Braden Kimmel, an industrial design BFA student, interned this summer at Purposeful Design, an Indianapolis-based furniture company that trains and employs formerly homeless men. “There’s so much more experience you can gain from working with professionals in the field,” he said. Kimmel received funding through the Center for Career Development, which grants undergraduates up to $3,500 to cover living expenses during a qualified summer internship.
Design students Brittany Keane-Murphy ‘21, and Diane Park ‘21, spent seven weeks as industrial design interns for Topsun, one of the leading camping and outdoor leisure manufacturing companies in China.
Graduate students from Notre Dame's Department of Art, Art History & Design joined graduate students from the New York Academy of Art and Dublin's Royal Hibernian Academy last summer in a month-long art residency in Ireland.
Carly Hagins, third-year MFA student, has been awarded IDSA's Midwest District Graduate Student Merit Award for 2019.