Congratulations to the SAIC Class of 2019!
With the completion of your studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, you are joining more than 20,000 SAIC alums, a global family who will become part of your personal and professional support network of fellow artists, designers, and scholars. These fellow travelers will be your mentors and peers, and even though you’re no longer a student, SAIC is here for you, too.
As an alum, you still have access to the invaluable online and in-person resources of Career and Professional Experience, better known as CAPX. All the services you enjoyed as a student are still available to you, and the CAPX team is always innovating new ways to help our students and alums prepare for and succeed throughout your life after art school. In fact, I invite you to help inform the programming CAPX offers.
Please complete this brief, confidential survey here, which will help CAPX learn about our alum’s lives after art school so that we may better advise, inspire, and create programming for SAIC students and alums. The survey takes about five minutes to complete, and those who complete the survey can enter a raffle to win a $200 Amazon gift card.
Much like an education exploring art and design can be unpredictable, your lives as artists, designers, and scholars will defy expectations. No matter where your professional life takes you, please remember that SAIC is here to support you. I encourage you to connect with the CAPX team on Handshake .
All my best,
Elissa Tenny, President
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.
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 an appointment with a CAPX advisor on Handshake, or stop in during our walk-in hours from 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
More questions? Stop by the CAPX office at 116 S. Michigan Ave., 14th floor, or give us a call at 312.499.4130.
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: email@example.com.