Are you passionate about the arts and their greater social impact?

Have you thought about exploring careers that intersect the arts with social justice, education, infrastructure, etc.?

New York City bridge

If so, we welcome you to join the Career Center for a journey to discover a deeper understanding of the arts and its long-term social impact in New York City during Spring Break. The Career Center will host up to 15 students on an Arts in America Scholars trip to explore Art & Social Impact. We will connect with organizations to learn about their impact to a larger community, network with alumni who have created fulfilling careers in the arts field, and explore the Arts community in New York City. The application deadline is TBD. All students are welcome. Preference will be given to Juniors and Seniors. The program will include a career readiness component, focused on enhancing résumés, developing networking skills, and gaining insights to the arts as a career field.

For questions & information, contact: RJ Holmes-Leopold

Scholars Program Dates

The 2021 Scholars Program will be announced starting winter term.

Career Readiness Components

The Scholars Career Readiness component not only contributes to your learning and career development, but also helps to ensure the long-term success of the Scholars program at Carleton.

Prior to the on-campus symposium

  • Pre-trip survey
  • Submit Resume draft
  • Student profile draft
  • Develop LinkedIn profile
  • Tailored networking email draft

During on-campus symposium

  • Finalize resume
  • Networking practice
  • Organization/Company Profile review
  • Review trip details


  • Post-trip survey
  • Two-page reflection paper
  • Action plan for career next steps

Successful applicants will

  • Posses a genuine interests in Arts-related professions
  • Be able to articulate what they want to learn from participating in the program
  • Be committed to complete program career readiness component requirements in a timely, thorough, and thoughtful manner
  • Be willing and eager to engage with the alumni, organizations at visit sites, and others during visits and networking events
  • Represent the College well by exhibiting exemplary conduct on- and off-campus
  • Be on time, reliable, and responsible
  • Be in good standing at the College, including academics.

Additional Program Details

  • The Career Center will fund lodging, transportation, and food for the duration of the program.
  • Students must cooperate and adhere to the agenda. Students CANNOT explore independently.