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Greetings from Career and Professional Experience (CAPX)

Resources, Programs, and Events: CAPX Weekly Programming

Career education is fundamental to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) student experience. CAPX prepares students for creative futures and connects them with opportunities from the classroom to the studio and beyond. The CAPX internship program in particular offers multiple options for students looking to pursue for-credit internships and the opportunity to gain valuable real-world experience that builds continuity toward life after art school. Leana Yonan meets with CAPX Peer Advisor

Together, through our team of career, faculty, and student peer advisors, our entrepreneur-in-residence, and our partners throughout the Chicagoland community, CAPX aims to provide valuable career education for all of our undergraduate and graduate students and alums on an individual basis both in person and online. Our professional partners play a vital role in contributing to student and alum career education. Employers and professional alums from companies, studios, and organizations throughout Chicago and the United States—from Gensler to Weber Shandwick, and Disney to DreamWorks—share their knowledge and experience through programs like Expert Exchange and our annual SAIC Career + Internship Expo that offer direct engagement with our students.

Kathryn Fitzgerald. Photo: Nike Garcia

CAPX Student Advising 3519 CAPX Touchpoints in 2019

48%

23%

Advising

Students in Class Visits

Events

Expert Exchange

In June, we launched Handshake, an innovative college-to-career internship and job platform. Through Handshake, students can search for jobs, internships, and other off-campus employment opportunities; find on-campus jobs; receive personalized career recommendations; register advising appointments with CAPX; and connect with employers. We are thrilled to offer this new tool at CAPX to better connect students and alums with exciting opportunities outside the classroom. This report highlights the variety of ways CAPX prepares, connects, and empowers students to build fulfilling and sustainable creative careers, and we are pleased to share them with you. Sincerely, Rosalie Shemmer, Dean, Career and Professional Experience

Staff Rosalie Shemmer, Dean Katharine Schutta, Director Nancy Gildart, Assistant Director, Assessment and Graduate Student Advising Theresa Gimpel, Assistant Director, Employer Relations Anita Bhardwaj, Program Coordinator, Career Advisor Mike Bellis, Marketing Coordinator, Career Advisor Myia Brown, Advising and Office Coordinator

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Our career, faculty, and student peer advisors provide highly personalized coaching sessions with students and alums to develop unique career paths that are creatively satisfying, challenging, and rewarding. We work with students at all levels and tailor our coaching to serve students’ individual needs.

C.C. Ann Chen, Adjunct Associate Professor Odile Compagnon, Adjunct Professor

Alums 6%

Graduate Students 25%

In 1,852 meetings, what did we focus on? JOB SEARCH TOOLS + STRATEGIES 579 times

Paula Henderson, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Josh Rios, Lecturer

John Henley, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Peer Advisors

Rebecca Keller, Adjunct Professor

Morgan Itterly

Structured especially for graduate students, this winter interim workshop series covers applying for college teaching jobs, pathways to publishing, strategies for writing grant applications, and CliftonStrengths®. This past year, the series was capped with an indepth workshop and individual meetings on personal finance literacy from Lillian Karabaic of podcast Oh My Dollar!

CAREER PLANNING 366 times

CAPX INTERNSHIPS 614 times

Our undergraduate and graduate student peer advisors play a valuable role in helping students explore CAPX resources, programming, and workshops. They work alongside our career and faculty advisors in holding individual sessions with students, offering their advice based on their personal experiences, on a range of professional materials, including résumés, cover letters, artist statements, interview experiences, and portfolios. Peer advisors also lead programming ranging from student panel discussions to navigating disability in the workplace.

Kathryn Fitzgerald Tricia Park

Expert Exchange Brings Together Students and Professionals

Big Interview is a free, step-by-step virtual system combining expert video lessons and interactive interviewing practice tools helping students build their confidence in preparation for the interviewing process. The virtual platform also offers students the option to receive valuable feedback from career advisors from the comfort of the residence halls or studio.

The CliftonStrengths® assessment helps students discover their dominant talents and ways in which they naturally think, feel, and behave as an individual. CAPX uses the assessment, coupled with advising from CAPX certified Strengths® coaches, with students and faculty in Sophomore Seminar, Professional Practice Experience, and Capstone courses; in group workshops; and in individual advising sessions. CAPX began offering this resource in 2016, and 481 students took the assessment this past year. They incorporated their insights into their internship and job search strategies, as well as into their artist statements, résumés, cover letters, and “artrepreneural” endeavors through Creative Canvas, a tool for planning and exploring creative projects.

Recruiter Visits CAPX hosts recruiters from a variety of employers such as 50,000feet, Cooler Screens, Grand Studio, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, and Tom, Dick & Harry Creative. Students have the opportunity to review their portfolios with professionals as well as interview for internship and job openings.

Kayla Anderson* Artist, Writer, Organizer

Downey Associates Michelle Downey, Principal

Columbia College Chicago Meg Duguid*, Director of Exhibitions

DreamWorks Danielle Lathrop*v, Production Coordinator

Chicago Children’s Theatre Dexter Ellis, Education and Community Programs Manager Chicago Corporate Photography and Video Jimmy Fishbein, Owner Creative Circle Aimée Starck*, Corporate Trainer Dearborn Architects Homan Wong, President Design Museum of Chicago Annie Leue, Art Director DLR Enterpises Damon Reed*, Public Artist DoomCo Designs Kent Fremon, Owner/ Operator

DTK Ceramics David Kim*, Chief Executive Officer Eighth Blackbird Nick Photinosv, Cellist, Co-Artistic Director Epsilon Amanda Westphal, University Relations Specialist Far South Community Development Corporation Florence Hardy, Senior Director, Business Services The Field Museum of Natural History Rebecca Banasiak*, Collections Assistant, Mammals Preparator Gensler Ashley Rogow*, Technical Designer Hermit Pauly Ramirez*, Chief Operating Officer

SAIC + Gensler

High Concept Laboratories Steven Wang, Executive Director

This is one of many strategic collaborations CAPX has with some of the most influential creative employers in Chicago. Students were invited to Portfolio How-Tos, What-Tos and What-Not-Tos, a session led by Gensler creatives at their office on Monroe Street in early March. This session prepared students for an afternoon of networking, interviewing, and individual portfolio reviews with more than 30 Gensler staff members later that month during CAPX Week.

