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16th Annual IDFS Student Symposium

2020 symposium logoThe Annual IDFS Student Symposium is professional opportunity for prospective and current students to network with alumni and connect with professionals working in the fashion industry and interior design profession. The symposium on April 17 will involve professional development opportunities.

The IDFS Showcase of Excellence and Networking Luncheon are cancelled. The Fashion Special Topics Sessions, ID Master Classes and ID Professional Panel will be conducted through teleconferencing and all are welcome to join those activities. They are open to the public. We would be happy for students and professionals to join the activities from across the country to learn about the fashion industry and interior design profession.

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April 17, 2020
9:00 - 9:40 a.m.FASH Special Topics Sessions
Sign Up for FASH Special Topics Sessions
 Managing Conflict in the Workplace 
Megan Featherston 
Regional Recruiter & Area Leader at The Buckle, Inc.
 
 Negotiating for Employment 
David Burkart
North America Product, Design, and Merchandising at Luxottica/Oakley

 
 Building Resilience 
Stephanie Huddleston 
Strategic Merchandise Manager at Staples Promotional Products
 
9:45 - 10:25 a.m.FASH Special Topics Sessions
Sign Up for FASH Special Topics Sessions
 Managing Conflict in the Workplace 
Megan Featherston 
Regional Recruiter & Area Leader at The Buckle, Inc.
 
 Negotiating for Employment 
David Burkart
North America Product, Design, and Merchandising at Luxottica/Oakley
 
 Building Resilience 
Stephanie Huddleston 
Strategic Merchandise Manager at Staples Promotional Products

 
10:30 - 11:10 a.m.FASH Special Topics Sessions
Sign Up for FASH Special Topics Sessions
 Managing Conflict in the Workplace 
Megan Featherston 
Regional Recruiter & Area Leader at The Buckle, Inc.
 
 Negotiating for Employment 
David Burkart
North America Product, Design, and Merchandising at Luxottica/Oakley
 
 Building Resilience 
Stephanie Huddleston 
Strategic Merchandise Manager at Staples Promotional Products

 
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.ID Master ClassesSign Up for ID Master Classes
 Beginner: How to find your Interior Design Internship (Dr. Migette Kaup, K-State Interior Design Professor; Recommended for Middle & High School students; 1st year and 2nd year students)  
 Intermediate: Healthy Materials (Audrey Koehn, Global Interiors Leader – Principal at DLR and Madeline Sapyta, Interior Designer at DLR; Recommended for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students) 
 Advanced: Finding Work in a Downturn (Jessica Janzen, Registered Architect and Associate at SmithGroup; Recommended for 3rd and 4th year students; professionals) 
10:05 - 10:35 a.mID Master ClassesSign Up for ID Master Classes
 Beginner: Time Management (Roger Reed, Marketing Director at Standard Sheet Metal; Recommended for Middle & High School students; 1st year and 2nd year students) 
 Intermediate: Biophilic Design (Audrey Koehn, Global Interiors Leader – Principal at DLR and Madeline Sapyta, Interior Designer and DLR; Recommended for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students 
 Advanced: Networking and Your Career (Will Fisher, Interior Designer at HOK; Recommended for 3rd and 4th year students; professionals) 
10:40 - 11:10 a.m.ID Master ClassesSign Up for ID Master Classes
 Beginner: Creativity and Innovation (Audrey Koehn, Global Interiors Leader – Principal at DLR and Madeline Sapyta, Interior Designer and DLR; Recommended for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students) 
 Intermediate: Using Advice to Do Your Best (Professor Barbara Anderson, K-State Interior Design Professor; Recommended for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students)   
 Advanced: Graduate School - When to Go and Why (Jessica Janzen, Registered Architect and Associate at SmithGroup; Recommended for 3rd and 4th year students; professionals) 
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.ID Professional Panel 

 

For more information and updates please contact Hannah Schuh at hannaheb@k-state.edu.