“It’s wonderful to know that Montserrat continues to support its former students, and I feel fortunate to have attended such a dedicated school.”

Lindsey Mason ’11

Montserrat’s Office of Career Services promotes the professional development of students and alumni as they navigate the path from art student to creative professional. Through a combination of coursework, a required internship program, gallery programming, one-on-one advising and concrete employment opportunities, students gain needed strategies for developing sustainable, creative practices and attaining industry-related opportunities.

The proof shows in our numbers:

  • 70% of Alumni report careers in Art and Design
  • 51% of our students receive a job offer as a result of their internship
  • 100% leave Montserrat with a digital portfolio, resume, and guidance in how to succeed in a creative economy

Students, find your next creative opportunity on MontserratWorks. Gain access to internship and employment opportunities, creative mentors, and more!

Looking for a job on campus? Visit our Student Employment page.

Looking for creative and dynamic talent? Need an intern? Interested in working with us? Hire from Montserrat.

Learn more about our Student Internships program.



DIRECTOR OF CAREER SERVICES
Katherine Mitchell DiRico
978.921.4242 x1611
katherine.mitchelldirico@montserrat.edu

DEPARTMENT CONTACT
careerservices@montserrat.edu

Employment and Opportunities
Both students and alumni can register with MontserratWorks to search for internships, calls for work, and employment opportunities from both local and national organizations. MontserratWorks includes career guides, internship paperwork, and podcasts on contemporary professional practices.

 

Beyond Montserrat
The Office of Career Services collaborates with Montserrat’s Galleries to host lectures and workshops by visiting professionals in the fields of art and design. Direct access to creative professionals through small group conversations give students an opportunity to learn about the importance of networking, portfolio preparation, the creative economy, and additional professional skills.

Mentoring
Do you need help finding employment? Do you have a project that is too big to fund yourself? Are you interested in fabrication but don’t know where to start? Want someone to look over your CV? Contact Katherine Mitchell DiRico, Director of Career Services, to make an appointment.  If we can’t answer the question ourselves, we can connect you with industry specific mentors that can.

Employers
Gain direct access to our students and bring a fresh and creative thinker to your team. If you would like to post a position, internship, exhibition call or other opportunity to the Montserrat community, please take a few moments to post it on MontserratWorks.

Studio XL provides an opportunity for students to engage in Experiential Learning through carefully directed and collaborative projects. Engaging with community organizations and faculty, students work as a group to envision, design, and complete projects that span topics from social activism to product design. Visual problem solving and creative thinking are pillars of this initiative, furthering the integration of professional practices in to the curriculum.