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Employer Testimonials

The following testimonials were provided by talent recruiters who attended CCA's Career Expo. If you would like to provide feedback, please email Career Development.

American Conservatory Theater
"Everything went very smoothly and I appreciated the small perks (gift bags, the lounge, well designed signage and maps etc.). The students were well prepared and eager to share their portfolios, proving to be promising prospects for hire."

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
"We were delighted to visit with the students and met potential great candidates to work with."

BraytonHughes Design Studios
"CCA's Career Expo was great for exposure, opportunities, and future prospects."

Children's Creativity Museum
"We met students with such a wide range of skills, and they were eager to intern with us. The event was well organized and fun!"

Chronicle Books
"We were able to meet great, new potential candidates for our fellowship program."

Dahlin Group Architecture Planning
"Students had researched our firm before speaking to us and presented us with great portfolios."

Factor Design
"Accessing students and open dialog and exposure all in one day!"

"CCA has a great Graphic Design Program. It was great seeing such a talented pool of students."

Hang Art
"We had engaging conversations with students/alumni; thanks for a well-organized event and taking care of the employers!"

MOCHA (Museum of Children's Art)
"Making connections w/other organizations and getting our name out there was an additional positive at the Career Expo."

One & Co
"It was great meeting CCA students and hearing their personal points of view on design."

Perkins Eastman Architects
"CCA students were very positive, outgoing, well-spoken, and had great portfolios."

SF Camerawork
"It was great meeting potential interns as well as staff of other organizations. We love CCA interns!"

SFMOMA Artists Gallery
"We met a diverse group of students—many of whom were very intriguing, intelligent, and interesting to speak with. We had many great exchanges. It was very enjoyable experience!"

Additional Testimony Regarding CCA Interns

The North Face
Jake Rivas, Design Director for Footwear

"During my time at Vans Snow Division and the North Face, I've hired two designers from the talented pool of CCA graduates.

"Nick Cronan began as a freelancer who helped with brainstorming and sketch exploration during crunch times of the design season. Bringing on talented help allowed us to continue to explore new ideas while I was tied up in the day-to-day functions of R&D management. Nick had an outstanding work ethic, and I later hired him as a designer.

"Tory Cross started as an intern for me at Vans. Upon his graduation, we found a great fit for him designing in the equipment division here at the North Face.

"Both alumni are now full-time North Face product designers, making an impressive impact on the outdoor market that we all work and play in."

Amana Harris, Director

"After I graduated, I worked for a year at a wax and plastic prototyping company. I then moved into substitute teaching, which led me onto my path of combining art, education, and social justice to address issues of academic disengagement, self-esteem, and expression for at-risk youth.

"In 1995 I created ArtEsteem with Attitudinal Healing Connection to provide an art class to seven local community children. Ten years later, we serve over 500 youth a year at the elementary, middle, and high-school levels and have impacted over 5,000 students since our inception.

"Our interns from the CCA Center for Art and Public Life have been wonderful. I've seen students change majors, mentor students in need, and become more successful teachers as a result of working at ArtEsteem. Students gain as much as they give and are often surprised at the relationships they build."