Hyperactive Imagination Inc. Anita Stubenrauch*v, Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Top: Rui Sha and Jiaqi Zheng getting tips on writing proposals at January Jump-Start workshops. Photo: Anita Bhardwaj Center: Douglas Rosman adds his Top 5 CliftonStrengths® to a Team Grid. Photo: Anita Bhardwaj Bottom: Wilson Allen and Boyoung Nam meet with a Gensler staff member for portfolio reviews during CAPX Week. Photo: Nike Garcia

* SAIC Alum v Virtual Expert

Expert Exchange offers students and alums the opportunity to consult individually about venture ideas and future careers with creative professionals and Chicago business leaders. Held every Friday during the fall and spring semesters, Expert Exchange is an opportunity for students to gain industry insight and personalized career advice.

CAPX Student Peer Advisors

Lora Lode, Adjunct Associate Professor

Jeffrey Prokash, Lecturer

Jump-Start January

6 -7

CAPX: WE ARE PRE PARE RS

Big Interview

CliftonStrengths®

140 times

Anna Kielman, Lecturer

Rachel Niffenegger, Lecturer

Undergraduates 69%

We help students identify their strengths, skills, and values and assist them in exploring career options, fellowships, and grant opportunities. We also help in connecting them with alums and professional networks; developing professional portfolios and an online presence; and applying for internships, jobs, and other professional opportunities.

Faculty Troy Briggs, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Our annual flagship program brings together more than 60 employers from throughout the Chicago area and beyond. This year, more than 400 students and alums had multiple opportunities to connect in real-time with leading companies and organizations, learning more about career possibilities within a wide variety of creative fields, and to explore potential job and internship opportunities on the spot.

Preparing Students for Life after SAIC

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, FUNDING

During the fall and spring semesters, students can stop by CAPX for workshops each weekday at 4:15 p.m. A different workshop is held each day, and workshops include guiding the development of professional materials like artist statements, cover letters and résumés, learning how to identify and utilize their talents with CliftonStrengths®, exploring job and internship search strategies, and meeting with creative industry professionals to expand their knowledge of creative fields at Expert Exchange. SAIC Internship + Career Expo

4% 25%

4-5

CAPX: WE ARE PREPARERS

Expert Anna Russett. Photo: Nike Garcia

International Museum of Surgical Science Catherine White*, Assistant Manager, Education and Events JBTV Music Television Chris Vicente, Executive Producer, Vice President Information Technology and Digital Media LATITUDE Chicago Jessica Pierotti, Executive Director Noëlle Pouzar*, Programming Fellow Lawyers for the Creative Arts Marci Rolnik Walker, Director of Education

Tricia Park* Violinist, Podcaster, Writer, Educator Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects Molly O’Neill, Associate Project Onward Robyn Jablonski*, Studio Manager Project Osmosis Emory Brown, Director, Marketing Rightpoint Sona Allen*, Interactive Art Director Shop Small Chicago LLC Tonya Gross, Creative Director, Owner

Anita Steubenrauch joins students for a Virtual Expert Exchange. Photo: Nike Garcia

Virtual Expert Exchanges Widen Conversation This year, we inaugurated Virtual Expert Exchange: group sessions bringing an industry professional or alum to campus via video conference, giving students a chance to learn more about the Experts’ career paths and ask questions in real-time. We hosted Experts from Marvel Studios; DreamWorks Animation; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Eighth Blackbird; Third Coast Percussion; Walt Disney Animation Studios; and Hyperactive Imagination Inc.

Lucid Creative Agency Steven Walsh, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Neil Katzv, Associate Director

Twist Danny Schuman, President

Manny Reel Films Emmanuel Camacho, Founder, Director

Style Room 326 Teresa Washington, Founder, Chief Executive Officer

We are Loftus Leigh Loftus*, Chief Executive Officer

Marvel Studios Allana Williams*v, Post Production Coordinator

Superfly Cody Petruk*, Design Director

Walt Disney Animation Studios Amy Smeedv, Head Animator

Surge Innovations Mark Dyser, Director, Industrial Design; Brittany Holsman, Jr. Industrial Designer

Weber Shandwick Emma Arnold*, Associate Creative Director Alev de Costa, Senior Vice President, Client Experience Ebrahim El Kalza, Executive Vice President, Brand Planning Adam Ferguson, Associate Creative Director Meghan Ford, Senior Manager, Client Experience Mananya Komoroski, Vice President, Integrated Media Tracy Maple, Vice President, Managing Editor Angela Mears, Creative Director

Lexi Midkiff* Editor, Assistant editor, Motion Designer Netizen Anna Russett*, Communications Director

Terri Lonier Consulting Terri Lonier, President

O’Keefe Reinhard & Paul Amanda Jacobs, Account Executive

Third Coast Percussion Sean Connorsv, Ensemble Member, Technical Director

One North Interactive Dave Roth, Director, User Experience Strategy

Three Communication Design LLC Mitch Rice, Principal

Dana Metz, Vice President, Media Relations Meg Moore, Account Director, Editorial Strategy Jodie Moser, Vice President, Media Relations Anne Murphy, Senior Financial Analyst C.J. Nielsen, Vice President, Client Experience Eric Petersen, Vice President, Platform Strategy Gabby Sagers, Vice President, Client Experience Sara Shiffman, Vice President, Influence Jeffrey Spivock, Vice President, Client Experience Mel Strah, Executive Vice President, Client Experience; Kristin Thompson, Senior Manager, Client Experience; Sarah Yaffe, Executive Vice President, Client Experience

8/1/19 10:28 AM


C APX : W E ARE P R EPA R ER S

2 -3

Greetings from Career and Professional Experience (CAPX)

Resources, Programs, and Events: CAPX Weekly Programming

Career education is fundamental to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) student experience. CAPX prepares students for creative futures and connects them with opportunities from the classroom to the studio and beyond. The CAPX internship program in particular offers multiple options for students looking to pursue for-credit internships and the opportunity to gain valuable real-world experience that builds continuity toward life after art school. Leana Yonan meets with CAPX Peer Advisor

Together, through our team of career, faculty, and student peer advisors, our entrepreneur-in-residence, and our partners throughout the Chicagoland community, CAPX aims to provide valuable career education for all of our undergraduate and graduate students and alums on an individual basis both in person and online. Our professional partners play a vital role in contributing to student and alum career education. Employers and professional alums from companies, studios, and organizations throughout Chicago and the United States—from Gensler to Weber Shandwick, and Disney to DreamWorks—share their knowledge and experience through programs like Expert Exchange and our annual SAIC Career + Internship Expo that offer direct engagement with our students.

