Spring 2015 Co-op Orientations

Thursday, January 22
Thursday, January 29
Tuesday, February 3

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

Cooperative Education Internship Program (Co-op) provides sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students, the opportunity to gain arts related work experience and earn course credit.

To participate, you must attend one orientation to receive information and application per academic year.

Register



January/February Events at the Career + Co-op Center

Beginning this Spring semester, we are hosting wonderful events such as SAIC Picture Day, What's My Job: Conversations with Alumni, and a variety of Saturday Skill Shares. See the calendar below for more details.

January/February 2015 Events Calendar [PDF]


Create Your Network: Alumni Conversations

Tuesday, January 20, 3:15–4:30 p.m.
The LeRoy Neiman Center, 37 S. Wabash Ave., 1st floor

Learn how alumni became successful at SAIC as they developed a network of arts related professionals. Come join the conversation.


SAIC Picture Day
—with DJ Career + Co-op

Wednesday, February 4, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
116 S. Michigan Ave., suite 1400

Everyone loves your selfies, but your potential employers may not appreciate them as much as your 500 Instagram followers. Come dressed to impress for a free headshot that will boost your professional web presence!


Saturday Skill Share: Documenting Your Work

Saturday, February 7, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
116 S. Michigan Ave., room 1427
Enter through 112 S. Michigan Ave. 14th floor lounge

Learn how to document your artwork for your online portfolio and take it through post production using Adobe Photoshop. Robert Chase Heishman leads this hands-on workshop.


Saturday Skill Share: Resumes + Cover Letters

Saturday, February 21, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
116 S. Michigan Ave., room 1427

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

Join us over coffee and donuts as we help tailor your resume and cover letter for opportunities you’ll be applying for. Email your resume and cover letter ahead of time to Margaret Hutchins at mhutch4@artic.edu and bring your laptop.



"What's My Job?" Alumni Conversations

Monday–Wednesday, February 16–18, 4:30–6:00 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 to share.

Monday, February 16

Sam Rolfes, BFA 2013
Cross Format Artist, Designer, DJ/Turntablist. Producer, Illustrator, Co-Founder of JOIN THE STUDIO
samrolfes.com, jointhestudio.com

Nina Palomba, BFA 2013
Designer, Illustrator, We Art Supervision
nina-palomba.squarespace.com

Kekeli Sumah, BFA 2014
Arts Administrator, Artist, DJ
kekelisumah.com

Liz Patelski, BFA 2011
Women’s Wear Designers, Remi Canarie
remicanarie.com


Tuesday, February 17

Justus Harris, BAVCS 2013
Performance Artist, Art & Technology Researcher, Freelance Producer
justusharris.com

Olen Amelia, BFA 2012
Designer, Ogilvy and Mather
olename.li, ogilvy.com

Jason Guo, BFA 2014
Artist, Co-Owner, Maybe Sunday Streetwear Apparel and Project Space
maybesunday.us


Wednesday, February 18

Stephanie Cristello, BFA 2013
Writer and Editor, Art Slant and The Seen
artslant.com, expositionchicago.com/art-seen-national

Evelin Garza Luna, 2013
Video Production Associate / Motion Graphics Artist, Brafton Inc
behance.net/EvelinGarzaLuna, brafton.com

Bridget Crowe, BFA 2014
Textile Designer, It's Oksana
itsoksana.com



March/April Events at the Career + Co-op Center


SAIC Picture Day
—with DJ Career + Co-op

Wednesday, March 4, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. 116 S. Michigan Ave., suite 1400

Everyone loves your selfies, but your potential employers may not appreciate them like your 500 Instagram followers. Come dressed to impress for a free headshot that will boost your professional web presence!


Saturday Skill Share: Online Presence

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

Join us for coffee and donuts as you learn how to boost your social network and online presence. Presenters and special guests to be announced.


Portfolio Review: Curators + Galleries

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.


Saturday Skill Share: Artist's Statement + Bios

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

Develop a compelling statement about your art or design practice, in this hands-on workshop. Coffee and donuts served.


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.


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

This workshop focuses on live and online communication. We’ll share strategies for expanding your professional community, making connections with potential colleagues, and talking to new people. Special guests to be announced.


Chili + Co-op Alumni Conversations

Monday, April 20, 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.


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

Improve your chances of getting an interview by tailoring your application to the jobs you’re applying for. Bring in the postings for the jobs, along with your résumé, cover letter and portfolio. We’ll help you customize your materials and you'll leave with a more competitive professional package.



Questions?

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.