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A learning environment that enriches perspectives.

Just as our students come from a wide range of backgrounds—from anthropology to computer science to journalism—as alumni, they go on to apply their learning in an equally wide range of fields and industries.

The power of this diverse ID alumni community is demonstrated in how ID alumni continue to give back, support current students, and engage in our programs. Fellowships named for alumni Grace Colby,  Sam FarberRobert Skyer, and Charles Harrison help fund ID degrees for new students while honoring these important ID figures. And year after year, ID alumni participate in recruitID and hire recent graduates.

The experiences at ID expanded my worldview of what it is to be human.
—Jessica Lee (MDes 2018)

Alumni Careers

I am a highly inquisitive Master of Design and MBA graduate student ready to bring my exceptional talent, enthusiasm, and fresh strategic vision to a top design consultancy for full-time employment starting Fall 2018. I am sociable and charismatic, with a self-managed and meticulous work ethic, and a drive to make a personal impact.

Our network of over 2,400 alumni spans the globe. This vibrant network is invaluable to current and future ID students.

Alumni work in a range of roles after ID. The most popular titles upon graduation include Design Researcher, Strategist, Innovation Consultant, and Service Designer. As they gain increasing experience, they become C-level executives, founders and co-founders—leading international design teams.

On average, our MDes graduates see a salary increase of 166 percent from their pre-ID levels.

  • Design strategy & research
  • Product & service delivery
  • Organizational & innovation strategy
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  • Business services
  • Technology
  • Healthcare
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