College & Career Support

Supporting Student and Alumni Pathways
Applications for the Design to Print program are due December 2. Apply here
Marwen’s College, Career, & Alumni team works with students, alumni, and their families as they transition to high school, college, or the workforce and helps them identify pathways to reach their goals. Our resources and programs are for everyone, including students who are undocumented, studying art, or pursuing studies and work outside the arts.

Our College and Careers teams offers:

Individual Counseling
  • High School Selection Process
  • College Applications and Financial Aid
  • Portfolio Development
  • Career Support
Free Workshops and Events
  • College and Career Fairs
  • SAT Practice Test
  • College Visits
  • Family Workshops
I learned how to compare colleges... manage the money they gave me, and how much my family and I could afford.

For more experienced art students and alumni:

Commissions and Internships
Programs are by application only.
  • Design to Print
    Students are commissioned to create original artwork for Marwen's annual holiday cards and learn the business side of the industry.
  • Special Commission Projects
    Marwen partners with organizations to commission students to create artwork for a business client.
  • Art at Work
    In this summer internship program, Juniors and Seniors are hired to intern at professional arts organizations and businesses in Chicago.
  • Art Institute of Chicago
    This academic year internship provides students the opportunity to work with kids and families and gain in-depth experience in museum education.
Alumni Programs
  • College and Career Support
  • Teaching and Exhibiting at Marwen
  • Internships, Residencies, and Special Programs
More than 10,000 Chicago students have experienced Marwen since 1987.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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Sarah Atlas*
Assistant Director of Education
312.374.2907
Vanessa Farías*
Assistant Manager of College and Alumni Programs
312.374.2949
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Sarah Atlas*
Assistant Director of Education
312.374.2907
Vanessa Farías*
Assistant Manager of College and Alumni Programs
312.374.2949
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