Career Services

Career Services

With our broad focus on business and social innovation, IIT Institute of Design (ID) has a singular understanding of what different organizations are looking for when recruiting talent. We also help make the connections that create opportunity, with an alumni network that actively recruits ID graduates.

Programs and Networks

Our career readiness programming, including workshops, panels, and careerID Confab, help you identify an ideal career path and prepare for the job search.

Alumni pathways
Our engaged network of ID graduates features professionals already working with some of the world’s most innovative companies and organizations.

We have long-standing relationships with a wide range of companies and organizations who seek out our students for valuable internships.

Conferences such BarnRaise and Design Intersections offer you the opportunity to meet, learn from, and interact with design thought leaders.

Sponsored classes
Organizations like Feeding America, American Family Insurance, Eataly, and Fidelity Labs work directly with students on a wide range of design areas, from digital to service.

Faculty research
Our courses often integrate faculty research, connecting you with organizations like UChicago Medicine, Cook County Sheriff’s Department, the American Bar Association, and the Chicago Mayor’s Office.

Organizations who employ our graduates include:

Autodesk / Capital One / Conifer Research / Doblin/Deloitte / Ernst and Young / Facebook / GE / Gensler / Google / IBM / IA Collaborative / IDEO / Jump Associates / Lunar / MAYA / Mayo Clinic / McKinsey / Method / Moment / McDonald’s / Nestlé Purina / Salesforce / Samsung / SAP / Steelcase / SC Johnson / Teague / Uber / UnitedHealth Group / Whirlpool / Wrigley

We recruit ID grads because of their human-centered perspective, their systems thinking abilities, their talent for making sense of deep complexity, and their ability to visualize concepts that can be scaled over time.”
- Pam Nyberg Director, Experience Design Consumer and Care Experience CoE

Roles ID graduates have taken include:

Design Strategist / Senior Innovation Strategist / Director of Product Development / Director of Innovation Methods / Director of User Research / Brand Strategist / Director of Interaction Design / Senior Information Architect / Director of Strategy and New Business Development / Digital Enterprise Strategist / Director of Experience Design / Senior UX Researcher and Strategist

Join Our Graduate Program

Get complete information on application requirements.

Application Deadlines

Spring 2022 admission
October 27, 2021
Fall 2022 admission
January 19, 2022 (early round)
March 2, 2022 (final round)
Late applications may be considered, please contact us
Admission to the MDes program with Foundation is offered for the fall semester only. You will receive an email confirmation when all of your materials have been received. Admission decisions will be communicated roughly four weeks after this confirmation.

Have a Question?

Visit our FAQ page for more information. If you have additional questions regarding our application process or requirements, please send an email to Krista Roble or call us at 312 595 4900.

Who are our current students?

See who is attending ID today and learn more about why students chose ID.