VISITING MICHIGAN DESIGN CENTER
College-level interior design students are welcome at MDC to work on class projects, shop around for ideas, or to simply gather information. Please have your student identification card with you to present to showrooms. When you arrive at MDC, stop by the concierge desk in the main lobby (at the “D” entrance) for a map and showroom listing to make your visit easier. For more information, contact Debbie Homenik at 248.649.4772.
CLASS TOURS & PRESENTATIONS
We welcome instructors to bring their college-level students to Michigan Design Center. We are happy to assist in setting up a tour or presentation to suit the specific needs of your class. Please contact Bonnie Brown at 248.649.4772 to schedule your tour.
If you would like to visit specific showrooms, please contact those showrooms in advance to schedule a time. Our showrooms are not able to accommodate groups without prior notice.
STUDENT CAREER DAY
Our annual Student Career Day welcomes college-level interior design students and recent graduates from all over Michigan, Ohio and Canada. Participating students enjoy a full day of panel discussions, keynote presentations, career counseling, and product seminars. This year's Student Career Day was on Friday, April 11, 2014.
Internship opportunities at MDC are beneficial to both students requiring credit hours for graduation and showrooms that are often in need of additional help. Feedback from past interns has been very positive in terms of the benefits and experience earned while at MDC, including:
- Furthering their knowledge base of specific types and uses of fabrics or furniture
- Interacting with designers as they work with clients and make purchases
- Ability to attend trade seminars offered through the design center
- Familiarizing themselves with showrooms and products available at MDC
Students interested in an internship may contact MDC by sending an application and resume to Craig@michigandesign.com. We also accept information from school internship coordinators. All resumes and requests for internships are forwarded to our showrooms. Showrooms will make direct contact with students regarding any internship openings.