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Last updated on Oct 15, 2021

  • Navigate Handshake, a job board exclusively for the CCA Community
  • Clarify your career goals and identify key skills
  • Identify connections between your degree and various career opportunities
  • Discover key job search strategies and resources to research employers
  • Write effective résumés and cover letters; review portfolios
  • Groom your online presence and learn how to leverage social media to your advantage
  • Prepare and practice for upcoming interviews
  • Evaluate job offers from potential employers and learn how to negotiate offers
  • Navigate small business and start-up planning


Alumni are invited to schedule appointments with the Career team by emailing Please provide your major and year of graduation.

Please review the following guidelines for coaching sessions:

  • Initial appointments are for one hour; followups may be one half-hour or shorter as needed
  • Alumni have unlimited access to coaching meetings for five years following graduation
  • After five years, Alumni have access to up to eight sessions per year
  • Alumni who did not graduate from CCA have access to four sessions per year


Alumni are invited to many on-campus Career Development events and workshops such as Building an Artist’s Life and Career Expo. You can find all of our events on our events webpage and calendar.

Note: On-campus recruiting, most Career Treks, and select workshops are designed for current students. Before attending an event, ensure it states it is inclusive of alumni.