Creative Arts Opportunities Conference
Spring 2013 CAOC
We welcome all students interested in creative careers to attend the Creative Arts Opportunities Conference career fair —whether you are seeking full-time or summer internship opportunities. Eligible to Attend: Currently enrolled, degree-seeking Carnegie Mellon University students and Carnegie Mellon alumni ONLY.
Date: February 28, 2012
Time: 2:30-6 p.m. (Check-in begins at 1:00 p.m. outside Rangos; walk-ins welcome)
Location: University Center, Rangos Ballroom + McKenna/Peter/Wright
Student IDs will be required to attend.
The CAOC brings together students and professionals in a range of fields including:
Advertising and Public Relations
Teaching and Public Service
Students must register on TartanTRAK.
Registration is OPEN now and will help you avoid potential lines. Select 'Events' at the top of the page after logging into TartanTRAK.
View a list of participating employers.
Nametags are required for admission and will be ready to pick up beginning at 1:00 pm on the 28th for students who are preregistered at student check in. Students not pre-registered can register the day of the event by bringing their Andrew ID to the event.
• Review the Career and Professional Development Center 'Career Success Guides' entitled "Job Fairs" [.pdf] and "Professional Presentation" [.pdf]
• Watch the "How to Navigate a Job Fair" streaming video file (used with permission by Purdue University)
Other Carnegie Mellon career and professional development events in which you might have interest:
- Making a Living, Living Your Dream (MLLD) is a professional development program for our students
- Confluence is the School of Design's program for MLLD
What is Making a Living, Living Your Dream, Creative Arts Opportunities Conference (CAOC) & Confluence?
This is an annual event that helps College of Fine Arts students explore careers, develop strategies to pursue career and artistic goals successfully, and network with alumni and employers from throughout the country. This event features guests from a range of artistic professions and endeavors and also includes employers who are interested in meeting CFA students who wish to apply their creative and problem-solving skills in more conventional, non-arts settings, like business and technology.
Making a living, Living your Dream is CFA college specific programming such as workshops or alumni panel presentations that surrounds the CAOC. Confluence is what the School of Design does for MLLD, it includes a number of ways for design students and potential employers to interact, The CAOC is a career fair for creative opportunities that is open to all schools and majors.
Who can attend?
The CAOC is open to all students; however it is geared to students and alumni from the Schools of Architecture, Art, Design, Drama and Music, the Entertainment Technology Center, the Master's of Arts Management program, and the Bachelor of Humanities and Arts and Bachelor of Sciences and Arts programs. Most MLLD programs and Confluence are for CFA Schools only.
How can I find out which employers or organizations will be attending?
We will continue to update our online list of professional attendees. Check TartanTRAK for the most up to date list.
Do students need to register to attend the Job Fair?
Pre-registration is highly encouraged! Register early! You may also walk-in.
How shall I dress for the Job Fair?
Dress as if you were attending an opening night or a nice gallery opening. Imagine that you would be meeting other performing or visual artists whose work you respect (because you will). This probably means nice skirt or pants outfit for women and nice pants and shirt (maybe a tie) for men. If you are planning to network with the hope of securing leads for an internship or job, dress it up a little bit. If you are simply networking to learn more about career and artistic options, you can be a little more casual. Talk with your career consultant if you want more details.
What companies are offering jobs? Which are offering internships?
The online list of attendees contains this information.
What if I have a class conflict with a Making a Living, Living Your Dream/CAOC/Confluence event that I wish to attend?
Talk with your professor. Tell her or him about the program that you wish to attend and how it relates to your professional development. If the professor will not excuse you, talk with your career consultant to explore other options.