SVA Career Development Counseling

Appointments are for current SVA students and alumni up to 4 YEARS after graduation. Please use your SVA email address to book your appointment.

March 15, 2020

All career counseling sessions will take place via Zoom. Before your scheduled meeting date, you will receive an email with instructions and a link to access the video call.

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.

Freshmen and first-year undergraduate students must review our Resume and Cover Letter Guide before booking a career counseling appointment.

Please select a career counselor below, or click the No Preference button to view full calendar availability.

Be assured, all our counselors are well-equipped to work with students of all majors.

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Patty Romeu

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

Tricia Ross is a career coach, event producer, and higher education and arts management professional with experience working at The Juilliard School, Carnegie Hall, the Brooklyn Museum as well as arts organizations in Cincinnati. She also has served on the boards of Inwood Arts Works and the New Harmony Project. Tricia’s areas of expertise include internship and job search planning; career exploration; networking skills and strategies; artist statement, resume, and cover letter writing; goal setting; and general career guidance. A former volunteer conversation partner with the International Center of NY, she holds an advanced diploma in coaching from New York University, and a BS in theatre management from the University of Evansville.