Career and Professional Experience (CAPX) hosts Expert Exchange, offering SAIC students the opportunity to consult individually with alumni, creative professionals, and Chicago business leaders about venture ideas and future careers.

Experts have included:

Susan Snodgrass, Writer and critic
Emma Webb, Designer
Yasmil Raymond, Curator
Florence Hardy, Executive Director, Chicagoland Small Business Development Center
Jayeon Kim, Google UX Lead
Tricia Van Eck, Curator
Caroline Perzan, Set Designer
Jasmin Shokrian, Fashion Designer

Mark Gallay, Digital Strategist at Comedy Central 

For Students

What to Expect

Expert Exchange is an opportunity to meet creative professionals, get industry insights, career advice and, answers to your specific questions.

Experts are scheduled Fridays through the Fall and Spring semesters. Experts of the week are announced a week prior, by email. 

How to Prepare

Want to get the most out of your meeting?

Stop in during Walk-In Hours Monday–Friday, 12:00–1:00 p.m., and talk to a CAPX staff member. 

Have suggestions about an expert you would like to see? Click here

For Experts

What to Expect

The Expert Exchange program facilitates 1:1 interactions between SAIC students, alumni, and visiting professionals (experts). Experts volunteer for four, 30-minute sessions, to consult with students and recent alumni during one of our Friday time slots: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., 12:00–2:00 p.m., or 2:00–4:00 p.m., throughout the Fall and Spring semesters.

How to Register

CAPX is located at 116 South Michigan Avenue, 14th floor.


Contact Theresa Gimpel, Assistant Director, Employer Relations,