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Career & Alumni Services

Preparing the Next Generation of Creative Industry Leaders

Paris College of Art equips current students and alumni with the tools, resources, and guidance you need to achieve your creative and professional goals. Students graduate with a robust skillset applicable across diverse career paths, preparing you to thrive in today’s competitive creative industries.

The Career Services office and faculty in each department cultivate industry connections to facilitate corporate projects for current students. These professional projects are an integral part of your education, allowing you to hone your creative capabilities and gain professional experience directly related to your chosen field.

While you’re a student, the Careers team offers resources to prepare you for your future, including resume, cover letter, and interview skills workshops. We also hold presentations on navigating the French work landscape after graduation. Additionally, PCA Talks and our annual About Design week bring established artists and designers on campus to share their expertise with you. Furthermore, the Student Portal is regularly updated with opportunities students can apply for to obtain real-world experience early in their careers.

Following graduation, our alumni can stay connected through our Discord server and reach out to the Careers and Alumni Services team any time for assistance with finding internships or jobs.

Professional Projects

PCA stresses the value of professional experiences while in school as well as the development of networking skills and job search techniques in preparing students to start their careers.
We develop relationships in the creative industries to create internship opportunities and develop corporate projects for students.

Such opportunities can lead to job offers and help students expand their professional contacts. We also connect alumni to current students and organize guest lectures with professionals from the art and design industries.


Mauboussin launched their first jewelry design contest, Mauboussin Young Talent, with PCA. Students from all departments worked on this contest during one semester and created a unique piece of jewelry.


Hermès invited the students of Paris College of Art to use their imagination and creativity to design the fifteen windows of the Hermès store on avenue George V in Paris to herald the opening of the Saut Hermès at the Grand Palais.

Compagnons du Devoir

PCA Fashion Design Seniors worked together with the leather specialist apprentices from Les Compagnons du Devoir, to produce outstanding accessories as part of their capsule collection.

Taiping Carpet Design

PCA students worked with Taiping, the Chinese carpet company that largely serves the luxury, B to B market, develop new carpet designs and analyze their in-store marketing.

Takasago - Perfume Project

Takasago challenges PCA Fashion Seniors to design a scent to compliment their thesis collections.

Le Laboratoire

Le Laboratoire organized the International Workshop, in which four PCA students participated alongside students from renowned institutions worldwide.


Fabrica, Benetton’s communication research center, invited Communication Design Juniors & Seniors to create animations for their Live Window Project.

Who's Next

Who’s Next Prêt-à-Porter, the meeting point for fashion professionals, invited students from PCA participate in their Scarecrow project.

Hermès Window Display

Hermès invited our students to use their imagination and creativity to design the fifteen windows of the Hermès store on avenue George V in Paris.

Partnership with Compagnons du Devoirs

Teaming up the Compagnons du Devoirs apprentices, PCA students learn the steps it takes to go from prototype to accessories manufacture.

Meet the Careers & Alumni Services Team

Kaamna Patel

Kaamna Patel

Alumni and Career Services Coordinator

Pronouns: she/her

I’ve been working as an Alumni Ambassador since I graduated in 2013, representing PCA in the Indian sub-continent, South East Asia and Asia Pacific. I’ll be the point of contact for all recent graduates and graduating students who are looking for internships, as well as for PCA alumni around the world.

Spoken Languages
English, French, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati

For questions about
Post-graduation portfolio development, alumni relations, internship opportunities, careers


Verena Thomson

Student Life Coordinator

Pronouns: she/her

Alongside my role in Student Life, I’m also part of the Careers team. I’m the go-to person on campus for help with writing a resume or finding an internship.

Spoken Languages
English, Spanish and French

For questions about
Resume writing, internship opportunities, careers

Alumni Network

Alumni Association

The Alumni Association at Paris College of Art represents a worldwide network of artists, designers, and creative professionals spanning from Tokyo to Bogota. Our alumni network connects members with each other, and facilitates the exchange with other alumni in a certain professional field or in a certain region of the world. Members of the PCA alumni group stay connected with their alma mater by attending guest lectures, vernissages, end of year activities at PCA as well as specific alumni events and dinners.

Notable Alumni

Tom Ford | Patrick Robinson | Lazaro Hernandez | Nicky Hoberman | Dimitar Lukonov | Ryan Mendoza | Hanna Ulvegarde Bak | Erin Fetherston | Bennu Gerede | Georgia Hardinge | Calla Haynes | David Peck | Margot Warre

Alumni Features

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PCA Alumni is the Cover Star of ELLE India's Anniversary Issue

PCA Alumni Amé Amrit, who pursued a Foundation year in Fine Arts at PCA in 2019, is on the cover of ELLE India’s Anniversary Issue where she talks about her artistic journey from Punjab to Paris.

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Mehdi Sefrioui, PCA Alumni presents his work at the Artificial Intelligence Arts Exhibition!

PCA Photography Alumni Mehdi Sefrioui is the Curator and an exhibiting artist of the first AI Art Exhibition in Morocco.

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Alumna Stories: Sarah De Herde

Meet Sarah De Herde, PCA alumna from the MA in Design for Social Impact program who is now a successful entrepreneur and founder of Mon Q Club!