Which industries hire MDes and DDes graduates?

  • Academia
  • Architecture
  • Consulting
  • Economic Development
  • Government
  • Nonprofit
  • Real Estate

Who has hired MDes graduates?

  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Microsoft
  • Arup Associates
  • ESRI
  • Google
  • Geoadaptive llc
  • MIT Media Lab
  • USGBC
  • Toll Brothers
  • The Related Companies
  • Skanska
  • McCord Development
  • NYC Economic Dev. Corp.
  • Samsung Group
  • Redgate Real Estate Advisors
  • GE Capital Real Estate
  • Carterra Private Equities
  • Mortenson Construction
  • Allied Properties REIT
  • Starwood Capital Group
  • Trinity Financial, Inc.
  • Landmark Partners
  • FXFowle
  • SOM
  • RMJM
  • Sasaki
  • HOK
  • Perkins & Will

Who has hired DDes graduates?

  • Design Singapore Council
  • Fulbright Economics Teaching Program
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Parsons School of Design
  • Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan
  • Tongji University, College of Architecture and Urban Planning
  • University at Buffalo (SUNY), Department of Media Study
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • The University of Hong Kong

How do I find MDes/DDes alumni contacts?

Three sources of alumni contacts (for current students and graduates):

LinkedIn: Join the Harvard GSD group

CREATE: the GSD career management system

Harvard University Alumni: (Harvard Alumni Association)

Reality Check

  • Utilize your time here to cultivate relationships within the GSD community:
    alumni; fellow students; faculty; visiting speakers; networking events; GSD Alumni Council events
  • Seek out ways to supplement your academic studies with experience: involvement with student clubs (across Harvard), summer internship or community service fellowship

Events of special note for MDes students

  • Harvard Kennedy School of Government (HKS) Consulting Fair
  • Case Interview Prep Session
  • The Art of Networking Workshop
  • Resume Blitz (electronic resume reviews)
  • Virtual Career Fair (summer internship opportunities)
  • Harvard Real Estate Career Day
  • Harvard GSD Career Fairs (events)

Resources of special note for DDes students

Curriculum vita consultation: Meryl Golden

Take advantage of:

  • Weekly e-newsletter (Career Newsflash)
  • Virtual Career Fair, January
  • (Begin your summer internship search early)
  • Community Service Fellowship Program
    (domestic summer internships & international travel grants)
    apply by late January for international travel;
    apply by mid March for domestic summer internships

Career resources in several concentrations, including: