COFA Careers Week

Careers Week Logo Spring 2018

Join Fine Arts Career Services for COFA Careers Week, a week full of programming related to creative careers.

Please RSVP by clicking on each event

Monday, April 2 from 10:00am-2:00pm 

Professional Pastry Pop-Up

Meet FACS Staff on your home turf! We’re doing surprise pop-ups in the Winship building, Art building, and BSOM building. Be one of the first 24 people to find us, and we’ll give you a pastry for your follow on social media. Get connected with FACS, get a surprise sweet, it’s a win win!


Tuesday, April 3 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in DFA 1.101

Coffee with COFA

Did you know many of the staff members of the College of Fine Arts are working in the fine arts themselves? To kick off COFA Careers Week, come have a cup o’joe and doughnuts with College of Fine Arts staff and hear about their own artistic pursuits and projects. Bring your questions about the Austin arts scene to these local makers here in your own ecosphere! RSVPs are appreciated, so we can make sure to order enough coffee and doughnuts, but walk-ins accepted!


Wednesday, April 4 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in DFA 1.104

Tips & Tiffs: Interviewing Skills

So you’ve applied for some great jobs or internships, but how do you conquer that interview? In this workshop, we’ll make sure you know how to prepare for an interview for a job or internship, what kinds of questions you might be asked, and yes – even what to wear! You’re guaranteed to leave with new tips and resources to increase your confidence for any future interviews!


Thursday, April 5 from 6:00pm-9:00pm in DFA 1.101

Networking Night

Attend the second annual Fine Arts Career Services Networking Night! Produced in partnership with Creatives Meet Business, this event will feature six prominent Austin creatives. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and network with eight-time Austin Music Awards winner, Gina Chavez; local artist, Calder Kamin; Sarah King, Props Fabricator & Museum Fabricator; and individuals from the Zach Theatre, SXSW, and the Paramount and Stateside Theaters. This event will follow the Creatives Meet Business roundtable format. Students will hear from each of the six individuals and have the opportunity to ask questions as the speakers rotate between small roundtables. Hors d’oeuvres will be served before the event begins and there will be a dessert reception following the roundtable discussions. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today! All spots are first come, first served. RSVP Required. 


Friday, April 6 from 2:30pm-3:30pm in DFA 1.104

Industry Insights with Graham Reynolds

Called “the quintessential modern composer” by the London Independent, Austin-based  composer-bandleader-improviser Graham Reynolds creates, performs, and records music for film, theater, dance, rock clubs and concert halls.  Heard throughout the world in films, TV, stage, and radio, he’s worked with collaborators ranging from Richard Linklater and Jack Black to DJ Spooky and Ballet Austin.  He is a company member with the internationally acclaimed Rude Mechs theater collective, resident composer with Salvage Vanguard Theater and Forklift Danceworks, and Artistic Director of Golden Hornet, a commissioning and concert producing non-profit.  His many accolades include a Creative Capital Award for his chamber opera, “Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance”, part of his decade long project, “The Marfa Triptych”.  Industry Insights is an interdisciplinary guest speaker series created by Fine Arts Career Services.


DFA 1.103  ♦   facs@austin.utexas.edu  ♦  512.232.7333 
Monday-Friday, 10am-12pm, 1pm-4pm