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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 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.


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

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. 

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