Career Services

The primary objective of SAE Institute's Career Services team is to assist students and graduates in securing career-related employment by developing industry relationships, communicating opportunities, and providing guidance and resources. From day one, Career Services is available to assist you with your career goals.

What We Offer

SAE Institute Career Services

SAE Institute's Career Services team consists of various professionals whose experience includes and ranges from the music and entertainment industry to the career services education field. With this experience and industry knowledge, students and alumni of SAE Institute have the support needed to jumpstart their careers.


Résumé Development Assistance

SAE offers hands-on resume development assistance in the classroom and in one-on-one advising sessions with Career Services staff. Students and alumni can receive guidance in creating and developing their résumé, cover letters, and portfolios.


Interview Skills Coaching

Students and alumni are encouraged to set appointments and meet with their local Career Services advisor on campus for assistance with their career planning. This includes sharpening interviewing skills and practicing with a Career Services Advisor to prepare for the next job opportunity.


Portfolio Development Assistance

A portfolio of work is critical to landing a career in the creative media industry, and it is best to begin building your portfolio at the start of your education. SAE Institute offers an innovative tool, Portfolium, to help build your professional portfolio that can showcase the skills and projects developed during the program.

The Career Services team can help advise you on how to organize a portfolio, and Portfolium can also provide support on producing an effective portfolio.


Job Searching Techniques

SAE Institute's Career Services team assists students and alumni with different resources and methods to search for job opportunities.


Career-Related Workshops

At each of SAE Institute's seven campuses across the United States, career-related workshops are held on a regular basis and are open for students and alumni to attend. Previous workshops have included a Women in Music Panel, Speed Networking, Hear It From The Grads panel, and more. Guests and workshops vary by campus.


Employer Hiring Events

Much like workshops, campuses regularly host Job Fairs open to only SAE Institute upcoming graduates and alumni. Job seekers prepared with resumes and dressed in professional attire meet employers for on-the-spot interviews. Employers in attendance can vary, but have previously included Apple, Corporate AV, Spectra Audio, KVL, and more.


Industry Engagement

SAE Career Services Advisors are regularly developing relationships with potential employers and seeking out employment opportunities to support graduates and alumni.

  • On campus employer spotlight events
  • Off campus employer events
  • On campus Career Fairs
  • Individual Employer Hiring Events

Career Resources

Graduate Employment Assistance

In a student’s last module/semester, a one-on-one Career Planning Session is scheduled to finalize and launch the job search campaign. During that time, the dedicated Career Services Advisor will:

  • Discuss your career goals, short and long term
  • Review and work together to finalize your resume
  • Discuss the job search strategy and how best to collaborate during the campaign
  • Communicate all related opportunities


Job Search Resources

In addition to utilizing the resources of the local Career Services Advisor on campus, job-seekers can turn to online resources for temporary, part-time, full-time, and freelance opportunities.


Companies Graduates Work For

SAE graduates have been involved with many outstanding production companies, audio/visual service providers, studios, live venues, and radio/broadcasting companies. Many alumni have also been successful entrepreneurs, starting their own studios, labels and companies. Below is a list of companies that have hired our graduates within the past year.

National Employers
Regional Employers
  • 20th Century Fox
  • 4220 Studios
  • ACF of Fort Myers
  • Advanced Audio Technology
  • Apogee Electronics
  • Atlanta Pro AV
  • ATM Studios
  • Atrium Events Group
  • Audio 51
  • B'nai Jeshurun
  • B&H
  • Barber Shop Studios
  • Belcourt Taps
  • Blackbird Studios
  • Blue Room
  • Boulevard Recording
  • Bowery Electric
  • Buckhead Theatre
  • Clarity Custom
  • Corporate A/V
  • Creative Audio Post
  • Crew One
  • Crew One Productions
  • Dale Pro Audio
  • DARP
  • Design Strategy
  • DIP Audio
  • Ditto Music
  • EastWest Studios
  • Edgewater Studios
  • Electronic Environments
  • Encore Event Technologies
  • Engine Room Audio
  • Entertainment Management Group
  • Entourage Studios
  • Eventions
  • Family Ear Records
  • Faultline Studios
  • Five Star Audio Visual
  • Fly By Night Audio
  • Ford AV
  • Forty-one Fifteen Studios
  • FUNA International
  • Gibson
  • Glenwood Place Studios
  • GOMA Productions
  • Guitar Center
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Harold Sellers
  • Harvey Mason Media
  • Highline Ballroom
  • House of Music
  • Icon Studios
  • Idle Hands
  • IMMIX Music Group
  • Jungle City Studios
  • Listen Up Audiobooks
  • LMNT
  • Lower Level Studios
  • Madison Studios
  • Major League Baseball
  • Maze Studios
  • McCune
  • Miami Livecast
  • MSA Entertainment
  • Nexstar broadcasting Inc. - KOLR 10 News
  • Pangea FM
  • Patchwerk Studios
  • Pixel Projects
  • Premier Studios
  • Prysm
  • Quad Studios
  • Red Rocket
  • Red Tuxedo Mastering
  • RVM Sound
  • SF Dire
  • Sirius XM
  • Skyview Atlanta
  • Soul Asylum Studios
  • Sound Biz
  • Southern Audio Video
  • Southern Tracks
  • Spectra Audio
  • Stoney McCane, Inc.
  • Terminal West
  • The Artist Factory
  • The Comedy Cellar
  • The Kitchen
  • The Lodge
  • The Quarry
  • Triangle Sound
  • Universal Cynergia
  • Viacom
  • Viking Sound Productions
  • Vine Community Church
  • Westlake Recording Studios
  • ZAC Recording


Industry & Social Media

Industry Websites & Associations
Social Media
  • LinkedIn is a professional networking and career resource. All should register and build a professional profile.
  • Facebook allows you to attract fans and connect with others. Create a separate page for your company, artistry, or freelance.
  • Twitter also allows you to connect with fans and other artists. Promote your work and attract a following.
  • SoundCloud is a free resource to upload and share your music and collaborations.

Alumni Highlights

SAE Institute alumni are featured in various episodes of SAEtv. Hear about their experience as students in campuses across the United States. You can also learn more about Alumni Superstars and how their SAE education helped them achieve positions in the industry.

Alumni in the News