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Creative career services

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts in partnership with ASU Career and Professional Development Services have collaborated to help you prepare for a creative life after graduation. Whether your unique pathway includes applying to graduate school, taking the first step into your chosen career, or creating your journey based on your passion areas, there are numerous ASU resources available to help you get the most out of your education. As part of the Herberger Institute, you have access to the following:

*Did you know that ASU Alumni have access to career services for LIFE?!

 

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Handshake connects ASU students and alum with job and internship opportunities.

Make a Creative Career Advising appointment today!

  1. Log on to Handshake
  2. Click “Career Center” and then “Appointments”
  3. “Schedule a New Appointment” and find “Creative Careers”
Job and internship opportunities

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Student leadership positions

There are several ways students can become involved in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and at ASU. In addition to the variety of student leadership positions within the Institute, there are other opportunities at ASU that specifically seek engagement from design and arts students.

Creative Career Peer
 

Creative Career Peers represent both the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and the department of Career and Professional Development Services, providing career support in a variety of ways to a multitude of different creative individuals. They assist students and alumni in the areas of: internship and career exploration resources, internship and career search processes, creating resumes, developing cover letters, and interviewing skills. Our post-medium approach to career advising addresses all Sun Devils regardless of industry, medium, major or location. Creative Career Peers coordinate engaging programs both in-person and online, advise students in private meetings as well as group settings, work with diverse communities and organizations, and communicate with both students and employers.

Creative Career Peers are students of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. There is no restriction for class year or degree level.

Core career competencies developed in position: creative thinking and problem solving, professionalism and work ethic, oral and written communication, teamwork and collaboration, leadership and civic engagement, career and project management, and self-care.

Hiring: Creative Career Peers are hired on a rolling, as-needed basis. For questions, contact D.P. Leighton at dleighto@asu.edu.

Creative Fellows
 

Creative Fellows are upper-division Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts undergraduate students who have successfully completed their milestone, portfolio, interview or audition processes. The fellows reside within the residential community where they work intentionally to foster creative programming directly related to design and the arts while also serving as inspirational, creative mentors. They also partner and collaborate with their home academic units, working to build innovative and interdisciplinary communities across the entire arts corridor and within the greater ASU community. They coordinate engaging programs both within the residential community and the Herberger Institute, work with diverse communities to foster artistic development and advocate for the arts student voice.

Core career competencies developed in position: digital and creative technology, professionalism and work ethic, creative thinking and problem solving, oral and written communication, teamwork and collaboration, leadership and civic engagement, career and project management, and self-care.

Hiring: Creative Fellow hiring occurs in the middle of fall semester. The application deadline is typically in early January. For questions, contact Brett Stachler at bstachler@asu.edu.

Digital Mentors
 

Students learning about the digital culture

Digital Mentors are charged with representing the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts through digital platforms, graphic design, animation and resource connection. Digital Mentors foster connections with off-campus first-year students, transfer students and other design and arts students while also serving as inspirational, creative mentors. They coordinate engaging programs primarily on digital platforms, work with diverse communities including their home academic units to foster creative and artistic development and advocate for the creative student voice. Digital Mentors are upper-division Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts undergraduate students who have successfully completed their milestone, portfolio, interview or audition processes.

Core career competencies developed in position: creative thinking and problem solving, professionalism and work ethic, oral and written communication, teamwork and collaboration, leadership and civic engagement, career and project management, and self-care.

Hiring: Digital Mentor hiring occurs every early fall semester in February. For questions, contact Megan Workmon at Megan.Workmon@asu.edu

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Herberger Institute Student Council

Students at ASU

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Student Council uses programs and student-inspired activities to support students throughout the different phases of their academic journey. Herberger Institute Student Council includes representatives from each academic unit within the Institute: School of Art; School of Arts Media and Engineering; The Design School; School of Film, Dance and Theatre; and School of Music. The council also includes representatives from student populations such as international students, on-campus students, off-campus students, transfer students, veteran students and students with minors in design and arts disciplines. Students can become involved by attending Herberger Institute Student Council programming, running for an executive board or representative position or attending general council meetings.

Core career competencies developed in position: professionalism and work ethic, creative thinking and problem solving, oral and written communication, teamwork and collaboration, leadership and civic engagement, career and project management, and power and ethics.

Learn more.

Student employment

You may need to work in order to meet educational and living expenses or you feel the experience could be a valuable part of your education. The skills you obtain from working complement your academic performance and communicate to future employers your ability to succeed in a professional setting.

Studies have shown that students who work do just as well or better academically than non-working students and grades improve as students work more hours per week (up to 20). In addition, working students are more likely to complete a degree program than non-workers.

Internship resources

Do I need to complete an internship as part of my major?

Students majoring in Architectural Studies, Landscape Architecture, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Museum Studies, Visual Communication Design or the BA in the Arts – Arts Administration focus area are required to complete an internship program as part of their curriculum.

Students in other majors in the Herberger Institute are strongly encouraged to seek internship opportunities and apply for academic credit through their academic unit. Your faculty members are great resources to tap when starting your internship search. You can also speak with your advisor for suggestions and use the links on this page for guidance.

