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The School of the Art Institute of Chicago offers students a diverse experience while attending classes, including the opportunity for student employment. Many students work while enrolled at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) as a way to not only cover some of the costs of tuition and fees but to gain valuable experience in the workplace before graduating. Please note that job placement is not guaranteed.

Seeking Employment

Students seeking employment opportunities should contact the Career and Professional Experience (CAPX) office for assistance at 312.499.4130, by email at or stop by CAPX in the Lakeview Building in Suite 1400 at 116 South Michigan Avenue.

On-campus jobs posted on the SAIC Launch On-Campus online jobs database. You can create your own profile and password directly within SAIC Launch. On-Campus job placement is not guaranteed.

All off-campus jobs are posted on SAIC Compass. Visit the CAPX site to learn more. 

It is recommended that students also directly contact SAIC offices and departments that are of interest to inquire about the availability of student employment jobs and learn more about their job application processes. A list of hiring departments is available in the annual Student Employment Guide.

Students choosing to accept employment through the student employment program are required to familiarize and adhere to the guidelines and responsibilities outlined in the student's and supervisor's handbooks located on this website or in Student Financial Services.