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Yale SOM Design + Innovation Club  2019 ©  club-designinnovation@som.yale.edu

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CAREER OUTREACH

Leverage Design + Innovation learnings in a variety of fields and roles.  The D+I Club works closely with other professional clubs to discover new cross-functinal oppertunities.

 
CAREER OPTIONS

Design thinking strategies are useful across a variety of industries, and club members think broadly about how D+I can be applied. Students have leveraged learning from the club in a variety of fields, from technology and marketing to consulting and healthcare. The D+I club works closely with other professional clubs to illustrate how to combine an industry interest with design and innovation functions.

Employ design thinking frameworks to business models to define value propositions, test assumptions, and evaluate capabilities. See consultancies like Innosight and Fahrenheit 212, build your own startup with Tsai CITY, or work internally within an industry

 

Business design

product management

Get involved in the process of creating new products and services working in collaboration with designers, engineers, and strategists. Look at consultancies like Frog, Smart Design, and Veryday or companies like Apple, Medtronic, GE, Betterment, and Metlife.

 

Work with clients to generate the next great product or service for their organization. See consultancies like IDEO, Innosight, Frog, Fahrenheit 212, and ?What If!. 

 

D+I consulting

Work to align organizational goals with business goals by helping companies empower employees and build better HR practices. Look at consultancies like Undercurrent and SYPartners or companies like Google, WeWork and eBay. 

 

organizational design

user experience

Apply user-centric design frameworks to build user interfaces and experiences in a variety of industries. See companies such as Facebook, Apple and Google for cross-functional business/UX design roles. 

 

Employ design thinking frameworks to business strategies such as go-to-market and pricing strategies. See companies such as IBM, Johnson & Johnson and Adobe or consultancies such as McKinsey, Bain and BCG.

 

DIGITAL strategy

Systems design can vary from creating a new school system from the ground up to examining the healthcare system. Search for companies such as IDEO.org, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

 

service design

Brand Strategy

Work to create the entire brand experience that customers have with a company, product, or service. See Prophet, Pepsi, Interbrand, and Warby Parker.

 

Solve highly interconnected, large-scale and complex problems with a wide variety of stakeholders. Look at organizations like IDEO's system design division, Amazon or Microsoft. 

 

Systems design

CURRENT STUDENTS

The Design + Innovation Club has additional resources for current students available through our website. 

 

Interested? Attend our weekly meetings, join our club via Facebook, Slack and Career Groups or reach out to us!

ORGANIZATIONS WE WORK WITH

Over the last seven years, the D+I club has had the opportunity to engage with a great variety of companies for networking events, speaker visits, and workshops. These are some of the organizations we have had the privilege of working with.

ALUMNI

NETWORK

AMAZON

APPLE

CNN

DISNEY

EBAY

ETSY

FROG DESIGN

FUSEPROJECT

GOOGLE

HASBRO

JUMP ASSOCIATES

KARMALOOP

LUMENLABS

IDEAS42

IDEO

INNOSIGHT

MEDTRONIC

METLIFE

MICROSOFT

OPOWER

POPSUGAR

SPACEX

SYPARTNERS

THOUGHTWORKS

UDACITY

VUDU

?WHAT-IF!

SPEAKERS

BIOLITE

BRUCE MAU

CITI VENTURES

DESIGN OBSERVER

DIGITAL SURGEONS

EPIC DECADE

FAHRENHEIT 212

FROG

GE

GOOGLE

IDEO

INNOSIGHT

INTERBRAND

PEPSI INNOVATION

SMART DESIGN

?WHAT-IF!

YALE WORLD FELLOWS

 

WORKSHOPS / PROJECTS

AFTERVIOLET

EPIC DECADE

FUSEPROJECT

NIKE FOUNDATION

SYPARTNERS

UNDERCURRENT

ZIBA