Student Associations

Harrington College of Design encourages students to become involved in professional associations related to their studies, including those listed here.

  • American Society of Interior Design (ASID) Student Chapter
    Harrington has a large and active ASID student chapter. This chapter of the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) is aimed to help students:

    • Gain connections with the professional community
    • Gain insider information on the industry
    • Receive details on the NCIDQ exam
    • Serve as an outlet to voice concerns or opinions about the industry

    New students are encouraged to apply for membership. Participation in this organization can help students transition between school and work and can benefit them throughout their entire career.
  • International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
    The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is a professional networking and educational association of more than 10,000 members. Serving the interior design community, this organization includes eight specialty forums, nine regions and more than 30 chapters around the world committed to enhancing the quality of life through excellence in interior design and advancing interior design through knowledge.
  • Network of Executive Women in Hospitality (NEWH)
    Founded in 1984, NEWH is an international non-profit organization with 18 chapters and five affiliated areas. NEWH brings together professionals from all facets of the hospitality industry providing opportunities for education, professional development and networking.

    The organization offers unique opportunities including an international membership directory, Career Network, magazine and sponsorship of leading industry expositions and conferences. To date, NEWH has given in excess of US $1.4 million in scholarships to those wishing to pursue careers in the hospitality industry.
  • American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
    ASMP is the leading association of photographers supporting photographers. Founded in 1944, the American Society of Media Photographers (originally the Society of Magazine Photographers and later the American Society of Magazine Photographers) is the leading trade association for photographers who photograph primarily for publication.

    ASMP is the premier resource for community, culture, commerce and publications relating to publication photography. ASMP is the authoritative voice of publication photographers worldwide. Join ASMP and you will be joining a network of thousands of colleagues, all professional photographers, throughout the United States and in more than 30 countries.
  • Focus Group
    Focus Group is a student-founded digital photography club. It’s a great way for students to meet and to network with each other at all levels of the digital photography and interior design programs. It also provides an opportunity to exhibit and critique peer work in a relaxed, positive atmosphere.
  • Ecologicdesign (formerly known as Green Design)
    This faculty-advised, student-founded organization promotes awareness and increases understanding of sustainable design through supplemental literature available in the Harrington Design Library and recycling efforts throughout the College.

    • Independent research and presentation of topic-relevant articles or books by members
    • Group discussions, guest lecturers
    • Planned organizational events including field trips and an annual dinner
    • Articles presented in meetings are combined into a booklet for members and an organizational website with links to alternate green design sites, contests, and internships

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