Career Services


Tailored specifically to the needs of FAA students, we provide presentations, opportunities, resources, and advising for students in the environmental, performing, and visual arts. E-mail for an appointment.


Murphy Lab $500 Interdisciplinary Grant

Deadline: October 31.

Undergraduate Scholarship of $3,400

Illinois Club Judith Life Ikenberry Fine Arts Award. Deadline: November 1

AIGA Project Grants

Up to $750 for innovative projects. Applications due November 21.



Interviewing tips with virtual guest Jodi Mariano, Teska Principal Landscape Architect. October. 29 Location TBA at noon Register by Oct. 28
Resume Critique: November 12, noon
Portfolio Critique with Guest Designers: December 1, 5pm
Using LinkedIn to Get the Job You Want: December 3, noon


Lunch with Marie Roth, Operations Manager of the Women's Board at Ravinia Festival, November 6 1140 Music Building

DESIGNER Visiting Alumni

DigitasLBi and Ogilvy Mather tour, November 7
Nicole Stack, Weber Shandwick & Chris Galvin, Sears, November 14, 107 Art + Design


Agile Special Interest Group October 29, noon-1:30
Big Data Summit November 4-5
GIS Day November 19
Silicon Valley Workshop, January 11-17

FAA Career Events

January 24: Level 21 Portfolio Review in Chicago
February 6: Industrial Design Portfolio Review at Merchandise Mart
February 13: Arts Administration + Non-profit Internship Fair in Chicago
March 5-6: Career XPO emphasis on Architecture and Planning
March 13: Landscape Architecture Portfolio Review at the Morton Arboretum. Lisle, IL
April: Graphic Design Portfolio Review in Chicago

If you are an employer who would like to an invitation, please let us know.

Employment Opportunities


Designer, Office of Diversity, Equity and Access


The Cozad New Venture Competition (funding and mentorship).

Student Consulting for Non-Profit Organizations

Illinois Business Consulting Club: Collaborate with students across campus to consult for start-ups and established companies.

I-Link Job Database

This semester we are encouraging departments to transition from multiple job boards to I-LInk. So post your resume and check weekly for job postings.

Showcase Your Talents

Learn where to exhibit, perform, and promote your work.

Participate in the FAA Professional Mentor Program

Mentorship can make the difference between a smooth or bumpy transition into the professional world. For additional networking opportuntiies, be sure to connect with your alumni LinkedIn group. There are over 2,800 members and counting!

Higher Education Jobs in Music 2013-2014

Read our summary of 2013-2014 job postings as they appeared in the NEC Bridge Database to get an idea of the market by concentration and tenure track vs. adjunct.

Visit the Fine + Applied Arts Career Services Office

Make an appointment to discuss your career path, portfolio, cv, resume, website, upcoming interview, and more.

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