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For Parents: Career Services

Jobs and careers: It's never too soon to talk

Talking about jobs and careers may seem premature, especially to parents of newer students. Some parents may have already thought about jobs and careers through the admissions process and consideration of their student's art/design college education at MIAD. In fact, just by attending MIAD, students have already started their career.

MIAD is serious about the success of students, including their success as professionals after graduation. Staff in MIAD's Career Services Office does not consider any discussion of jobs and careers too early. The Office aims to help students pursue and achieve their career as a designer, their life as an artist or their success in other professions.

The more students use Career Services and its resources, the better they will make realistic and satisfying decisions about their professional development and future. Students can start their connection with Career Services as freshmen and continue their contact with staff through their senior year.

Career Services staff and their resources often help . . .

Freshmen and sophomores:

  • Pursue an on-campus job, including Federal Work Study (FWS)
  • Search for off-campus jobs
  • Explore skills and interests
  • Research creative professions
  • Envision life as an artist
  • Create a résumé
  • Start a career plan

Juniors and seniors:

  • Become involved in an internship
  • Make decisions about specific professions
  • Prepare for life as an artist
  • Develop a résumé, portfolio, and other job search materials
  • Prepare for and conduct a professional job search
  • Prepare for and obtain freelance work and self-employment
  • Transition from education to professional work
  • Research and apply to graduate school

E-mails, calls and walk-ins are welcome; but, to ensure the time that most career and job questions deserve, appointments are encouraged for a meaningful discussion.

For more information about Career Services, click here, or have your student contact Christina WickHeiser, Career Services Coordinator, Room 275, 414-847-3276, christinawickheiser(at)miad.edu.

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