Welcome

The CCS Career Development team provides guidance on resume, CV and cover letter preparation; interview skills; job search techniques and more. The office coordinates career events and on-campus recruiting throughout the year and provides students with services such as the Career Network, Professional Practice Workshops and Career Resources. We support both current students and alumni in their search for residency, exhibition, internship and employment opportunities.

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Connecting with Staff

In an effort to maintain the health and safety of students and staff, we will meet with students by appointment – phone or Zoom.  Meeting by appointment will allow us to better serve your needs and will avoid crowded office space where social distancing would be impossible. Contact and scheduling appointment information is on the right side of this page.

Career Development Events

11:30am-12:30pm
September 21st: Career Development 101
October 5th: Resume & Cover Letter
October 26th: How to Secure an Internship
Join us via Zoom: BIT.LY/CDWORKSHOP (All Caps)

 Create a profile, upload a resume & portfolio, browse internships and full-time creative opportunities. Visit Handshake at https://collegeforcreativestudies.joinhandshake.com/

Internship Program

In order to take an internship for credit, students must meet the following criteria:

BFA students:

  • Complete all Freshman and Sophomore courses.
  • Junior or Senior level status in studio courses.
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.8 or better.
  • Portfolio Approval Form signed by a full time faculty member.

MFA students:

  • Complete one year of course work.
  • Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better.
  • Portfolio Approval Form signed by Department Chair or full-time faculty member.

To find out more about applying, searching for internships and internship options, click here.

Professional Development Links

Art Deadlines
competitions, grants, exhibition, internships, residencies etc. please contact career services for ccs user name and password.

CCS 4 Year Career Plan
make a career plan starting freshman year.

Career Resources
resources include job search sites, grant information, competitions, fellowships, copyright information, gallery listings, professional organizations, self-promotion, freelance jobs, and more.

Employment Opportunities in Education
view department of education job announcements by state

Graduate Jobs
jobs in the arts. please contact career services for ccs user name and password.

ART World Conference

Art World Learning (AWL), an online platform developed to bring financial education to artists, designers, and cultural producers. You can learn more by watching this trailer. As a CCS student/alumni you have free access to all the content on the site.

Use the coupon code ” AWL_CCS_Student_2020″  to enroll today!

Art World Learning exists as a tool to bring more nuanced financial and business education to creatives, by creatives who’ve dedicated their lives to the empowerment of others. 

Career Guides

20 Tips for Creating Your Demo Reel (pdf)
Art Of The Professional Packet (pdf)
Artist Residencies (pdf)
Curriculum Vitae Guide (pdf)
Career Options for Artists (pdf)
Cover Letter Guide (pdf)
Informational Interview (pdf)
Interview Skills (pdf)
Networking 101 (pdf)
Reduce File Size (pdf)
Resume Guide (pdf)
Salary Negotiations (pdf)
Top Interview Questions (pdf)