Generator Building
Spring 2018 Career Fair

The Center for Life and Work at CalArts provides a variety of resources for students and alumnx to help them, as artists, chart their paths to success and sustain themselves as creative leaders in the world.

The Center empowers artists to reach their creative potential by providing workshops, information sessions and a robust internship program.  

The office is committed to collaborating with internal, external and community partners to deliver a diversity of career knowledge and experiences.  

Featured Events

Opp Fest (Opportunities Festival)

Formerly known as the "Career Fair", this event now includes a wide range of professional opportunities for CalArts students and alumnx such as internships, full time, part time, freelance, project-based and volunteer opportunities.

The 2019 Opp Fest was held March 14. Information regarding Opp Fest 2020 will be available in December 2019.

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Life Skills Series

In Spring 2019, The Center for Life and Work presented a series of workshops addressing students' questions on how to be a sustainable citizen and artist:  

  • Monday, April 15, 12-1 pm – Meal Prep and Budgeting Workshop: Join Chef Matt Clores (Chef de Cuisine of BOA STEAKHOUSE, Santa Monica) as he leads a workshop on creating healthy, enjoyable and cost-conscious meals for only $30 a week.
  • Wednesday, May 1, 12-1 pm – Time and Resource Management in the Performing Arts and Entertainment: Presented by the Actor's Fund and Career Transition for Dancers. This workshop teaches artists in any discipline how to manage their time and how to make empowering financial decisions to support their career and life goals.

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CalArts CommonSpace

CommonSpace is an online platform exclusively for CalArts students and alumni. Register to search for jobs and internships, connect with the CalArts community and share your portfolio. 

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