Students + Alumni

Assess your skills and interests, learn industry standards, receive one-on-one career counseling, and make connections.

The Career Resources Center works with you on an individual basis, offering a variety of services and resources to equip you with the skills, confidence, and knowledge to make informed career choices and to succeed during your time at SFAI and beyond.

For more information or to make an appointment, contact the Career Resources Center at or 415.351.3509.

Services Offered at the Career Resources Center

Individual Career Counseling

Individual career counseling provides one-on-one assistance on a variety of topics, and is a great way to start a conversation about your future, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and explore your options. Appointments can be used to address specific questions or needs that you may have—including job search strategies, submitting work to a gallery, interviewing skills, and anything else career related—but can also help students who might not have a well-formed question or know exactly what their career goals are.


Job, Internship, and Opportunities Listings

New part-time, full-time, internship, and freelance opportunities are posted every Tuesday via an email titled "Opportunities @ SFAI".

Visit the Career Resources Center for more information on external job boards, as well as job and internship search strategies. 


Writing Coaching

Appointments are available to assist you in drafting and revising effective professional written documents, including resumes, cover letters, artist statements, application essays, and more.

Workshops + Programs

Career and professional development workshops offer targeted information and business insights. The Student Affairs Office also invites seasoned experts to address a range of professional topics of interest to theorists, curators, and artists in all disciplines.  Those offered in Spring, 2018 were:

  • Websites and Marketing for Artists
  • How to Approach Galleries and Curators
  • Packing and Shipping your Art
  • Following your Passion
  • Making a Life as a Public Artist
  • Spotlight on the San Francisco Art Commission Grants
  • Where to Find and How to Approach Applying to Grants and Residencies
  • Preparing your Artist Statement
  • Proposal Writing Workshop