April 2, 2009
Sixteen Interior Design students spent their spring break in the big apple sightseeing and most importantly, learning.
We went to New York for a reason senior Interior Design major Allie Mason said, “It’s where a lot of the major Interior Design offices are and where a lot of the trends start that affect the industry all over the United States.”
The students spent the semester leading up to spring break studying New York: the neighborhoods, the subway system, different interior design firms, and showrooms.
With a jam-packed schedule they visited four showrooms and ten firms throughout the week while still fitting in some sight-seeing.
The students also underwent mock interviews and portfolio reviews with a few of the firms to get a better idea of what to expect after graduation.
“It provides a real world view of the industry, different than what you get in the classroom,” Mason said.
What's a trip to New York without seeing the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, and Times Square?
Mason talked about their night cruise, "we had a full course dinner with dancing and went down the Hudson to Lower Manhattan and around the Statue of Liberty. We could see the lights of both New York and New Jersey, it was amazing!"
They also met up with the group of Fashion Design and Merchandising majors from CSU that were also on study tour trip to see a play on Broadway. Wicked was a major highlight for Mason who spent a lot of time in theater in high school, "it was one of my top choices to see on Broadway and it went beyond my expectations."
Allie Mason, a senior interior design major talked about the Saint Patrick’s Day parade, “we saw people from Ireland and England celebrating in New York because apparently it’s a bigger celebration there.”
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