The College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) at Syracuse University is one of the few arts colleges in the nation that has in-house career development for students.

The Office of Academic and Career Advising supports undergraduate and graduate students in all stages of their professional journey. Offerings include resume/cover letter reviews, developing an outstanding LinkedIn profile, finding an internship or job, networking tips, preparing for interviews, and guidance on career discernment.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions!

Upcoming Events

VPA Industry Day
Friday, February 16, 2024
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Syracuse University Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center
Our jam-packed day will provide you with opportunities to network with individuals within your industry of interest through panel discussions, one-on-one sessions, portfolio reviews, and a networking lunch! Learn more and register on Handshake.

Being ______ in the Workplace
Spring 2024
Virtual (Zoom)
Join Career Advisor Niki Swackhamer on Zoom with alumni from across VPA majors and industries as they discuss their expereinces intigrating their indentities into their work, protecting their work/life balance, and finding employement in their fields! Register for each of these events by searching on Handshake:

  • Being Black in the Workplace, February 26, noon-1 p.m. (search “Being Black” on Handshake)
  • Being a Woman in the Workplace, March 25, noon-1 p.m. (search “Being a Woman” on Handshake)
  • Being Disabled/Neurodivergent in the Workplace, April 5, noon-1 p.m. (search “Being Disabled” on Handshake)

Meet the Career Development Team

In-house career advisors assist making your dreams a reality. Career advisors maintain close partnerships with industry leaders and alumni, connecting them to students through classroom presentations, information sessions, networking events, career fairs, on-campus interviewing, and more.

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
200 Crouse College

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