Kathryn Fitzgerald. Photo: Nike Garcia

CAPX Student Advising 3519 CAPX Touchpoints in 2019

48%

23%

Advising

Students in Class Visits

Events

Expert Exchange

In June, we launched Handshake, an innovative college-to-career internship and job platform. Through Handshake, students can search for jobs, internships, and other off-campus employment opportunities; find on-campus jobs; receive personalized career recommendations; register advising appointments with CAPX; and connect with employers. We are thrilled to offer this new tool at CAPX to better connect students and alums with exciting opportunities outside the classroom. This report highlights the variety of ways CAPX prepares, connects, and empowers students to build fulfilling and sustainable creative careers, and we are pleased to share them with you. Sincerely, Rosalie Shemmer, Dean, Career and Professional Experience

Staff Rosalie Shemmer, Dean Katharine Schutta, Director Nancy Gildart, Assistant Director, Assessment and Graduate Student Advising Theresa Gimpel, Assistant Director, Employer Relations Anita Bhardwaj, Program Coordinator, Career Advisor Mike Bellis, Marketing Coordinator, Career Advisor Myia Brown, Advising and Office Coordinator

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Our career, faculty, and student peer advisors provide highly personalized coaching sessions with students and alums to develop unique career paths that are creatively satisfying, challenging, and rewarding. We work with students at all levels and tailor our coaching to serve students’ individual needs.

C.C. Ann Chen, Adjunct Associate Professor Odile Compagnon, Adjunct Professor

Alums 6%

Graduate Students 25%

In 1,852 meetings, what did we focus on? JOB SEARCH TOOLS + STRATEGIES 579 times

Paula Henderson, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Josh Rios, Lecturer

John Henley, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Peer Advisors

Rebecca Keller, Adjunct Professor

Morgan Itterly

Structured especially for graduate students, this winter interim workshop series covers applying for college teaching jobs, pathways to publishing, strategies for writing grant applications, and CliftonStrengths®. This past year, the series was capped with an indepth workshop and individual meetings on personal finance literacy from Lillian Karabaic of podcast Oh My Dollar!

CAREER PLANNING 366 times

CAPX INTERNSHIPS 614 times

Our undergraduate and graduate student peer advisors play a valuable role in helping students explore CAPX resources, programming, and workshops. They work alongside our career and faculty advisors in holding individual sessions with students, offering their advice based on their personal experiences, on a range of professional materials, including résumés, cover letters, artist statements, interview experiences, and portfolios. Peer advisors also lead programming ranging from student panel discussions to navigating disability in the workplace.

Kathryn Fitzgerald Tricia Park

Expert Exchange Brings Together Students and Professionals

Big Interview is a free, step-by-step virtual system combining expert video lessons and interactive interviewing practice tools helping students build their confidence in preparation for the interviewing process. The virtual platform also offers students the option to receive valuable feedback from career advisors from the comfort of the residence halls or studio.

The CliftonStrengths® assessment helps students discover their dominant talents and ways in which they naturally think, feel, and behave as an individual. CAPX uses the assessment, coupled with advising from CAPX certified Strengths® coaches, with students and faculty in Sophomore Seminar, Professional Practice Experience, and Capstone courses; in group workshops; and in individual advising sessions. CAPX began offering this resource in 2016, and 481 students took the assessment this past year. They incorporated their insights into their internship and job search strategies, as well as into their artist statements, résumés, cover letters, and “artrepreneural” endeavors through Creative Canvas, a tool for planning and exploring creative projects.

Recruiter Visits CAPX hosts recruiters from a variety of employers such as 50,000feet, Cooler Screens, Grand Studio, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, and Tom, Dick & Harry Creative. Students have the opportunity to review their portfolios with professionals as well as interview for internship and job openings.

Kayla Anderson* Artist, Writer, Organizer

Downey Associates Michelle Downey, Principal

Columbia College Chicago Meg Duguid*, Director of Exhibitions

DreamWorks Danielle Lathrop*v, Production Coordinator

Chicago Children’s Theatre Dexter Ellis, Education and Community Programs Manager Chicago Corporate Photography and Video Jimmy Fishbein, Owner Creative Circle Aimée Starck*, Corporate Trainer Dearborn Architects Homan Wong, President Design Museum of Chicago Annie Leue, Art Director DLR Enterpises Damon Reed*, Public Artist DoomCo Designs Kent Fremon, Owner/ Operator

DTK Ceramics David Kim*, Chief Executive Officer Eighth Blackbird Nick Photinosv, Cellist, Co-Artistic Director Epsilon Amanda Westphal, University Relations Specialist Far South Community Development Corporation Florence Hardy, Senior Director, Business Services The Field Museum of Natural History Rebecca Banasiak*, Collections Assistant, Mammals Preparator Gensler Ashley Rogow*, Technical Designer Hermit Pauly Ramirez*, Chief Operating Officer

SAIC + Gensler

High Concept Laboratories Steven Wang, Executive Director

This is one of many strategic collaborations CAPX has with some of the most influential creative employers in Chicago. Students were invited to Portfolio How-Tos, What-Tos and What-Not-Tos, a session led by Gensler creatives at their office on Monroe Street in early March. This session prepared students for an afternoon of networking, interviewing, and individual portfolio reviews with more than 30 Gensler staff members later that month during CAPX Week.

Hyperactive Imagination Inc. Anita Stubenrauch*v, Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Top: Rui Sha and Jiaqi Zheng getting tips on writing proposals at January Jump-Start workshops. Photo: Anita Bhardwaj Center: Douglas Rosman adds his Top 5 CliftonStrengths® to a Team Grid. Photo: Anita Bhardwaj Bottom: Wilson Allen and Boyoung Nam meet with a Gensler staff member for portfolio reviews during CAPX Week. Photo: Nike Garcia

* SAIC Alum v Virtual Expert

Expert Exchange offers students and alums the opportunity to consult individually about venture ideas and future careers with creative professionals and Chicago business leaders. Held every Friday during the fall and spring semesters, Expert Exchange is an opportunity for students to gain industry insight and personalized career advice.

