For Students

Never FearCAPX is Here!

It’s never too early to start thinking about life after SAIC, and we're here to help you at each step of your creative career path.

Gene Siskel Film Center Internship


Student Advising and CliftonStrengths® 

CAPX staff and our team of Faculty Career Advisors offer highly personalized coaching sessions to help students develop and implement their career and job search strategies.

Our advisors can also help you discover your "Superpowers" via CliftonStrengths®, an assessment designed to help you learn your dominant talents and the ways in which you naturally think, feel, and behave as an individual. CliftonStrengths® are especially useful in forming your job search strategies, managing group projects, and charting your career path. 

Want to stop by for a quick, 15-minute check-in to review your résumé or other professional materials? Our drop-in hours are from 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, in the CAPX offices on the 14th floor of the Lakeview Building.

Learn more about the CAPX Team or make a full, 30-minute appointment today via Handshake.

Laetitia Auguste at the Field Museum


Better Interviews with Big Interview

Big Interview is a no-stress, virtual mock interview platform for all experience levels, offering practice and feedback 24/7 from the privacy of your dorm or studio.

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.


Programs, Workshops, and Events

CAPX offers a wide range of programs, workshops, and events designed to help you develop materials, skills, and strategies to build your creative career.

Visit our Programs and Events page to learn more about what's happening at CAPX, or browse and sign up for events on Handshake or Engage.

Visit our Resources and Opportunities page browse upcoming opportunities, including fellowships, grants, and residencies; view tutorials on writing artist's statements and documenting work; and explore advice on writing résumés, cover letters, and applying for jobs.

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