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FRIDAY, APRIL 7 | 10 A.M. - 3 P.M.
Student Design Forum


Discover the variety of career paths and the opportunities you can take advantage of at the 14th annual Student Design Forum (formerly Student Career Day) at Michigan Design Center in Troy on Friday, April 7. Meet professionals from many facets of the industry, who will provide valuable insight and advice on available careers for students, how to choose one that’s the best fit, and even how they can get a foot in the door in that discipline.

After a lunchtime roundtable discussion with designers and other professionals, learn about industry trends and new products during designer-led tours of MDC showrooms, which will be followed by an opportunity to select complimentary fabrics and wallcoverings donated by our showrooms.

The day will close with a wrap-up and awards presentation. For those who wish to participate, a one-on-one portfolio review with an instructor will also be available from 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Registration fee is $15 and includes a roundtable lunch and all the day’s activities, beginning with a keynote panel and Q & A. You must register by April 3, 2017.


10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Keynote panel and Q&A in Mid-America Room, Suite 86
11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Break
11:45 - 1 p.m. Designer roundtables/Lunch (Lunch Sponsor: ASID)
1 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Break
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Showroom tours
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Selection of donated showroom fabric
2:45 p.m. - 3 p.m. Wrap-up & awards
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Portfolio reviews


The Ghiordes Knot / ASID 27th Student Creative Space Competition is open to students of ASID-affiliated schools for an opportunity to win $800 in prize money. All entries must be received at The Ghiordes Knot, Suite 20, at Michigan Design Center, by Monday, March 27.  Information packets will be sent to instructors in February. For more information, contact Cori Eddy. Winners will be announced at the Student Design Forum.

IIDA Michigan Dr. Virginia North Student Competition is open to senior Interior Design students enrolled in a four-year Interior Design Program in the state of Michigan, AND who are current IIDA Student Members.  Information and instructions can be found here. Submissions are due by Friday, March 10.  Winners will be announced at the Student Design Forum.

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