Spring 2020 Virtual Events

April 16, 2020

Spring 2020 Virtual Events

From now until the end of the semester, the MS in Strategic Design and Management is holding a series of virtual events open to both current and admitted students to the program. For the full list of events, see the text below:


NDF Lecture Series & Career Advising with MS SDM Alumni

Description: Aaron Fry‘s New Design Firms Lecture Series provides insight from recent MS SDM alumni on their careers since graduation from the program (April 15th). 

Recording: here


Venture Lab with Jen van der Meer and Student Entrepreneurs

Description: Virtual Office Hours with Jen van der Meer (Co-Director of Impact Entrepreneurship), and Sasha Charlemagne (second year MS-SDM student) to discuss Venture Lab progress and to answer questions for her venture, Bazou (April 22nd).

Recording: here


International Students Webinar and Q&A with Director of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Description: ISSS Director Jim Deleppo provides guidance and information on how to navigate your program in relation to the global COVID 19 pandemic.  This webinar is geared to international students, both current and newly admitted students (April 24th).

Recording: here


Strategic Design and Professional Practice with Christian Schneider

Description: Christian Schneider discusses Design Research and Design Strategy – how it has evolved in consulting and industry, how it is addressed in studio courses at the MS SDM, and in new fields of applications (April 27th).

Recording: here


Presentation and Conversation with MS SDM Rotman Design Challenge Winners 

Description: For the second year in a row, students from Parsons’ MS SDM program have won the Rotman Design Challenge, a prestigious international competition for design and business students hosted by the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. The winners share their experience and take questions (May 1st).

Recording: here


Learning Online – Perspectives from MS SDM Faculty and Students

Description: The MS SDM program has many years of experience in online learning, in fact, from its inception students can select from doing the degree as full-time online students or hybrid students taking some course online and on campus.  Faculty, Students, and Alumni discuss the methods and experience of online learning and answer your questions (May 4th).

Recording: here


Parsons Entrepreneurs Lab with Rhea Alexander and MS-SDM Alumni

Description: Rhea Alexander, Director and Founder of the Parsons Elab and Full Time Faculty in conversation with MS-SDM and Elab Alumni: Madison Daily and her team founders of Collabaret  and Fulya Turkmanoglu from Jaiyou. Learn more about Elab’s research and support for emerging startups from The New School community (May 6th).

Instagram Live: @parsons_mssdm 


New Economies at a Time of Disruption with Koray Caliskan

Description: Koray Caliskan hosts a webinar on how economic considerations are revised and reconciled before and after the Corona Pandemic (May 19th).

Recording: here


Strategic Design and the Climate Crisis with Raz Godelnik

Description: The United Nations considers climate change as “the defining issue of our time”. Raz Godelnik hosts a webinar that will focus on the challenges and opportunities for strategic designers working in a business environment shaped and defined by the climate crisis.

Recording: here


Admitted Students Q&A with MS SDM Directors


  • Monday, June 8th, 9:30AM – 10:30AM EDT
  • Wednesday, June 10th, 10:00AM – 11:00AM EDT
  • Thursday, June 11th, 10:00AM – 11:00AM EDT

Description:  MS-SDM Director Michele Kahane, and Associate Directors Matthew Robb and Koray Caliskan look forward to answering admitted students’ questions as you consider finalizing your decision to join the program.