Created to prepare interior design students for an internship, The Interior Design Intern offers guidelines for developing an organized plan for preparing, completing and evaluating their experience in order to plan for their future careers. Students will use this text to guide them through achievement of professional and personal goals, the organization of a job search, preparations for interviews, the internship itself and a post-internship evaluation.
Case studies provide examples of interior design industry and internship opportunities, and an in-depth analysis of the business
Learning objectives and key terms at the beginning of each chapter
Time management feature suggests timelines for completing tasks discussed in each chapter
End-of-chapter assignments for achieving chapter's objectives
Assignments included in each chapter to improve learning outcomes
Directories of US and international firms where students may apply for internships
Organizing the Job Search
The International Internship
Preparing to Apply for an Internship
Preparing for the Interview
Preparing for the Internship
During the Internship
Reporting the Internship
Evaluating the Internship
Conclusions for Your Career
Pathways to Success: From Internship to Career
Instructors and Students:
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Linda L. Nussbaumer
, PhD, NCIDQ Certificate No. 11160, CID, ASID, IDEC, is a Professor Emerita of the Interior Design Program in the Department of Consumer Sciences at South Dakota State University (SDSU). Before retiring May 2010, she was a full-professor teaching interior design and serving as Program Coordinator and Assistant Department Head. She continues to teach through online courses for SDSU and Radford University. Awards received include the Honorary Faculty Marshall for 2010 graduation, Teacher of the Year in 2009, Women of Distinction Faculty Award in 2008, and Outstanding Faculty Award in 2004. Nussbaumer practiced in the interior design field and is a Certified Interior Designer in Minnesota. Her research has been published in various journals on topics that revolve around interior design education, indoor air quality, multiple chemical sensitivity, housing for baby boomers, and design of nursing homes. She is also a CIDA site visitor and actively involved in IDEC.