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NEWH LA To Host Virtual Student Speed Dating Portfolio Review on September 17th!

Calling ALL students to join NEWH LA for a virtual portfolio review. This is a great opportunity to get feedback on your resume, projects, or portfolio from working professionals in the hospitality industry. Use that feedback to help your work stand out from the crowd!

How it works:
Open to all students who have at least one project completed and/or a resume for review.

Students will go on a series of speed dates, each time being reviewed by a different mentor. They should be prepared to take control of the screen and present their work digitally. They have the option of presenting the same project or resume multiple times or presenting several different projects and a resume. Students will be put in a group of 2 or 3. Depending on the group size, they will be given 3-5 minutes to present one project, and the reviewer will have 2-3 minutes to critique.

Event: Speed Dating Portfolio Review
Date: Friday, Sept, 17th
Time: 2PM-4PM PDT
Format: Online via Zoom
Cost: Free
Registration: HERE

Hope to see you there!

NEWH Los Angeles Founding Chapter Scholarship Deadline is Friday, April, 16th!

 NEWH Los Angeles Founding Chapter is awarding up to $25,000 in scholarships to students pursuing a major and career objective within the Hospitality Industry (interior design, hospitality management, culinary, architecture, etc.). Scholarship submission deadline date is April 16, 2021.

Scholarship criteria:

• Actively enrolled student: 2-year program freshman and above, 4-year sophomore/second year and above, or graduate level attending college in: Los Angeles, Southern California and zip codes 900-935

• 3.0 GPA (cumulative) overall “B” average or grade percentage of 83% – 86% equivalent

• Financial need through college for past/current/upcoming tuition or program approved books/supplies

• Major and career objective within a hospitality related field (interior design, hospitality management, culinary, etc.)

Did you know?

• NEWH membership is not required but is FREE to students + full-time educators

• Students may apply by email, mail or online: www.newh.org  (Scholarship/Chapter Scholarship Applications/Los Angeles Founding Chapter) or at APPLY

• UCLA Extension program will be hosting a FREE virtual information session on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Please email tleddington@unex.ucla.edu for more information and registration.

Foundation Level Student Timothy Durant’s Photo Included in “Expose: Architectural”!

Congratulations to Timothy Durant who’s picture of the outdoor seating area at the Edgemar in Santa Monica, CA, has been selected as one of twenty works included in the exhibition “Expose: Architectural” by Art Gym Denver! The picture was taken as part of Tim’s coursework for our Photographing Architecture & Interiors course led by instructor Doug Hill.

See more of the work and read about the exhibition HERE!

Congrats again, Tim! Great work!

The Ingrid Skulstad Williams Scholarship Application Deadline is December 4, 2020!

The Ingrid Skulstad Williams Scholarship for Women Pursuing Postsecondary Education is a needs-based scholarship dedicated to helping women get the education necessary to have a successful career.

Ms. Skulstad Williams was born and grew up in Nazi-occupied Europe and immigrated to the United States as a young adult. Her husband passed away unexpectedly at a young age, and she faced the challenge of becoming self- supporting. She returned to the classrooms of UCLA Extension in the late 1970s to pursue business courses and went on to a successful career in the travel industry.

Through her estate, Ms. Skulstad Williams established this scholarship endowment to help women who would otherwise not have the financial means or opportunity to attend postsecondary education. Ms. Skulstad Williams believed strongly that lifelong learning can change lives. Each year, in perpetuity, UCLA Extension will award a minimum of one scholarship up to $5,000 toward course fees within a certificate program.

 Applications for this scholarship will be accepted until Friday, December 4, 2020 at 4pm.

Application and more information HERE

ASID Pasadena Chapter to Host Online Student Portfolio Review on Friday, September 4th!

Please join the ASID Pasadena Chapter on Friday, September 4th for a student portfolio review!

