About Career Services

Mission Statement
The Career Services Office is committed to supporting the education and professional training of artists in the visual and performing arts, design, media and writing. We offer comprehensive advising to students and alumni that assists them in building career development skills and tools, and provide access to professional opportunities and job market information. We are dedicated to supporting the multi-career life of the artist by offering personalized assistance that reflects the goals of each individual while also addressing the unique realities of establishing and maintaining a career in the creative economy.

Our Philosophy
"Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime"
- Chinese Proverb

The Career Services Office is not a placement agency - we cannot guarantee anyone a job (i.e., “give him a fish”). Our role is to provide resources and information that will make the job search much easier (i.e., “teach [her] to fish”). Career development is a life-long process. Throughout their lifetimes, graduates of The University of the Arts will continuously pursue professional success and fulfillment. We aim to be partners with students and alumni in order to empower them as they pursue their career goals.

Staff
Elisa Seeherman, Director
Julie Woodard, Internship and Career Advisor

Location
Gershman Hall
401 South Broad Street (southeast corner of Broad & Pine)
3rd Floor – Suite 312

Hours
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact Info
phone: 215-717-6075
fax: 215-717-6077
e-mail: careerservices@uarts.edu

Professional Associations
NACE: National Association of Colleges and Employers
EACE: Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers
CIAD/AICAD: Career Issues in Art and Design/Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design
NETMCDO: Network of Music Career Development Officers
DVCP: Delaware Valley Career Planners
DVEC: Delaware Valley Education Consortium
MACCA: Mid Atlantic Career Counseling Association
ProMaxBDA (Broadcast Design Association): global resource for marketing, promotion and design professionals within the entertainment/information industry