Programs and Events

Announcing: CAPX Week 2019

CAPX Week 2019


We're excited to announce that the second annual CAPX Week will be taking place during Crit Week from March 25-30 at CAPX!

CAPX Week is a great opportunity to get to know our advisors and familiarize yourself with some of the amazing resources CAPX offers throughout the year. 

Throughout CAPX Week, you'll have the opportunity to complete your professional materials—including résumés, cover letters, and artist's statements—attend workshops about internships, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, and building your professional practice; learn how to get your work documented; and even have your portfolio reviewed one-on-one with industry professionals at Gensler.

We'll also have free coffee and donuts available throughout the week available to anyone stopping through!

View the full CAPX Week Program Guide.

Additionally, CAPX Week will include special walk-in hours with our advisors all day, Monday–Friday, as well as special Expert Exchange sessions taking place Monday–Wednesday. 

To view the full list of Experts for CAPX Week, visit our Expert Exchange calendar.


SAIC + Gensler Portfolio Reviews

SAIC+Gensler Portfolio Reviews

We are excited to announce two upcoming opportunities with Gensler, a world-renowned architectural firm, this coming March. Students will have the chance to attend an informative Portfolio How-Tos, What-Tos and What-Not-Tos session led by Gensler creatives on Thursday, March 7, as well as an afternoon of individualized portfolio reviews on ThursdayMarch 28 as part of CAPX Week.

Advance registration is required for each event, details below:

SAIC+Gensler: Portfolio How-Tos, What-Tos and What-Not-Tos

Thursday, March 7
11 E. Madison St. #300, Chicago, IL 60602

Gensler Conference Room 10, 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Learn portfolio best practices from one of the most respected architectural design companies in the world through this informational presentation and Q&A. Available to all interested SAIC undergraduate and graduate students. 

Presenting staff will include:

Brian Vitale, Co-Office Managing Director
Lori Mukoyama, Design Director and Studio Leader
Tristan Butterfield,  Regional Brand & Retail Practice Area Leader
Marianne Starke, Designer
Maria Quiroz, Designer (SAIC alum)

RSVP via
Password: CAPX2019


SAIC+Gensler: Portfolio Review (CAPX Week)

Thursday, March 28
11 E. Madison St. #300, Chicago, IL 60602
Gensler Conference Room 10, 3:00 p.m.-6:00p.m.

Learn how to pass the "three-second test," receive constructive advice and feedback, and how to best present your work via individualized "speed-date"-style portfolio reviews with up to 30 of Gensler's own design staff.

RSVP via
Password: CAPX2019

*Please note: The deadline for 2019 Gensler Summer Internship applications is March 21.


CAPX Weekly Programs for 2019

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With the return of students and classes for the spring semester comes the return of CAPX's Weekly Programs! Join us Monday through Friday at 4:15 p.m. (or throughout the day on Friday) for informative workshops where you can develop your professional materials, learn more about your Strengths, explore job and internship search strategies, or meet with creative industry professionals for Expert Exchange.

Additionally, you can meet with a CAPX advisor at your convenience by making an appointment here. For a quick, 15-minute check-in, stop by during our walk-in hours, Monday–Friday from 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. The full schedule of our Weekly Programs is listed below:

Mondays: RésuMondays – Build your résumé, cover letter, or other professional materials every Monday at CAPX. Whether you're starting from scratch or just want some friendly advice, our advisors are here to meet with you!

Tuesdays: Know Your CliftonStrengths® – Discover what motivates you, where you are most in your element, and which career paths might be best for you through your unique CliftonStrengths® assessment in these advisor-led sessions. CliftonStrengths® are especially useful in helping to form your job search strategies, manage group projects, and build your professional presence online.

Wednesdays: Group Jobs Search – Grab a friend and explore how to develop your professional materials, improve your networking and research abilities, and build your interview skills in these advisor-led sessions.

Thursdays: CAPX Internship Info Sessions – Learn more about for-credit internships at SAIC, including our Professional Practice 3900 and CAPX Internship 4001 options, and how best to conduct your internship search.

Fridays: Expert Exchange – Expert Exchange offers students and alumni the opportunity to consult individually with creative professionals and Chicago business leaders about venture ideas and future careers. Visit our calendar to make an appointment with this week's Experts. 


CAPX Expert Exchange Is Back!

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This Friday, February 8, marks the return of Expert Exchange!

Expert Exchange offers you the opportunity to consult individually with alumni, creative professionals, and Chicago business leaders about venture ideas and future careers. It's an opportunity to get industry insight and career advice as well as answers to your specific questions. Experts are scheduled on Fridays during the Fall and Spring semesters. 

Click here to sign up to meet with any of this week's Experts.