The Institute strives to support our alumnx community with a multitude of professional development programs to help foster growth and build community.


Alumnx Engagement, in conjunction with the Patty Disney Center for Life and Work, hosts professional development talks throughout the year. Check the upcoming events for the next talk.  


View past talks and more in the CalArts Connect Resource Library. The Resource Library provides curated professional development content for members of the CalArts community.

Topics include:
Resume + Cover Letters
Proposal and Pitching
Grant Funding Basics
Job Search and Interview Tips
The Basics of Marketing and Promoting

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CalArts Connect

Join CalArts Connect, our alumnx directory and social platform. Find collaborators, lost classmates, check out the professional development resource library, and more.

Visit CalArts Connect

CalArts Compass

Check out the job board and more on Compass.

Visit CalArts Compass

The Patty Disney Center for Life and Work

Sign up for a career counseling appointment with the Patty Disney Center for Life and Work (PDCLW). 

The PDCLW provides a multitude of professional development resources for alumnx. Visit their website for information about professional development events, job search resources, and more.

Career Services

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