CAPX Student Peer Advisors

Lora Lode, Adjunct Associate Professor

Jeffrey Prokash, Lecturer

Jump-Start January

6 -7

CAPX: WE ARE PRE PARE RS

Big Interview

CliftonStrengths®

140 times

Anna Kielman, Lecturer

Rachel Niffenegger, Lecturer

Undergraduates 69%

We help students identify their strengths, skills, and values and assist them in exploring career options, fellowships, and grant opportunities. We also help in connecting them with alums and professional networks; developing professional portfolios and an online presence; and applying for internships, jobs, and other professional opportunities.

Faculty Troy Briggs, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Our annual flagship program brings together more than 60 employers from throughout the Chicago area and beyond. This year, more than 400 students and alums had multiple opportunities to connect in real-time with leading companies and organizations, learning more about career possibilities within a wide variety of creative fields, and to explore potential job and internship opportunities on the spot.

Preparing Students for Life after SAIC

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, FUNDING

During the fall and spring semesters, students can stop by CAPX for workshops each weekday at 4:15 p.m. A different workshop is held each day, and workshops include guiding the development of professional materials like artist statements, cover letters and résumés, learning how to identify and utilize their talents with CliftonStrengths®, exploring job and internship search strategies, and meeting with creative industry professionals to expand their knowledge of creative fields at Expert Exchange. SAIC Internship + Career Expo

4% 25%

4-5

CAPX: WE ARE PREPARERS

Expert Anna Russett. Photo: Nike Garcia

International Museum of Surgical Science Catherine White*, Assistant Manager, Education and Events JBTV Music Television Chris Vicente, Executive Producer, Vice President Information Technology and Digital Media LATITUDE Chicago Jessica Pierotti, Executive Director Noëlle Pouzar*, Programming Fellow Lawyers for the Creative Arts Marci Rolnik Walker, Director of Education

Tricia Park* Violinist, Podcaster, Writer, Educator Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects Molly O’Neill, Associate Project Onward Robyn Jablonski*, Studio Manager Project Osmosis Emory Brown, Director, Marketing Rightpoint Sona Allen*, Interactive Art Director Shop Small Chicago LLC Tonya Gross, Creative Director, Owner

Anita Steubenrauch joins students for a Virtual Expert Exchange. Photo: Nike Garcia

Virtual Expert Exchanges Widen Conversation This year, we inaugurated Virtual Expert Exchange: group sessions bringing an industry professional or alum to campus via video conference, giving students a chance to learn more about the Experts’ career paths and ask questions in real-time. We hosted Experts from Marvel Studios; DreamWorks Animation; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Eighth Blackbird; Third Coast Percussion; Walt Disney Animation Studios; and Hyperactive Imagination Inc.

Lucid Creative Agency Steven Walsh, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Neil Katzv, Associate Director

Twist Danny Schuman, President

Manny Reel Films Emmanuel Camacho, Founder, Director

Style Room 326 Teresa Washington, Founder, Chief Executive Officer

We are Loftus Leigh Loftus*, Chief Executive Officer

Marvel Studios Allana Williams*v, Post Production Coordinator

Superfly Cody Petruk*, Design Director

Walt Disney Animation Studios Amy Smeedv, Head Animator

Surge Innovations Mark Dyser, Director, Industrial Design; Brittany Holsman, Jr. Industrial Designer

Weber Shandwick Emma Arnold*, Associate Creative Director Alev de Costa, Senior Vice President, Client Experience Ebrahim El Kalza, Executive Vice President, Brand Planning Adam Ferguson, Associate Creative Director Meghan Ford, Senior Manager, Client Experience Mananya Komoroski, Vice President, Integrated Media Tracy Maple, Vice President, Managing Editor Angela Mears, Creative Director

Lexi Midkiff* Editor, Assistant editor, Motion Designer Netizen Anna Russett*, Communications Director

Terri Lonier Consulting Terri Lonier, President

O’Keefe Reinhard & Paul Amanda Jacobs, Account Executive

Third Coast Percussion Sean Connorsv, Ensemble Member, Technical Director

One North Interactive Dave Roth, Director, User Experience Strategy

Three Communication Design LLC Mitch Rice, Principal

Dana Metz, Vice President, Media Relations Meg Moore, Account Director, Editorial Strategy Jodie Moser, Vice President, Media Relations Anne Murphy, Senior Financial Analyst C.J. Nielsen, Vice President, Client Experience Eric Petersen, Vice President, Platform Strategy Gabby Sagers, Vice President, Client Experience Sara Shiffman, Vice President, Influence Jeffrey Spivock, Vice President, Client Experience Mel Strah, Executive Vice President, Client Experience; Kristin Thompson, Senior Manager, Client Experience; Sarah Yaffe, Executive Vice President, Client Experience

8/1/19 10:28 AM


C APX : W E ARE P R EPA R ER S

2 -3

Greetings from Career and Professional Experience (CAPX)

Resources, Programs, and Events: CAPX Weekly Programming

Career education is fundamental to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) student experience. CAPX prepares students for creative futures and connects them with opportunities from the classroom to the studio and beyond. The CAPX internship program in particular offers multiple options for students looking to pursue for-credit internships and the opportunity to gain valuable real-world experience that builds continuity toward life after art school. Leana Yonan meets with CAPX Peer Advisor

Together, through our team of career, faculty, and student peer advisors, our entrepreneur-in-residence, and our partners throughout the Chicagoland community, CAPX aims to provide valuable career education for all of our undergraduate and graduate students and alums on an individual basis both in person and online. Our professional partners play a vital role in contributing to student and alum career education. Employers and professional alums from companies, studios, and organizations throughout Chicago and the United States—from Gensler to Weber Shandwick, and Disney to DreamWorks—share their knowledge and experience through programs like Expert Exchange and our annual SAIC Career + Internship Expo that offer direct engagement with our students.

