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Professional Experience & Placement

There is no better way for you to gain experience in your field than actually working in it.  The Professional Experience is the key step of a process that matches your skills and aspirations with the needs of design and service companies, public institutions, design studios and creative consultants. You will have the opportunity to practice what you have learned during the academic year in a real working environment.
You can choose one of these three Professional Experiences:

• Internship in a Company/Firm: you will be hosted in a work environment developing assignments on real projects.
• Field Learning Experience: a work project carried out on campus in collaboration with a company and supervised by a project leader. You will approach contemporary themes and explore a wide range of design subjects in a multidisciplinary environment.
• Entrepreneurship Module: an entrepreneurial journey in order to develop business and managerial skills. You will be given a specific toolbox of frameworks and approaches both in theory and practice.
In each case, you will be mentored on a step-by-step basis, get an inside perspective on how your industry of choice works and make valuable connections that will further your career.

Domus Academy has established long-standing Professional Experience agreements with some of the most important Italian and international brands in design, fashion, business and architecture.
Students from the programs are placed as intern in leading companies such as:

Alberta Ferretti, Bastard, BMW Design Group, Borbonese, Conde’ Nast, Continuum, Costume National, Crea International, Design Innovation, De Beers, Diego Dolcini, Dsquared, Elica, Emilio Pucci, Fiat, Flos, Frog Design, Futurebrand, Karl Lagerfeld Amsterdam, La Triennale di Milano, Matteo Thun & Partners, Moncler, Neil Barrett, Pambianco, Proenza Schouler NY, RCS Media Group, Studio Urquiola, Studio Lissoni, Tommy Hilfiger Amsterdam, Triumph Switzerland, Trussardi, Valentino, Versace, Vivienne Westwood, Whirlpool, Zara.

Our Career Services Office helps to place students in Professional Experience, matching each student’s skills and aspiration with company requirements.

Non-EU students are eligible to participate in a Professional Experience and can extend their permit of stay to work in Italy for up to one year after degree completion.

Career Services

When taking into consideration various work opportunities and establishing respective goals, an understanding of the personal background of each student is the foundation and departure point towards every new beginning.

Domus Academy supports their students in the realization of their CV and Portfolio by helping them in terms of efficiency and clarity in the writing itself, as well as in content. By placing an emphasis on the project portfolio and evaluating the potential and talent within each student, Domus Academy helps students approach and face job interviews.

Students are also assisted in their development and formulation of key ideas and clear messages, which can be interpreted as indications of value, quality and assertiveness.

The Domus Academy Career Services are closely available to the students to help them in their transition to the world of work. Through orientation and assistance, they guide them at every stage, and strengthen them with supportive and intensive tutoring.



Soft skills assessment

How do you stand out in a crowded job market? By showing employers not only that you were a good student, but that you’ll be a great addition to their team.

What employers demand, according to a survey of more than 5,000 of them around the world, are employees who excel at:

  • Analyzing and Solving Problems
  • Working Well With Others
  • Achieving Objectives
  • Learning and Self Development
  • Adapting to Change
  • Cultivating a Strategic and Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Applying a Global Mindset
  • Generating ideas and innovating
  • Upholding Ethical Standards and Demonstrating Social Responsibility

LPA (Laureate Professional Assessment) is a free online tool developed by leading talent management company CEB which can show you how well you score on these workplace competencies. This will allow you to:

  • Get practical advice for improving
  • Choose electives and activities
  • Show potential employers that you have the skills they need

The LPA is available only in the Laureate International Universities network, giving you a competitive advantage.


LPA - Laureate Professional Assessment