work term confirmed: Colaisde na Gaidhlig


Photo credit: Colaisde na Gaidhlig.

I am beyond thrilled to be able to tell you all that my work term (a five-week unpaid internship in April and May, that is part of my two-year Graphic Design diploma at NSCC) will be at an amazing local cultural institution, the Colaisde na Gaidhlig! (It’s also known as The Gaelic College, but I’m trying to get into the habit of using the Gaelic term for it.) It was in the works for the last few weeks and was confirmed today. Hurray!

Margie Beaton is the College’s Director of Marketing and Design, and she is who I’ll be working with daily. She took the same program I am now taking, at NSCC. She worked for local Sydney firm Vibe Creative Group for a couple of years before taking the position at the College two years ago. Her work is beautiful – you can see it here and here – and I’m so excited to spend time learning from her! She’s also passionate about local culture, something we have in common, and about finding fun new ways to market a quality product.

And while I’ll mostly be commuting between the College and my home in North Sydney, it means I’ll be a bit closer to where I grew up, Baddeck, and where my parents still live and lots of friends are, too.

I’ll be learning and writing much more about the College when I’m there, starting April 28th.

But for now, back to the homework!

Oh and here is an interview I did with Margie and her sister Dawn, back in September of 2012.

And here is a post from last summer when I went to see the play “Out of Black Cove” at the College. It shows a bit of the grounds there.

You can “Like” the College’s Facebook page here.

OK, now seriously, I better get back to work.

And by work, I mean breakfast.

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7 Responses to work term confirmed: Colaisde na Gaidhlig

  1. haya says:

    yay congrats!!
    looking forward to hearing more about it.
    also, can you put us the proper pronunciation of it? gaelic is one of those things that “hooked on phonics” skills don’t apply to! (i love love loved all the gaelic road signs that were up on the cabot trail)

    • leahcnoble says:

      It’s something like “ColEDGE na Galleg”. But if you’re from Mabou-area, its “CoWEDGE na GAlleg.” Caps denote where you place the emphasis.

      I’ll have to look up a more professional Gaelic pronunciation resource, but that’s how it was taught to me when I was there a few days ago. 🙂

  2. Margo Moore says:

    Congratulations! Enjoy the internship, they are lucky to have you!

  3. hermit2003 says:

    Excellent news, Leah! Congratulations.

  4. Brett says:

    Congrats! Hope it is wonderful!

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