Alums are invited to volunteer through SAIC’s Career and Professional Experience office. You can share your experience, give advice, and offer internships and jobs to SAIC students and alums. Below are some ways you can volunteer time with SAIC.
offers students and alumni the opportunity to connect virtually, either individually or with a group, with creative professionals and Chicago business leaders about venture ideas and future careers. Held weekly on Fridays during the fall and spring semesters, Expert Exchange is a great opportunity for alums to provide industry insight and personalized career advice, as well as answers to students’ and fellow alums’ specific questions. More information can be found here.
To participate as an “expert” in this program, please contact the assistant director of employer relations at email@example.com.
Host an Intern
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 hosting an internship, please contact the assistant director of employer relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participate in a Practical Workshop
The alumni engagement office and CAPX have partnered to host a series of practical workshops for students and alums, showcasing alums and experts who present on topics relevant to the everyday lives and work of artists and creatives (e.g. grant writing, social media marketing, and more!).
If you are interested in being a featured expert for a practical workshop, please contact Director of CAPX, Kate Schutta at email@example.com.
SAIC students and alums come to CAPX seeking portfolio critiques from professionals in a variety of fields. Portfolio reviews take place on a weekly or bi-weekly basis throughout the academic year, and CAPX is always looking for alums in creative fields to provide critiques and constructive feedback.
If you are interested in participating in portfolio reviews, please contact the assistant director of employer relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAPX offers an honorarium to alums who participate in Expert Exchange, Practical Workshops, and Portfolio Reviews in order to support professionals in the art and design community. If you’d prefer to donate your time through these programs to further support the School, please let CAPX know.