Juniata has one of fewer than two dozen undergraduate museum studies programs in the United States. In addition to gaining experience, you can combine museum studies with your choice of discipline and diversify yourself for graduate study.

What Our Alumni Are Saying:

"What I like most about Juniata’s Art Department is that there are a variety of art POEs with similar course requirements, which allows students from different areas to work together and learn about different branches of art study."

-Erica Strang '11

Get Involved:

  • American Association of Museums
  • Association of Art Museum Directors
  • Graphic Arts Guild
  • International Council of Museums
  • National Art Education Association
  • Society of Illustrators
  • Student Government Association

Stay on Target the Next Four Years

Freshman Year

Increase Self-Awareness
  • Identify interests, values and skills by using FOCUS
  • Meet with a Career Counselor and/or take NDSS 100 Career Planning
  • Develop a professional resume and upload it to JuniataJobs.com
  • Attend Juniata Career Day and career workshops throughout the year
  • Test your interests through student organizations, volunteer work and a summer job/internship

Sophomore Year

Explore Relevant Work Experience
  • Research specific careers and related qualifications
  • Become active in student organizations relevant to your POE; consider a leadership position
  • Update your resume on JuniataJobs and attend Juniata Career Day and career workshops
  • Set Social Networking sites to “private” and maintain professional behavior
  • Attend events with Juniata alumni to build your network; create a profile on Juniata Connect
  • Get a job or internship related to your field of interest

Notable Internship Sites:

  • Albany Institute of History & Art
  • The Bradford County Regional Arts Council
  • The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
  • New York Historical Society
  • Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
  • Santa Fe Trail School for the Performing Arts
  • Strawberry Fields, Inc.
  • US Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Wayne Art Center

Junior Year

Prepare for the Professional World
  • Make employment/graduate school choices
  • Update resume on JuniataJobs and participate in Career Workshops
  • Network at Career Fairs: Juniata Career Day, WestPACS, CPEC
  • Build a professional wardrobe and attend the Etiquette Dinner
  • Simulate a Mock Interview
  • Get an internship related to your field of study

Senior Year

Implement Career Choices
  • Update resume on JuniataJobs and secure quality references
  • Meet with a Career Counselor for your “Senior Meeting”; Consider registering for NDSS 205—21st Century Career Search
  • Create a LinkedIn Profile and network with professionals for job leads/grad school information
  • Network at Career Fairs: Juniata Career Day, WestPACS, CPEC
  • Apply to targeted employers/graduate schools: Follow-Up