Employment Toolkit

SAIC Career + Co-op Center's Employment Toolkit [PDF] includes information for pursuing internships and seeking employment such as resume examples, how to set up a LinkedIn profile and more. 

Employment Toolkit Chapters

  1. Resumes [PDF]
  2. Cover Letters [PDF]
  3. Portfolio Strategies and Artist Statement [PDF]
  4. Public Image—LinkedIn [PDF]
  5. Search Strategies [PDF]
  6. Successful Interview [PDF]
  7. Additional Information [PDF]

While You Are at School

Student Employment Guide

Provides information about on-campus job opportunities and explains the employment process, including eligibility information and forms that you must complete in order to receive payment through the student payroll system.

Student Employment Guide [PDF]

Becoming a Teaching Assistant

This guide covers the application preparation required to become a successful Teaching Assistant applicant. It also contains helpful resources every SAIC TA should know. To be a TA, you MUST be a current SAIC graduate student.

Becoming a Teaching Assistant [PDF]

Tools for Teaching

Guides and Tutorials

$ALT: Money Knowledge for College and Beyond

A free educational program that will help you, whether you are a student or an alum, take control of your finances as you plan for your future.


Documenting Your Work

A guide that starts with camera basics and takes you through post production using Adobe Photoshop to best document your work for your online portfolio.

Documenting Your Work [PDF]

Artist's Statements and Bios

A short handout outlining what defines an artist's statement and the tips for writing a statement that highlights your work best. Artist's statements are especially significant for applying for funding, further schooling, and can help inform your "elevator pitch".

Artist's Statements and Bios [PDF]

Connecting with the Professional World

Remember to stay connected through our Facebook and Twitter pages as they each include up to date resources and current opportunities.

Applying for a U.S. Student Fulbright Fellowship through SAIC [PDF]

Tremain Foundation Resources Listing for Arts Entrepreneurship [PDF]
Resources for Developing Your Work—Funding Focus [PDF]

Helpful Online Sites


Contact us at 312.629.6810 or careers@saic.edu.

All events are free for SAIC degree-seeking students and alumni. Persons with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation for this program should contact careers@saic.edu or 312.629.6820 as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made.