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Career Services has created various guides and resource documents to assist you in your job search and professional development. This is a supplement to the Career Services - Students information page which provides details on how to access Otis' internship, job, and opportunity board or set up a career counseling appointment - all through our career platform Handshake.

Below you'll find links to our essential guides, along with links to a wide range of career-related topics for each major, select minors (more to come), and resources for different types of creatives and jobseekers. New sections will continue to be added, so check back again soon!

Essential Resources:

Career Planning Checklists
BFA 4-year Checklist or MFA 4-semester Checklist

Resume Guide

Cover Letter Guide

Artists' Resume Guide (for exhibitions, residencies, grants and other studio art opportunities)

Interview Guide

Informational Interview Guide (questions to ask to gather advice and information, not interviewing for a job)

Resources By Topic:

Job Search & Freelancing

Exhibitions & Space

Funding Resources

Grants, Residencies & Fellowships

Website & Portfolio Design

BIPOC Creatives

Disabled Creatives

LGBTQ+ Creatives

Women Creatives

Resources By Major And Minor

(more minors coming soon!)

Advertising Design

Artists, Community, and Teaching / Art Education

Communication Arts – Graphic Design

Communication Arts – Illustration

Digital Media

Environmental Design

Fashion Design

Fine Arts

Product Design

Toy Design