What Can I Do With A Major In Design?
Design is the designing or creating of graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. It is a collaborative process between a client and a designer to convey a specific message to a targeted audience. The term design refers to various artistic and professional disciplines that focus on visual communication and presentation. Design often refers to both the process (designing) by which the communication is created and the products (designs) which are generated.
CCSU design students may apply to participate in the award winning, for-credit, student-operated full-service design studio, Central Design. The internship, under faculty supervision provides design services to selected real world clients.
Visit CCSU’s Design Department webpage here.
Sample of Related Occupations
For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Professional Associations & Additional Career Information
Internships, Co-ops and Employment Opportunities
Design majors may find experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.
The following list of employers and job titles shows opportunities where the employer was specifically looking for design majors. This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings, please visit Central Connections, CCSU's online job, internship, and co-op database, on the Career Success Center website here.
Aetna, Inc. - Website Coordinator
American Lung Association of New England - Graphic Design Internship
AXA Equitable - Marketing Internship
Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc. - Graphic Design Internship
Digital Surgeons - Web Design Internship
ESPN - Creative Services Internship, Digital Media & Emerging Technology Internship, Sales
& Marketing Internship, Digital Media - Fantasy Designer, Designer II, Graphic Systems
Developer I, Creative Director, Digital Media - Art Director
Eva Danielle - Online Marketing Internship
First Experience Communications - Layout Artist - Production Assistant Internship
Golfing Magazine - Website/Social Media Development Internship, Graphic Design Internship
Homecare Management Strategies, Inc. - Web Designer Internship
Hispanic Recruitment Services, Inc. - Web Design Internship, Graphic Design Internship
Integrity Kitchen Design, LLC - Kitchen Design Firm Internship
NBC 30 - Graphic Design Internship
NFP Sports, LLC - Marketing Internship
Q2 Sports & Entertainment - Graphic Artist Internship
Response Marketing - Interactive & Print Designer
Shelter Logic - Production Graphic Design Internship
Signs Plus - Graphic Entrepreneur
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Patient Services/Campaign Internship
The Market Max Group - Graphic Design Internship
The Music People - Software Programmer
TOOLS-PLUS - Web: SEO, PPC, Marketing, Content
TRU Group - Graphic Design Internship
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Data Management/GIS Analyst
University of Connecticut Health Center - Graphic Designer/Webmaster
Waterford Speedbowl - Communications/Marketing Internship
WRNN-TV - Graphics Internship