Mentorship & Career Readiness

Acclimate to School Culture & SettingEMBRACE

  • Select Courses
  • Identify Campus Resources
  • Goal Setting & Successful Student Tips

Develop Skills &
Gain Experience

  • Support to Stay on Course & Graduate
  • Engage in Skill-building Experiences
  • Connect to Campus Community

Job Search ProcessENGAGE

  • Job & Internship Search
  • Resume
  • Building Your Network

Classroom to
Community Transition

  • Prepare for life after college
  • Interviewing
  • Navigate the workplace

Mentorship & Career Readiness

The Department of Student Mentorship & Career Readiness partners with students as they select courses through the registration process, progress as students in their chosen degree programs, explore networking possibilities in and out of school, develop skills and connect with potential opportunities related to their professional endeavors.

Students can seek guidance in registering for classes, tips on being a successful student, support services, goal setting, local professional engagement opportunities, building a resume, planning a career, developing job-search strategies and more. Our staff welcomes opportunities to speak to classes and student organizations about student success tips, setting & maintaining goals, career exploration & preparation, job search readiness and the many services we offer.

The Department of Student Mentorship & Career Readiness will also work to plan, facilitate and deliver study skills & career readiness workshops, individual or group career planning sessions, and schedule industry guest speakers/field trips in both virtual and in-person platforms. The department also facilitates virtual and on-campus interviewing and information sessions for students and graduates to engage with employers interested in recruiting entry level talent.

To access our virtual, in-person and blended services, Ai students and graduates can connect to a Mentor in-person at their local campus. They may also attend virtual or in-person workshops and employment events, schedule a 1:1 appointment, or review self-directed resources and the digital job board via the student portal.

Graduate employment information is available on the College website under student consumer information.


Whether your industry is graphic design, video production, interior design, multimedia, motion graphics, fashion, digital media, animation, or culinary arts, The Art Institute of Dallas gives students and graduates the opportunity to develop the training and skills to become valued partners in your business.

 We prepare students to pursue careers in design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts by providing an educational environment, with attention to changing technologies and other requirements of the global marketplace.

The mentorship & career readiness department welcomes employers to advertise part-time, full-time or internship opportunities to our community. 

Recruiting Guidelines for Employers

The Art Institutes does not guarantee employment or any particular level of compensation following graduation.

Mentorship & Career Readiness strives to protect students from job scams that target students and alumni. We make no representations or guarantees, however, about positions posted to Mentorship & Career Readiness Bulletin Boards or circulated by Mentorship & Career Readiness staff; nor are we responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or other aspects of off-campus employment. It is the responsibility of each student or alumnus/alumna to research the legitimacy and integrity of any potential employer. Please use caution and common sense when applying for any position with an organization or private party, particularly over the Internet. While most job postings are legitimate, bad actors use fraudulent job postings in an effort to trick individuals into providing sensitive personal information and/or transferring money in connection with a job that does not actually exist. Monetary scams can take a variety of forms including fake application fees or sending the individual a (bad) check for more than the agreed upon salary and then requesting the individual send the amount of the “overpayment” back to the fraudster (the check then bounces and the individual may not be able to recover the returned “overpayment”).

If you believe that a job posting may be fraudulent, please contact Mentorship & Career Readiness staff at your local campus so that we can investigate and remove the posting if necessary. If you believe that you have responded to a fraudulent posting, you also should contact local law enforcement. If you believe you lost money as a result of a monetary scam, you should also immediately contact the bank or credit card company for the account you used to report the matter, attempt to recover your funds, and close your account if necessary.