Resume tips or strategies:

  • Have a portfolio, if it is online put the link on your resume.
  • List technical skills (AutoCAD, In-Design, Rev-It, etc)
  • Construct it like a design project, the good thing about being in design is creativity. That being said, make sure it is still easy to read and not overbearing.
  • To see sample portfolio pieces click here
  • List design skills

Career Resources for Interior Design Majors:

Interior Design Graduate Degree Types:

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Master of Professional Studies (MPS)

Master of Architecture I & II (M.Arch.1) & (M.Arch.II)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Master of Science in Management (M.S.M.)

Master of Science (M.S.)

Master of Art (M.A.)

Career Options with a:

  • Master’s Degree/PhD.:
    • Architect
    • Interior Designer

Salary and Job Outlook information

Job Title Median Salary Outlook
Interior Designers $48,400 +4% (slower than average)
Industrial Designers (design the look of home appliances) $64,620 +2% (slower than average)
Architects $74,520 +7% (average)
Landscape Architects $64,570 +5% (average)
Archivists, Curators and Museum Workers $46,300 +7% (average)


  • Have at least two letters of recommendation prepared
  • Keep your undergraduate GPA at or above a 3.0
  • Have portfolio prepared that showcase your professional skills and abilities
  • Have a resume prepared that shows your educational and professional experience
  • Be prepared to discuss any professional experiences (internships, jobs, etc.) related to interior design and architecture

  • Think of the following industries:
    • Design firms
    • Architect firms
    • Carpet manufacturers
    • Furniture and home stores
    • Self-Employment
    • Museums
    • Floral Arrangement firms
    • Landscape design companies
    • Hotels
    • Restaurants
    • Resorts
    • Theaters
    • Hospitals
    • Airports
    • Government Facilities
  • Think about double majoring or getting a minor in
    • Engineering
    • Journalism
    • Illustration/Design
    • Film/TV Industry
    • History (historic preservation)
    • Architecture
  • Start applying early, think about where you want to work and apply directly to them as opposed to cramming last minute on sites like monster.
  • Continuously check the companies you are interested in for new opportunities. 

  • What do you think is the most unique thing in your portfolio?
  • What shows your technical ability best in your portfolio?
  • Can you describe the design process you went through to complete this design?
  • Would you describe yourself as more design oriented or more technical oriented?
  • Describe your work style.
  • Please give an example of an assignment you were asked to perform that was outside of your knowledge/comfort level. What steps did you take to perform the task?
  • Are you familiar with green practices in architecture and the USGBC LEED guidelines for sustainable design?
  • Have you prepared a purchase order, communicated with a vendor or visited a workroom?
  • What types of projects do you want to work on?
  • On a scale from 1-5 with 5 being the highest, how would you rank your computer skills in: AutoCAD, 3D Programs (Viz, Max, Accurender, Sketch-up, Rev-it, PhotoShop or In-Design) and PowerPoint.
  • What are the most important questions to ask a client to complete a design project?

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  • Yale University:
    • Master of Architecture I (M.Arch.I)
    • Master of Architecture II (M.Arch.II)
    • Master of Environmental Design (M.E.D.)
    • In Architecture
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design
    • Design MFA
    • Master of Architecture (M.Arch.)
    • Master of Design, Design Innovation
  • Mount Ida College
    • Interior Architecture (M.S.M.)
  • Pratt Institute
    • Arch.
    • S. in Architecture
    • S. in Architecture and Urban Design
    • S. Interior Design
    • F.A. Interior Design
    • Master of Industrial Design (M.I.D.)
  • New York School of Interior Design
    • MFA Professional
    • MFA Post-Professional
    • MPS Healthcare Interior Design
    • MPS Interior Lighting Design
    • MPS Sustainable Interior Environments
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Art History, Master of Arts (M.A.) with a concentration in architectural history
  • Marymount University
    • Interior Design (M.A.)
  • Marywood University
    • Master of Architecture
    • Master of Arts in Studio Art (Concentration in Interior Architecture/Design)
  • Drexel University
    • Architectural Engineering (M.S., PhD.)
    • Interior Architecture and Design (M.S.)
  • Chatham University
    • Interior Architecture (MIA)
    • Interior Architecture (MSIA)
    • Landscape Architecture (MLA/MSLA)
  • Academy of Art University
    • Master of Architecture (M.Arch.)
    • Industrial Design (M.F.A.)
    • Interior Architecture and Design (M.F.A.)
    • Landscape Architecture (M.A.)