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Career Resources

Career Services offers a variety of services and information for MIAD students/graduates.

Career Services Contact Information

CanvassCareers on Handshake
This is Career Services’ job search web system. Full-time and part-time job announcements, freelance and commission projects, internships, and exhibit opportunities are posted through the CanvassCareers on Handshake. Student/graduate profiles that can be viewed by employers can also be set-up on this system. Please visit CanvassCareers on Handshake to register.Please note: The CanvassCareers web site is only for currently enrolled MIAD students and MIAD graduates.

For assistance with and questions about the CanvassCareers on Handshake web site, please contact us at or 414‑847‑3276.

On-Campus Jobs
Click “On-Campus Jobs” on the right.

Web Sites for Job Search and Professional Research
Various career and job search resources are located in the Career Services section (course) on MIAD’s Canvas Course Management Site. You will find information about assessing your interests and skills, art/design career options, the professions/careers of MIAD alumni, types of businesses where creative professionals work, resume and cover letter information, interviewing and portfolio review advice, job search resources, self-employment information, and graduate school resources. Visit MIAD’s Canvas Site, click “Courses by Category”, then locate “Career Services”. Please note: MIAD Canvas site is only for currently enrolled MIAD students.

One such web site resource is Glassdoor. This site is known as the world’s most transparent jobs and career community with a mission to help people find jobs in companies they love by offering an inside look into what it’s really like to work at these companies.

Career Library
The MIAD Library (west end of River Level) has career resources maintained by Career Services. There are over 350 books, magazines, and newsletters specifically about art/design professions, the job search process, and directories of business names.

The Career Services Staff are available to discuss and provide information about your career and job questions. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments assure availability.

Questions and discussion topics have included:

  • Career/job options
  • Contracts
  • Cover letters
  • Exhibiting
  • Freelancing
  • Graduate school
  • Grants and funding
  • International information
  • Interviewing
  • Marketing and self-promotion
  • Portfolios
  • Relocation
  • Researching businesses
  • Resumes
  • Salaries and wages
  • Telephone skills


TMJ4 features two MIAD graduates during AAPI month

Stephanie Brown of TMJ4 News featured recent graduates Mengdian Xing ’23 (Product Design) and her sister Lynn Xing ’23 (Interior Architecture and Design) during a month-long celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage.

Magic: The Gathering tournament in Italy features Illustration faculty

Ever since he was a student at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), Associate Professor of Illustration John Matson has incorporated fantasy illustration into his work. This lifelong fascination has led to a fruitful career as a fantasy illustrator and educator, most recently manifesting in an invitation to attend a Magic: The Gathering tournament in Italy as a guest illustrator.

Successful Creative Fusion gala closes Our Creative Future campaign

Raising more than $10 million is no small feat. The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) announced it had exceeded its comprehensive campaign goal of $10 million after its annual fundraising gala Creative Fusion: Fashion Forward, where donors generously raised more than $485,000 in scholarship support on May 6, 2023.

2023 Penfield Poster Competition bolsters professional experience

This year’s Penfield Poster winners have been announced! In collaboration with advertising agency Cramer-Krasselt, 80 juniors at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) designed posters for the Annual Croquet Ball fundraiser at the Penfield Children’s Center.