Career and Professional Experience (CAPX) connects SAIC students and alums with organizations, studios, and companies in Chicago, throughout the U.S., and around the world. 

SAIC students and alums are talented artists, innovators, designers, writers, and scholars who have advanced interdisciplinary training and deliver fresh perspectives to the workplace. CAPX will help you explore the ways to connect with them. 

CAPX works closely with employers to provide professional opportunities for students and alums who have studied and worked at the forefront of creative industries. Over the years we’ve partnered with more than 2,000 local, national, and international employers and internship providers. We invite you to join this distinguished network. 


Post an opportunity on Handshake! Handshake is a one-stop shop for connecting SAIC students and alums with employment opportunities. For more information about the Handshake platform, visit the Handshake employer information site.


Be an expert. Creative professionals meet with students and alums with CAPX’s virtual Expert Exchange program. Experts offer valuable insight and career advice to students and alums. 

CAPX supports on-site, remote and hybrid internships and welcomes you to host SAIC interns. Internships may be offered for the fall, winter, spring, and summer sessions. Get started by accessing Handshake to create your profile and post your internship. Learn more about CAPX’s internship program requirements here. If you are interested in being an expert, please contact Younsoo Kim Flynn at ykim14@saic.edu.


Post an opportunity on Handshake. Handshake is a one-stop shop for connecting our students and alums with employment opportunities.

To learn more about these and other ways to connect with SAIC students and alums, please contact Younsoo Kim Flynn, Assistant Director of Employer Relations, at ykim14@saic.edu.