Kathryn Fitzgerald. Photo: Nike Garcia

CAPX Student Advising 3519 CAPX Touchpoints in 2019

48%

23%

Advising

Students in Class Visits

Events

Expert Exchange

In June, we launched Handshake, an innovative college-to-career internship and job platform. Through Handshake, students can search for jobs, internships, and other off-campus employment opportunities; find on-campus jobs; receive personalized career recommendations; register advising appointments with CAPX; and connect with employers. We are thrilled to offer this new tool at CAPX to better connect students and alums with exciting opportunities outside the classroom. This report highlights the variety of ways CAPX prepares, connects, and empowers students to build fulfilling and sustainable creative careers, and we are pleased to share them with you. Sincerely, Rosalie Shemmer, Dean, Career and Professional Experience

Staff Rosalie Shemmer, Dean Katharine Schutta, Director Nancy Gildart, Assistant Director, Assessment and Graduate Student Advising Theresa Gimpel, Assistant Director, Employer Relations Anita Bhardwaj, Program Coordinator, Career Advisor Mike Bellis, Marketing Coordinator, Career Advisor Myia Brown, Advising and Office Coordinator

90873_Annual_Report.indd 2

Our career, faculty, and student peer advisors provide highly personalized coaching sessions with students and alums to develop unique career paths that are creatively satisfying, challenging, and rewarding. We work with students at all levels and tailor our coaching to serve students’ individual needs.

C.C. Ann Chen, Adjunct Associate Professor Odile Compagnon, Adjunct Professor

Alums 6%

Graduate Students 25%

In 1,852 meetings, what did we focus on? JOB SEARCH TOOLS + STRATEGIES 579 times

Paula Henderson, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Josh Rios, Lecturer

John Henley, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Peer Advisors

Rebecca Keller, Adjunct Professor

Morgan Itterly

Structured especially for graduate students, this winter interim workshop series covers applying for college teaching jobs, pathways to publishing, strategies for writing grant applications, and CliftonStrengths®. This past year, the series was capped with an indepth workshop and individual meetings on personal finance literacy from Lillian Karabaic of podcast Oh My Dollar!

CAREER PLANNING 366 times

CAPX INTERNSHIPS 614 times

Our undergraduate and graduate student peer advisors play a valuable role in helping students explore CAPX resources, programming, and workshops. They work alongside our career and faculty advisors in holding individual sessions with students, offering their advice based on their personal experiences, on a range of professional materials, including résumés, cover letters, artist statements, interview experiences, and portfolios. Peer advisors also lead programming ranging from student panel discussions to navigating disability in the workplace.

Kathryn Fitzgerald Tricia Park

Expert Exchange Brings Together Students and Professionals

Big Interview is a free, step-by-step virtual system combining expert video lessons and interactive interviewing practice tools helping students build their confidence in preparation for the interviewing process. The virtual platform also offers students the option to receive valuable feedback from career advisors from the comfort of the residence halls or studio.

The CliftonStrengths® assessment helps students discover their dominant talents and ways in which they naturally think, feel, and behave as an individual. CAPX uses the assessment, coupled with advising from CAPX certified Strengths® coaches, with students and faculty in Sophomore Seminar, Professional Practice Experience, and Capstone courses; in group workshops; and in individual advising sessions. CAPX began offering this resource in 2016, and 481 students took the assessment this past year. They incorporated their insights into their internship and job search strategies, as well as into their artist statements, résumés, cover letters, and “artrepreneural” endeavors through Creative Canvas, a tool for planning and exploring creative projects.

Recruiter Visits CAPX hosts recruiters from a variety of employers such as 50,000feet, Cooler Screens, Grand Studio, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, and Tom, Dick & Harry Creative. Students have the opportunity to review their portfolios with professionals as well as interview for internship and job openings.

Kayla Anderson* Artist, Writer, Organizer

Downey Associates Michelle Downey, Principal

Columbia College Chicago Meg Duguid*, Director of Exhibitions

DreamWorks Danielle Lathrop*v, Production Coordinator

Chicago Children’s Theatre Dexter Ellis, Education and Community Programs Manager Chicago Corporate Photography and Video Jimmy Fishbein, Owner Creative Circle Aimée Starck*, Corporate Trainer Dearborn Architects Homan Wong, President Design Museum of Chicago Annie Leue, Art Director DLR Enterpises Damon Reed*, Public Artist DoomCo Designs Kent Fremon, Owner/ Operator

DTK Ceramics David Kim*, Chief Executive Officer Eighth Blackbird Nick Photinosv, Cellist, Co-Artistic Director Epsilon Amanda Westphal, University Relations Specialist Far South Community Development Corporation Florence Hardy, Senior Director, Business Services The Field Museum of Natural History Rebecca Banasiak*, Collections Assistant, Mammals Preparator Gensler Ashley Rogow*, Technical Designer Hermit Pauly Ramirez*, Chief Operating Officer

SAIC + Gensler

High Concept Laboratories Steven Wang, Executive Director

This is one of many strategic collaborations CAPX has with some of the most influential creative employers in Chicago. Students were invited to Portfolio How-Tos, What-Tos and What-Not-Tos, a session led by Gensler creatives at their office on Monroe Street in early March. This session prepared students for an afternoon of networking, interviewing, and individual portfolio reviews with more than 30 Gensler staff members later that month during CAPX Week.

Hyperactive Imagination Inc. Anita Stubenrauch*v, Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Top: Rui Sha and Jiaqi Zheng getting tips on writing proposals at January Jump-Start workshops. Photo: Anita Bhardwaj Center: Douglas Rosman adds his Top 5 CliftonStrengths® to a Team Grid. Photo: Anita Bhardwaj Bottom: Wilson Allen and Boyoung Nam meet with a Gensler staff member for portfolio reviews during CAPX Week. Photo: Nike Garcia

* SAIC Alum v Virtual Expert

Expert Exchange offers students and alums the opportunity to consult individually about venture ideas and future careers with creative professionals and Chicago business leaders. Held every Friday during the fall and spring semesters, Expert Exchange is an opportunity for students to gain industry insight and personalized career advice.

CAPX Student Peer Advisors

Lora Lode, Adjunct Associate Professor

Jeffrey Prokash, Lecturer

Jump-Start January

6 -7

CAPX: WE ARE PRE PARE RS

Big Interview

CliftonStrengths®

140 times

Anna Kielman, Lecturer

Rachel Niffenegger, Lecturer

Undergraduates 69%

We help students identify their strengths, skills, and values and assist them in exploring career options, fellowships, and grant opportunities. We also help in connecting them with alums and professional networks; developing professional portfolios and an online presence; and applying for internships, jobs, and other professional opportunities.

