Career Services

Career development from day one

Herron Career Services provides tailored guidance at all stages of your journey, whether you need assistance strategizing your search for internships or jobs, writing a résumé or cover letter, or applying to graduate schools and professional positions.

With all that Herron has to offer in terms of professional opportunities, you can make your mark before your name is printed on a diploma.

Schedule a career advising appointment

Herron's Office of Admissions and Student Services is committed to assisting you in achieving your goals, whether you are a student or an alum. Students can schedule an appointment following the steps outlined below.

  • Visit the Student Appointment Scheduler (SAS) portal.
  • Under "Find appointments," select "Michelle Winkelman" or "Jordan Munson."
  • Choose an available time slot, then select an in-person or online appointment.
  • On the next screen, click "Schedule appointment."
  • Check your email for a confirmation of your appointment. For online appointments, click the Zoom URL in the email five minutes before your appointment and wait for your advisor to arrive.

If you are an alum and do not have SAS access, email Michelle at or Jordan at to schedule an appointment.

Upcoming Career Services events

There are no events at this time.

Current IU students are automatically assigned a Handshake account with their primary IU email address. It is not necessary to request an account because all enrolled students will be granted access automatically.

To begin, go to the login page and enter your IU credentials to gain access to Handshake.

Note: Handshake is only available to students who are enrolled in classes. Before attempting to log in, please wait at least 24 hours after enrolling.

IU graduates are eligible to join and use Handshake. To gain access to this resource, you must first complete a brief online survey.

Please provide as much information and be as accurate as possible so that we can confirm your IU alumni status. You will be notified of your Handshake account details once we have confirmed your degree.

You must provide a valid, personal email address. Your previous IU email address cannot be used to access Handshake because that account has been deactivated.

After you've created an employer account, posting opportunities to Handshake is simple. To begin, go to the new employer registration page, enter your email address and desired password, and then click Sign Up.

The next step is to connect your profile to your company by entering your work email address. Visit this page on Handshake's Help Center to learn more about best practices, creating a profile, and confirming your email address, as well as other resources.

Take advantage of all the services that are available to you. Attend conferences and apply for travel grants. Get a work-study job. Take a class that seems really fascinating to you even if it might not directly relate to your area of focus. Stay connected.

Robin Tate Rockel (B.A. Art History '07), community engagement manager at Indiana Public Broadcasting

Careers stories

Artist Julian Jamaal Jones sitting on a wooden stool in front of a bright yellow gallery wall with three of his colorful quilts hanging on it.

Julian Jamaal Jones


The prolific multi-disciplinary artist says art school prepared him to launch into the contemporary arts scene.

Read Julian's Q&A
2024 Herron Distinguished Alumni Award Winner Jordan Ryan at an abandoned GM stamping plant in Indianapolis

Jordan Ryan

(B.A. Art History '10)

Jordan Ryan discusses their eclectic career after graduation and gives some great advice to recent grads.

Read Jordan's Q&A
Detail of a colorful print by Herron School of Art and Design alum Brian Gonzales

Brian Gonzales


Gonzales discusses his teaching philosophy and creative practice—including why he destroyed all of his work after graduation.

Read Brian's Q&A

A sampling of employers hiring Herron alumni

  • Adidas
  • Adobe, Inc.
  • Axway
  • Big Car Collaborative
  • BlindRobot
  • Condé Nast
  • Cummins, Inc.
  • DORIS Research
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Eskenazi Health
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Hallmark Cards, Inc.
  • Humantific
  • IBM
  • Indiana Arts Commission
  • Indianapolis Art Center
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Intrepid Pictures
  • IU Health Neuroscience Center
  • J. Paul Getty Museum
  • Judy Pfaff
  • KidZibits, Inc.
  • Machyne Makerspace
  • OneAmerica
  • PATTERN, Inc.
  • Salesforce
  • Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art
  • Unbroken Studios
  • Well Done Marketing

Contact us

Have questions about your creative career path? Send us a message at or call 317-278-9400.

Interested in learning about Herron alumni?

Herron alumni channel their creative and strategic superpowers to add cultural value and enhance quality of life wherever they go. Whether you want to connect with former classmates or learn more about Herron alumni, we're here for you.

Meet Herron alumni