Ten reasons to intern
  1. Academic credit - You can receive 1-3 hours of upper division academic credit. The number of credit hours received is based on the number of work hours required for the internship.

  2. Hands-on experience - Gain hands-on experience, which puts you one step ahead when looking for future employment.

  3. Career development - Helps with career development, which enables you to explore interests and employment possibilities in a work setting.

  4. Networking opportunities - Assists with employment networking opportunities allowing you to meet and connect with potential employers in your field of study.

  5. Intellectual development - Expands your intellectual development by taking what you have learned in class and applying it to real-world experiences.

  6. Ethical development - As you face or observe the challenges inherent in making decisions in complex situations, you further your ethical development.

  7. Personal and professional development - As you discover and reinforce skills, knowledge and abilities in a new environment, you expand your personal and professional development.

  8. Understand and value organizational culture - You will interact with others in your field, a process that will help you better understand and value organizational culture.

  9. Gain confidence and experience - You will gain confidence and experience and further validate you are on the best career path for you.

  10. A distinct advantage - You will have a distinct advantage when conducting a job search upon graduation.

Recent internships

Following is a list of organizations where a Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts student has completed an internship in the past years.

General listings

General listings

BUNAC Working Adventures
College Art Association Internships
Cool Works
Entertainment Careers
Idealist Internship List
Intern Jobs.Com
Intern Web
Phoenix Center for the Arts
Rising Star Internships
Summer Jobs.Com

The Design School

The Design School

The list of available firms for architecture and landscape architecture internships changes annually. Therefore no list is provided on our website as some firms may not have availability in a given academic year.
Students looking for more information on The Design School internship process should consult with The Design School at 480.965.9588.

Visit The Design School website.

School of Art

School of Art

Following is a list of organizations where a Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts student has completed an internship in the past years. Visit the School of Art for more specific information about internships in your program.

Visit the School of Art website.

Company City State

Arizona Commission on the Arts

AZ
Arizona Historical Society Tempe AZ

Arizona Latino Arts and Culture Center

Phoenix AZ

Armstrong-Prior, Inc.

AZ

Art Intersection

Gilbert AZ
AskArt.com Scottsdale AZ
ASU Art Museum AZ
Bentley Gallery Scottsdale AZ
Bonner David Galleries Scottsdale AZ
Cape Cod Museum of Art Dennis MA
Children’s Museum of Phoenix Phoenix AZ
Cyprus Field School AZ
Desert Caballeros Western Museum Wickenburg AZ
Desert Botanical Garden AZ
Free Arts of Arizona AZ
Gallery Five 15 Arts Phoenix AZ
Heard Museum AZ
Laboratory 5 Phoenix AZ
Legacy Art Restorations Phoenix AZ
Memorial Union, ASU Tempe AZ
Mesa Contemporary Arts Mesa AZ
Mesa Contemporary Arts Mesa AZ
Moderncat Enterprises LLC AZ
Museum of Anthropology, ASU Tempe AZ
Musical Instrument Museum Scottsdale AZ
Nile Theater Mesa AZ
Northlight Gallery AZ
Phoenix Airport Museum (Sky Harbor International Airport) Phoenix AZ
Phoenix Art Museum Phoenix AZ
Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Phoenix AZ
Public Art Program Goodyear AZ
Public Art Program Scottsdale AZ
Public Art Program Tempe AZ
Pueblo Grande Museum AZ
Rosson House Museum Phoenix AZ
Salisbury House and Gardens Des Moines IA
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Scottsdale AZ
Shemer Art Center AZ
Smithsonian American Indian Museum DC
Snowflake Heritage Foundation AZ
Udinotti Museum of Figurative Art AZ
Vancouver Gallery, Vancouver British Columbia Canada

School of Film, Dance and Theatre

School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Following is a list of organizations where a Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts student has completed an internship in the past years. Visit the School of Film, Dance and Theatre for more specific information about internships in your program.

Visit the School of Film, Dance and Theatre website.

