The Office of Career Development understands that, as an employer, your most valuable asset is your staff. We strive to stay abreast of your changing needs and prepare our students for a seamless transition into today's work environment.
The Office of Career Development serves as a liaison between industry professionals and the College's talented students and alumni. As such, the Career Development staff work closely with U.S.-based and international employers to educate future generations of artists, designers, and creative professionals. These partnerships support our Internship for Credit program, annual career fair, senior portfolio reviews, ongoing educational programming and recruiting events. Interested in partnering with the Office of Career Development? The following resources are designed to foster meaningful connections between emerging artists and professionals.
Portfolio Reviews & Exhibitions:
SVA hosts numerous portfolio reviews and thesis exhibitions of current and graduating student work. Click here for a list of spring 2012 departmental portfolio reviews and exhibitions. Additionally, view the work of SVA students and alumni at http://portfolios.sva.edu.
Post Jobs, Freelance Opportunities, and Internships:
If you are looking to hire a student or alumni for part-time, full-time, or freelance employment opportunities, register as an employer on the college's job board and post your available positions. Visit the SVA Job Board and select "Employers" to register today. To do this visit www.collegecentral.com/sva. Click on “employers” and then “register now”. Once you receive your access ID and password (within one business day), you can log in to post any available positions. For directions on how to register or post on the SVA Job Board, please review "Employer Instructions for Job Board Registration and Posting" on the upper righthand corner of this page under "Downloads."
Internship for Credit Program:
Career Development manages the College's Internship for Credit Program, allowing qualified Juniors and Seniors to gain hands-on experience working with creative professionals. When the School of Visual Arts is petitioned for an intern, the following criteria must be met in order to receive consideration for the College’s Internship for Credit Program. Employers must agree to provide:
• An internship that applies directly to a student’s field of study, fulfilling relevant career objectives.
• A designated creative supervisor, qualified in the area of the student’s major, who gives counsel, advisement and career guidance.
• In-house creative participation in a hands-on learning environment where the student regularly interacts with staff and/or clients.
• A commitment to employ interns for a minimum of 150 hours, falling within the College’s semester period.
To post an internship for SVA students or alumni, visit the SVA Job Board and select "Employers" to register today. For step-by-step directions on how to register or post on the SVA Job Board, please review "Employer Instructions for Job Board Registration and Posting" on the upper righthand corner of this page under "Downloads."
In addition, internship employers are encouraged to review the New York Department of Labor Internship Standards and US Department of Labor Internship Standards available for download on the upper righthand corner of this page.
Spring enrollment for the Internship for Credit Program has CLOSED on January 17, 2013. The student enrollment deadline for the Summer Internship for Credit Program will be announced.
Each year, Career Development hosts programs developed to educate students and alumni, as well as provide networking opportunities with creative professionals. These programs include industry panels, professional workshops, presentations from visiting recruiters, portfolio reviews and more. For more information or to participate in an upcoming event, please contact Career Development at email@example.com.
Employer Enrollment Criteria for Internship for Credit Program, Spring 2013
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Employer Instructions for Job Board Registration and Posting
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New York Department of Labor Internship Standards
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US Department of Labor Internship Standards
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- Employer Enrollment Criteria for Internship for Credit Program, Spring 2013