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tips from an alumna
Clarie P.

Design Crush Presentations
Carson K

Allie C
Jill D

Jordan G



{where do you want to work?}
{firms, cities, people...} continue to work on this doc anytime.
Use google sheets (example)

__I want to live (name the city) or cities

__I want to work for ___ type of firm or name of firms

__I want to work with this person!____

Where do you want to live? Who do you want to work with? What type of work do you want to do?

Keep a document google sheet or excell doc that you can add to easily...
Name, Firm, email address, website address, why you love them is it the work overall, one project, their mission or beliefs... stalk them. where did they work before? who else works with them? where did they work before? See how this can snowball into a lot of great places to work?

Send them and email and tell them you love their work. That is it. Just start (see Claire’s tips)

Find people or places you want to work with...check out instagram and behance and are.na of course but also other online sites such as Dribbble, It’s Nice That, The Dieline, and check out printed publications such as Communication Arts, Graphis, Archive,, they are all in the Art and Architecture library behind the Spencer Museum (go).

Find a job you want to apply for.
Start by searching discipline-specific online listings on AIGA’s job board (you have to be an AIGA member to access full job postings) and on sites like LinkedInBehance, Design Observer.

Once you start this process. You have an idea of where you want to live or the type of firm/agency you want to work for -- then talk to your professors and they can point you to some alumni. But you have to do the work first... Don’t just say I want to move to NY who do you know. You need to do research first, share it with us and then we can help you out. And we are happy to help!