During the review, there will be several interior designers, industry partners, and student peers on the same Zoom meeting for a diverse range of critique and Q&A. You will have the opportunity to:
• present your digital portfolio of design from studio projects
• speak about your work and design philosophy
• talk about any past experience in design
• discuss what your future goals are
• why you wish to be an interior designer

Select up to ten of your best and most creative works from your interior design courses, internships, and personal professional work, and organize them in a digital format (PDF or website). Work that you consider incomplete, not design-related, or does not show off your best craftsmanship should not be included in the portfolio. Resumes are welcome to be included as well. This is an opportunity to show off your talents and get your foot in the door for prospective internships and job openings.


To RSVP, please email STUDENTREP@CAPAS.ASID.ORG by Thursday, September 3rd. Be sure to include your name, name of interior design school, contact info, and expected graduation date. You will receive a Zoom meeting number just before the event.

Hope you see you at this amazing event!

Sherwin-Williams to Host Online Design Student Event on Friday, July 24th!

Photo Credit: Sherwin-Williams

Log on and learn about Sherwin-Williams resources for students and emerging professionals including complimentary sample tools, rendering options for palettes, and how to make color specification a breeze. This online educational course will cover paint basics as well to equip you with the knowledge to transition into the field! Thank you to ASID Pasadena and Shelby Fowler, Designer Account Executive at Sherwin-William!

Date: Friday, July 24, 2020

Time: 12:00 noon (PST)

Event Registration: HERE

Hope to see you there!

Congratulations to Ankita Gogne & Ksenia Riasnianskaia on their NEWH Scholarship Wins!

We are so happy to announce that two of our MIA students have won NEWH LA Chapter Scholarships! NEWH scholarships are open to students with a career objective within the hospitality industry. Both Ankita and Ksenia are outstanding students, talented interior designers, and very deserving of their scholarships!

Ankita Gogne was the winner of a $10,000 NEWH LA Chapter Scholarship.

Ksenia Riasnianskaia was the winner of a $5,000 NEWH LA Chapter Scholarship.

Congratulations to you both!

NEWH Hospitality Scholarships Deadline Extended to April 30th!

Here are all the details needed to apply!

NEWH Los Angeles Founding Chapter is offering up to $10,000 in scholarships:

  • Open to students with a major and career objective within hospitality: (interior design, culinary, hotel management, architecture, etc.)
  • Student must be attending college in: Los Angeles Southern California and zip codes 900-935
  • Apply before: April 30, 2020
  • Membership is not required but is free to students + full-time educators
  • Apply online, by mail or email: HERE

Student Spotlight: ASID Pasadena Student Shadow Day!

Lynnelle, Alana, and Gaby at Masbuild Inc.

ASID Pasadena Student Shadow Day was a huge success, and we caught up with Gaby Niebla to speak with her about her Student Shadow Day experience.

What made you decide to sign-up for the Student Shadow Day, and what did you hope to gain from the experience?

This was my second year of participating in Shadow Day, and since I had a great learning experience the first time, I knew I had to do it again! My designer last year was a residential designer, so this year I requested a commercial designer so that I could learn how commercial design compares to residential design.

Who and from what company were you paired? Do they specialize in one area of interior design?

We matched with Lynnelle Bryant from Masbuild, Inc. She specializes in commercial design, and her scope includes schools, offices, and affordable housing.

What did you do throughout your time/day with your designer?

We started by meeting everyone in the office and learned about their role in the design process. We reviewed current projects and did various on-site visits to projects under construction.  Lastly, we visited CSI Fullmer, which is a contract furniture showroom and learned about their products and their services.

Was your experience shadowing your designer different from what you thought it would be? What surprised you the most?

What surprised me the most, was learning that design does not only have to be about creating luxurious spaces for a “extremely wealthy client”. Lynnelle showed us that design can be meaningful, such as providing transitional housing or homes for seniors, who are adapting to a different pace in living. 

What was your take away from the whole experience?

Design is a vital element to an overall community, and it can bring people together, allowing them to create better opportunities for their own life.

Would you recommend the ASID Shadow Day to other UCLA Extension Arc+ID students?

 YES! GO SIGN UP!!!! 🙂

Amazing, thank you, Gaby!