Faculty Troy Briggs, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Our annual flagship program brings together more than 60 employers from throughout the Chicago area and beyond. This year, more than 400 students and alums had multiple opportunities to connect in real-time with leading companies and organizations, learning more about career possibilities within a wide variety of creative fields, and to explore potential job and internship opportunities on the spot.

Preparing Students for Life after SAIC

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, FUNDING

During the fall and spring semesters, students can stop by CAPX for workshops each weekday at 4:15 p.m. A different workshop is held each day, and workshops include guiding the development of professional materials like artist statements, cover letters and résumés, learning how to identify and utilize their talents with CliftonStrengths®, exploring job and internship search strategies, and meeting with creative industry professionals to expand their knowledge of creative fields at Expert Exchange. SAIC Internship + Career Expo

4% 25%

4-5

CAPX: WE ARE PREPARERS

Expert Anna Russett. Photo: Nike Garcia

International Museum of Surgical Science Catherine White*, Assistant Manager, Education and Events JBTV Music Television Chris Vicente, Executive Producer, Vice President Information Technology and Digital Media LATITUDE Chicago Jessica Pierotti, Executive Director Noëlle Pouzar*, Programming Fellow Lawyers for the Creative Arts Marci Rolnik Walker, Director of Education

Tricia Park* Violinist, Podcaster, Writer, Educator Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects Molly O’Neill, Associate Project Onward Robyn Jablonski*, Studio Manager Project Osmosis Emory Brown, Director, Marketing Rightpoint Sona Allen*, Interactive Art Director Shop Small Chicago LLC Tonya Gross, Creative Director, Owner

Anita Steubenrauch joins students for a Virtual Expert Exchange. Photo: Nike Garcia

Virtual Expert Exchanges Widen Conversation This year, we inaugurated Virtual Expert Exchange: group sessions bringing an industry professional or alum to campus via video conference, giving students a chance to learn more about the Experts’ career paths and ask questions in real-time. We hosted Experts from Marvel Studios; DreamWorks Animation; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Eighth Blackbird; Third Coast Percussion; Walt Disney Animation Studios; and Hyperactive Imagination Inc.

Lucid Creative Agency Steven Walsh, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Neil Katzv, Associate Director

Twist Danny Schuman, President

Manny Reel Films Emmanuel Camacho, Founder, Director

Style Room 326 Teresa Washington, Founder, Chief Executive Officer

We are Loftus Leigh Loftus*, Chief Executive Officer

Marvel Studios Allana Williams*v, Post Production Coordinator

Superfly Cody Petruk*, Design Director

Walt Disney Animation Studios Amy Smeedv, Head Animator

Surge Innovations Mark Dyser, Director, Industrial Design; Brittany Holsman, Jr. Industrial Designer

Weber Shandwick Emma Arnold*, Associate Creative Director Alev de Costa, Senior Vice President, Client Experience Ebrahim El Kalza, Executive Vice President, Brand Planning Adam Ferguson, Associate Creative Director Meghan Ford, Senior Manager, Client Experience Mananya Komoroski, Vice President, Integrated Media Tracy Maple, Vice President, Managing Editor Angela Mears, Creative Director

Lexi Midkiff* Editor, Assistant editor, Motion Designer Netizen Anna Russett*, Communications Director

Terri Lonier Consulting Terri Lonier, President

O’Keefe Reinhard & Paul Amanda Jacobs, Account Executive

Third Coast Percussion Sean Connorsv, Ensemble Member, Technical Director

One North Interactive Dave Roth, Director, User Experience Strategy

Three Communication Design LLC Mitch Rice, Principal

Dana Metz, Vice President, Media Relations Meg Moore, Account Director, Editorial Strategy Jodie Moser, Vice President, Media Relations Anne Murphy, Senior Financial Analyst C.J. Nielsen, Vice President, Client Experience Eric Petersen, Vice President, Platform Strategy Gabby Sagers, Vice President, Client Experience Sara Shiffman, Vice President, Influence Jeffrey Spivock, Vice President, Client Experience Mel Strah, Executive Vice President, Client Experience; Kristin Thompson, Senior Manager, Client Experience; Sarah Yaffe, Executive Vice President, Client Experience

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CAPX Internships: Opportunities in Chicago and beyond

For more than 150 years, SAIC alums have been working and creating in a broad spectrum of industries, organizations, companies, and practices. Our alums truly embody—and expand—the School’s core value that meaning and making are inseparable.

Amazon

Lee Weitzman Furniture

Museum of Neon Art

Chicago Poetry Center

Marie Claire

Chicago Public Schools

Marwen Foundation

Rehkemper Invention & Design

HBRA Architects High Concept Labs Landor Associates LATITUDE Chicago

Audrea Wah chats with Ruman Andonov and Morgan Jackson of Lucid Creative Agency as Swar Saghal looks on. Photo: Grace DuVal

WATG Interiors

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks

We Are Loftus

CAPX internship providers include artists’ studios, design firms, publishing houses, museums, galleries, architecture firms, tech startups, user interface and user experience design agencies, gaming and software developers, social service and community organizations, animation and conservation studios, fashion houses, and more.

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Museum of Modern Art

Some of our 2018 alums are pursuing graduate degrees at schools such as:

Professional Practice 3900: Internship as Professional Experience

Carnegie Mellon University

Pratt Institute

Columbia University

Rhode Island School of Design

Courtauld Institute of Art,

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

University of London

University of California­—Los Angeles

Cranbrook

University of Illinois at Chicago

DePaul University

University of Pennsylvania

Goldsmiths, University of London

University of Southern California

For each SAIC graduating class, CAPX and the Office of Enrollment Management manage the Outcomes Survey, which gathers employment and graduate school admissions data.

Career and Professional Experience School of the Art Institute of Chicago 116 S. Michigan Ave., 14th floor Chicago, IL 60603 312.499.4130 | careers@saic.edu

90873_Annual_Report.indd 1

@SAICcareer

@SAIC.careers

@SAICcareers

saic.edu/careers

LinkedIn

Minnesota Wisconsin Indiana

Students may receive credit for these internships by enrolling in one of the following courses:

A weekly, two-hour class that includes a minimum of 150 hours of on-site work experience, this experiential careerlearning course allows students to explore designing a creative career. Tools include assessing personal strengths and interests, conducting research on potential employment opportunities, developing job application materials, and building interview skills.

