Student Resources

The New School, Parsons, and the MS SDM program offer unique resources for current students to succeed as students and professionals. See the information below to learn more about these opportunities, including career resources, advising sessions, student and alumni networks, international student resources, and more general resources:



Career Resources

Reach out to Hope Newman at Graduate Career Advising to develop your job/internship toolkit.  Services include resume and cover letter curation, portfolio review, networking strategies, and mock interviews in preparation for phone or video interviews. Schedule a Zoom appointment  through HireNew, or connect via directly with Hope at

Live Advising Sessions are provided for students throughout the semester, which are posted on Narwhal Nation and our Instagram @ISSSNewSchool


Current Student Community

Coffee Club: MS SDM students meet via Slack informally in a random, roulette style matchup: here

LEAP Club: The LEAP Club is the MS SDM student driven club–LEAP has taken many forms, from student organized strategic design conference and event planning, to design consultancy. Email for more information.

Buddy Program: Second-Year students meet with groups of First-Year students via Slack. First-Year students will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from their Second-Year peers about how to navigate their experience and get the most out of their SDM education: here


Alumni Network

The MS-SDM community continues beyond graduation. There are many ways alumni can stay engaged with the MS-SDM community.  You are invited to join MS-SDM alumni on Linkedin and Slack.  Additionally, the MS-SDM Alumni Network has a mentorship program that matches alumni with current students.  If you are interested in being a mentor or starting other alumni-focused projects please email current Alumni network co-leader Julia Fiorello.

You are also invited to join The New School Network, an all-new digital space which connects you with alumni around the world to seek advice and mentorship. Sign up and make meaningful and long-lasting connections with The New School community. The New School Network app is available foriPhoneand Android. Build yourNetwork now.  Questions? Contact


International Student and Scholar Services

Updated hours of operation (as of Monday, March 23, 2020):

Remote Services and Advising

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

iGlobal online service requests are available 24/7

Email: (emails answered within 24 hours)

Phone: 212-229-5592

Virtual appointments: schedule via Starfish


General Resources

    • Making Center  | get access to a wide range of tools, processes and materials that are available in the Making Center to enhance your creative growth

    • IT Learning Services  |  get access to free applications from Adobe, explore the technology labs that have the equipment you need, set up wireless printing for your convenience and so much more.

    • University Learning Center | provides workshops and tutoring including writing and ESL support.

    • Student Health Center  | provides counseling and other health services.

    • Printing Services | several types of printer formats available: black and white printing, color printing and plotter printing.

    • Discounts | enjoy regular discounts at events and a variety of local businesses.