Gensler, Washington, D.C.
Duncan Miller Ullmann Design, Dallas, TX
Business Interiors, Jackson, MS
Interior Design Services, Nashville, TN
Baptist Hospital, Jackson, MS
Slifer Designs, Edwards, CO
Dean and Dean Architects, Jackson, MS
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville, AL
St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson, MS
Celia Barrett Design, Jackson, MS
Barefield Workplace Solutions, Jackson, MS
U.S. General Services Administration, Washington, D.C.
Rebecca Harmon Petersen graduated from Mississippi College in 2009 and the same year was selected as Interior Design Student of the Year. Upon graduation, she immediately started working at the US Army Corps of Engineers in Huntsville, AL as an interior designer. The Army Corps in Huntsville procures furniture for barracks and office buildings worldwide. Mrs Petersen primarily reviews and specifies furniture for office buildings, the largest of which was 30 million in furniture alone. Most recently, she has worked on two FF&E design projects in Germany and was the Team Lead for one of the buildings. The project included space planning, choosing and specifying furniture, and selecting finishes.
Monica Steen graduated in 2011 and was the 2011 Interior Design Student of the Year. She is a Project Design Coordinator for St. Dominic Hospital. Her clients are patients, visitors, and staff. A few of her projects include a new Radial Lounge, holding area for Radiology, and waiting room for Women's Services. Monica's duties include space planning, budgeting, finish and furniture selections, purchasing furniture, accessories, and signage. Monica was recently named the 2014 Young Alumna of the Year by Mississippi College's Department of Art.
93% of the students enrolled during the 2016 Spring semester returned for the Fall 2016 semester to continue their degree program in interior design.
100% of the students from the class of 2016 who entered upper division courses graduated.
Job placement rates are listed below and are based on interior design graduates securing jobs in the interior design field upon completing their internships and graduating from Mississippi College.
2016 Graduates: 80%
2015 Graduates: 100%
2014 Graduates: 75%
2013 Graduates: 80%
2012 Graduates: 100%
Graduate School Acceptance Rates
A graduate degree is not required to become a certified interior designer; however, some students decide to further their education to focus on a specialty area or to become eligible to teach higher education. The following information pertains to Mississippi College interior design graduates who have applied to graduate school. Mississippi College does not offer an interior design graduate degree.
Graduate School Acceptance Rate (2009-present): 100%
Interior Design Students applied to Graduate School (2009-present): 16%
Graduate schools include the following:
Florida State University
Savannah College of Art and Design