Career Advising

As always, we will hold Career Advising Sessions with speakers from various art-related fields. Speakers provide a brief overview of their jobs, and what it takes to get there, followed by a question-and-answer period.

Past sessions for the 2008-2009 School Year

March 23 at 7:00pm in CAS 303A
Career Advising: Careers after Graduation

Not sure what to do with an art history major/minor?
Hear speakers from various arts backgrounds talk about their experiences in a wide range of fields including museums, auction houses, and fine art galleries.

February 17, 2009 at 7:00pm in CAS303A
Career Advising: Internship Panel

An advising session regarding internships will cover several topics including how to search for internship positions, paid vs. unpaid internships, interning for credit, cover letters, resumes, and interviews. There will be speakers from various Boston arts organizations including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Institute of Contemporary Art.

December 2, 2009 at 7:00pm in CAS 303A
Career Advising: Grad School Advising Session

Are you thinking about grad school next year?
The Art History Association is sponsoring a Grad School Advising Session with speakers to address what options art history majors have for grad school. The speakers include BU art history faculty, current BU art history grad students, and a BU law student who studied art history as an undergrad. Come find out if grad school is right for you and what the admission process is like.

Past Sessions for the 2007-2008 School Year

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 – Miscellaneous Art Careers
A panel of 3-4 speakers will discuss what you can do with an art history degree, followed by a Q&A session with attendees. Ariel Pittman of the Judi Rotenberg Gallery will discuss how she went right from undergrad to the gallery world; Kyle Ludke of the Nichols House Museum will discuss working in a non=fine art museum; others will discuss auction-house work and teaching.

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008 – Internships
Speakers from the MFA, ICA, and Fogg will discuss how to find an internship, what it means to be an intern, and the benefits of internships. Additionally, we will discuss how you can get academic credit for your internship and introduce our new “Buddy scheme” program between AHA and GSAHA – a networking and informational tool to help you get the internship you want and then make the most of it.

Wednesdsay, Oct. 24, 2007 – Graduate School
Check back later to find out who will speak about the pros and cons of graduate school, what you can do with a graduate degree, and how to start the application process!

Past Sessions from the 2006-2007 School Year

April 11, 2007– Miscellaneous Careers
Speakers included: Amy Sutherland, a former arts reviewer/critic; Allyson Lee, an auction house marketing & fine arts director; Beth Urdang, a downtown gallery owner; Melanie Hall, professor and represented for museum work; Bethany Farrell, art and architecture assistant manager at Trinity Church; and Ariel Pittman, an art gallery manager.

Nov. 7, 2006 – Graduate School
Graduate students from BU and Tufts gave their advice on when to go to graduate school and discussed their experiences with their careers and academic work.

These casual sessions are to help you decide on a potential career path, so if there is a field you are interested in pursuing, please let us know and we will try our best to find someone in that field to speak to the AHA.