Springtime with the Career + Co-op Center

We welcome springtime with events and internships that bring together
Chicago's contemporary creatives.

Saturday Skill Shares: Spring 2015

Saturday Skill Share: Artist Statements + Bios

Saturday, March 14, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
116 S. Michigan Ave., room 1427

Enter through 112 S. Michigan Ave. 14th floor lounge

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

Saturday Skill Share: Online Presence

Saturday, March 28, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
116 S. Michigan Ave., room 1427

Enter through 112 S. Michigan Ave. 14th floor lounge

Bring your coffee and we’ll bring the donuts for this workshop to learn how to boost your social network and online presence. Andi Crist from Autotelic Studios leads this workshop with special guest and SAIC alumna, Anna Russett.

Saturday Skill Share:
Building Community and Professional Networks

Saturday, April 11, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
116 S. Michigan Ave., room 1427

Enter through 112 S. Michigan Ave. 14th floor lounge

In this interactive workshop, learn how to expand your network and use your connections to help develop your career. Extra points if you bring a friend or your whole posse!

Saturday Skill Share: Job Application Triage

Saturday, April 25, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
116 S. Michigan Ave., room 1427

Enter through 112 S. Michigan Ave. 14th floor lounge

With graduation around the corner, improve your chances of getting an interview by tailoring your application to the jobs you're applying for. Bring in job postings, along with your resume, cover letter, and portfolio. We’ll help you customize your materials and you'll leave with a more competitive professional package. Guests to be announced.

Special Events

Portfolio Review: Curators, Dealers + Critics

Wednesday, March 25, 4:00–6:00 p.m.
116 S. Michigan Ave., suite 1400

In collaboration with the Student Union Galleries (SUGS), we invite curators, gallerists, and critics to give feedback on your portfolio as you prepare for exhibitions and a range of professional opportunities. Bring in your digital portfolio and supporting materials.

Animation Festivals: Why and How to Submit Your Films

Saturday, March 28 and April 4, 2:00–5:00 p.m.
116 S. Michigan Ave., suite 1400

Join this two-part workshop with award-winning animator Anne Beal as she takes you through the significance of festivals and the application process.

Part One, Why Festivals?
March 28, 2015

An introduction to the animated film festival scene, including an overview of the top international animation festivals. Learn how to present your best film stills, write a captivating films synopsis and filmmaker bio.

Part Two, How to Submit Your Film
April 4, 2015

Learn about the submission process including how to refine your filmmaker's bio and choose your top stills. You'll leave with a completed film submission packet. Remember to bring your completed film project, including your hard drive and your laptop.

Shapiro Research Symposium

Thursday, April 2, 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 3, 9:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
The LeRoy Neiman Center, 37 S. Wabash Ave., 1st floor and other locations

The symposium will highlight creative research at SAIC and promotes new strategies in research and the arts on campus. Find out more.

Chili + Co-op Alumni Conversations

Monday, March 30, 4:15–5:30 p.m.
112 S. Michigan Ave., 14th floor lounge

Meet us for lunch to hear from current students as they share stories about their great Co-op internship experiences over a hot cup of chili.

Career Conversation:
william cordova with Candida Alvarez

Thursday, April 9, 4:30–5:45 p.m.
112 S. Michigan Ave., 14th floor lounge

william cordova (BFA 1996) is an artist who focuses on the duality of meaning in reclaimed objects, through various mediums his artwork is activated by interrelated sources like architecture, language, film, and music. He will be joined by SAIC faculty member Candida Alvarez and discuss how he determined his career path and became the artist he is today.

Summer 2015 Co-op Orientations

Tuesday, March 17
Wednesday, April 1
Tuesday, April 14
Thursday, May 7
Thursday, June 11

All in 116 S. Michigan Ave., suite 1429
12:00–1:00 p.m.

Through the SAIC Co-op Internship Program, degree-seeking sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students can earn course credit while gaining valuable real-world experience. With more than 500 Co-op internships available every semester, our program encompasses a variety of disciplines unique to artists' interests.



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.