Who hires GSD MDes and DDes graduates?  A look at employers hiring 2016-2019:

  • AECOM Asia
  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Autodesk
  • B Fabrication
  • Bloomberg
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • CBRE Greater China
  • China Central Academy of Fine Arts
  • DiMella Shaffer
  • ESRI
  • Greybrook Realty Partners
  • Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • Leggat McCall Properties
  • Mack Real Estate Group
  • Madison Marquette
  • MIT Media Lab
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nike
  • Nikken Sekki Civil Engineering
  • NYC Economic Development Corp.
  • Rifiniti
  • Related Companies
  • RF Capital
  • Samsung
  • Slate Property Group
  • Starwood Capital Group
  • Steiner NYC
  • SOM
  • Tellart
  • The Related Group
  • Twining Properties
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Nebraska Lincoln
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • University of Virginia, School of Architecture
  • Vanke
  • World Bank
  • World Monuments Fund
  • Yale School of Architecture

Which industries hire MDes and DDes graduates?

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


How do I find MDes/DDes alumni contacts?

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


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
  • 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

CV 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: