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Career Counseling Appointments

Peer Career Adviser Appointments

Meeting with a Peer Career Advisor (PCA's) will help you maximinze your face time with the Career Development Office. Our PCA's are here to introduce you to our services, help you prepare your professional package materials, and get you started in your internship search. Learning the basics from a PCA will lead to more fruitful and productive conversations with your Career Counselor! PCA's have office availability every week during the fall and spring semesters.

Peer Career Adviser Appointment

Career Counseling Appointments

A career counseling appointment is a great way to start a conversation about what is important to you, identifying your strengths and interests, and exploring your options and strategies.

How to Schedule an Appointment with a Career Counselor

Please call the Career Development at 410-225-2420 or visit the office to schedule an appointment with a counselor.  Our busiest times of the year are during the beginning and end of each semester, at which time expect  a two to three week wait for the next available appointment.

Appointment Policies

Appointments with Career Counselors are limited to students and alumni of MICA's degree-bearing programs. Due to the volume of appointments and limited availability of our counselors, students are limited to two one-hour appointments with a Career Counselor per semester. You may stop by during Drop-In Hours to meet with a counselor at any time with quick follow-up questions you may have. Drop-Ins and PCA appointments do not count toward the two-per-semester limit.

24-Hour Cancellation Policy

We are now enforcing a 24-hour cancellation policy. Please call our office to cancel or reschedule your appointment no later than 24-hours prior to your appointment time. A missed appointment without notification will count as one of your two appointments.

1. Internships

Internships are a great way to get experience, network, and explore your options. We can help you with search strategies, resources, and approaches as well as tailor your materials to specific opportunities.

2. Professional Package Review (Resume, Cover Letter, Portfolio)

Need a second opinion? During this session we can review and edit your professional materials including resumes, cover letters, portfolios, websites, demo reels, artist statements, and application essays.

3. Job Search and/or Networking Advice

Know what you want, but not sure how to get there? Work with a counselor to research opportunities, make professional connections, and tailor your materials towards your career goals.

4. Interviewing Strategy & Salary Negotiations

Got an interview? During this appointment, we can discuss etiquette and strategies, practice your delivery, and review appropriate follow up. Learn also how to articulate your needs, navigate multiple offers, research and negotiate appropriate compensation.

5. Career Exploration

Not sure which direction to go? This appointment will help you seek clarity on career direction so you may focus your efforts. We can help you explore your personal values and strengths and how these relate to jobs and internships.

6. Funding & Grants

Do you have an opportunity that you need to fund? Explore different options for financing travel or specific projects. This could include crowdsource funding platforms such as kickstarter and other funding sources.

7. Residencies & Fulbright

How do you sustain your practice? Learn where and how to research residencies and fellowships to suit your career goals. Work one on one with a counselor writing for proposals and applications.

8. Applying to Graduate School

Thinking about graduate school? During this appointment type we will assess goals, learn how to research programs, understand requirements, and develop a timeline. Work one on one with a counselor to review your graduated school application.

9. Exhibiting & Sales

Get your work out there! Learn how to locate galleries and exhibition spaces as well as online markets. Price, promote, and sell your work.

10. Business & Freelance Advice

In this session, bring your questions and explore basics, tools, and resources for freelance and entrepreneurial initiatives.

This page was last updated on 10/21/2016.