Seek out career information well before graduation:

  • Take advantage of Career Services offerings including but not limited to advising, events, and CREATE. 
  • Utilize your time here to cultivate relationships within the GSD community: alumni, fellow students, faculty, visiting speakers, networking events, and GSD Alumni Council events.
  • Seek out ways to supplement your academic studies with experience: involvement with student clubs (across Harvard), summer internships, or the Community Service Fellowship.
  • Join our vast network of current students and alumni via mentorship, GSD LinkedIn Group, or other avenues available to the Harvard Community.

Organizations both big and small worldwide are interested in GSD students and alumni. Design training brings a wealth of knowledge and transferable skills outside of traditional practice to many industries including but not limited to architecture, academia, consulting, government, non-profits, technology, real estate, economic development, and beyond.

Below is a snapshot of employers who hire GSD graduates and interns:

  • AECOM Asia
  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Autodesk
  • B Fabrication
  • Bloomberg
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • CBRE Greater China
  • China Central Academy of Fine Arts
  • DiMella Shaffer
  • ESRI
  • Greybrook Realty Partners
  • Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • Leggat McCall Properties
  • Mack Real Estate Group
  • Madison Marquette
  • MIT Media Lab
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nike
  • Nikken Sekki Civil Engineering
  • NYC Economic Development Corp.
  • Rifiniti
  • Related Companies
  • RF Capital
  • Samsung
  • Slate Property Group
  • Starwood Capital Group
  • Steiner NYC
  • SOM
  • Tellart
  • The Related Group
  • Twining Properties
  • World Bank
  • World Monuments Fund

Additional Resources for Designers

Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning


Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Office of Career Services

Real Estate jobs

Technology jobs

Environment and Conservation jobs