Seven members of the Fort Hays State University student chapter of the American Society of Interior Design attended a career day workshop Feb. 27 at Johnson County Community College.
The session paired interior design students with professionals in their field . The professionals earned accreditation hours while they taught students about what interior design is like in the business world.
"Green Design," the first of two workshops, dealt with environmentally friendly products, which most consumers consider important. The second workshop was a question-and-answer session about ways to build a relationship with clients.
"I thought that the workshops were really valuable," said Ivy Zupancic, Dodge City junior. " 'Green Design,' which is about designing economically, was really important because it dealt with the future of interior design. It allowed us to look at reality from an economic view point."
"I also thought it was great that the design professionals were there," Zupancic said. "It really showed the importance of experience and continued education in a field."
Students who attended are listed below by hometown and classification.
DODGE CITY: Zupancic.
HAYS: Kellie Bee, freshman.
JENNINGS: Megan Kinser, senior.
OAKLEY: John Johnson, senior.
OSBORNE: Theresa Herrman, senior.
PRESTON: Elizabeth Ellison, senior.
STOCKTON: Dustin Lowry, sophomore.