Betsey O'Brien


Headshot of Betsy O'Brien


Betsy O'Brien, Program Coordinator & Career Advisor

Betsy is an arts professional with over ten years of experience. She first came to SAIC as a transfer student to pursue a BFA. Since graduating she has held multiple positions at both AIC and SAIC. In addition to her roles in the arts she is also an experienced marketeer having worked on social media strategy for Allstate Identity Protection and press releases for Chicago based art gallery, DOCUMENT. She believes the arts are critical to understanding ourselves and our present moment and is passionate about working with student artists. Currently she serves on the board of Chicago based non-profit, Black Marigolds.

You can talk to Betsy about:

Career guidance. As an SAIC alum who pursued a different path than her area of study, Betsy is eager to work with students who are anxious or unsure about what their future holds. Whether you know your dream career, or not, she can assist you in taking the next step on your journey. Betsy helps students tailor their resumes and CVs, application materials, and online presence to align with their professional goals. She has extensive experience working with galleries and non-profit organizations.