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. To meet with an advisor, follow the steps outlined below.

  • Visit the Student Appointment Scheduler (SAS) portal.
  • Click on "Search for other advisors."
  • From the campus dropdown, select "IUPUI Indianapolis."
  • In the search bar, type "Herron."
  • Choose "Michelle Winkelman" and then click "Schedule appointment."

Click the Zoom URL provided in an email five minutes before the meeting and wait for the advisor to arrive.

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

Ashton Dame


With an imaginative choose-your-own-adventure comic, Dame pushes the boundaries of the photo-sharing social media network Instagram.

Read Ashton's Q&A

Robin Tate Rockel


Rockel's transferable skills gained at Herron landed her a job as a community engagement health specialist at WFYI Public Media.

Read Robin's Q&A

Samuel E. Vazquez


Vazquez reflects on growing up in New York City and staying focused while producing new work in the studio.

Read Samuel's Q&A

A sampling of employers hiring Herron alumni

  • Adobe
  • Alphabet, Inc.
  • Anthem, Inc.
  • Anthropologie
  • Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf
  • Collabo Creative 
  • CNO Financial Group
  • Conde Nast
  • Eli Lilly & Co.
  • Eskenazi Health
  • Facebook
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Gensler
  • GoSpotCheck, Inc.
  • Hallmark
  • Humanific
  • IA Collaborative
  • IBM 
  • Indiana Arts Commission
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Indianapolis Monthly
  • Intrepid Pictures
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
  • Jeff Koons
  • Mad*Pow
  • Men's Journal
  • New York City School Construction  
  • Newfields
  • Judy Pfaff
  • Ratio Architects
  • RLR Associates
  • Salesforce
  • Samsung Research America
  • Vector Custom Fabricating, LLC
  • WeWork
  • Workday, Inc.
  • Xerox
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
  • Yestermorrow Design/Build School
  • Zulily

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.

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