This Spring at CAPX

Discover your strengths, set your creative goals, create your strategy. Are you graduating soon or did you recently graduate? Spring is a great time to begin preparing for your creative life after school. Success starts with a clear understanding of the unique strengths you bring to the world. Explore your individual strengths, build upon your creative skills and learn how to apply them to reach your personal and professional goals at CAPX.

RSVP for all CAPX events and to see a complete list of all individual workshops look under Events on SAIC Compass.

Introducing Springboard Boot Camp Workshops and Group Job Search Advising. 

Springboard Boot Camp: a weekend of workshops designed for students and alumni ready to develop a strategy for their creative goals after school. 

Saturday February 11
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Discover Your Strengths 
Explore your unique strengths and how to apply them to reach your personal and professional goals.

12:30-1:30 p.m. Networking Lunch 

1:30-4:00 p.m.
Creative Project Canvas
Chart a path using the Creative Project Canvas, a visual tool that helps you create a clear and workable plan.

Facilitated by Terri Lonier, Ph.D, Dean and Kate Schutta, Co-Director, Career and Professional Experience

Sunday February 12
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Contracts and the Art of Negotiation
Learn the anatomy of a contract, negotiables v. non-negotiables as well as common pitfalls/issues and how to avoid them. 
Facilitated by Attorney Patrice Perkins of Creative Genius Law

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch Break

1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Financial Preparation for the Real World
Prepare for your financial future with a hands-on workshop on budgeting, resource tracking, and loan-repayment.
Facilitated by Colleen Pratt, founder, The Crew Consultants

To register, log on to SAIC Compass, Click Events and sign up.

Springboard Group Job Search Advising

Focused group advising sessions designed for students to give and get feedback with a CAPX advisor. Focused sessions Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays: 

Résumés and Cover Letters
Networking and Making Connections 
International Student Job Search
LinkedIn, Compass and other Trending Apps

A complete schedule is available on our calendar for sign-up. Make an Appointment


M‌akeWork Start-Up Wednesday Workshops
Presented by the MakeWork Council and Career and Professional Experience (CAPX) 

Starting Wednesday February 8 join us for lunch and a series of talks on starting your own company. Are you an artist, designer, educator, or administrator with an idea for a new venture? Come hear from successful entrepreneurs on what it takes to become a creative entrepreneur and learn about a new initiative at SAIC called the MakeWork Challenge.

Find the full lineup of Start-Up Wednesday Workshops at SAIC's MakeWorK Challenge
All events take place Wednesdays in the Sharp Building, 37 South Wabash Avenue, room 327, 12:00–1:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Lunch provided.

RSVP on SAIC Compass. Find the full lineup of Start-Up Wednesday Workshops under Events and register for individual workshops.


What's My Job? Alumni Conversations
Monday April 24 through Wednesday April 26
4:00-6:00 p.m. in the LeRoy Neiman Center
First floor of the Sharp Building 37 S. Wabash Ave.

A series of afternoons of conversations with SAIC alumni in diverse creative fields sharing how they got started and continue to sustain their professional creative practices.

RSVP on SAIC Compass. Find the full lineup of What's My Job? Alumni Conversations under Events and to register.


Documenting Your Work workshop with Robert Chase Heishman 
Saturday March 4
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
location tbd

From photographing to editing, Robert Chase Heishman will share techniques for documenting your work and creating a strong portfolio. Bring your 2D or 3D work. 

RSVP on SAIC Compass.


CAPX Expert Exchange
Fridays at CAPX
116 South Michigan, 14th floor

Expert Exchange offers SAIC students the opportunity to consult one-on-one with alumni, creative professionals, and Chicago business leaders about venture ideas and future careers. Go to Expert Exchange for complete information and list of experts.