Scholarship Opportunities!

Scholarships have started opening up everywhere for the 2018-2019 school year and it is never to early to start applying!

Firstly, the College of DuPage has lots of wonderful in-house scholarship opportunities, that many students don’t know about, and not all of them need you to fill out a FAFSA form to qualify. To get a general overview of of the college’s scholarship opportunities, click here.

The college also uses an easy-to-use system for matching students to the scholarships. It works a lot like the Common Application for colleges. You can find that system here, and you log in with your myaccess/blackboard/email log in.

Another great source of scholarships is from the professional organizations for the Interior Design Community. IIDA, ASID, and NEWH all have their own scholarships that they give to Interior Design students on a regular basis. All of these and the NKBA have student competitions that give money and scholarships to the winners.

Good luck to all that apply!


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Submissions for IIDA RED Awards Now Open!

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The Illinois Chapter of the International Interior Design Association is pleased to announce the call for submissions for the 6th Annual Recognizing Exemplary Design Awards. Help us to celebrate Interior Design in Illinois by submitting a project that has been completed in the past 2 years. Entrants can submit to one or more category, ranging from commercial to residential, students to hospitality and more. Winners will be announced at the RED Awards ceremony on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Venue SIX10, as well as featured on the IIDA Illinois Chapter website and social media and in Contract Magazine. Winning projects will also have the opportunity to be toured by members of the IIDA Illinois Chapter in the following year, which is exposure that you can’t get anywhere else. Don’t miss this opportunity to have your Exemplary Design Recognized!

Best of all, student entries are FREE!


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ASID Illinois Charrette Competition

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Come put your skills to the test in one of the industry’s oldest competition forms, the charrette. Work with other students and emerging professionals to create a design, all while under a time limit. This is a great way to meet other interior designers and to get your work seen by professionals!

This event is held at The Mart in downtown Chicago on Thursday, February 15th, and tickets are $5 for students, though free tickets can be acquired by using code DCSTUDENTFREE.

If you are planning to go, please let Jane know so she can give the organizers an idea of how many we have.

And did we mention that we are the reigning champs?

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IIDA Photobash 2018!

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Are you in need of a new professional headshot for the new year? Then we’ve got the perfect event for you. Please join us for the 2018 IIDA Illinois Chapter Member Appreciation event, Photobash. Festivities will include professional headshots taken behind custom graphic backdrops, DJ Charles Protege, Cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, networking, and a live raffle. This event is sure to be a great time.

Where:

Ace Hotel

311 N. Morgan Street, Chicago, IL

When:

Thursday, February 1, 2018

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm


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IIDA Illinois Chapter Graphic Design Competition

How would you like to start the year off with $1000? the IIDA Illinois chapter is holding their first inaugural logo design competition! This is a great way to brush up on your graphic design and Photoshop over the break.

The chapter needs a cohesive branding for their events, and would like chapter members to design them. They would like you design individual logos for the following events:

  • Stitch, a fashion competition
  • CEU events
  • Designer Drinks
  • Designed to Find Scavenger Hunt
  • You. Me. We.
  • Bizarre Bazaare

The first prize winner earns $1000, their logos used in 2018 publications and social media recognition, and the second and people’s choice winner earns a ticket to Photobash and social media recognition.

Click here for more information and the submission guidelines.


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Interior Design Professionals Night

The COD Interior Design Student Organization is hosting a Q&A night with local Interior Design Professionals on November 28th at 5:30 PM. Come and meet representatives from local design firms from across all sectors, many of whom are program alumni or on our advisory board.

They will be answering questions about working in the industry, what employers are looking for, and other questions submitted by students. This also is a great opportunity to network with possible future employers, so bring your business cards!

When:

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
5:30 PM

Where:

TEC Building, 3rd Floor
College of DuPage
425 22nd Street
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

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ASID Holiday Party

While this month is about eating turkey and visiting family, the holidays are nearly upon us! Celebrate with ASID at the new Armazem showroom on Monday, December 4th at 5:30 PM. Bites and cocktails are provided.

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And a party is not complete without fun and games! The student ornament design challenge is now open and the winner gets a free student ASID membership! Portrait Sketch Artist and Fashion Illustrator Kristine Steiner will be on site as well, creating custom portrait sketches of guests, and tickets for this opportunity are on sale now!

 

NKBA November Chapter Event

Join the NKBA Chicago Midwest Chapter on Tuesday, November 14th at DeSitter Tile and Flooring Gallery in Glen Ellyn.  Enjoy learning about new products, networking, and a CEU (.1 NKBA CEU).

Their feature presentation will be by Jonas Carnemark on how to create award-winning designs without breaking the bank. You will learn how to guide your high-end clients into making the right choices with their money. Jonas will share his insights into how to build client trust using tested principles of value engineering to create outstanding kitchen and bath designs.

When:

Tue, Nov 14, 2017 @ 5:30 PM to Tue, Nov 14, 2017 @ 8:30 PM

SCHEDULE 
5:30-7:00 pm:  COCKTAILS & HORS D’OEUVRES

7:00-7:15pm:  ANNOUNCEMENTS

7:15pm-8:15pm:  CEU PRESENTATION (.1 CEU) by Jonas Carnemark

Where:

DeSitter Tile & Flooring Gallery
444 Roosevelt Rd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

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ASID Student Portfolio Competition

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Time is running out to enter the ASID Student Portfolio Competition! Winners of the competition will have the chance to interview for Summer 2018 internships at companies like Glensler, HKS, and Perkins & Will. All finalists will receive a free ticket to SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit as well. Both of these prizes are opportunities that are not to be missed!

Submissions to the competition close December 5th.


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ASID November West Suburban Peer Group Meeting

What: Breakfast & Presentation

Where: Patti’s Sunrise Cafe in Burr Ridge

When: November 16th, 2017 8:45 breakfast, 9:15 presentation

Join the ASID IL Chapter West Suburban Peer Group for the November Meeting! They will be having Breakfast and a presentation by Arden Herrington of Style Library, who represents Zoffany, Sanderson, Morris & Co., Scion, Harelquin, and Anthology.

All professional, Allied and Student Members are welcome. To RSVP, email Dena Kareotes Arendt.

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