The Career Center of CIA is dedicated to providing students and Alumni with the necessary tools, resources, and strategies that will assist you in identifying and obtaining your personal career goals.  We are located in the Student Affairs office on the first floor.  Hours are Monday - Friday from 9:00 - 4:00 pm. Due to COVID 19 all appointments are held over Google Meet. You can make appointments at the links below:

Schedule a Career Advising Appointment with Lauren Ryan 

Services offered include:
- One on one career advising Assistance with resume and cover letter writing
- Assistance with finding and applying to Federal Work Study Opportunities
- Guidance on job search strategies, networking and interview techniques
- Connections to Alumni for career exploration and information
- Annual Spring Break City Treks that allow students the opportunity to explore careers and lifestyles outside of the Cleveland area
- Assistance in obtaining a credit or non-credit bearing internship
- Support for Creativity Works, a self-initiated, entrepreneurial internship program for Visual Art and Craft majors
- Assistance with preparation for Internship Fair and Career Fair networking events
- Graduate School Fair and assistance with graduate school applications
- Lifelong access to services to assist in career transition  Access to College Central, a comprehensive job board for CIA students and alumni
- The ability to post your resume/portfolio to College Central where approved employers can see it
We look forward to seeing you in Career Services!

Interested in a Credit-Bearing Internship?

All the information you need is right here!

You MUST set up an appointment with the Career Center before you start this process. Go to this link to schedule an appointment. 

Already in a Credit-Bearing Internship?

Make sure you are keeping track of your hours!  Click here to track your time.  Instructions on how to record your internship hours are here

If you are unable to track your time online, you may use the file for a paper time log that you will be responsible for submitting on time log due dates.  For an example of what a completed paper time log should look like, click here.  Be sure to add your totals and have your supervisor initial every entry and sign at the bottom.

During your internship, make sure you're thinking ahead about how you will describe this experience in your resume as well as the topics you will need to cover in your reflection paper.  The instructions for both can be found here:  Final Assignment Instructions




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Make an appointment with Lauren Ryan. 

We are located in the Student Affairs office on the first floor.  Hours are Monday - Friday from 9:00 - 4:30 pm. Drop-ins are welcome, but appointments are strongly preferred. 

We look forward to seeing you in Career Services!
Career Services
Lauren Ryan
Director of Career Services
216 421 8073
Looking for Academic Services instead of Career?  You can make an appointment with Academic Services at this link.

Our spring break trip for 2021 has been canceled but we look forward to resuming this program in 2022.