• After Parsons

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  • At Parsons, your career begins your first day on campus. Here, you gain the creative and critical foundation you need to turn passions into a professional life of your own design. With your toolkit of hands-on, collaborative methods and global support network, you enter prepared for sustained success in your field or advanced studies. A Parsons education gives you the means to thrive in—not just navigate—a changing world. Explore our graduates’ changemaking paths.

  • Success Stories

    Parsons gives students the tools they need to achieve professional success and prepares them to think beyond current paradigms to develop design solutions to the pressing problems of the day.
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      Nicole Messier ’15 and Joselyn McDonald ’15 Are Closing Silicon Valley’s Gender Gap

      MFA Design and Technology alumna Messier and McDonald created an award-winning tech-education kit aimed at narrowing the gender gap in the technology sector — a field they’ve individually found success in as well.

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      Jade Yumang ’12 on Finding Your Footing in the World

      MFA Fine Arts graduate Yumang talks about how the conceptual approaches and confidence he developed at Parsons enabled him to establish himself as an artist after graduation.

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      Nelson De Jesus Ubri ’15: Collaborating on Coastal Resilience

      A graduate of both the Parsons Scholars and the BFA Architectural Design programs, Ubri is fostering environmental resilience through an integrative design practice.

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      Sakura Nomiyama ’16: Applying a Curator’s Eye to Graphic Design

      While a student in the MA History of Design and Curatorial Studies program, Nomiyama was recognized for her writing for the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. Today she shares her scholarship in exhibitions, articles, and lectures.

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      Yogita Agrawal ‘15 Lights a Path Home

      Yogita, a BFA Product Design alumna, blends entrepreneurship and community-oriented design in her Mumbai startup.

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      Sean Baker ’14 Inserts the Human Back into Design

      Baker, a graduate of the MFA Transdisciplinary Design program, fosters lasting infrastructural change employing human-centered design as director of the U.S. government’s first-ever innovation lab.

  • Professional Support

    Your success is our priority. Our office of Career Development and Experience works with you to develop your professional skills and connect you with jobs, internships, and other opportunities. We host job fairs and offer workshops on résumés, portfolios, cover letters, job search strategies, networking, and interviews.
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      Career Services

      Our Career Services Office are enmeshed in art and design industries and equipped to help you, offering hands-on assistance and resources to guide your entry into professional life. Their support includes review of your course of study to ensure you're able to pursue an internship and take advantage of other work-related learning opportunities. [get help w/ resumes and interviews]

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      New York City’s thriving creative industry and cultural institutions are part of your Parsons education. We empower students to explore internships in companies and organizations throughout NYC and beyond that provide personal and professional enrichment.

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      Academic Advising

      Advising ensures your studies and the professional skills you develop on campus take you toward your goals. Academic and career advisors assist throughout your journey, from orientation to the job search. They help you explore opportunities, make informed decisions, and prepare for life after Parsons, including completing all requirements.

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  • Our alumni include changemakers who have transformed their fields, sustained careers, and kept Parsons at the cutting edge of innovation and creativity.

  • Parsons students leave campus well prepared to enter a variety of creative fields, launch new ventures, or pursue advanced studies. Eighty-five percent of graduates from the class of 2022 were employed or enrolled in higher-level education within a year of graduating.

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