Co-op Internship Orientations

All Orientations at 12:00 p.m.
Lakeview Building, 116 S. Michigan Ave., suite 1429

Thursday, September 3
Tuesday, September 8
Tuesday, September 15

Wednesday, November 18
Monday, November 23

Thursday, December 10
Thursday, January 21
Friday, January 29


Fall Workshops and Events

On-Campus Job Fair

Friday, September 4, 12:00–2:00 p.m.
The LeRoy Neiman Center, 37 S. Wabash Ave., 1st floor

Meet the hiring managers from SAIC's most popular departments. Apply and interview for on campus positions.
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TA 101

Friday, September 11, 4:15–5:45 p.m.
Sharp Building, 37 S. Wabash Ave., suite 327

Attendees will learn about the resources available for - and the rules that apply to teaching assistants at SAIC. You will also learn how to make the most of your TA positions as you pursue college teaching opportunities.

What's My Job? Alumni Conversations

Monday–Wednesday, October 5–7, 4:30–5:30 p.m.
The LeRoy Neiman Center, 37 S. Wabash Ave., 1st floor

Meet recent SAIC alumni and hear about their student experiences and how they kicked off their careers. There will also be plenty of piping hot chili and refreshments.


Portfolio Review with Curators, Dealers and Writers (with SUGs)

Wednesday, November 4, 4:00–7:00 p.m.
MacLean Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan Ave.

Co-sponsored by Student Union Galleries (SUGs) and the Career + Co-op Center. We invite curators, gallerists, and critics to give feedback on your portfolio as you prepare for exhibitions and a range of professional opportunities.
Registration opens October 28 at 7 a.m.

Graduate School Panel

Saturday, November 7, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
The LeRoy Neiman Center, 37 S. Wabash Ave., 1st floor

Hear from representatives from a range of graduate programs and learn how to research and find a good match. This is also an opportunity to learn about how graduate admissions processes work, make a competitive application, and make the most of the MFA or graduate school experience. Schools to be announced. (Only for SAIC students and alumni)

Chili + Co-op

Thursday, November 19, 4:30–5:30 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., 14th floor lounge

Interested in doing Co-op in the Spring or Summer? Come to this fun and informational discussion where recent Co-op alumni will share their Co-op stories over a cup of chili, followed by a Q + A.

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Saturday Skill Shares

Start Up Your Web Presence

Saturday, October 10, 1:00–4:30 p.m.
Sharp Building, 37 S. Wabash Ave., suite 327

Join these innovative workshops led by Sue Koch and learn how a strategic, creative use of social media and a great website will enhance your visibility, your network and advance your career. Presenters also include David Gabriele, John Galetka and Anna Russett. 

Presented in partnership with Crain's Chicago Small Business Week

Documenting Your Work

Saturday, October 10, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Sharp Building, 37 S. Wabash Ave., suite 327

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

Writing Your Artist Statement

Saturday, November 14, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Sharp Building, 37 S. Wabash Ave., suite 327

Develop a compelling statement about your art or design practice, in this hands-on workshop led by Sherry Antonini. Bring paper and writing utensil.

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Co-op Internship Month

December 2015

Gear up for Spring and Summer 2016 by participating in Co-op Internship Month!

Co-op Internship Fair Prep:
Résumé + Portfolio Walk-in Advising

Monday, December 1, 12:00–1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 2, 12:00–1:00 p.m.
Lakeview Building, 116 S. Michigan Ave., suite 1400

Get valuable feedback on your résumés, portfolios and cover letters in preparation for the upcoming Co-op Internship Fair.

Co-op Internship Fair Prep:
Strategic Interviewing

Tuesday, December 1, 4:00–5:30 p.m.
Lakeview Building, 116 S. Michigan Ave., suite 1400

Find out which Co-op employers you should connect and interview with at the Internship Fair.

Co-op Internship Fair

Thursday, December 3, 3:00–6:00 p.m.
MacLean Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan Ave.

A great opportunity to interview on-the-spot for upcoming Spring and Summer Co-op internships. Previous participating employers include:

AIC Institutional Archives
AIC Museum Education Department
AIC Publications
Arts of Life
Digital Kitchen
Elmhurst Art Museum
fferrone design
Gene Siskel Film Center
Hedrich Blessing
Hyde Park Art Center

Ink Factory
La Familia Green
LG Construction + Development
Lillstreet Art Center
McKinley Design
Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Science and Industry
Project Onward
Ralph Lauren
Redmoon: Production
Roula Associates Architects
Sun-Times Media

To participate, students must have completed an Online Orientation or attended a Co-op Orientation.

Bring your SAIC ID, portfolio, and several copies of your résumé.

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Contact us at 312.499.4130 or

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 or 312.499.4130 as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made.

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