miércoles, 16 de mayo de 2018

Luis Cabrera Osorio, student of the Master's degree in Arts and Cultural Management, UIC Barcelona

Luis Cabrera Osorio is an architect from Peru, where he collaborated at the Lima Art Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Lima. He also acquired teaching experience whilst working at University of Lima and Tolouse Lautrec Institute. He is currently doing his professional internship of the master at Laboh Consultancy, an agency that works for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award.



How was the selection process to get this Internship? 
Well, after looking for a couple of months, I found out about this agency that was in charge of the development of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, so I decided to apply immediately. Once they received my application, they sent an e-mail to our internships’ coordinator, telling her that they were interested in interviewing a few of us. A week later, I met them personally. Two days after that encounter, they called and told me that they were taking me in. I was so happy about it because working there was my first option from my applications’ list.
What are your current role and main tasks?
As an intern, my main job is to assist in any tasks and projects involving the Prize. For example, I have been working with some social networks, creating content and posting images and relevant information. I have also helped them doing some past year’s analytics and presenting them to the Mies van der Rohe Foundation. Besides, sometimes I do translations for official documents and publications. Currently we are working on the organisation of a big conference: Architecture and the Media. This event is a debate forum to analyse the importance and role of media in architecture diffusion.
 What do you like the most of your internship?
The fact that they offered me the chance to meet amazing people and establish contact with important figures in architecture and culture has been priceless. Working at Laboh has provided me with a first-hand experience at the The Mies van der Rohe Foundation, which is a great platform to enhance your opportunities and broaden your professional horizons.
What did the internship bring to your professional life? / Are you applying the contents learnt during the master’s degree?
I have learned a lot about event organisation, how social media really works and the importance of public relations. The class that has helped the most in this internship is Cultural Communication, because many of the topics seen in the sessions, such as PR, press releases, clipping and publications are addressed daily at the office.
 Which advice would you give to students who are looking for an internship?
First of all, I would advise that anybody looking for an internship should make their own preferences list, putting in order of importance which places they would like to work in. Then, they should discard those which are impossible to contact or those that have already taken someone else. Finally, and most importantly, they should e-mail these institutions, presenting themselves and specifying what they want: an internship; CV and motivation letter are a must.

  is an architect from Peru, where he collaborated at the Lima Art Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Lima. He also acquired teaching experience whilst working at University of Lima and Tolouse Lautrec Institute. He is currently a student of the Master’s degree in Arts and Cultural Management at UIC Barcelona. In addition to that, he is doing his professional internship at Laboh Consultancy, an agency that works for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award.

How was the selection process to get this Internship? 
Well, after looking for a couple of months, I found out about this agency that was in charge of the development of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, so I decided to apply immediately. Once they received my application, they sent an e-mail to our internships’ coordinator, telling her that they were interested in interviewing a few of us. A week later, I met them personally. Two days after that encounter, they called and told me that they were taking me in. I was so happy about it because working there was my first option from my applications’ list.
What are your current role and main tasks?
As an intern, my main job is to assist in any tasks and projects involving the Prize. For example, I have been working with some social networks, creating content and posting images and relevant information. I have also helped them doing some past year’s analytics and presenting them to the Mies van der Rohe Foundation. Besides, sometimes I do translations for official documents and publications. Currently we are working on the organisation of a big conference: Architecture and the Media. This event is a debate forum to analyse the importance and role of media in architecture diffusion.
What do you like the most of your internship?
The fact that they offered me the chance to meet amazing people and establish contact with important figures in architecture and culture has been priceless. Working at Laboh has provided me with a first-hand experience at the The Mies van der Rohe Foundation, which is a great platform to enhance your opportunities and broaden your professional horizons. 
What did the internship bring to your professional life? / Are you applying the contents learnt during the master’s degree?
I have learned a lot about event organisation, how social media really works and the importance of public relations. The class that has helped the most in this internship is Cultural Communication, because many of the topics seen in the sessions, such as PR, press releases, clipping and publications are addressed daily at the office.
Which advice would you give to students who are looking for an internship?
First of all, I would advise that anybody looking for an internship should make their own preferences list, putting in order of importance which places they would like to work in. Then, they should discard those which are impossible to contact or those that have already taken someone else. Finally, and most importantly, they should e-mail these institutions, presenting themselves and specifying what they want: an internship; CV and motivation letter are a must.