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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 career fairs and 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.

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 our annual Career Fair, 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.

Resources

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.

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.

Anna Ogier-Bloomer, Assistant Director 

Anna Ogier-Bloomer is a practicing artist and photographer, a career counselor, and an educator. Prior to coming to SVA, she worked in career services for Parsons School of Design, The New School, and Harvard University. Her photographic work has been exhibited at Wellesley College, the Centre Civic Pati Llimona in Barcelona, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, and The Attleboro Museum of Art in Massachusetts, as well as numerous galleries. Her work has been published in Feature Shoot, The Huffington Post, Refinery29, Redbook Magazine, amongst many others. She holds an MFA in Photography and Related Media from Parsons School of Design, and a BFA in Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Tufts University. Anna is on the graduate faculty in SVA's MFA Visual Narrative program, and has served as an adjunct Assistant Professor in photography at the City University of New York.

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 documentaryThe 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.

Roshni Sondhi, Coordinator

Roshni holds her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Stony Brook University. She worked as a career counseling intern at the university's career center where she assessed students' career development needs and helped guide them through career services and programs. Additionally, at her previous role as a recruiting coordinator, she assisted in the recruitment process that showed her the perspectives and expectations of recruiters and hiring managers while reviewing candidates.

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