To get jobs through the College Art Association, students can use the Online Career Center, set up an interview at the College Art Association Annual Conference, visit the College Art Association Opportunities Web page, attend the association's Professional-Development Workshops, and try mentoring programs. Students can also use association resources, such as the Standards and Guidelines publications, and apply for book and study grants.
The College Art Association Online Career Center holds the largest database of employment listings in the art and teaching worlds. Students can post their resumes and view job listings. Students can also use the related Career Learning Center, which offers video and PDF-format files that instruct on topics such as resume building, self-branding and networking.
The College Art Association Annual Conference offers sessions about issues such as money, committee participation, multicultural challenges and art curating. The conference also offers networking opportunities at the Book and Trade Fair. The Professional-Development Workshops offer advice for entrepreneurial artists and art collectors, self-marketing techniques, and ways to get the most out of a study semester.
Published since 1973, the Standards and Guidelines publications provide help with resumes, tenure guidelines for artists and scholars, and proper etiquette for interviewers. Categories that are covered include academic programs, career and workplace help, ethics, legal issues and industry best practices.