What can I do with a major in Furnishings and Interiors?
UGA Specific Information for Furnishings and Interiors
Furnishings and Interiors (FI) is an interior design program distinctly focused on residential design and offers students a unique and rewarding opportunity to learn and practice the skills necessary to work in a professional design firm. The program in addition to offering a specialized instruction in kitchen and bath design accredited by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) offers design studios in hospitality, adaptive re-use and visual merchandising/ retail. The FI program provides an interdisciplinary and experiential learning experience that develops your creative and technical skills in order to create innovative design solutions that promote health, safety and wellbeing within the interior built environment.
** Includes Self-Employed
Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations
-Participate in the Career Center's Intern for a Day program to explore career fields of interest.
-Conduct informational interviews. Build your network through brief one-on-one conversations with professionals in your career fields of interest. Speak to your Career Consultant to discuss how to set up and prepare for informational interviews.
-Join a student organization related to your interests and goals. Get active and taken on leadership roles in professional, service, social, advocacy, and/or honor organizations to gain valuable experience.
-Look for student-specific and career resources from professional associations affiliated with your career fields of interest.
-Take on an internship, part-time job, or volunteer opportunity related to your career fields of interest. Utilize Handshake to find these opportunities.
-Seek research, presentation, and writing opportunities.
-Explore and discuss graduate school options and resources early.
Supplemental Career Research Dashboard
Additional Career Research Resources
O*NET (click on Find Occupations)
Occupational Outlook Handbook (type in general term for career of interest)
Career Insider: Vault Guides (Use your 810/811 number to access Online Resources and select "Career Insider". Select "Industries and Professions".)
Candid Career (Use your 810/811 number to access Online Resources and select "CandidCareer.com". View professionals speaking about their careers under the “Resources” tab and select “Online Resources”)
Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Furnishings and Interiors Majors for the Class of 2017*
The University of Edinburgh | The University of Georgia