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Seniors and Recent Grads: CUP Fellowship / Five days left to apply!

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is announcing the CUP Fellowship for Change in Design, a new initiative to support the development of a pipeline of talented individuals from historically under-represented communities into the design fields, and to dismantle the systemic biases that stand in the way of their advancement as leaders in these fields. The Fellowship, which is a paid, year-long, full-time, training program, is designed to promote and support individuals in gaining the skills, contacts, and experience to help them excel in their design careers.

The Fellow will be selected through a competitive, juried process and will work with CUP from June 2017 – May 2018.

SMARTPITCH by CUNY Startups – Kickoff & Team Match: March 31st

SMARTPITCH is a pitch competition for students in marketing, business, design and computer science. SMARTPITCH is an opportunity to work as a part of a multi-functional team of four to ideate, run a team, project manage, create a prototype and a pitch. You will use the tools NYC’s tech companies and startups use to communicate and to run projects and will apply cutting-edge methods: design thinking, lean method and Agile team management. You will do competitive research, tech planning, define marketing strategy, create a prototype and a 5-min pitch.

Worldstudio AIGA scholarship for minority and economically disadvantaged students

Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Our primary aims are to increase diversity in the creative professions, and to foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers, and studios of tomorrow.

Scholarship recipients are selected not only for their talent and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work. Each award is paid directly to the recipient’s school and applied toward tuition.

Since its inception in 1995, Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships has awarded over one million dollars to over 650 minority and economically disadvantaged college students of art and design.

How to apply
Apply only through AIGA’s official online application system, which will become available beginning February 20. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of application details provided on third-party sites.

The application is now available, so apply today.

Application period
The application for the 2017-2018 school year will be available through our online application system from February 20 through May 1, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. PST.



The Kupferberg Center for the Arts seeks a Design Intern to assist in the creation of an exhibition catalogue for The Fabric of Cultures: Objects, Memory, Technology, to be shown at the Queens College Art Center gallery during the Fall 2017 semester. The intern will work closely with the exhibition curator and Art Center Director.

Duties:-assist in gathering images, text, and biographical information from catalogue contributors -develop layout of images and text for an exhibition catalogue of approximately 100 pages -other duties to be assigned as planning continues

Qualifications: -Knowledge of and experience with InDesign -Creative problem solving skills -ability to take initiative as well as work collaboratively -strong organization skills; ability to adhere to deadlines when given reasonable advanced notice -strong speaking and writing skills; comfort communicating with faculty members, artists, and campus administrators -professional demeanor

Compensation: $13/hr., not to exceed 160 hrs., over the course of the Spring 2017 semester.

Interested? Please send resume and brief cover letter to Eugenia Paulicelli at and Amanda Nocera at, or call (718)997-4803 for more information.

Coffee N Coding: Join the Queens College Tech Incubator study group to learn full stack web development

Wednesday, January 4, 7-9 pm, CEP Hall 2 (between the Student Union and Razran Hall; marked C2 on this map: All levels and ages are welcome.

If you are unfamiliar with FreeCodeCamp, check it out and sign up:

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NYAS Next Scholars Program: Application due 12/18!

Design students qualify! Apply today

Program Benefits
The NYAS Next Scholars program
· matches scholars with a mentor (a STEM PhD student or a STEM professional) for a year-long (online) partnership
· provides scholars with access to exciting online content that will help them develop their leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills
· provides content on career readiness
· provides a nationwide community of women in STEM
· provides NYAS membership, opening access to live webinars and events with inspirational guest speakers

Potential Scholars
· have a strong interest in a STEM/STEAM/computer science career, even if they have not already declared a STEM major
· self-identify as female
· are in their first or second year of college, or have transitioned from a community college to a senior college within the past year
· are available to dedicate 1-2 hours per week to the program online
· are comfortable communicating in English
· are excited by the idea of having a mentor

Nominations of first generation college students, Dreamers and students without strong STEM support systems are particularly encouraged.

Nominated students should apply at:

Application deadline: December 18, 2016

VaynerMedia Residency Program (paid)


VaynerMedia is looking for exceptional candidates for our paid Creative Residency Program. Over the course of 17 weeks, aspiring Copywriters and Art Directors will be exposed to what it takes to bring a campaign to life. You’ll collaborate, ideate, design, and work on real client briefs. The only coffee you’ll be getting is for your own mug, you go-getter, you.

To apply, please submit a portfolio and an optional 1-minute video showing us what you’re passionate about. What makes your heart beat? What gets you out of bed in the morning (or afternoon)?

Explore your craft, disrupt the traditional ways of advertising, see your content go live, get your foot in the door, and BRING THE HUSTLE!

Upcoming Creative Residency Program Dates:
Winter/Spring – January 9, 2017 to May 5, 2017
Summer – May 8, 2017 to September 1, 2017

(QC Design grad is on staff as Jr. Art Director!)