helping students explore a future career in design
The application for our summer 2022 SEED internship is now closed. Applicants will receive notification by May 20 regarding selection for the 2022 internship. To access our free SEED online courses, keep scrolling for more information and instructions.
Do you question the things around you and wonder how you can make them better?
At Sasaki, we do this all the time. We’re big thinkers and creative problem solvers. We take dreams and make them realities. And we want to teach you how to do the same. Design can be your opportunity to change the world!
- a current high school student.
- always setting goals and finding ways to achieve them.
- never taking anything for granted.
- constantly wondering and imagining.
- interested in a job where you get to think creatively every day.
- looking for a challenge.
- excited about learning.
- not afraid to ask questions or share your ideas.
- someone who wants to know how to make a difference in the community around you.
“I know now I really want to go into design.”
— Joydanze, 2020 SEED student
What You’ll Learn
What is design?
Do you look at the world around you and wonder: how can I make things better? Do you notice details of buildings that your friends don’t? Do you doodle in class? If this sounds like you, you might be interested in design. There are a lot of different types of design: designers design chairs, and designers design neighborhoods. But even at these different scales, designers ask similar types of questions and use the same types of tools. In these courses, you’ll learn about a few different types of design practiced at Sasaki, including planning and urban design, landscape architecture and ecology, and architecture and interior design.
Want to learn more? Create a login to access the courses below. (Download the syllabus to see what’s covered in each course.)
You’ll need to complete the short welcome survey before you dive in. Each course offers content and activities (the activities build on each other from courses 1 to 3). You can save your progress, allowing you to go at your own pace. At the end, please take the short closing survey to see how the courses have changed your perspective on design. You’ll also receive a completion certificate and be entered into a quarterly drawing for cool prizes!
NOTE: These courses are best viewed on a larger screen, like a laptop or tablet.