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Career Preparation

At TCU, you’ll grow intellectually and personally, and you’ll also gain specific knowledge and skills for a successful career. Whether you’re interning with Michael Kors in New York City, cast in a Broadway production or starting your own nonprofit organization, TCU can help you get there. Our faculty in the college serve as mentors for our students, helping identify internships and pre-professional development opportunities. Because of the professional connections our faculty members have, our graduates are equipped to find careers and graduate work after graduation.

In addition, you’ll have access to a career consultant who works with fine arts students. This person’s expertise working with arts majors is a clear advantage for you.

Think of this consultant as your personal stylist for every phase of your college career — from developing your personal brand early on through locating jobs when you graduate. You’ll learn how courses, internships and service projects can broaden the experience on your resume. You’ll also think beyond your major to uncover your personal interests, preferences and talents.


How to Get Started

Schedule one-on-one meetings with your career consultant, who will assess and analyze what you need most. Whether you’re crafting a speech or preparing for a job interview, your career consultant is there on the sidelines — pushing you into the game.

Take advantage of everything career services has to offer:

  • Internship scholarship program: Students who find their own professional development opportunities can compete for this scholarship to pay for travel, living expenses, business supplies, etc. This makes it possible for you to consider “dream job” opportunities far away from campus.
  • Jobs and internship postings on Frog Jobs: Our employee development team’s full-time job is to network with employers across the United States to find jobs and internships to post on TCU’s online jobs listing.
  • Career and internship expos: More than 100 employers attend these campus-wide events, held twice a year.
  • Connect Now e-newsletter: You’ll receive this newsletter spotlighting jobs, internships and career tips relevant to fine arts students.
  • University e-portfolio course: Learn how to visually represent everything you’ve learned with potential employers.
  • Interview workshops: Prepare for your interview with a career consultant. Perfect your 30-second intro, know what to wear and learn how to follow up.
  • Model resumes for every arts major: Instead of using a one-size-fits-all resume, gain a competitive edge with a resume that maximizes your major and its skill set.

Melanie Coulson
Career Consultant to the College of Fine Arts

For more information about job opportunities, please visit:

Center for Career & Professional Development