Programs and Events

2020 CAPX Programs

Every Day: For a quick, 15-minute check-in, stop by during our drop-in hours, Monday–Friday from 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. For a 30 minute appointment with a CAPX advisor, please make an appointment on Handshake.  

Mondays: RésuMondays – Build your résumé, cover letter, or other professional materials every Monday at CAPX. Whether you're starting from scratch or just want some friendly advice, our advisors are here to meet with you!

Fridays: Expert Exchange – Expert Exchange offers you the opportunity to consult individually with alumni, creative professionals, recruiters, and Chicago business leaders about venture ideas and future careers. This is an opportunity to get industry insights, career advice, as well as answers to your specific questions. The 2020 program begins March 6th. Sign up to meet with Experts here!

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JAM/Jobs at Art Museums is an all-day museum-career awareness event at the Art Institute of Chicago. This year the AIC offering two separate programs—one for college and university students, and another for Chicago teens. All are invited to visit the museum and experience student-led gallery presentations, a panel conversation with Art Institute staff, and intimate breakout sessions with museum professionals representing a variety of departments and fields. Learn about upcoming internship and career opportunities and socialize with peers, faculty, museum staff, and intern alumni.

JAM is free with a school ID. Please note that registration is required for the Chicago teens program and for certain parts of the college student/jobseeker program. See complete schedules here for details.

  • Saturday, February 15th
  • 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Art Institute of Chicago/AIC/Museum

Schedule appointments to connect with curators, writers, gallerists, and other fine arts professionals to recieve feedback on your professional studio practice portfolio. Find more details here.

  • Thursday, February 20th
  • 4:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Lakeview Building, 14th Floor, CAPX Offices

Attend this design portfolio prep session sponsored by Lamar Johnson Collaborative, Nelson, and CAPX to get advice on ways to make your portfolio shine! This event is in preparation for a larger professional portfolio review event upcoming in March at the Knoll Showroom in the West Loop. Find more details here.

  • Wednesday, February 26th
  • 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • 35 East Wacker, Suite 1300, Chicago

Learn how to apply for this prestigious fellowship opportunity. Find more details here.

  • Wednesday, March 25th
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • CAPX Office, Lakeview Bulding, 14th Floor

Back by popular demand! 

Learn how to get comfortable talking with new people so you can connect confidently with potential internship providers and employers, and collectors. Find more details here.

  • Thursday, March 26th
  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • CAPX Office, Lakeview Bulding, 14th Floor

Attend this design portfolio feedback session at Knoll, to receive feedback on your professional design portfolio by a diverse host of industry professionals. Find more details here.

  • Wednesday, March 31st
  • 4:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • 811 West Fulton Market, Chicago

Students and alumni have the chance to win award funding for their creative project and prepare for life after art school. Students and alumni will connect with local Chicago business leaders. Find more details here.

  • Thursday, April 9th
  • 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • SAIC Ballroom

Learn how to take control of your finances so you can reach your goals. Find more details here.

  • Wednesday, April 22nd
  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Nieman Center, 1st Floor Lobby