Colorado

Los Angeles New Mexico

“We’ve worked with many SAIC interns, and we appreciate their willingness to try new (things) and how quickly they’re able to turn around projects.”

Texas

Missouri

Michigan

South Korea

Spain

China

Georgia

Academic Spine CAPX works closely with the Undergraduate Division to support the Academic Spine, a required three-course sequence for all undergraduates that includes Sophomore Seminar, Professional Practice Experience, and Capstone courses. CAPX provides support throughout this sequence by offering class presentations and workshops— including the CliftonStrengths® assessment—as well as access to career resources and programming. CAPX’s Internship as Professional Experience classes fulfill the Professional Practice Experience requirement.

Meeting Students Where They Are

Hawaii

CHICAGO

Australia

2017-19

1,000

872 750

CAPX Internship 4001/5001

With the generous support of the SAIC Parents Council, CAPX awarded $2,500 stipends to Claire Bentley, Zoe Butler, and Myia Esper who participated in CAPX internships in summer 2019. These stipends help cover costs such as housing, round-trip travel, daily commuting costs, and/or food for unpaid, underpaid, or high-cost internships.

There are four main components to the CAPX 4001 and 5001 internships: initial seminar, individual midterm meeting, a site visit, and a final seminar. Students work 210 hours to earn three credits per semester and are assigned a faculty advisor who offers career advice and awards course credit.

internship providers participate because: “I like knowing that I’m teaching students things they might not learn in a class.”

543

500

408

71% 22

“I appreciate their creative problem solving skills.”

250

Troy Briggs in his teaching uniform outside the Sharp Building

Every year, we celebrate our collaboration with faculty and their engagement as career and internship advisors and instructors of Professional Practice: Internship as Professional Experience. This year, we awarded the CAPX Faculty of the Year Award to Adjunct Assistant Professor in Contemporary Practices Troy Briggs, who has been a faculty career advisor, internship advisor, and developer and instructor of the first summer version of Internship as Professional Experience.

Our entrepreneursin-residence meet with students and alums to advise them Photo: Monica Wizgird on everything from patenting and copyrighting their ideas, building a business plan, to brainstorming initial projects. 2019 entrepreneur-inresidence was Jessica Gorse (BFA 2017) whose start-up Fertile Labs won a MakeWork grant in 2018.

Photo: Stella Yoo

SAIC Good Energy Project SAIC partnered with the Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust and Weber Shandwick to support students’ innovative and sustainable solutions to neighborhood or community issues. Sixteen students participated in a hackathon organized by CAPX on December 8, to compete for $5,000 to implement their projects. The hackathon, titled 1 day, 6 hours, 4 winners, $5K, was a beehive with mentors and coaches floating in and out throughout the day, and students developing their ideas and their pitches. Laetitia Auguste (BFA 2019), Kush (Safiya) James (BFA 2018), Urooj Shakeel (MA 2019), and Carrie Wright (MDes 2019) each won $5,000 to implement their projects.

Our Collaborators

ALUMS

26

FACULTY + STAFF

0

Number of internship providers who are SAIC alums

for the Good Energy Project.

Entrepreneurin-Residence

CAPX advisors visited 67 classes and met 770 unique students.

CAPX CLASS VISIT TOUCHPOINTS

Crystal Dino develops her ideas

SAIC MakeWork SAIC’s MakeWork Council, is an entrepreneurial initiative that offers strategic support and funding to help launch the businesses of selected students and alums. The 2019 MakeWork Showcase—the art school version of a business plan presentation— offered students and alums the chance to compete for $10,000 to launch their venture.

Faculty of the Year

—Quotation from internship provider Sofia Villela, Program Assistant, Full Spectrum Features

SAIC Parents Council Internship Fund

Meaning and Making Are Inseparable

England

Massachusetts

New York

We Are Chicago

CAPX’s offerings are integrated throughout the undergraduate curriculum. We also provide specialized programming and resources for graduate students.

India

90%

1 1 -1 2

We Are Artists and Scholars

This year, 250 unique internship providers took our students all over Chicago, coast to coast, and around the world. Internships in Chicago ranged from the Art Institute of Chicago departments to alumowned businesses like Rebirth Garments and Tyrell Cannon Comics. Summer internships in New York were with places such as Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Uhuru Design, and Thom Browne. Print Shop LA in Los Angeles hosted an intern as did the Hawaii Association for Marine Education and Research. Among the locations in Asia were the Seoul Arts Center in South Korea and Studio Trellis in Chennai, India. Our farthest internship location was in Sydney, Australia, at fashion house Romance Was Born.

Students earning bachelor’s degrees in 2018 found positions at a variety of organizations such as:

CAPX: WE ARE CONNE CTORS

2017

2018

2019

77

COMMUNITY

90

C A P X

CAPX Annual Report 2018-19

Source: CAPX Internship Provider Surveys, Winter and Spring 2019

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C A PX : W E A RE CO NNECTO RS

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CAPX Internships: Opportunities in Chicago and beyond

For more than 150 years, SAIC alums have been working and creating in a broad spectrum of industries, organizations, companies, and practices. Our alums truly embody—and expand—the School’s core value that meaning and making are inseparable.

Amazon

Lee Weitzman Furniture

Museum of Neon Art

Chicago Poetry Center

Marie Claire

Chicago Public Schools

Marwen Foundation

Rehkemper Invention & Design

HBRA Architects High Concept Labs Landor Associates LATITUDE Chicago

Audrea Wah chats with Ruman Andonov and Morgan Jackson of Lucid Creative Agency as Swar Saghal looks on. Photo: Grace DuVal

WATG Interiors

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks

We Are Loftus

CAPX internship providers include artists’ studios, design firms, publishing houses, museums, galleries, architecture firms, tech startups, user interface and user experience design agencies, gaming and software developers, social service and community organizations, animation and conservation studios, fashion houses, and more.

