Office of Career Development

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Office of Career Development

The Office of Career Development at UNCSA helps prepare our students for a successful transition from school to professional careers. It provides enrolled students with overall career planning that supplements the career advice provided by the arts school faculty. Students should consult with their individual arts school faculty members for career guidance in their specific fields and utilize the Career Development office for the following:


Grant Writing 

The Introduction to Grant Writing workshop, held twice during the fall semester, is intended to help students develop skills in grant writing and reporting. This is highly recommended for students intending to apply for a Career Development Grant

Contact the Writing Center for assistance with all types of writing, including grant writing.

UNCSA Connects

A program of the Alumni Office, UNCSA Connects allows current students to reach out to alumni for advice on careers. 


A platform where creatives can connect, collaborate, and learn. Free classes on Portfolio Creation, NFTs for Artists, and Freelancing. All UNCSA students are eligible to join this community at no cost.

Basic (non-arts) Resume and Cover Letter Review Sessions 

Contact the Writing Center to set up an individual coaching session.

Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Assessment and Interpretation 

Learn your personality preferences and how they can enhance your individual development, academic and artistic studies, collaborations and career choices. Take the online assessment and meet with a MBTI-certified staff member for interpretation of results, by appointment.

Email to schedule an online individual coaching session.

LinkedIn Learning

This resource offers thousands of quality online trainings on a wide range of topics. The career development-related topics include resume writing, networking and interviewing tips, building communication, technical skills (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), personal branding, and much more. Access to LinkedIn Learning, using single-sign-on, is available to the campus community at no cost.

Transferable Skills

Offered each spring semester, this workshop is for students who are interested in exploring how to translate arts-skills for a basic resume.

Grants and Fellowships



Teaching and Learning Center (above the Library Café)