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.



Class of 2020 Career Outcomes for Furnishings and Interiors*

** Includes Self-Employed


Campus Resources

  • Connect with Marla Ebert, your Career Consultant - click her to find information on how to schedule an appointment and drop-in hours
  • Furnishings and Interiors Academic Advisor - Anne Allen
  • UGA TXMI Department - Furnishings and Interiors

CAMPUS STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS


Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations

Supplemental Career Research Dashboard

Additional Career Research Resources

  • O*NET - The O*NET database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledges, work activities, and interests associated with over 900 occupations (Login using your 810/811)
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations
  • Career Insider: Vault Guides - Vault is one of the world’s leading sources of Career Intelligence.  It can help make your efforts at researching employers, industries, and career subjects significantly easier and more efficient. Whether you are just exploring possible career paths or you are ready for your interview, Career Insider can help! (Login using your 810/811)
  • Candid Career - Whether you are just beginning to explore career options, preparing for a job interview, or looking to change careers, CandidCareer.com can help by providing you with access to thousands of informational video interviews with real professionals through an easy to use website. We can all learn from the experiences of others and the Career Center makes this valuable resource available to UGA students so they may be informed and ready for what lies ahead. (Login using your 810/811)
  • UGA Mentor Program- Networking with your Bulldog family can help you get ahead in life and career, but where do you even start? The UGA Mentor Program narrows down the world of possibilities to meaningful connections. The program connects students to alumni mentors for personal and professional development 
  • Big Interview - Online practice interview platform. Practice basic interview questions or questions based on your industry interests or competencies! Also provides practice interview questions for graduate/professional schools. Just sign-up using your uga email address! 
  • Interstride- View jobs/internship in other countries and country career guides

Employment Websites

GENERAL

  • Handshake - UGA's platform for job/internship postings (Login with your UGA MyID and password)
  • LinkedIn - Network with professionals and view job openings
  • Interstride - Job/internship openings in countries abroad as well as country career guides providing information about finding employment in other countries. 
  • Specialized - Check out Idealist for jobs in the Nonprofit sector and USAJobs for opportunities in the federal government. 

MAJOR/CAREER SPECIFIC


Professional Associations/Resources

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS Organization of Black Designers • National Kitchen and Bath Association • International Interior Design Association • IAmerican Society of Interior Designers • U.S. Green Building Council • Organization of Black Designers • Advanced Functional Fabrics of America

COMPANY & SALARY RESEARCHCareer Bliss • GlassDoor • Salary.com

LINKEDIN- Join LinkedIn groups that are relevant to your career interests.  To search, select "groups" & type in your keywords. Review the groups that professionals in your field of interest have joined & consider joining those as well. To login, visit the LinkedIn main page.

Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2020 Furnishings and Interiors majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2020 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Beth Meyer Design Assistant and Intern
Charlotte Lucas Interior Design Assistant Interior Designer
Dana Perry Interiors Designer
Farm Chic Design Assistant Designer
Kelly Caron Designs Design Assistant
Lisa Ellis Design Designer
Stanley Martin Homes Design Studio Consultant
Tish Mills Interiors Design Assistant
Traditions Interiors Assistant
* denotes no responses received.
*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2020 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2020 Furnishings and Interiors majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2020 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
* denotes no responses received.