SVA Career Development Counseling
Appointments are for current SVA students and alumni up to 4 YEARS after graduation.
March 15, 2020
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
All career counseling sessions will take place via ZOOM video conferencing or by phone. Before your scheduled meeting date, you will receive an email with instructions and a link to access the video call or instructions about your phone appointment.
Currently, priority will be given to all students graduating in May 2020. Freshmen and sophomores may select an appointment with our Peer Counselor (see below).
Career counseling sessions support degree-seeking students and recent graduates in exploring, identifying and pursuing your individual career goals, and introduce you to professional tools and resources. We can assist you with résumé, cover letter and portfolio reviews, job search strategies, building a freelancing career, applying to grants and residencies, and exhibiting your work as an artist.
Please select a career counselor below.
Be assured, all our counselors are well-equipped to work with students of all majors.
Patty works with alumni, graduate and undergraduate students of all majors and years, with a particular focus on the Design programs; Film, Animation; and Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects.
She is an award-winning film producer, researcher and creative consultant. Patty has two decades of work experience in New York City working both freelance and as staff for media production companies, broadcast design studios, art museums, nonprofit organizations and foundations. As a result, she possesses direct knowledge of workplace dynamics in a variety of settings. Her areas of expertise include writing effectively for a job/internship search and for all levels of career growth, negotiating job offers and terms of employment, creating a sustainable freelance career, building a small business, applying for college-level teaching positions, as well as the basics of job and internship searches, resume and cover letter writing and general career guidance.
She has held faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level at Emerson College and Drexel University, and as an adjunct at Barnard College and University of the Arts. Patty has an MFA in Film and Media Arts and a BA in Communications, both from Temple University.
Tricia Ross is a career coach, event and concert producer, and seasoned arts management professional with 25+ years of professional experience including The Juilliard School, Carnegie Hall, the Brooklyn Museum, and producing projects with Daisy 3 Pictures, Wheelhouse Creative, and 3-Legged Dog. She is currently an advisory board member of Inwood Art Works in New York City and previously served as board member and Chair of the New Harmony Project. She also has trained and worked as a foreign language conversation partner with the International Center of New York. Tricia was a temporary career counselor for SVA in 2018, with areas of expertise including internship and job search planning; career exploration; networking skills and strategies; researching and applying to grants and fellowships; artist statement, resume, and cover letter writing; goal setting; and general career guidance. A member of the NYC Chapter of the International Coach Federation, Tricia holds an Advanced Diploma in Coaching from New York University, and a BS in Theatre Management from the University of Evansville.
Stacy Miller is an artist and educator with management and teaching experience in the arts, art education, teacher training, museum education, and research in visual culture. She completed her Ed.D. at Teachers College Columbia University in the visual arts, earned her Masters Degree in Museum Leadership at Bank Street College of Education in New York City and her BFA in sculpture and media at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, MA. She has worked as Director of Research and Professional Development at the College Art Association as well as Director of Art and Design Education at Parsons School of Design, New School University, NYC. She has had a range of career paths including co-founding The Heritage School, an alternative public arts and technology high school in New York City, to being the first Curator of Education at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, MA, as well as developing ground breaking community programs at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. She currently teaches and advises in the MFA Photography Program at Parsons.
Stacy is only available on Thursdays from 12pm to 5pm.
Zeny May Recidoro is a Peer Counselor who is a second year graduate student in the MFA Art Writing and Criticism program; she provides counseling to freshmen and sophomore students. She is a 2018 and 2019 recipient of the Asian Cultural Council fellowship grant for graduate studies. Zeny has written for art magazines such as Brooklyn Rail and Degree Critical, and literary magazines such as Queen Mobs Teahouse, TERSE Journal and Berfrois.