Interior Design & Merchandising Student Activities

The interior design and merchandising programs offer many opportunities to get involved in professional organizations, service learning activities and networking opportunities.

Professional Organization Student Chapters & Affiliations

Professional networking is key to creating success. You can participate in networking opportunities through the following organizations:

Service Learning in Interior Design

Service learning opportunities that use your interior design knowledge and skills are provided through your courses at Mount Mary and through the Interior Design Student Chapter. Projects include remodeling rooms in homeless shelters, remodeling offices for nonprofit organizations and remodeling educational facilities. Mount Mary interior design students even designed the student lounges on several Caroline Hall residence hall floors.

Read about the latest work featured by Milwaukee's Habitat Restore.


Latin for "to make, create, produce," CREO is an annual celebration of creativity that showcases student work from Mount Mary fine art, fashion, graphic design and interior design programs. CREO is forward-thinking and ever-developing. It's an opportunity for a cross-generational audience to experience a cross-disciplinary slice of Milwaukee's creative talent.

Interior design students participate at the event by featuring the sustainTABLE CHAIRity Silent Auction which showcases refurbished furniture and upcycled items.  All proceeds from the auction are used to complete the community service projects mentioned above in Service Learning in Interior Design.