Future Students

Career Development provides opportunities for students to chart their individual career paths.

Through focused programming, students develop their personal brand and prepare for robust career-networking opportunities on and off campus.

Fact: PayScale ranks CCA #1 for return on investment (ROI).

Alumni statistics

Source: CCA Six-Month Post-Graduation Career Destinations Survey, SF, 2014

Whether you are seeking to find work within an innovative organization or planning to build your own freelance practice, be sure to meet with a career coach to explore options, set goals, and stay on track.

Take a peek at the energy surrounding our annual Career Expo. Each year approximately 80 industry-leading employers visit CCA seeking student talent for jobs and internships.

Career Development Support

To prepare for Career Expo, job interviews, and future career needs, Career Development provides strong support:

  • Personalized 1:1 coaching
  • Deep industry connections
  • Dedicated job board
  • Myriad of career workshops
  • Portfolio & résumé preparation labs
  • On-campus interviews
  • Mock interviews
  • School to Market preparation
  • Industry Tables
  • Tech Talks
  • Career Treks
  • Weekly picks (staff-curated freelance opportunities)
  • Career Evenings
  • Social media outreach
  • Robust networking

Internships & Industry/Community Connections

  • Over 4,000 companies post positions for CCA student/alumni talent 
  • 200+ employers visit campus each year 
  • CCA is increasingly a campus of choice for Industry Partnerships  
  • Our graduates are key players in a growing community of entrepreneurs
  • CCA is ranked one of most influential fashion design schools in the world (FashionPlaytes.com)
  • We are one of the top 10 US schools in animation (Animation Career Review)
  • Internships
  • Center for Art & Public Life 
  • Professional Practice Coursework
  • CCA is recognzied as a National College of Distinction for its engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful outcomes

Successful Alumni Outcomes

  • 78% work in fields related to art, architecture, design, or writing
  • 25% own their own business
  • 76% believe they graduated from CCA well prepared for their career