Students on Pratt campus

Professional success is a career-long endeavor that entails more than applying to jobs. That is why the Center for Career and Professional Development produces over 100 events each year which students and alumni can attend free of charge. These events are designed to educate and inspire fruitful professional development, to help each individual acquire new and evolving career development skills, to give them opportunities to stay abreast of industry trends, and as a platform for establishing or expanding professional networks.

A list of upcoming events is updated weekly at ccpd.pratt.edu/events. Students can stop by the CCPD office in East Building to pick up a calendar of events at the beginning of each semester.

A selection of CCPD events is streamed live and recorded. You can view our recorded events at ccpd.pratt.edu/category/video.

CCPD events are categorized as Access, Career Prep, and Leadership & Innovation. 

Access 

Gain direct access to people, conversations and opportunities through networking and recruiting events, studio visits, and one-on-one interactions with industry. Examples of Access events include Pratt Pro Expo, Behind the Scenes Tours, and Career Connect.

Career Prep 

From writing your first résumé to acing an interview, making the most of your internship and on-campus jobs to mastering the art of networking, these workshops, information sessions, and hands-on demonstrations will help to build and perfect your career skills. Examples of Career Prep events include Internship Orientation, AI & Sometimes Why, Applying to Graduate School, Working Artist Seminar, and How to Make a Living as a Photographer.

Leadership & Innovation 

Explore how to become your own boss, use meditation to deepen your creative practices, and interact with industry leaders and innovators to inspire your own creative development. Discover new ways of envisioning your career! Examples of Leadership & Innovation events include Meditation Incubator, Ignition Lab, and BrooklynEvenings @Pratt.