Creativity is essential to any career, whether someone is developing a presentation to explain a new internal process, or writing a newsletter for customers. For University of Utah graduate Vincent Fu, combining his scientific background with strong creative skills has opened doors and helped him find success in the workplace.
As a student at the University of Utah, Fu studied the sciences, graduating in 2017 with an Honors Bachelor of Science in Biology, and minor degrees in chemistry and computer science. But Fu also spent his college years polishing creative skills through Adobe Creative Cloud, which was available to all University of Utah students through an Enterprise Term License Agreement (ETLA) with Adobe.
Thanks to the ETLA, Fu could experiment with Adobe Creative Cloud apps on his own time. He brought his creative skills to the classroom, creating videos, presentations, and papers that helped him express himself and his ideas more clearly. But he also used Adobe Creative Cloud to develop flyers, posters, videos, and other creative collateral to promote activities and events for various organizations across campus.
After graduation, Fu found his fit at ProLung, a new and growing medical device company. His biology degree helps him understand the technology, but his visual skills allow him to communicate these new technologies with ease. Understanding of multiple Adobe Creative Cloud apps also allows him to meet any challenge the company has, from design a new logo to editing videos for conference presentations. Fu quickly became the company’s Digital Marketing Manager, where he creates all marketing communication assets for ProLung.
“Having access to Adobe Creative Cloud throughout college opened doors for me in ways that I never could have imagined,” says Fu. Discover more.
The ability to clearly communicate information and ideas is essential to any career, whether someone is explaining scientific findings at a conference, creating internal workflow guidelines, or trying to close a sale. And in the modern world, the ability to communicate through digital mediums is more important than ever.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) recognizes the importance of preparing students for successful careers by improving their digital literacy. This doesn’t just refer to knowing how to crop photos or write code. For UNC-Chapel Hill, digital literacy is about being able to solve problems, think critically, and learn how to best engage with audiences in a digital era.
UNC-Chapel Hill partnered with Adobe to provide Adobe Creative Cloud for enterprise licenses to students and faculty. “Adobe is a standard across industries, and Adobe Creative Cloud complements our curriculum so we can promote digital literacy across disciplines at UNC,” says Chris Kielt, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Every student receives access to Adobe Creative Cloud, encouraging them to develop their own websites, design flyers for campus events, or create engaging class presentations. Since students can work with Creative Cloud apps anywhere, they can experiment, solve problems, and build skills that will serve them in their future careers.
One health humanities student, Izzy Pinheiro, became interested in how digital communications can help share stories about health and healing. She created a multimedia website using Adobe Spark to tell the story of Syrian refugees in Jordan and how this humanitarian crisis has affected healthcare for refugees, as well as Jordanian clinicians and citizens. Adobe Spark made it easy for Pinheiro to bring together photos, video clips, text, and animation to tell her story quickly and effectively.
Working with Adobe Creative Cloud for enterprise also improves the IT experience for UNC-Chapel Hill. Named User Deployment ties licenses to usernames, so that when students graduate, their software access is automatically restricted. The Adobe Admin Console also allows IT teams to distribute responsibilities across departments and reduce administrative overhead.
“The digital literacy initiative at UNC has been a true partnership with Adobe,” says Kielt. “We’re producing graduates who will have the digital literacy skills that are expected by the marketplace. That will result in a highly satisfying outcome for our future and for the future of our students.” Discover more here.