Career development and professional practices are integral to curricula throughout the College of Visual and Performing Arts, as well as such special opportunities as workshops, lectures, internships, and study abroad. In addition, the college belongs to the Career Services Network at Syracuse University and works in partnership with SU’s Career Services to meet the needs of VPA students.

It is never too early to start thinking about your professional goals and how you can incorporate your personality, talents, passion, interests, and values into the work that you do.

Career advising provides students with the tools they need to succeed in today’s job market.  We maintain close partnerships with industry leaders, who regularly connect with our students through classroom presentations, information sessions, networking events, career fairs, on-campus interviewing and more. Our strong connection to alumni and industry partners coupled with our personalized advising, workshops, and seminars allows us to empower our students to successfully reach their professional goals.

To make an appointment with your assigned Career Advisor, please visit Handshake, Syracuse University's newest career development tool. Handshake allows you to search for jobs and employers, create a personalized profile with career-related information, and view and register career related events.

Let us know how we can help. Contact the VPA’s Office of Student Success for assistance (200 Crouse College, 315.443.2517), and watch for career and professional development opportunities on the VPA undergraduate listserv (emailed to all VPA undergraduate students via your account).