Recruiting + Talent

ID offers some of the top-rated graduate design programs in the world. As a result, companies as well as governmental and nonprofit organizations actively seek out our students and graduates. In fact, our placement rate has historically been above 90% within three months of graduation. careerID Confab, formerly recruitID, is one of our most popular and successful events.

What is careerID Confab?

careerID Confab reimagines recruitID as a virtual experience, combining valuable content, meaningful discussions, 1:1 interviews, and a curated group of best-fit organizations.

It's much more than a career fair. This biannual recruiting event offers a range of benefits for employers and recruiters:

  • Interview candidates for open full-time and internship positions.
  • Host roundtables to discuss your organization or a topic of special interest.
  • Discuss the latest trends and thinking in design and business.
  • Build professional networks and cultivate relationships with colleagues and the ID community.

How does it work?

Using the Handshake platform, companies can host up to three roundtable sessions with ID students. Roundtables are a great way to get to know our students while sharing information about your organization and the role of design within it. Employers can also use Handshake to post open positions, view ID applicants, and select candidates to interview.

Why hire from ID?

ID alumni are experts in design strategy who lead across the private and public sectors—at Amazon and Apple, McDonald’s and McKinsey, Whirlpool and the White House.

  • ID students are trained to solve complex problems.
    Our constantly evolving curriculum ensures the graduates are professionally trained to solve today’s most difficult problems. 
  • ID is your source for experts in design strategy.
    IIT Institute of Design graduates lead strategy, research, and user experience design at organizations like Google, Facebook, IDEO, Salesforce, IA Collaborative, GE, McKinsey, Lunar, Autodesk, Doblin, Uber, SAP, Method, Steelcase, IBM, Capital One, UnitedHealth Group, and more
  • ID students think responsibly, ethically, and cooperatively.
    Our students are dedicated to building intelligent futures using design and have experience in pushing the boundaries of applied design in the civic and social sectors.
  •  ID students have begun building their resumes long before graduation.
    At ID, lectures and seminars complement hands-on workshops. Our partnerships with organizations across provide students with a range of experience.

What can ID innovators do for you?

Organizations hire ID graduates for a wide range of roles

Design Planner / 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

Organizations that have recently hired ID graduates

Amazon / Autodesk / BCG / Blue Cross Blue Shield / Booz Allen / Capital One / Doblin / EY / Facebook / Final Mile / Ford / Gensler / Google / Grand Studio / IA Collaborative / IDEO / INSITUM / Infosys / McKinsey / Method / McDonald’s / Perkins + Will / Salesforce / SAP / Steelcase / SC Johnson / Teague / Uber / Verizon / 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, Senior Director (Service Design), Ascension Healthcare

Recruit Our Students

For more information on recruiting our students, please contact us.