Careers & Internships
As a student in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, you have a wide range of career resources available to you through the University's Career Services office and special HFA programs, all designed to support you on the path toward your future.
Career Services (511 Goodell)
Career development support includes individual advising, self-discovery exercises, online job postings, industry information, and interactive workshops. Caroline Gould, Assistant Director of Career Planning, is the career counselor assigned specifically to HFA students and programs, and trained peer advisors can meet with you on a walk-in basis. You can meet individually with Caroline to talk about your own aspirations, a potential change in major, or to practice your interview skills. In addition, Career Services hosts graduate school fairs and employer fairs, and most events at any of the Five Colleges are open to all students. Skills workshops offer instruction in résumé writing, effective interviewing, and job search strategies. Don't miss the many resources available through Career Services. Visit website »
Internships & Opportunities
We strongly encourage you to complete at minimum a 3-credit internship or a non-credit cooperative education program. Many students complete two or three before they reach graduation and the world of full-time employment. These experiences help you explore academic and personal interests, acquire new skills, make professional contacts, and learn more about the world at large. Opportunities exist throughout the U.S. and even internationally. Your major department or Career Services can help you explore your options and find the right fit for you.
The extracurricular opportunities on campus are seemingly limitless, ranging from student leadership, to clubs and organizations, student businesses, to civic engagement. Curate your social life, and gain the skills employers seek and that will serve you throughout your career. Build leadership and teamwork skills. Communicate effectively to solve problems. Bring your thoughts and talents to a project. If you'd like assistance thinking about your options, stop by the HFA Advising Center for a conversation.