Work of Art: a new type of job fair debuts on campus

Jessica Molina

Clayton Shelvin, career coach for the College of Music and Fine Arts, has been working to create a new type of job fair for Loyola students.

The Work of Art Expo will focus on jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities that are related to the art industry.

In past years. typical job fairs on campus have consisted of one big gathering of various fields, from full time careers to volunteer opportunities.

“We’re trying to divide up career fairs by industry, especially for arts, to make it more useful for students,” Shelvin said.

The expo will be open to all majors and will have job opportunities for every aspect within art and entertainment, such as marketing for the business side of some of the art and entertainment based companies.

There will be a gallery space for juniors and seniors who want to show off some of their work and a performance stage set up, which will have different performers throughout the day.

The Career Development Center will have walk-in office hours every Monday and Thursday from 2-4 p.m. as well as a table in the Danna Center the day before the event for students to get resume reviews and tips for the fair.

Shelvin advises students to set aside 15 – 20 minutes to come check out who’s going to be at the fair.

The Work of Art Expo will be April 6 from noon to 3 p.m.

Some of the confirmed employers include: Artistic Mystics, Bang’N Records, Jean Lorent, Jefferson Performing Arts Society, Make Music NOLA, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans Photo Alliance, Southern Rep Theatre and The Maison.

“Spend some time talking to employers, they’re going to be as eager to meet students as students are to meet them,” Shelvin said.

If you are interested in having your work displayed, contact

Shelvin at [email protected]