Career Services-Art+Design

Visit to YouTube, Silicon Valley Road Show. Photo by Jen Meyer.

Did you know that 96% of our alumni are employed in creative professions, or enrolled in graduate programs or residencies, within three months of graduation?

Our Career Services team plays an important role in that success. Students interested in learning more about Career Services opportunities in Art+Design or in scheduling an advising appointment should contact:

Jen Meyer
Assistant Director, Career Development-Art

To view the full array of resources available to Art+Design students through Washington University's Career Center, click here.

How to work with the Career Services office

1. Make a 1:1 appointment. One-on-one advising helps students crystallize their interests and guides them on how to structure the search. In the process, students will identify and develop the tools to effectively target prospects—whether for an internship, job, residency, fellowship, graduate school, or other professional opportunity. Students may also schedule a 1:1 mock interview anytime throughout the year. To make an appointment with Jen Meyer or another adviser, call 314.935.5930.

2. Get help in a pinch during the Quick Advising Hour. This ten-minute check-in is ideal for a quick review of a resume, to discuss edits to a cover letter, or to trouble-shoot a follow-up strategy with a prospect. Held Tuesdays from 4-6p and Thursdays noon-1p (times and locations may change due to construction on the Danforth Campus). Quick Advising is available to students who have had a 1:1 appointment previously. Weekly sign-up sheets are emailed on Monday afternoons.

3. Sign up for a Pro Practices Seminar.

4. Take advantage of special opportunities—both on and off campus. Students are encouraged to connect and participate in both the Sam Fox School community and in the larger arts and design community in the St. Louis area and beyond. The Career Services office works closely with faculty and staff to circulate and promote opportunities to work with visiting artists, engage with local galleries, apply for grants, join collaborative projects, attend Road Shows in other cities, etc. Announcements will be sent via email.

5. Attend campus-wide Career Center events, workshops, and other programs. The main office of the Career Center, located in the DUC, is another resource for students at the Sam Fox School. The Career Center hosts an all-campus career fair in the fall and spring, in addition to skill-building workshops and other ongoing programs. WashU's Fall Internship & Job Career Fair took place from 3-7p September 12. In the spring, juniors should look for announcements about Junior Jumpstart.

Pro Practices Seminars

The Pro Practices seminar is designed to provide a foundation for students to confidently pursue professional, transitional, and further academic opportunities. For more information, contact Jen Meyer.

For Design Majors: The Pro Practices seminar is designed to provide a foundation for students to pursue professional, transitional, and further academic opportunities with confidence. The seminar is offered to juniors and seniors in fashion design and communication design. The nine-week program includes sessions on the development of résumé, cover letter, online presence, and portfolio, as well as skill-building sessions focused on networking, interviewing, social media, and professional etiquette.

For Studio Art Majors: In partnership with faculty, the Career Services office leads a series of professional practices sessions that are integrated into the required curriculum for all juniors and seniors in art. Skills, materials, and learning outcomes from the course support both a studio practice and beyond, and can be leveraged into any number of career paths, fields, and industries.

Road Shows

Road Shows are your opportunity to meet with organizations across the country. The trip focuses on a city and an industry and is open to all Washington University students. During the trip, you will have the opportunity to meet WU alumni working and living in the city, as well as tour and meet with select organizations.

Apply now to attend the following Road Shows:
- Los Angeles Road Show: Fashion, January 10-11, 2019

Recent Road Shows have included:

- New York Road Show: Fashion, January 10-11, 2018.

- New York Road Show: Art Direction + Design, October 16-17, 2017, which included visits to 1stAveMachine, 2x4, Moment, Saatchi & Saatchi, 72andSunny, and Verizon. View photos>>

- New York Road Show: Fashion, January 4-5, 2017.

- Chicago Road Show: Art Direction & Design, October 17-18, 2016, which included visits to Studio Blue, Morningstar, Thirst, Wright Action House, Greater Good Design, and VSA. View photos>>

- Chicago Road Show: Artists, Arts Organizations, & Cultural Institutions, October 17-18, 2016, which included visits to the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Richard Gray Gallery, Rebuild Foundation, studio of alum Ginny Sykes, Smart Museum of Art, and Metal Magic Fabricators. View photos>>

- New York Road Show: Art Direction + Design, January 5-7, 2016, which included visits to Pentagram, The New York Times, The Pencil Factory, Paperless Post, and Local Projects.

- New York Road Show: Fashion, October 16, 2015, which included visits to J.Crew, Kate Spade, rag & bone, and Derek Lam.

- Silicon Valley Road Show: Art Direction + Design, January 7-8, 2015, which included visits to IDEO, Method, frog, Pinterest, Levi Strauss & Co., YouTube/Google, Facebook, and DreamWorks Animation. View photos>>

- New York Road Show: Fashion, October 17, 2014, which included a visit to Derek Lam and a networking session with alumni at the showroom of Maguire Steele.

- Minneapolis Road Show: Art Direction + Design, October 2013, held in conjunction with the national AIGA conference. In addition to networking sessions and other conference activities, students got a rare glimpse of behind-the-scenes action at top-notch studios, agencies, firms, and other institutions as part of an exclusive studio tour. Students also had the opportunity to mix and mingle with alumni from across the country at special events for WUSTL alums. View photos>>

- New York Road Show: Fashion, 2013, included visits to Ralph Lauren, Isaac Mizrahi, and Jennifer Behr.

Job & Internship Placements

A selection of job and internship placements for our current students and recent graduates is listed below. You can also check out the WashU Career Center's Outcome Data Page.

Jobs-Communication Design
American Museum of Natural History
The Atlantic
Glamour magazine
IBM Design
J. Crew web design
New York Magazine
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Ogilvy & Mather
Penguin Group
TOKY Branding + Design

Jobs-Fashion Design
Diane von Furstenberg
Isaac Mizrahi
Kate Spade
Levi Strauss & Co.
Ralph Lauren
Tommy Hilfiger
Tory Burch

Jobs-Studio Art
Artist assistant to Tara Donovan
Laumeier Sculpture Park
National Gallery of Art
National Portrait Gallery
Princeton University Press
Redbook magazine
Two Twelve

Internships: Communication Design
20th Century FOX
American Museum of Natural History
Cheree Berry Paper
Disney ABC Television Group
Kate Spade
Pixar Animation Studios
Shedd Aquarium
Studio Blue

Internships: Fashion Design
Calvin Klein
Derek Lam
Georgio Armani
Nanette Lepore
Nylon magazine
Vera Wang

Internships: Studio Art
ASIG Productions
Gagosian Gallery
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Pace Prints
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Regional Arts Commission
Rob Voerman Studios (Holland)
Saint Louis Art Museum
Six Mile Sculpture Works
Whitney Museum of American Art

For more information about career opportunities offered by Washington University, visit CAREERLink.