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SVA Career Development supports students and alumni in building their professional networks while providing them with the information and resources they need to prosper as creative professionals. In addition to offering workshops and career counseling, the office hosts recruiting events that directly connect students with industry. Current SVA degree students and alumni within four years of graduation may schedule a career counseling appointment to review their resume, cover letter, or job search strategy. Visit svacd.youcanbook.me to book an appointment.

2019 Career Fair

Our Career Fair takes place every Spring. Details from last years Career Fair and participating companies can be found here. 


Career Counseling

Career counseling sessions support matriculating students and recent graduates in exploring, identifying and pursuing their individual career goals, while also teaching them about the professional "tools" they have at their disposal. Alumni may schedule one-on-one counseling appointments for up to four years after graduation

Schedule an appointment online here


Employer Services

Interested in connecting to students? Visit our Employer Services tab and following links below for more information:


Connect with students through the Online Job Board
See student work on our Portfolio Site
Learn about our Internship for Credit Program

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is open to students and alumni of both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. This prestigious program offers one-year grants for study and research projects across the world, allowing matriculated students to further pursue their projects while immersing themselves in a foreign country and its cultures. These self-designed projects span a wide variety of fields, including studio art, design, curatorial practice, art history, and other academic areas, and offer an opportunity to engage with the surrounding community in a cultural exchange of ideas, practices, and viewpoints.

Visit sva.edu/fulbright for detailed information. 

Internship for Credit Program

Get credit for your internship over the semester! 

Juniors, Seniors and Graduate Students with a GPA of 3.25 are eligible.

Learn more on our Internship for Credit section including deadlines and requirements.
Apply through CareerLink.

Job Board

The Online Job Board gives students and alumni access to thousands of new job listings each year by reputable creative companies who seek SVA talent.

Online Job Board Login Instructions


Resources


Internship for Credit International Student Guide 

Internship for Credit US/Permanent Resident Student Guide

Interviewing Guide

Job Board Login Instructions

Job Search Guide 

Resume & Cover Letter Guide 

Resources by Major - Resources specifically for your major
SVA Online Job Board Long-in Instructions

Resources for Students - List of online resources for creative pursuits such as arts opportunities, professional organizations and more


SVA Portfolios

Get your work seen! Through SVA Portfolios you will gain broader exposure for your work, connect with others in the SVA community and be discovered more easily by potential clients, recruiters and creative enthusiasts. Post your work today at portfolios.sva.edu

Workshops & Events

Career Development hosts a variety of events, from skill-based workshops, to on-campus recruiting opportunities, to special panel events and networking opportunities. Workshops cover topics such as professional networking, resume writing and interviewing, job search strategies, marketing and managing business and legal issues for artists—just to name a few.

Professional artists and recruiters from leading creative companies participate in student portfolio reviews and campus visits throughout the year to share their expertise and guidance.

For more details and to register for upcoming events, view our upcoming Events listings and register online.

Meet the Staff

Angie Wojak, Director

As Director of Career Development, Angie guides the office’s operations and programming. She works closely with staff to cultivate industry relationships with national, regional, and international employers that support experiential learning and employment for SVA students and alumni. Angie earned her MFA in Fine Arts from the University of Missouri and received her BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts. Prior to joining SVA, Angie served as Director of Career Services at Columbia University's School of the Arts and Parsons School of Design. She is the author of Starting Your Career as an Artist. She has lectured on career development for artists at universities and conferences around the world, including presentations at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Comic-con International, Harvard University, and Pratt Institute.

Patty Romeu, Associate Director

Patty Romeu is an Emmy award-winning film producer, creative consultant, career counselor and educator. She was Co-Producer of the HBO documentary The Loving Story, which was also honored with a Peabody and other awards from the Writers Guild of America, History Makers International, and Focal International. Patty was Supervising Producer of the PBS education series school: The Story of American Public Education, funded by NEH and CPB and currently in distribution with Films for the Humanities. Work in the nonprofit arena includes serving as Director of Education at the Global Film Initiative with additional experience working with museums, foundations, and arts organizations. Patty has held faculty appointments at Emerson College and Drexel University and taught adjunct courses at Barnard and University of the Arts. She earned an MFA in Film and Media Arts and a BA in Communications, both from Temple University.

Tricia Ross, Assistant Director  

Tricia Ross is a career coach, event and concert producer, and seasoned arts management professional with 25+ years of professional experience including The Juilliard School, Carnegie Hall, the Brooklyn Museum, and producing projects with Daisy 3 Pictures, Wheelhouse Creative, and 3-Legged Dog. She is currently an advisory board member of Inwood Art Works in New York City and previously served as a board member and Chair of the New Harmony Project. She also has trained and worked as a foreign language conversation partner with the International Center of New York. Tricia was a temporary career counselor for SVA in 2018, with areas of expertise including internship and job search planning; career exploration; networking skills and strategies; researching and applying to grants and fellowships; artist statement, resume, and cover letter writing; goal setting; and general career guidance. A member of the NYC Chapter of the International Coach Federation, Tricia holds an Advanced Diploma in Coaching from New York University, and a BS in Theatre Management from the University of Evansville.

Shannon Finnell, Coordinator

Shannon Finnell earned her MFA in Photography from Parsons School of Design, The New School and her BA in Studio Arts and Peace Studies from Goucher College. While strongly believing that the key to social change is compassionate relationships that lead to active and genuine support, Shannon's work attempts to embody that lesson through the exploration and deconstruction of supportive gestures and moments through experimentation in video, installation, photographic practices and collaboration with modern and contemporary dancers. She is now the Founder and Director of Arts Connective, an arts organization dedicated to creating an international community of artists through pop-up shows and sharing resources of support. In addition to her fine art background, she is a Content Creator for Samsung Mobile and has training in specific social media strategies with experts from Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and GIPHY. Notable exhibitions include the participation and production of Governing Bodies at the Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries (New York City, NY 2017) and Rosy-Crimson with Kim Hoeckele at Queens International at the Queens Museum (Queens, NY 2018). You can see her work at shannonfinnell.com

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