Mentoring & Internship Opportunities
Individuals and Companies are able to get involved in our SDC “Menternship” Program. Work with our partnership team to create an experience that works for you an your organization. Mentoring opportunities can range from speaking to students at the school to establishing a regular connection with one student. Companies can have a group of students visit their workplace or employ an SDC student interns in his or her Junior or Senior year.
Bi-annually, the student-designers at SDC present their work at our Design Critiques. Professional volunteers are needed to sit on panels of visiting critics. These authentic experiences offer our students a unique opportunity to hone their design, critical thinking, and presentation skills.
Every SDC student begins his or her high school career by participating in Design Seminar with our resident architect. Professional volunteers are needed to support our students as they tackle real-world design problems in the studio. Teaching assistants have a powerful opportunity to impact our students’ intellectual growth.
In all content areas, SDC faculty members are attempting to strengthen the connection between the traditional curriculum and the history, principles, and application of architecture and design. Curriculum consultants pair with educators to examine current curriculum and plan creative ways to deepen these connections.