there, what they learned, and tips for others joining the job market. The speakers’ topics ranged from everything from marketing to social media influencing to LinkedIn profiles to even tips to be more productive on a daily basis.
What did I learn from DBB Co?
There was a lot of business insight passed along from people who are in positions not too far away from the one I’m in now. They got jobs right out of college, which is a topic I am definitely anxious about. One of the main tips I got was to create a LinkedIn account. I also learned different ways to use it, like to always message someone first with a connection between their profile and yours, or to post things that really show off what you’re good at. In general, I learned the importance of having an online presence for getting work in this day and age. There was a lot of tips on being an entrepreneur and building business, so if that’s a path I want to take in the future I have a better guideline to follow.
The first project taught me about the basic html and css coding to build a website from the ground up.
The second project introduced me to Bootstrap and how it can be used to create and simplify the ground up web design process.
The third project familiarized me with WordPress and the different types of websites that can be built with it.