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Planning for Your Career

Getting started thinking about your future career while you are still in college can help you make the most of opportunities available for you at Calvin.

Consider Graduate Study: Grad school is a great way to deepen your knowledge of an specific area in your field. Consult your advisor to know more.

The Role of Your Advisor

Your advisor has a wealth of knowledge and experience in your field. He or she will be your best resource as you plan your future career, connecting you with the right program, opportunities, and professional contacts. Meet the visual and performing arts faculty.

Explore Possible Careers:
  • Advertising designer
  • Architectural renderer
  • Costume designer
  • Educator
  • Fashion artist/designer
  • Graphic designer
  • Interior decorator
  • Internet homepage designer
  • Photojournalist
  • Product designer/illustrator
  • Actor
  • Director
  • Lighting design
  • Producer
  • Script writer
  • Set designer
  • Stage manager
  • Accompanist
  • Composer
  • Conductor
  • Music therapist
  • Musician/Performer
  • Sound engineer
  • Recording engineer
  • Worship leader
Expand Your Knowledge

The visual and performing arts program at Calvin provides opportunities for you to gain real experience.

  • Take part in various performances or art exhibition opportunities
  • Find off-campus internships during the year or in the summer
  • Participate in academic programs off-campus
  • Get a part-time job working in the department
Get to Know the Right People

Even while you're an undergraduate student, expanding your network of contacts within your target career field will help you make your way after graduation. A few ideas on how to build a professional network:

  • Get to know your professors—with their years of experience, they know many people in their fields that may be able to help establish your career.
  • Attend exhibitions, lectures, and participate in performances or art exhibitions
  • Become involved in student organizations to start developing relationships with your future colleagues
  • Do an off-campus internship with a local organization and keep in contact with those you work with there

Take the next step:

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