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AIGA Worldstudio Scholarship Deadline is April 7

The AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships program helps students achieve their educational goals and give back to their communities through their work. Since its inception in 1995, nearly $1.4 million dollars has been awarded to more than 800 college students of art and design.

Who is this scholarship for?

  • Students enrolled full-time at a U.S. college or university during the 2023/2024 academic year, undergraduate or graduate level
  • Students who are majoring in photography, illustration, or design with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Students with positive social agendas and financial barriers
  • Students who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, military or veterans, neurodivergent, or with disabilities

Learn More:

Application Guide + Facts:

AIGA NY Annual Job Fair

Join us for our annual job fair!

Are you a design student, recent graduate, or early to mid-career professional looking for a new role? Join us for AIGA NY’s annual virtual job fair and meet creative companies helping you take the next step in the design industry!

Whether you’re just getting started or are in the midst of a search for your next role, this year we’re inviting designers in the first five years of their careers to participate. The job fair is a great opportunity to connect with representatives and recruiters representing New York’s top creative companies and studios looking to connect with talented designers like yourself. Find out what a typical day is like for their designers and hear what creative directors are looking for in roles they’re hiring for.

We’ll also be hosting our Advice Booth, staffed with current AIGA NY board members ready to provide valuable information and insights to help you succeed in your career.

Event Series: Mixers, Job Fairs, and Workshops
AIGA NY Virtual Job Fair is part of the Mixers, Job Fairs, and Workshops event series. These events are focused on community building, networking and exposing new working environments.

Event graphics: Troy Vasilakis

We are committed to keeping events accessible to all participants. Your donation supports AIGA NY and costs associated with event production costs. If ticket cost is a barrier, please contact

Two Student Opportunities: TheDream.US National Scholarship for Undocumented Students and TheDream.US Internship Funding Program for TheDream.US Scholars

From the Queens College Immigrant Student Support Initiative:

The Queens College Immigrant Student Support Initiative would like to inform you of two amazing opportunities for students: a scholarship opportunity for undocumented students and a new opportunity for TheDream.US Scholars to participate in a paid internship funded by TheDream.US.

TheDream.US National Scholarship

TheDream.US National Scholarship application is live! The scholarship provides up to $33,000 in financial assistance for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree! 

TheDream.US National Scholarship application is open to undocumented immigrant students with or without DACA or TPS who came to the United States before the age of 16 and before November 1, 2017. Additional eligibility criteria include:

  • Students must be or about to be high school graduates or GED recipients.
  • Students must have been or are currently enrolled in a college or university.
  • Students must exhibit significant unmet financial need.

For a full list of eligibility criteria, please visit Eligibility Criteria for the National Scholarship – TheDream.Us.  

Interested students can apply by visiting How To Apply – TheDream.Us. For a step-by-step guide on how to submit an application, please click here. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2023.

TheDream.US Internship Funding Program 

Queens College Dream.US Scholars with a work permit or ITIN (DACA is not required) are eligible for this opportunity, allowing students to demonstrate their skills, explore career paths, and expand their professional network, all while getting paid! Students are eligible to receive payment in accordance with the number of hours they work at an estimated rate of $20 per hour. 

To participate in the program, scholars must meet the following criteria:

  • be a current Queens College Dream.US Scholar
  • be a currently enrolled Queens College student
  • have a valid social security number (SSN) or an individual tax identification number (ITIN)
  • have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher; and
  • possess an unpaid internship that meets the following criteria: is scheduled to last between 40 and 200 hours, has a dedicated supervisor, is related to your academic goals.

If students meet the criteria and have documentation that they have secured an unpaid internship (i.e. offer letter, email from internship supervisor, etc.) they may apply for funding by completing this application form on Parker Dewey.

Students can learn more and start applying by visiting Internship Funding Program for TheDream.US Scholars ( and Parker Dewey. Please be advised that students must create a free Parker Dewey profile before applying. For a video tutorial on how to complete an application, please click here.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. However, students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as funding is limited. 

If students have questions or concerns about Dream.US National Scholarship or TheDream.US Internship Funding Program, they may contact the Immigrant Student Support Initiative at

Stay Connected! 