Company City State
Abbott Management, LLC   NY
Action Late Media   AZ
Ahwatukee Children's Theatre Ahwatukee AZ
Alliance Theatre   GA
Appian Way   Italy
Arizona Broadway Theatre Peoria AZ
Arizona Theatre Company Phoenix AZ
Aspen Opera Theatre Center   CO
Bali Purnati Center for the Arts   Bali
Ballet Arizona Phoenix AZ
Bennett Productions   CA
Bold Films   CA
Bureau of Land Management National Training Center Phoenix AZ
Car Dogs, LLC   AZ
Central Student Ministries   AZ
Chey Media   AZ
Chicago Dramatists   IL
Childsplay   AZ
Circle of Confusion   CA
Collons Avenue Productions   CA
Comcast Sports Net   CA
Come Out Australian Festival for Young People   Australia
Cookie Company - Greasepaint   AZ
Cornerstone Theatre Co.   CA
Create Academy Phoenix AZ
CWAY Media   AZ
Dance Exchange   MD
Data Doctors Media Group   AZ
Dean River Productions   CA
Desert Stages Theatre   AZ
Detour Company Theatre   AZ
Discovery Communications   MD
Disruption Entertainment   CA
D-Mak Productions Phoenix AZ
Ed TV MPS   AZ
Electric Eye Media LLC   AZ
Essential Theatre   AZ
Everything Must Go, LLC   CA
Evil Controllers, LLC   AZ
Faction - M Management   AZ
Fair Warning Productions   MD
Foundations for Community Dance   United Kingdom
Fox 10 - KSAZ   AZ
Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona   AZ
Future legend Productions   AZ
G Media LLC Scottsdale AZ
Giraldi Productions   NY
Grassrooting Productions, LLC   NC
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center   TX
Hamilton High School Chandler AZ
Hayden Library Tempe AZ
House of Monroe   Canada
Intenational Performing Arts for Youth   PA
Johnson Concept   CO
Josephson Entertainment   CA
K and Z Entertainment   AZ
KDKB 93.3   AZ
LA Center Studios, Josephson Entertainment   CA
La Mama Unbria International   NY
Lang Talent   CA
LD Entertainment   CA
Level 1 Entertianment   CA
Marvel Animation Studios   CA
Mesa Community College Mesa AZ
Mesa Encore Theatre Mesa AZ
Metro Tech High School Phoenix AZ
Misher Films   CA
Modern Picture   AZ
Nashville Children's Theatre   TN
NBC Universal   CA
New Mexico Nation Office   NM
NN Office of Broadcasting Services   AZ
NW Communications, Inc. dba KSAZTV   AZ
One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre   Canada
On-Site Video   AZ
Pasadena Community Network   CA
Phoenix Film Foundation Phoenix AZ
Phoenix Fringe Festival   AZ
PHX 11   AZ
Point in Time Studios Tempe AZ
PrettyBird Productions   CA
Producers Guild of America   CA
Project Excellence   AZ
QOC Film LLC   AZ
Random Room Entertainment, LLC   CA
Randy Murray Productions   AZ
RCC Films   CA
Relentless, Inc   AZ
Resolution   CA
Rio Salado Community College Tempe AZ
Running Wild Films   AZ
Santo Films   AZ
Scottsdale Musical Theatre Co. Scottsdale AZ
Signature Models & Talent   AZ
Soul Carrier   AZ
Static Multimedia   IL
Steve LeVine Entertainment   AZ
Studio 5 - Purnati Arts Center   Indonesia
Sun Sounds of Arizona   AZ
Synetic Theatre   VA
Taproot Theatre   WA
Tempe Fire Department Tempe AZ
The Agency Arizona   AZ
The Collective   CA
The Directors Bureau   CA
The Lighting Design Group   NY
The Utah Shakespeare Festival   UT
The Walt Disney Company   CA
Theatre Artists Studio   AZ
Theatre L’Homme Dieu   MN
Theatre Works   AZ
Tim Miller & Tania Katan   AZ
True Story Films   AZ
TV Canal Familar KPHE TV44   AZ
Veritas Pictures   AZ
Victory Gardens Theatre   IL
Video Production - Office of Public Affair   AZ
Virginia Avenue Project   VA
Westlake Reed Leskoskey   AZ
Wind Dancer Films   CA
WME Entertainment   CA

School of Music

School of Music

Visit the School of Music website.

Music Therapy students complete an internship after they have completed their coursework at ASU. Students work closely with faculty on their placement. Recent interns have been placed at such organizations as:

Company City State
Clayton County Public Schools Jonesboro GA
Coester Care Therapy Services Gilbert AZ
Florence Schools Queen Creek AZ
Maryland School for the Blind Baltimore MD
MusicWorx of California San Diego CA
New Avenues to Independence Cleveland OH
SARRC Phoenix AZ
Scottsdale Schools Special Education Scottsdale AZ
Southland Music Therapy Services Mesa AZ
The Center for Discovery Harris NY
United Cerebral Palsy of Tucson Tucson AZ

Cross-Institute Degrees

Cross-Institute Degrees

Following is a list of organizations where a Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts student has completed an internship in the past years. Please visit your corresponding academic unit for more specific information about internships in your chosen field.

Company City State
The Agency Arizona Scottsdale AZ
Atlantic Records Burbank CA
Arizona Design Center Scottsdale AZ
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute Phoenix AZ
Basha’s Supermarkets Chandler AZ
Bill Dickey Scholarship Assoc. Phoenix AZ
Boys & Girls Club of Metro Phoenix Phoenix AZ
Carbon Magazine Chandler AZ
Desert Living Today Phoenix AZ
Demark Analytics Scottsdale AZ
Disney World Imagineering Orlando FL
Free Arts for Abused Children Phoenix AZ
Green Choice Solar Scottsdale AZ
Heckler Design Phoenix AZ
J Group Media Scottsdale AZ
Mesa Arts Center Mesa AZ
Miss Details Scottsdale AZ
Nordstrom Chandler AZ
Off Madison Avenue Tempe AZ
The Peace Frame Phoenix AZ
Perkins Eastman Oakland CA
Phoenix Art Museum Phoenix AZ
Phoenix Children’s Museum Phoenix AZ
Titon Formwork Systems Tempe AZ
Urias Communications Scottsdale AZ