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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
Friday, March 22, 1:00-4:00 PM
Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 West 18th Street, 2nd Floor
Seniors and Graduate Students have priority, timed entry starting from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM. Juniors will be admitted after 2:00 PM.
For detailed info on the fair and participating companies, visit careerfair.sva.edu 

Get a head start on finding a great job or summer internship! SVA students are invited to meet with industry professionals, show portfolios and resumes, and discuss internship and career opportunities. Employers from a wide variety of fields will be on hand to discuss internships, jobs, freelance work and company culture. See our events listings for information and to register.  
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. Students and recent alumni looking to meet with a career counselor regarding résumé reviews and job search strategies should use our Online Appointment Scheduler and choose a counselor and a time to schedule an appointment. Alumni may schedule one-on-one counseling appointments for up to four years after graduation. 

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.


Career Development has compiled a list of online resources for a variety of creative pursuits and areas. Check out our Resources for Students page for a new list of updated links to job search sites, arts opportunities, professional organizations and more. From there, you can also visit Resources by Major to see even more links and resources specific to your industry. 

Internship for Credit Program

Career Development's Internship for Credit Program supports students in gaining hands-on professional experience interning at companies such as Marvel Comics, BBDO, 20th Century Fox and many more. The program is open to full-time, matriculated juniors or seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher. For more information on the Internship for Credit Program enrollment process and deadlines, please visit the Internship for Credit Program page. The online application is at SVA CareerLink.

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

SVA Online Job Board

The SVA Online Job Board gives students and alumni access to thousands of new job listings each year by reputable creative companies who seek SVA talent. Students and alumni post their resume and portfolio images for prospective employers to review.

Residency Awards

SVA Career Development is now offering funding for SVA degree-seeking students and alumni of degree programs to two prestigious artist residencies: Anderson Ranch Arts Center Artist-in-Residence Program in Snowmass Village, Colorado, and Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture Summer Residency in Skowhegan, Maine. SVA provides full funding for up to two students/alumni annually for each program. Open to U.S. citizens and international students. 

Visit the "Residency Awards" tab on the left-hand navigation bar for detailed information. 

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.

Register here for the next Fulbright Program Information Session Wednesday, April 17 at 1:00 PM. 

Visit sva.edu/fulbright for detailed information. 

Employer Services

SVA Career Development serves as a liaison between industry professionals and the College's talented students and alumni. We work closely with U.S.-based and international employers to educate future generations of artists, designers, and creative professionals. This outreach supports our Internship for Credit program, annual career fair, educational programming and recruiting events.

For more details on how to connect with SVA talent, visits our Employers Services page. 

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, Assistant 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 seriesSchool: 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 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. Her notable exhibitions include the participation in 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/Queens Museum (Queens, NY 2018).

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    New York, NY 10011

    Tel: 212-592-2370

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