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Will taking an internship in Pharma (for the experience — not to line up a job) hurt me for the future? It would be my first agency experience and I plan on going to portfolio school after I graduate

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It’ll make you look like a pharma creative, since you have no other experience. Generally speaking, don’t take a job if it’s not going to lead you where you wanna go, because those jobs will be the future reference points on your resumé. If you don’t wanna do more pharma, don’t start in pharma.

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I disagree. Get experience where you can. Your book has to be insanely awesome to get into the coveted agencies that everyone gushes over. It’s not a life-sentence. It’s an internship

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You won’t get shit for your book by the end of it. And if you do, it probably won’t be relevant to what work you want to do. If you have other options, take them. It’s good that you’re already thinking about this in the long-term, though

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Pharma experience better than no experience.

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Also think art direction is different. If you can make stuff look beautiful at an intern level, that will you get in a more typical creative shops however, if you were a writer... I’d reco to stay away.

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