Jobs

Students go to your MCA’s Career Connections account where you can upload your resume, apply for jobs and rsvp for events like workshops and the annual career fair!

 

MCA Career Connections
careerconnect

 

Job Search Resources

Academic Keys
Jobs for MFA graduates, faculty positions

AIGA’s “How to find your first [design] job”

Interview Preparation Guide
A few tips for the job interview process

Sample Informational Interview Questions
Examples of relevant questions to ask in an informational interview where you are seeking information about your field

Tips for a Successful Part-time Job Search
A few suggestions for landing a part-time job

Tips for Using Linkedin
A quick tutorial on best practices for using linkedin

Tips for Online Applications
Suggestions for optimizing online applications

Using Linkedin
Short video tutorial

Using Social Media in Your Job Search
Short video tutorial

 

Resume Building

Simple Resume Template
A basic guide to formatting a resume

Action Words
A list of action terminology to reference when writing your resume

Values List
A helpful way to narrow down what matters most as you look to the future

Soft Skills List
Interpersonal skills, career attributes, and characteristics

Building a Profile
Use this prompt to think about what you might want to highlight about yourself when writing the perfect resume profile

Graduate School Resume Example
A sample resume for applying to graduate school

Internship Resume Example
A sample resume for applying to an internship

Convert Experiences into a Resume Entry
A quick MCA-focused tutorial on turning simple activities and experiences into resume gold

College Art Association Resume Writing
Suggested best practices for artists and sample resumes

 

Entrepreneurship Opportunities

Smart Start Memphis
Everything you need to know about starting a business in Memphis. Use the wizard to understand the process of registering a business in Shelby County

State of Tennessee’s Smart Startup Guide
Business Enterprise Resource Office information for disadvantaged businesses, microenterprises, and entrepreneurs

How to Build a Startup
Free series of mini workshops that offer steps and information about building your own business

Mid-South Minority Business Council
A non-profit connecting Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises with Mid-South corporations

Hustle
Local initiative offering workshops to support artists in the development of their professional careers

How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist

Website of Caroll Michels, career coach and artist advocate

Red dot blog
Art marketing news for artists

 

Funding Opportunities

Americans for the Arts

The Art Deadlines List

ArtsMemphis

Creative Capital

Craft Emergency Relief Fund

The Foundation Center

Open Meadows Foundation

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

National Endowment for the Arts

 

Vocational Information for Students with Disabilities

Workforce Investment Network
Information about disability services and the Ticket To Work program

Employment and Community First
Services offered to help people become employed and live as independently as possible in the community; students can self-refer to apply for the program

TN Vocational Rehabilitation
Services such as vocational assessment, career planning, job readiness training, job development, job skills counseling, supported employment, and job coaching

 

 

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