Job Search - Preparation and Resources

College of the Arts - Career Services


CART Career Services and the University’s Center for Career Services & Cooperative Education provide a range of services and online tools to help prepare students for post-graduation job search or applying to Graduate School.  


Online Workshops

  • On-line workshops provide help on resume writing, interviewing skills, internships, job searching, and networking. (For more information, go to:  Online Workshops)

Optimal Resume

  • Optimal Resume is an online system providing interactive tools to help you create an effective resume, cover letter, thank you letter and online portfolio, as well as a tool for virtual interview practice. (For more information, go to: Optimal Resume)

Career Directions

  • Career Directions is Montclair State University’s online job board.  By registering, you have access to part-time, full-time and internship postings. (For more information, go to: Career Directions.)

Career Information Resources

The resources below are linked to employment information, job-search resources and portfolio preparation advice:

  • Company Research-Vault’s Insider Guide –  Employer profiles and company rankings as well as industry and profession profiles
  •  The Riley Guide  Directory of employment and career information sources and services on the Internet
  • Quintessential CareersAn online leader in expert career, college and job-search advice.
  • Creating a demo reel – Advice from a former Pixar intern
  • New York Foundation for the Artsprovides support to artists and arts organizations.  The website includes listings of jobs in the arts, opportunities and services for artists, and events, as well as discussion boards

Professional Development Resources Related to Academic Majors

The links below go to Professional Development webpages in the College of the Arts’ academic departments: 

Applying to Graduate School Resources

The links below address applying to graduate schools:

Additional Resources (grant writing, career-related, etc.)

  • Fulbright Scholars Program – The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for graduating seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study abroad for one academic year.                 
  • Freelance/Entrepreneur - US Small Business Administration -  New Jersey District Office -  The SBA provides information on starting, financing and managing a small business.
  • My Next Move – U.S. Department of Labor’s online career tool designed to direct career-aspirants to training requirements applicable to specific professions
  • Grant Writing Resources – PowerPoint presentation offered by the University’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

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