Students to Connect With Leading Firms at Design Expo

PhilaU's Design Expo on March 23 will attract more than 80 leading firms.

PhilaU’s Design Expo on March 23 will attract more than 80 leading firms.

More than 80 leading employers will be at the Gallagher Center at Philadelphia University on Thursday, March 23, for the Spring 2017 Design Expo.

The event allows sophomore, junior and senior design students, fourth- and fifth-year architecture students and graduate students to discuss and interview for internships and full-time positions with some of the design industry’s top firms.

Lasko Products will be hiring for two positions within its engineering/design department—a full-time model maker and a part/full-time summer internship, said project manager of manufacturing and design and PhilaU industrial design alumnus Jeff Golin ’07. The company wants detail-minded and team-focused candidates with strong time management skills.

Lilly Pulitzer, which has recruited at PhilaU for the past seven-plus years, will be looking for fashion design and print design interns who are self-starters, creative and innovative with an entrepreneurial spirit, said recruiter Caroline Kiesler.

Megan Delevan, director of operations–interiors at Jacobs, said the firm will be primarily seeking interior designers ready to “learn and grow.” The company has hired interns from PhilaU for the last 15 years with much success.

Students will be able to interview for internships and full-time positions.

Students will be able to interview for internships and full-time positions.

“PhilaU interior design students usually have strong software, graphic and presentation skills, providing a great foundation for the next step in their emerging career,” she said.

While all the spots for scheduled interviews with firms are currently filled, students still can sign up on the day of Design Expo for open networking from 1-2:15 p.m.

Of the 83 employers registered for the Design Expo, 80 percent have hired a PhilaU student in the past three years, either through PhilaU’s Design Expo, Career Fair, HirePhilaU Job Board or other on-campus events, said Ainsley Maloney, assistant director of industry relations.

Visit here for the full list of employers attending and more info on the positions.

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