Try to get an internship, or go straight to applying to actual jobs?

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Hey guys, I have a BFA and my concentration was Graphic Design. I also have a certificate in Web Development (mostly HTML & CSS with some basic knowledge of how JS works). I also did a Graphic Design internship before I graduated.

After many long months of confusion over what I really want to do, I have decided that I want to get into UX. I mainly want to focus on the UX design part, but I do have the type of brain that would do well with the UX research side as well. (the UX developer part, not so much lol) I am taking a handful courses on SkillShare, etc to get a better understanding of what UX really is, etc. I have a couple of projects I'm working/going to be working on.

My main question is, should I try to get an internship (if I find one that's ok with someone who graduated) or should I go straight to applying to actual jobs after I finish my portfolio?

Also, anyone know a detailed resource (that won't cost me an arm and a leg) for how to make a good junior portfolio? No site or course I've been to covers this part in detail. I'll keep looking, of course, but just in case. And…should I remove all of my past regular graphic design work from my portfolio, or is it ok to leave it?

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