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Congratulations to Dr. Kelly Thompson!

FAA Theatre alumna Dr. Kelly Thompson has been named President of Culver-Stockton College in Canton, MO. Congratulations, Dr. Thompson.

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Unpaid Internships: Before taking on an internship, make sure you and your employer understand the six-criteria under which internships in the private sector must be paid at least minimum wage according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Non-compete clauses: have gone from the software industry to summer camp counseling and hair salons, says this New York Times article. Read your contract carefully.

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The FAA Career Services Office will be OPEN over the summer to assist you with your job search and applications. E-mail Michele Plante at mplante@illinois.edu for a phone or video appointment if you would like assistance preparing application materials for professional or faculty positions. If you have graduated or are one or two years out, you are welcome to contact the office for assistance. More senior graduates are encouraged to contact the UI Alumni Career Center.

2014 Job Outlook

Employer trends from the National Association of Colleges and Employers

Showcase Your Talent

Here's where you can see and be seen.

FAA Professional Mentor Program

The College of Fine + Applied Arts conducts a professional mentor program for juniors, seniors, and graduate students to pair with practicing professionals. Learn about the program.

The FAA Career Services Office

FAA Career Services offers individual counseling with a focus on self-promotion, marketing, and entrepreneurship.

Artists Need to Be Writers

Whether you're writing a personal statement for a graduate school application, a teaching statement for an adjunct faculty position, or an artist’s statement for a grant proposal, you’ll benefit from our experience polishing hundreds of documents.

Artists Need to Be Promoters

Whether you’re showing your sculpture in a factory or performing your slam poetry in a bar, you need to get the audience to your performance. With years of professional marketing experience, we can help brainstorm ideas to publicize your show, get as much press as possible, and build a promotional package.

Sometimes, Artists Need Jobs

Whether you’re a designer getting ready to launch your career or an actor who needs to pay the rent , you’re going to need a job. We’re happy to help you get started with intern or job searches, and are available for individual appointments to help you improve your portfolio, cover letter, résumé, statement, or presentations.

Students are invited to make an appointment to explore careers, discuss majors, search for internships, review portfolios, cover letters, resumes, and more.