Our student bloggers will return in September, so stay tuned for great new posts sharing what it's like to be a student in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. You'll hear about studios and coursework, student life at the U of M, opportunities to gain experience and explore your interests, and what it's like to study design in the vibrant Twin Cities metropolitan area.
In the meantime, we invite you to read posts from the past year detailing our bloggers' academic and personal journeys:
- Lee, an apparel design student, spent fall semester abroad in London. Read about his London academic experience and adventures, his reflections on the annual College of Design senior showcase fashion show, and his research for a class project with NASA.
- Leah, a graphic design student, began her search for an internship. Read about the resources she leveraged to support her search, the programs she used to create her online portfolio of work, and some of her favorite design-related TED Talks that she goes to for inspiration.
- Margo, an architecture student, spent spring semester studying abroad in Copenhagen. Read about her Copenhagen academic excursions, her involvement as a mentee in the College of Design Mentor Program, and her studio course final review at the end of fall semester.
- Bethanie, a retail merchandising student, started preparing for graduation and landing her first full-time job. Read about her involvement with the Fashion and Business student group, the value of internships, and her advice to focus on the big picture when things don’t go as planned.
- Megan, an interior design student, spent time exploring the Twin Cities and its unique indoor and outdoor spaces. Read about her tour of a newly renovated space downtown Minneapolis and her tips on price shopping for textbooks.
- Our new landscape design and planning student blogger, Cameron, explored computer
representation for environmental design this semester. Read about her final class project featuring the design of a riverfront park, as well as the experiences of Allen, our previous landscape design and planning blogger, who shared about coursework and applying for graduate school.