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Career Resources

Career Exploration
Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design
Art Career Project
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Arts & Design
Student Art Guide

Associations
American Art Pottery Association
Americans for the Arts
American Craft Council
American Photographic Artists
American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
Art Dealers Association of America
Art Directors Guild
Association of Writers & Writing Programs
College Art Association
International Academy of Ceramics
International Sculpture Center
Materials for the Arts
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
National Press Photographers Association
The American Ceramic Society
The American Federation of Arts
The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
Society of Illustrators
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Job & Internship Search Tools
American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
Artisan Creative
Authentic Jobs
Behance
Coroflot
Creative Hotlist
Design Jobs Board
Dribble
Guru
Greenlight Jobs
Krop
Media Bistro
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
Nonprofit Jobs
Production Hub
Work for Good

Digital Portfolio & Website Tools
Behance
Carbon Made
Cargo
Dropr
Strikingly
Squarespace
Wix

Publications & Websites
Dissent Magazine
Art in America
Artforum International
Art Journal
ARTnews
Artspace
Artsy
Art Papers
Frieze Magazine
Hi-Fructose
Hyperallergic
Juxtapoz Magazine
National Endowment for the Arts
Parkett
Sculpture Magazine

Compensation Information
AIGA Survey of Design Salaries
ArtsHacker
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Coroflot
The Creative Group's 2018 Salary Guide
Graphic Artist Guild - Pricing Handbook
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Pricing Art for Sale
Pricing Guide for Design Freelancers

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  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.