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The Office of Academic and Career Advising supports undergraduate and graduate students in all stages of their professional journey. Offerings include resume/cover letter reviews, developing an outstanding LinkedIn profile, finding an internship or job, networking tips, preparing for interviews and guidance on career discernment.

At Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, students engage in rigorous training that develops and expands their creative talents within a close-knit, collaborative community of faculty and students. Our graduates fine-tune their powers of expression, emerging as clear, concise, convincing and creative thinkers, speakers and artists.

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Spring Break Immersions in Los Angeles Offer Career Inspiration, Industry Connections

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Jackie Flores Assistant Director of Career Services
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University Officially Opens New Building for Syracuse University Dick Clark Los Angeles Program (In Photos)

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Christopher J. Maldonado Associate Director of Career Services
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Startup Stories: Selling $100K of T-Shirts with No Inventory

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Photoshop: AI Neural Filters for Creative Edits

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In this course, Nigel French—a graphic designer, author, artist, and trainer—offers expert advice on how your creative edits can benefit…

Remote Brainstorming

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It isn’t easy to pull off a remote brainstorming session, let alone to keep it productive. But if you work…

Revit 2023: Essential Training for Architecture (Imperial and Metric)

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Get up and running with Revit 2023 for architectural design. This course is designed for students who have no prior…

Canva: Web and Digital Design Projects

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Did you know that you can create professional graphics without having any graphic design experience? Canva is an easy-to-use, cloud-based…

Learning Revit 2023

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Autodesk Revit is one of the most popular building information modeling (BIM) solutions today. In this course, join Paul F.…

Revit: Rhino Workflow

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Rhino and Revit both have a firm place in the architecture and construction workflow. Rhino is an ideal program to…

OmniGraffle for UX and Brainstorming

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Adobe Bridge CC: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

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Four Simple Strategies to Boost Creativity and Productivity

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While you may not usually think of being creative as a benefit to productivity, sometimes shaking things up and approaching…

Sway Essential Training

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Learn how to create and share interactive presentations, reports, and stories with Sway, the popular app included in Office 365.…

Leading in the Moment

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As a leader, it’s up to you to keep your team or organization afloat. That’s challenging enough when everything is…

AutoCAD Facilities Management: Returning to the Workplace

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Returning to work after the pandemic presents a host of complex challenges. How do you stay safe on the job?…

Learn Animation Production in Blender 2.9

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Have you ever wanted to create an animated scene, but thought it was too complicated, or just didn’t know where…

AutoCAD: Construction Drawings

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AutoCAD is a world leader in computer-aided design (CAD), and users around the world employ this powerful software to communicate…

Illustrator 2022 Essential Training

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Adobe Illustrator can be used to accomplish a broad array of design tasks, from the creation of intricate logos to…

BIM Manager: Managing Revit

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Gain insight on how building information modeling (BIM) managers use Revit, and how you can align this software with your…

Facilitating Remote Design Thinking

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The design thinking process has always had its challenges. Taking that process online hasn’t made it any easier. Designers know…

Creativity at Work: A Short Course from Seth Godin

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You are a creative person. Despite what your inner critic may have told you, you absolutely can solve complex business…

How Do I Do That in After Effects

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