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Career Services

The NewSchool Career Services Office nurtures students'
architectural and design careers from start to beyond graduation,
with a holistic approach to career development.

Our Unique Career Management Model

The mission of the NewSchool’s Career Services Department is to assist students, recent graduates, and alumni in developing, evaluating, and implementing their individualized employment goals while ensuring student success at the highest levels.


Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design and Interactive Media Placement Rate (2022)


Master of Construction Management Placement Rate (2022)


Master of Architecture Placement Rate (2022)

While still in school, NewSchool’s Career Services department offers opportunities to engage with industry professionals through events such as career fairs, lectures, networking, brokering informational interviews, internships, mentor/mentee programs and the GradShow, where graduating students showcase their thesis projects and network with top firms, NewSchool alumni, faculty and staff. Career Services reaches out to firms to encourage “top of mind” consideration of NewSchool students while educating employers on the appropriate salary levels. This data is based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics most recent data as well as industry organization reports. This process promotes quality salaries at all levels as well as a healthy fiscal future for our community of students and alumni.

As graduation approaches, personalized interviews are held with each pending graduate to thoroughly understand their goals, skills, and experience and to reiterate the necessary steps to a successful job search. During this interview, a follow-up appointment is made to review and critique the resume, portfolio, and project list. Following graduation, Career Services consistently reaches out to each graduate, providing support and guidance throughout the job search, assistance with interview preparation, potential leads, and negotiation of offers. Once employed, the relationship continues in order to provide support, encouragement, and advice to our architects and designers.

Career Services Events

Job Fair Prep

  • Date: Feb. 23, 2024
  • Time: Noon – 2 pm
  • Location: Main Galleria

Resumes + Portfolios must be approved before you attend the fair.

Questions? Contact Richard Hess, Director of Career Service, at

Job Fair

  • Date: March 1, 2024
  • Time: Noon – 2 pm
  • Location: Main Galleria

Details: NewSchool is promoting this event to assist our next generation of talented Architects, Construction Managers, Graphic Design and Interactive Media Artists, Interior Architects, and Product Designers in their job search while in school and those who recently graduated. The event will host various design and build companies, industry organizations presenting full-time and part-time opportunities, and internships that appeal to our alumni and full-time students.

Participation Requirements: Please come prepared with up to 25 resumes and a sample of your portfolio (include digital files of each to forward directly to employers if requested). Employers will be featuring job listings, sign-up sheets, and swag giveaways.

Job Fair

  • Friday, March 03, 2023 12pm-2pm
  • On Campus

Contact Career Services to reserve a table.


  • Friday June 24th, 2022 11am-1pm
  • On Campus

Career Service Resources

Our team works closely with you in helping you develop your career goals, preparing you to meet with employers and securing job opportunities. The services we provide include:

One-on-one counseling sessions to conduct self-assessments, discuss your career goals, learn how to negotiate salary, work through challenges, and more.

Resume, portfolio, and cover letter review, and ongoing support.

Learn how to build your LinkedIn profile and engage with industry professionals through social media.

  • Job Search Strategy Sessions
  • Lunch and Learns
  • Career Fairs
  • Grad Shows
  • Alumni Events

LinkedIn – Connect with current students, alumni, staff, and faculty, and get the latest job posts, industry news, job seeker tips, and more!

  • Starter Guides: One-page overviews about resumes, profile statements, portfolios, cover letters, and thank you letters.
  • Intern Development Program Overviews
  • Career Resource Manuals
  • Industry Nonprofit Brochures

Contact Career Services

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday | 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Contact Information

Headshot: Richard Hess, Director of Career Services

Richard Hess
Director of Career Services

Rebecca Goodman
Career Services Advisor

For Employers

Have you hired a NewSchool student or alumnus?

Please take a moment to take the NewSchool of Architecture & Design Employer Survey.

Recruiters may use our facilities at no cost to interview candidates for full-time, career, and internship positions. Contact us for more information.