Even the most talented interior designer needs to know how to market him/herself to potential clients and employers. That's why NYSID makes teaching presentation skills and professional practice a priority. We ask our advisory boards—composed of design luminaries like Robin Klehr Avia and Michael Graves—what they are looking for in a hire; then we craft our programs and services around their answers.
NYSID’s career services include:
Skill-focused presentations every semester on resume building, interview skills, and portfolio presentation.
A Spring Portfolio Fair set upon the format of “speed-mentoring.” Students sit down with practicing designers from a broad range of firms, and get rapid-fire feedback on their portfolios.
An annual Q &A with an NCIDQ representative. The National Council for Interior Design administers the NCIDQ exam, the key test of a designer’s knowledge and skills, across North America. This presentation updates our students about changes to this ever-evolving test.
Ongoing advising from Nansi Barrie, NYSID’s career services coordinator. She provides resume and portfolio review by appointment.
Job Listings: NYSID is always in the process of expanding its outreach to design firms for entry-level jobs. See The NYSID Job Board for details.
NYSID’s professional development curriculum:
NYSID encourages undergraduate and MFA students to take the elective internship course for credit, with placement support from NYSID’s career development staff.
NYSID offers Professional Practice I & II in the undergraduate program, and a Professional Practice course in the MFA-1 program, all of which teach students the business, legal, and administrative knowledge they will need to succeed in entry-level design jobs, or as entrepreneurs striking it out on their own.
To ask about career services and events, or register for a password for The NYSID Job Board contact:
Nansi Barrie, firstname.lastname@example.org