INDES 181 Professional Practices II • 3 Cr.
Continues INDES 180 in preparing students for work as professional interior designers. Topics include employment opportunities and specializations in the field, and development of job search skills and marketing skills, including resumes, business cards, letterhead, and portfolios. Prerequisite: INDES 180 with a C- or better.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- demonstrate awareness of the scope and range of the Interior Design profession, the skills and knowledge required to practice interior design, and the organizations and examinations that exist to promote professionalism in interior design (for example, by correctly answering fill-in, multiple-choice, and short-answer test questions)
- identify, through independent research, potential career options in interior design, the skills, education and experience required of such positions, and the current market conditions for jobs in that area
- use a process of self-assessment to clarify personal strengths and weaknesses relative to the profession, and identify professional goals and objectives
- develop a professional career strategy based on self-assessment and career research
- develop actual or conceptual marketing tools to support career strategies and to present themselves to potential clients/employers, including: employer research, resume, cover letter, portfolio, strategies for successful interviewing, etc.
- document and assess professional potential, performance, and growth through the use of tools such as a portfolio of work examples