Graduate benefits from industry-savvy instructors
Industry-savvy Interior Design instructors and resources for hands-on learning gave program graduate Damiris Ramos the skills for a career field which allows her to use her creativity and knowledge of technology to design useable, working and living spaces.
Damiris says Gateway instructors took the time to fully explain all the educational concepts to students and were as helpful as possible when questions arose – always with the goal of delivering training for the skills to help students successfully enter and succeed in their career.
“They would go the extra mile to make sure that you understood all the concepts,” says Damiris. “I’ve been to other colleges where they didn’t take that extra time and didn’t seem to care if you understood it or not – if you didn’t, they would just tell you to work it out with a tutor.”
Damiris says Gateway instructors were also willing – and able – to bring their firsthand experience of the industry into the classroom and prepare students for the industry they would soon enter.
“I was fortunate to have learned from Gateway instructors,” says Damiris. “One of the strengths of the Interior Design program is the instructors and the hands-on knowledge that I was able to gain from them. They brought in their experience to the classroom, which prepared us to enter our career field.”
Damiris was drawn to Gateway’s Interior Design program because of its similarities to fashion design – a degree she initially sought, but did not finish, directly out of high school – the flexible class schedule, the access to training materials and even the Gateway bookstore. She worked full-time the entire time she was earning her degree, but says her instructors and counselors were understanding and helped her to work through that process.
“I like Gateway because it’s so accessible. Everything is there, it was convenient in many ways.”