SVA Career Development Counseling

Career counseling sessions support degree-seeking students and recent graduates in exploring, identifying and pursuing their individual career goals, while also teaching them about the professional tools they have at their disposal. We can assist you with résumé and cover letter reviews, job search strategies, strategizing a freelancing career, applying to grants and residencies, and exhibiting your work as an artist.

Please select a career counselor below or select “No Preference.”
If you’re unsure of which counselor to meet with, you can contact us at cd@sva.edu for guidance.
Be assured, all our counselors are well-equipped to work with students of all majors.

Anna Ogier-Bloomer

Note: ANNA IS ON LEAVE FROM Jan 29 - June 22, 2018. PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH ONE OF THE OTHER COUNSELORS DURING THIS TIME.

Anna works with graduate and undergraduate students and alumni of all majors and years, with a particular focus on all Design programs; Photography; Fine Arts; Cartooning; and Illustration.

She is a fine artist and photographer whose work has been recognized through grants, residencies, and solo and group exhibitions. Her areas of expertise include navigating galleries and exhibiting your work; applying to grants, residencies, and fellowships; helping photographers identify a career path in commercial or fine art; using social media and technology to build your online presence; applying for college-level teaching jobs or graduate school, as well as the basics of job & internship search, resume & cover letter writing, and career guidance for a wide range of industries. She serves on the graduate faculty for MFA Fine Arts and MFA Visual Narrative departments, and has taught as an adjunct Assistant Professor at CUNY. She has worked in career services at Parsons School of Design, The New School, and Harvard University.

Anna holds an MFA in Photography & Related Media from Parsons, and MPS in Digital Photography from the School of Visual Arts, and a BFA in Fine Arts from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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 works with all majors and years of students and alumni.

She is a career coach, event and concert producer, and seasoned arts management professional with 25+ years of experience including the Brooklyn Museum, The Juilliard School, Carnegie Hall, and producing projects with Daisy 3 Pictures, Wheelhouse Creative, and 3-Legged Dog. She also has served on the boards of Inwood Art Works in New York City and the New Harmony Project. She also has trained and worked as an foreign language conversation partner with the International Center of New York. Her areas of expertise include internship and job search and 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. Tricia holds an Advanced Diploma in Coaching from New York University, and a BS in Theatre Management from the University of Evansville.