Where Are They Now – Carrisa Yeoh

What did you study and when did you graduate?

I did a BA in Media and communications, and graduated in July 2017.

What did you do as a CEN8 volunteer?

I was part of the design team and helped with designed posters for promotional events, plays and the yearly calendar.

What was the most useful thing you learnt by being a volunteer?

Teamwork, time management skills, and interpersonal skills.

What was the best thing about volunteering?

Working with the amazing people in CEN8, you feel like family, no one is going to judge you, everyone is super supportive. I just learnt to be more confident with my work as well.

What have you been up to since leaving Goldsmiths?

I’ve recently completed an internship with Wes Anderson’s upcoming film Isle of Dogs, at IOD productions, I then did a 3 month internship with a video production company in the UK, before returning to Malaysia where I am currently freelancing as a animator/video editor. And just travelling the world, like Amsterdam, Italy, Iceland, Thailand, etc.

Has/how volunteering for CEN8 impacted on you since you left?

I have become more eager and initiative in putting myself out of my comfort zone, and work harder instead of shying away which I used to do. I’ve learnt to work better with others in communicating and think outside the box by challenging my creativity.

What career advice would you students currently at university?

It’s always hard at first, but always believe in your choices, even when everyone doubts you, it takes a while, but eventually you’ll get there. Rome wasn’t built in a day, no one else would save you but yourself, so work hard and never settle for mediocrity.


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