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Museum of Modern Art

Some of our 2018 alums are pursuing graduate degrees at schools such as:

Pratt Institute

Columbia University

Rhode Island School of Design

Courtauld Institute of Art,

School of the Art Institute of Chicago University of California­—Los Angeles

Cranbrook

University of Illinois at Chicago

DePaul University

University of Pennsylvania

Goldsmiths, University of London

University of Southern California

For each SAIC graduating class, CAPX and the Office of Enrollment Management manage the Outcomes Survey, which gathers employment and graduate school admissions data.

Career and Professional Experience School of the Art Institute of Chicago 116 S. Michigan Ave., 14th floor Chicago, IL 60603 312.499.4130 | careers@saic.edu

90873_Annual_Report.indd 1

@SAICcareer

@SAIC.careers

@SAICcareers

saic.edu/careers

LinkedIn

Minnesota Wisconsin Indiana

Students may receive credit for these internships by enrolling in one of the following courses: Professional Practice 3900: Internship as Professional Experience

Carnegie Mellon University

University of London

We Are Artists and Scholars

This year, 250 unique internship providers took our students all over Chicago, coast to coast, and around the world. Internships in Chicago ranged from the Art Institute of Chicago departments to alumowned businesses like Rebirth Garments and Tyrell Cannon Comics. Summer internships in New York were with places such as Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Uhuru Design, and Thom Browne. Print Shop LA in Los Angeles hosted an intern as did the Hawaii Association for Marine Education and Research. Among the locations in Asia were the Seoul Arts Center in South Korea and Studio Trellis in Chennai, India. Our farthest internship location was in Sydney, Australia, at fashion house Romance Was Born.

Students earning bachelor’s degrees in 2018 found positions at a variety of organizations such as:

A weekly, two-hour class that includes a minimum of 150 hours of on-site work experience, this experiential careerlearning course allows students to explore designing a creative career. Tools include assessing personal strengths and interests, conducting research on potential employment opportunities, developing job application materials, and building interview skills.

Colorado

Los Angeles New Mexico

“We’ve worked with many SAIC interns, and we appreciate their willingness to try new (things) and how quickly they’re able to turn around projects.”

Texas

Missouri

Michigan

South Korea

Spain

China

Georgia

Academic Spine CAPX works closely with the Undergraduate Division to support the Academic Spine, a required three-course sequence for all undergraduates that includes Sophomore Seminar, Professional Practice Experience, and Capstone courses. CAPX provides support throughout this sequence by offering class presentations and workshops— including the CliftonStrengths® assessment—as well as access to career resources and programming. CAPX’s Internship as Professional Experience classes fulfill the Professional Practice Experience requirement.

Meeting Students Where They Are

Hawaii

CHICAGO

Australia

2017-19

1,000

872 750

CAPX Internship 4001/5001

With the generous support of the SAIC Parents Council, CAPX awarded $2,500 stipends to Claire Bentley, Zoe Butler, and Myia Esper who participated in CAPX internships in summer 2019. These stipends help cover costs such as housing, round-trip travel, daily commuting costs, and/or food for unpaid, underpaid, or high-cost internships.

There are four main components to the CAPX 4001 and 5001 internships: initial seminar, individual midterm meeting, a site visit, and a final seminar. Students work 210 hours to earn three credits per semester and are assigned a faculty advisor who offers career advice and awards course credit.

internship providers participate because: “I like knowing that I’m teaching students things they might not learn in a class.”

543

500

408

71% 22

“I appreciate their creative problem solving skills.”

250

Troy Briggs in his teaching uniform outside the Sharp Building

Every year, we celebrate our collaboration with faculty and their engagement as career and internship advisors and instructors of Professional Practice: Internship as Professional Experience. This year, we awarded the CAPX Faculty of the Year Award to Adjunct Assistant Professor in Contemporary Practices Troy Briggs, who has been a faculty career advisor, internship advisor, and developer and instructor of the first summer version of Internship as Professional Experience.

Our entrepreneursin-residence meet with students and alums to advise them Photo: Monica Wizgird on everything from patenting and copyrighting their ideas, building a business plan, to brainstorming initial projects. 2019 entrepreneur-inresidence was Jessica Gorse (BFA 2017) whose start-up Fertile Labs won a MakeWork grant in 2018.

Photo: Stella Yoo

SAIC Good Energy Project SAIC partnered with the Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust and Weber Shandwick to support students’ innovative and sustainable solutions to neighborhood or community issues. Sixteen students participated in a hackathon organized by CAPX on December 8, to compete for $5,000 to implement their projects. The hackathon, titled 1 day, 6 hours, 4 winners, $5K, was a beehive with mentors and coaches floating in and out throughout the day, and students developing their ideas and their pitches. Laetitia Auguste (BFA 2019), Kush (Safiya) James (BFA 2018), Urooj Shakeel (MA 2019), and Carrie Wright (MDes 2019) each won $5,000 to implement their projects.

Our Collaborators

ALUMS

26

FACULTY + STAFF

0

Number of internship providers who are SAIC alums

for the Good Energy Project.

Entrepreneurin-Residence

CAPX advisors visited 67 classes and met 770 unique students.

CAPX CLASS VISIT TOUCHPOINTS

Crystal Dino develops her ideas

SAIC MakeWork SAIC’s MakeWork Council, is an entrepreneurial initiative that offers strategic support and funding to help launch the businesses of selected students and alums. The 2019 MakeWork Showcase—the art school version of a business plan presentation— offered students and alums the chance to compete for $10,000 to launch their venture.

Faculty of the Year

—Quotation from internship provider Sofia Villela, Program Assistant, Full Spectrum Features

SAIC Parents Council Internship Fund

Meaning and Making Are Inseparable

England

Massachusetts

New York

We Are Chicago

CAPX’s offerings are integrated throughout the undergraduate curriculum. We also provide specialized programming and resources for graduate students.

India

90%

1 0- 1 1

CAPX: WE ARE CONNE CTORS

2017

2018

2019

77

COMMUNITY

90

C A P X

CAPX Annual Report 2018-19

Source: CAPX Internship Provider Surveys, Winter and Spring 2019

8/1/19 10:28 AM

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CAPX Annual Report 2018-19  

This 2018 annual report includes data that highlights the variety of ways Career and Professional Experience (CAPX) prepares, connects, and...

CAPX Annual Report 2018-19  

This 2018 annual report includes data that highlights the variety of ways Career and Professional Experience (CAPX) prepares, connects, and...

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