SAIC is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak. Visit for the latest information.

We encourage you to schedule virtual appointments with CAPX through Handshake.

All Career and Professional Experience (CAPX) services and resources are available to alumni virtually! CAPX career advisors are available to meet with you by phone or on google hangouts to discuss your career options, offer advice on professional and job search strategies, resumes, cover letters, portfolios, websites, and other professional materials. Career advisors can help you explore opportunities including residencies, grants and fellowships, and further education.

We have increased the number of appointments available to our students and alums. You can schedule a virtual career advising appointment with a CAPX advisor on Handshake. In addition to meeting with a career advisor, the Handshake resource page contains valuable career advice and is accessible 24/7.

Alumni are encouraged to take advantage of upcoming programming including CAPX Expert Exchange - career advising sessions with professionals from across creative industries. For information and to sign up, go to Handshake

If you are alumni prior to 2013 and wish to access Handshake, please email Myia Brown, Please include: your graduation year, listed name during your time at SAIC, and your ID number if available.


Resources for Life

For more than 150 years, our alumni have been working and creating in all kinds of industries, organizations, companies, and practices. Their varied job titles expand on the School’s core value that meaning and making are inseparable.

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Did you know CAPX continues to work with our alumni even after they leave SAIC? As graduates, alumni have access to the same resources and services that CAPX offers current students.

Make a virtual appointment with a CAPX advisor on Handshake,

We also encourage you to build a profile on Handshake and explore jobs, internships, and other opportunities or post your own opportunities to be viewed by current students and soon-to-be graduates.

Questions about setting up your Handshake account? Email

More questions? Email us at

Get Involved

Want to pay your experience—and expertise—forward to current SAIC students? 

Expert Exchange offers students the opportunity to consult individually with alumni, creative professionals, and Chicago business leaders about venture ideas and future careers. It's an excellent opportunity to offer your valuable insight and career advice to current SAIC students.

You can also represent your company or organization participate in our annual SAIC Internship and Career Expo, our flagship event held every November in the MacLean Ballroom.

Contact our Assistant Director of Employer Relations, Theresa Gimpel, with any questions: