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Employers and industry partners

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is the nation's largest comprehensive design and arts college. By connecting with us, you are connecting with a creative city of more than 6,500 designers and artists, including students, staff, and faculty, and more than 32,000 alumni around the world.

Whether you are promoting a job opportunity, looking to attend an event, or offering student mentorship, ASU’s Herberger Institute welcomes your collaboration.

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Ways to engage with current students

The Herberger Institute boasts more than 6,000 enrolled students and engaged in more than 130 different creative disciplines and degree programs. While our campuses are located in the heart of Arizona, hundreds of students around the country attend our online courses, giving you access to distance learners in your area. Instructed by world-renowned faculty and trained with state-of-the-art technology, our students learn to be innovative cultural leaders and globally-minded media makers.

I’ve got a job or internship opportunity

    Handshake is Arizona State University’s career services platform, where employers can promote four-year degree-related jobs and professional internships. Posting open employment opportunities in Handshake allows you to identify, engage, and select quality candidates to fill your open positions.

    The Herberger Institute encourages employers to include financial compensation for their internship programs. Unpaid internships exacerbate income disparities, disproportionately privilege affluent communities and deepen the existing social divide. The Herberger Institute encourages employers to compensate interns at least minimum wage for their time.

    For non-degree related, part-time opportunities, the ASU Student Employment Office offers a free service for employers to advertise off-campus employment opportunities for students.

I’ve got a gig or short-term project

    A gig or short-term project is defined as a project with a timeframe less than one semester. Unlike internships, there are typically no clearly defined learning objectives and there does not need to be a full-time staff mentor. Gigs and short-term projects must be financially compensated to align with federal labour guidelines. The Herberger Institute does not permit work for free or work for trade. We encourage all clients to prepare a scope of work detailing the nature of the project, desired outcomes, project timeline, and budget proposal as well as any unique software, hardware, or skill sets that will be needed. Contact us at with your scope of work to learn how to recruit students or alumni for your next project.

A student from the Herberger Institute will be interning for me. What do I need to do?

    Students at the Herberger Institute who register internships for credit do so through Handshake. Whether or not your organization has a Handshake account, you will still use Handshake to facilitate internships for credit. Your intern should communicate with you directly about the next steps. Your organization will fill out a Student Placement Agreement issued by Creative Career Services. You will also receive email correspondence from Handshake asking you to approve the internship and agree to the Herberger Institute Statement of Compliance. Please be sure to fill out all necessary paperwork in a timely manner. Students are not permitted to begin internships until the registration process is complete.

I want to mentor students

    Contact us at to learn more about our degree programs and be connected with the appropriate
    resource. Between class presentations, guest critiques, networking events and the ASU Mentor Network, there are a number of ways to engage with students at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

I want more information

    Are you not sure what you’re looking for just yet? Are you looking for more than the resources above? Email us at