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Creative Careers Advocate

Career Services is committed to supporting our students in the College of Visual & Performing Arts .  We understand that you have specific needs and our advisor, Sam Krall, is happy to work with you.

We meet you wherever you are in your career exploration and preparation and are happy to help!

To set up a one-on-one advising session:



School of Art

  • Develop self-promotional tools and strategies to increase your exposure
  • Learn to articulate your artistic skills, goals, and experience in resumes, letters, and more
  • Identify appropriate internship and career opportunities based on your goals
  • Assess how your creative materials, professional documents, and online presence work together
  • Cover all the nuts and bolts of pursuing freelance opportunities in art
  • Develop and review entrepreneurial initiatives to create new opportunities and obtain funding
  • Explore all the options a degree from the School of Art can offer

School of Design

  • Learn to articulate your design skills, goals, and experience in professional documents
  • Assess how your creative materials, professional documents, and online presence work together
  • Navigate the field of design internships, and identify those best suited to your goals
  • Develop comfortable and appropriate networking strategies to learn about new design opportunities
  • Explore all the options a degree from the School of Design can offer

Department of Drama

  • Discuss personalized strategies for identifying non-posted auditions and other performing opportunities
  • Tailor your materials for specific positions in theatre, stage management, design, and performance
  • Identify activities and employment that support, not interfere with, your performing goals
  • Learn how to identify and appropriately network with theatre professionals
  • Create strategies based on your specific goals and interests in the world of theatre
  • Explore all the options a degree from the Department of Drama can offer

Department of Transmedia

  • Identify contacts and comfortably network to get your foot in the door
  • Develop research tools and skills to identify new or upcoming opportunities
  • Assess how your creative materials, professional documents, and online presence work together
  • Tailor resumes and other documents to photography, video, animation, and film fields
  • Develop and review entrepreneurial initiatives to create new opportunities and obtain funding
  • Explore all the options a degree from the Department of Transmedia can offer

Setnor School of Music

  • Identify contacts and comfortably network in the music industry to get your foot in the door
  • Articulate your goals and experiences within targeted areas of the industry
  • Tailor your materials to help you stand out among other industry applicants
  • Research, identify, and even create internship and career opportunities
  • Explore all the options a degree from the Setnor School of Music can offer

Communication and Rhetorical Studies

  • Leverage your diverse curriculum and strong communication skills toward any opportunity
  • Search for, identify, and apply to internships and jobs matching your goals
  • Learn how to tailor your materials and messaging to specific positions
  • Explore all the options a degree in Communication and Rhetorical Studies can offer