Jobs and Internships
Making sure Edinboro University students are fully prepared for the professional world is a priority for the University, as the many fantastic internship opportunities available to Art Department students and the notable career achievements of Department alumni continue to prove.
Hands-on, real-world experience is hard to beat. Edinboro University recognizes that experiential learning is a valuable tool in helping students to make career decisions and in complementing formal classroom learning.
Providing excellent internship opportunities is a priority for the University, and the stories of student success in the workplace have been overwhelming. Edinboro students have interned at ESPN, Philadelphia Museum of Art, MTV Studios, UPMC Health Systems, the Smithsonian Institution, Erie Zoo, WJET-TV, National Park Service, Flagship Niagara, Hermitage House Youth Services and much more.
While some Edinboro University majors require an internship, cooperative education, student teaching or research experience, many students elect to pursue an internship to augment their educational portfolio. Every major has one or more designated internship directors to assist students with identifying opportunities and coordinating credits.
Students who are interested in internship experiences are encouraged to contact the Art Department internship coordinator, or visit the Center for Career Development’s internship webpages for more information.
Art Department Internship Coordinator:
Office: Doucette Hall, Room G-4 D
Phone: (814) 732-1159
Acclaimed artists, medical professionals, Disney and Pixar animators and leaders in business, education, science, criminal justice and many other fields have built the foundations of their success at Edinboro University, and so can you.
The EU Center for Career Development assists students at the onset of their professional lives with many outstanding services, including building resume, interviewing and networking skills and offering numerous job fair opportunities annually both on- and off-campus.
Alumni from the Department of Art have gone on to succeed in thrilling careers in their field of study. Check out the career achievements of some of the Department’s notable alumni below.
- Robert Bannon ’14, BFA Wood-Furniture (Studio Arts), works at Uhuru Design, the award-winning furniture design company based in Brooklyn, N.Y.
- Angie Seykora ’13, MA Fine Arts, received the International Sculpture Center Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, and her work was featured in Sculpture Magazine. She is currently the Eco Arts Mentor at the Kent Bellows Studio & Center for Visual Arts, Omaha, Neb.
- Nick Bennet ’12, BA Art History, is a gallery assistant at the Frederick Petzel Gallery in New York, N.Y.
- Abby Diamond ’12, BFA Drawing, illustrated a spread for Discover Magazine, titled “What You Don’t Know about the Wild Animals in Your City.”
- Zack Pontious ’10, BFA Painting, is currently the Visual Brand Manager and Designer at Sucre in New Orleans, La.
- Ron Geibel ’07, BFA Ceramics, is the 2013-14 Barbara Rittenberg Fellowship recipient at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, N.Y.
- Pete Golibersuch ’07, BFA Applied Media Arts (Graphic Design), has his own design studio in New York City, with notable clients such as Nike, Jaguar, IBM and Visa.
- Jeff McGee ’06, BFA Crafts, is a professor at San Jacinto College in Houston, Texas, and is also the President of the Houston Metal Arts Guild.
- LaToya Ruby Frazier ’04, BFA Applied Media Arts (Graphic Design and Photography), exhibited at the 2012 Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial in New York, NY. She has work in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Collection of the City of Paris, and the Fogg Museum at Harvard University.
- Jalil Sadool ’04, BFA Applied Media Arts, animator at Dreamworks Animation, Glendale, California, has worked as lead animator, senior animator and character animator on a number of major mainstream Hollywood films, including “Avatar,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.”
- Rabecca Signoriello ’04, BFA Applied Media Arts, a widely exhibited painter and mural artist, earned an MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2011, and is the owner of Signoriello Studios, New Castle, Pa.
- Heather White ’03, BFA Printmaking, is the Coordinator for Artists and Communities at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pa.
- Brian Menz ’01, BFA Applied Media Arts, character animator, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Burbank, California, was part of the animation team that won an Oscar for Disney’s box office blockbuster “Frozen.”
- David Filoni ’96, BFA Applied Media Arts, is a Supervising Director and Head Animator at Lucasfilm, Ltd., and directed the animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
- Brad Drumheller ’77, BFA Communications Graphics, video producer, Drumheller Creative, Erie, Pa.
- Bill Campbell ’74, BFA Art, is the owner and pottery manufacturer at Campbell Studios, Inc., in Cambridge Springs, Pa.