For Employers

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


SAIC students and alumni are talented artists, designers, writers, and scholars who deliver fresh perspectives and new capabilities to the workplace. They possess innovative, advanced interdisciplinary training and are eager to bring their strengths to the professional environment. We’re excited to help you explore ways you can work with them.

CAPX works closely with employers to provide career and internship opportunities for students and alumni 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.

SAIC Has Joined Handshake

We are very pleased to announce that we have joined Handshake, the college career network of the future! Handshake will be replacing SAIC Compass as the one-stop shop for connecting our students and alums with employment opportunities.

You may have heard of Handshake already—in the past few years, it has rapidly become the new standard for connecting students and alums with jobs, internships, and other professional opportunities. Currently, there are already over 700 U.S. universities and 14 million students and alumni (including 100% of the Fortune 500) present on the network. In the past 12 months alone, there have been over 700,000 active jobs and internships posted to the platform by over 300,000 employers across all 50 states and 165 countries. 

We hope to add you to this rapidly growing list!

For more information about the Handshake platform and to learn more about some of the amazing services it offers, we encourage you to visit Handshake's Employer Site

We also invite you to contact Theresa Gimpel, our Assistant Director of Employer Relations, with any questions:

CAPX Internships

Our students intern in artists' studios, design firms, publishing houses, museums, galleries, architecture firms, municipal agencies, community organizations, animation and conservation studios, and more.

Visit our CAPX Internships page to learn more about students' options, and browse our Is It an Internship? page to learn more about our internship guidelines for employers.

Full details regarding our internship guidelines are listed on our internships Program Agreement.

We encourage you to:

  • Post jobs, internships, and other professional opportunities via Handshake.
  • Register to participate in our annual SAIC Internship and Career Expo, held each in the MacLean Ballroom.
  • Visit our Recruit and Hire page to learn about on-campus recruiting opportunities.
  • Sign up for Expert Exchange and share your industry expertise one-to-one with students.
  • Subscribe to our employer newsletter, CAPX Connects, and stay informed about what's happening at CAPX and the best opportunities to engage the SAIC student community.

For any further questions, please contact our Assistant Director of Employer Relations, Theresa Gimpel at:

We look forward to working with you!