Your Future Matters

Career Services

Are you determined to build a successful career out of your passion? At F.I.R.S.T. Institute, we understand that having the right skills, knowledge, and support is essential to thrive in this competitive landscape. That’s why we are proud to offer our students access to our Career Services department. Think of them as your trusted career concierge, always available to offer expert guidance, valuable recommendations, and unwavering support as you navigate the ever-evolving landscape of the creative industry. 

The Career Services Department was established to ensure students are fully prepared to begin their job search upon graduation and to create awareness among employers so they look to F.I.R.S.T. Institute graduates as a major source of staffing and internship opportunities.

Once students complete half of their program, they become eligible to access Career Services.

F.I.R.S.T. Institute’s Career Services department offers personalized resume and portfolio review sessions to help you make a strong impression on potential employers. Our experienced career advisors will provide valuable feedback and suggestions, ensuring that your documents not only showcase your skills and accomplishments effectively but also stand out in the sea of applications your dream company likely receives. These review sessions are designed to give you a distinct competitive edge in the job market.

When you’re ready to transition from student to professional, F.I.R.S.T. Institute’s Career Services department provides ongoing support throughout your job search journey. Our dedicated team is committed to providing job placement support to help you navigate the competitive job market. We offer personalized career counseling, guidance in identifying job opportunities, and assistance in preparing for job applications.

Our Career Services team stays up-to-date with industry trends and employer demands, ensuring that we provide you with the most relevant and current information. We offer resources on job search strategies, resume optimization, and interview techniques tailored to the creative industries.

In addition to job placement support, we provide valuable guidance on professional development. This includes advice on time management, effective communication, and personal branding. We believe that honing these essential skills alongside your technical expertise will contribute to your long-term success in the creative industries.

Securing a job in the creative industry requires not only technical expertise but also strong interview skills. F.I.R.S.T. Institute’s Career Services department offers specialized training and resources to help you master the art of job interviews. 

We provide insights into industry-specific interview techniques, allowing you to showcase your skills, passion, and unique value proposition. Our goal is to boost your confidence and equip you with the tools needed to make a lasting impression on potential employers. With our guidance, you’ll be well-prepared to navigate any interview scenario and increase your chances of securing your dream job.

Internships play a vital role in gaining practical experience and building industry connections. F.I.R.S.T. Institute’s Career Services department helps you explore exciting internship opportunities that align with your career goals. 

By participating in internships, you’ll have the chance to apply your classroom knowledge to real-world projects, gain hands-on experience, and develop a valuable professional network. Our Career Services team prepares you to find internships that offer a dynamic learning environment and a pathway to potential job offers.

Graduates can notify us of their employment status by filling out an Employment Verification Form.

Graduates looking to return to school, enlist in the armed forces, or pivot to a different career path can fill out a Placement Assistance Waiver form.

Stay Connected With Career Services

Whether you require career resources, networking events, and more, staying in touch with our career services department will be your best bet for all these. Use the links below to schedule an appointment with your Career Services representative.

Liza Runnells - Career services Team Lead

Dra'Kara Tillman - Career Services Advisor