If students, staff, or faculty want to learn more about the Queens College Immigrant Student Support Initiative, they may visit Immigrant Student Support Initiative | Student Life (

Additionally, if individuals are interested in receiving up-to-date information on services, resources, scholarships, and support available to the immigrant community, please click here and join the Queens College Immigrant Student Support Initiative email list. We highly recommend you join this email list as it will keep you updated on support available to the immigrant community at Queens College!

If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to

2022-23 Queens Tech + Innovation Challenge

In partnership with the Office of the Queens Borough President and support from Google, Resorts World NYC and Flushing Savings Bank we have $100,000 to award in 2023!

Five winners will be chosen to win $20,000 in each of these categories:

  • Urban Tech –  Improve the urban quality of life and lead us into the future!
  • Aviation & Hospitality – As Queens is the center of aviation let’s use technology to strengthen this sector!
  • Big Data & AI  – Using AI in many areas including  but limited to consumer software, enterprise! software, Blockchain, Future of Work, Fintech, Healthcare, Robotics, Machine Learning   
  • Food – An innovative restaurant, food or beverage manufacturer who is/will be located in Queens 
  • Community – An innovative product or service that addresses a geographic or virtual community

The Challenge is open to any Queens resident who is in the starting up stage or has not made over $150,000 in the past year.  Details of the program – date, classes, etc. are on the website:

Internship Opportunities at the Tech Incubator at Queens College

Here are two internship opportunities for you to consider:

  1. Participate in a testing project at a startup

An NYC-based start-up is building a social metaverse app that shows people what’s happening around them in real-time via a 3D digital twin of the real world. Its founder is interested in teaming-up with students to Beta-test the app, deliver feedback, insights and feature suggestions as Ubiq moves from Beta to full launch.

If you are interested to learn more, please complete this form:

  1. Be a facilitator for Girls Who Code

We plan to offer the Girls Who Code Club again for students from grade 6 to 12. We are looking for college students who would like to serve as facilitators for the club sessions where the girls will learn how to code and complete projects. The club will be run virtually from Oct. 29 to Dec. 10, on Saturdays, from 10 to 11:30 am.

If you are interested to learn more, please complete this form:

Where Are All the Black People | The One Club

Where Are All the Black People is returning this fall with its first-ever hybrid diversity conference and career fair! The event kicks off online on October 6th and then we’ll meet up at Convene in Downtown NYC on October 7th for an action-packed day.

The conference is always celebrating creative excellence, so attendees will be thrilled with the new panels and workshops! Plus, there will be opportunities for students to find jobs and review their portfolios with our growing list of agencies and brands. The conference is FREE to attend and they can register for tickets here:

Please reach out to with any questions!

Design for America (DFA) 2022 Summer Design Accelerator 

DFA is partnering with Unilever and their brand MELĒ, a science-based skincare product line designed specifically for melanin-rich skin. This 2022 summer opportunity focuses on democratizing the science of skincare and building a trusted community around health and wellness. You can learn more about this opportunity in the invitation deck here.

This opportunity is open to all, Free of charge. No application is needed, just a mix of commitment, interest in growing design thinking capabilities with an amazing cohort of multidisciplinary collaborators, and a curious, daring, open mind! Those interested should submit the invitation form here by June 6.

Please enter “Tech Incubator at Queens College” when asked about: School, DFA Studio, Organization or Affiliation.

For non-students, please enter N/A for graduation year.

To sign up:

We are looking to launch a DFA studio at Queens College in the Fall. Your participation in the summer program is highly encouraged. 

DESN 395/321 Senior Capstone/Animation Production’s 2022 Spring ANIMATIONS

Queens College Design Presents
DESN 395/321 Senior Capstone/Animation Production’s
2022 Spring ANIMATIONS
Join us for an online screening of this semester’s animated student films. 
Wednesday, May 18, 2-3PM
Join Zoom Meeting

Films by:
Ryan Badripersaud
Brian Carew
Lisseth Castillo
Abel Gonell
Walilul Islam
Michael Keyes
Seounghyun Lee
Kaini Malik
Cyan Martinez
Abimbola Olatunbosun
Elizabet Plumaj
Sara Restrepo
Joshua Sabbagh
Mabel Zapata-Jaquez