ABOUT

Counseling

The Office of Career Services provides cover letter, resume, and graduate school consultations by appointment.  Email the office at careerservices@watkins.edu.

In addition, students have access to on-campus postings of news and events, job opportunities, internships, and volunteer opportunities through weekly newsletters.  Check your watkins.edu email regularly for updates.

Some helpful links:

www.advertisingcrossing.com

www.artadvice.com

www.artsjournal.com

www.artsusa.org

www.artslant.com

www.creativehotlist.com

www.entertainmentcareers.net

www.incredibleart.org

www.teaching-certification.com

www.ihirecommercialart.com

www.interiordesignlink.com

www.collegeart.org

www.artsearch.us

www.LinkUp.com

www.projects-abroad.org

www.alleducationschools.com/degrees-licensing/

http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/art-schools/careers/

 Recommended Reading

What Color is Your Parachute? by  Richard Bolles, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA

How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist by Caroll Michaels, Holt Press

Encyclopedia of Job-Winning Resumes by Myra Foumier and Jeffrey Spin, The Career Press, Inc.

The Elements of Resume Style by Scott Bennett, Amacom

The Artist’s Guide – How to Make a Living, Doing What You Love by Jackie Battenfield, Da Capo

Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, Essays by 40 Working Artists by Sharon Butler, distributed by University of Chicago Press

Professional Memberships

AIGA – Professional Association for Design

AIGA Nashville – Local chapter of the Professional Association for Design

NAIA – National Association of Independent Artists

PAVA – Professional Association of Visual Artists

PPA – Professional Photographers of America

IIDA – International Interior Design Association

ASID – American Society of Interior Designers

AIVF – Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers