Explore CAPX

Exhale, Explore, Experience CAPX!

CAPX is your one-stop shop for valuable career advising and a wide range of programming and events to assist you in developing the skills, experience, self-knowledge, and confidence you need to navigate your creative future.

We can help you:

  • Develop résumés, cover letters, proposals, cover letters, artist’s statements, and portfolios.
  • Implement job search strategies and explore job and internship opportunities posted specifically for SAIC students and alumni through our online platform, SAIC Compass.
  • Apply for on-campus employment opportunities via SAIC Launch On-Campus
  • Explore for-credit internships and apply to jobs related to your area of interest.
  • Discover your personal strengths and talents through assessments including CliftonStrengths®, Strong Interest Inventory, and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI).
  • Pursue exhibition, residency, fellowship opportunities, and funding, including Fulbright grants.
  • Learn about contemporary practices in emerging creative industries, freelancing, and self-employment.
  • Network with SAIC alumni and professionals from a wide range of creative organizations and practices.


2018 SAIC Internship + Career Expo

The 2018 SAIC Internship + Career Expo is almost here! Our biggest event of the year returns Thursday, November 29, from 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. in the MacLean Ballroom, bringing together over 65 employers, organizations, and studios from throughout the Chicagoland area to meet with SAIC students and alumni.

Check out our Expo Checklist to learn more about what you can expect and ways you can prepare in advance of attending. 

We also encourage you to RSVP to the Expo on Facebook or Engage.


CAPX Presents: Big Interview Tips 

Our new Big Interview Tips series, filmed at CAPX and featuring SAIC faculty and staff offering their valuable job interview advice, is intended to demystify the often intimidating interviewing process for students and alums. We know interviews can be stressful, and Big Interview is a perfect way to sharpen your interviewing skills on your own time in a stress-free environment.

Visit our Vimeo page to keep up with our Big Interview Tips series.

Big Interview is a no-stress, virtual mock interview platform for all experience levels available on SAIC Compass, offering practice and feedback 24/7 from the privacy of your dorm or studio. Log on to Compass and click on "Big Interview" on the navigation bar under "My Briefcase" to get started.


Meet with Our Advisors

Make an appointment with a CAPX advisor or visit us during walk-in hours from 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m., Monday–Friday for a quick check-in.

We are located on the 14th floor of the Lakeview Building on 116 South Michigan Avenue. Our office is open Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Visit our Meet the CAPX Team page to learn more about our career and faculty advisors. 

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