Programs and Events

CAPX offers a wide variety of career-related programs and events. Advisors are joined by industry experts to share advice, critique professional materials and recruit SAIC students and alums. Programs are offered virtually throughout the year. Students and alums may view and register for events on Handshake by going to the “events” tab.

Handshake is an innovative college-to-career platform that is home to all CAPX approved internships and jobs. Create an account or login to make an appointment with a career advisor, access virtual career resources, register for events, and network with peers and employers. If you run into any issues creating your account, please contact handshake-support@saic.edu for assistance. 

Upcoming CAPX Events: 

  • Expert Exchange - Expert Exchange offers students and alums the opportunity to consult with creative professionals and business leaders about careers in art and design. Expert Exchange is virtual, allowing experts from around the world to meet with SAIC students and alums. Expert Exchange is every Friday during the Spring and Fall semesters. Students can view future events and register on Handshake.

  • CAPX Practical Workshop: Studio Visit 101 (Curators and Gallerists Panel), Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - Learn how to prepare for a successful studio visit from this panel of curators, gallerists and artists.

  • CAPX Practical Workshop: Financial Planning: Chris Long, CFP® NAPFA Registered Financial AdvisorTM. Chris is passionate about breaking the old mold of financial advising. Unlike most advisors who sell products and earn commissions from product sales. Chris does not sell any products, or receive any commissions, kickbacks, or third-party compensation. Chris acts as a fiduciary in all aspects of his work with his clients. Chris holds a BA in Economics from Yale University and an MBA from Stanford University. He earned is CFP® credential in 2005 and has been a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors since 2002, serving in various capacities including Chair of the Midwest Region and a member of the National Board.

  • CAPX Portfolio Reviews - Meet with industry professionals virtually to learn what makes a candidate competitive, and to receive feedback on your portfolio.

    Thursday, March 11, 2021

    Thursday, March 25, 2021

    Thursday, April 15, 2021

    Thursday, April 29, 2021

    Thursday, May 6, 2021 

  • CAPX Practical Workshop: Freelancing and Self-Employment, Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - Learn how to set up a professional freelancing business from this panel of artists and creatives.

  • CAPX Practical Workshop: U.S. Fulbright Program Information Session, Tuesday, April 13, 2021

  • CAPX Practical Workshop: Instagram as a Business Platform for Artists and Creatives, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - Learn how to use Instagram as a business platform. Presented by Chris Jones BFA 2003, Director and Global Product Lead, Facebook Creative Shop.

Alums are welcome to attend all CAPX events or participate as employers and experts. More details can be found on the alumni page.