The primary objective of SAE Institute's Career Services team is to assist students and graduates in securing career-related employment by developing industry relationships, communicating opportunities, and providing guidance and resources. From day one, Career Services is available to assist you with your career goals.
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What We Offer
SAE Institute's Career Services team consists of various professionals whose experience includes and ranges from the music and entertainment industry to the career services education field. With this experience and industry knowledge, SAE students and alumni have the support needed to jumpstart their careers.
Résumé Development Assistance
SAE offers hands-on resume development assistance in the classroom and in one-on-one advising sessions with Career Services staff. Students and alumni can receive guidance in creating and developing their résumé, cover letters, and portfolios.
Interview Skills Coaching
Students and alumni are encouraged to set appointments and meet with their local Career Services advisor on campus for assistance with their career planning. This includes sharpening interviewing skills and practicing with a Career Services Advisor to prepare for the next job opportunity.
Portfolio Development Assistance
A portfolio of work is critical to landing a career in the creative media industry, and it is best to begin building your portfolio at the start of your education. SAE Institute offers an innovative tool, Portfolium, to help build your professional portfolio that can showcase the skills and projects developed during the program.
The Career Services team can help advise you on how to organize a portfolio, and Portfolium can also provide support on producing an effective portfolio.
Job Searching Techniques
SAE Institute's Career Services team assists students and alumni with different resources and methods to search for job opportunities.
At each of SAE Institute's seven campuses across the United States, career-related workshops are held on a regular basis and are open for students and alumni to attend. Previous workshops have included a Women in Music Panel, Speed Networking, Hear It From The Grads panel, and more. Guests and workshops vary by campus.
Employer Hiring Events
Much like workshops, campuses regularly host Job Fairs open to only SAE Institute upcoming graduates and alumni. Job seekers prepared with resumes and dressed in professional attire meet employers for on-the-spot interviews. Employers in attendance can vary, but have previously included Apple, Corporate AV, Spectra Audio, KVL, and more.
SAE Career Services Advisors are regularly developing relationships with potential employers and seeking out employment opportunities to support graduates and alumni.
SAE graduates have been involved with many outstanding production companies, audio/visual service providers, studios, live venues, and radio/broadcasting companies. Many alumni have also been successful entrepreneurs, starting their own studios, labels and companies. Below is a list of companies that have hired our graduates within the past year.
SAE Institute alumni are featured in various episodes of SAEtv. Hear about their experience as students in campuses across the United States. You can also learn more about Alumni Superstars and how their SAE education helped them achieve positions in the industry.