Curriculum Guides

CAE has published five Career Development Curriculum Handbooks for students, teachers, and counselors that reflect best practices to optimize school-to-work experiences.  The cost for a packet of all five handbooks and the teacher's guide is $30 plus shipping.  Order by e-mailing or call Alexander Santiago-Jirau at (212) 239-7818

How Well Do You Know Yourself?How Well Do You Know Yourself? Discover Your Strengths and Challenges

Activities to help students learn more about their communication styles as well as their social and work values.


The Career You'd Love to HaveThe Career You'd Love to Have: What Jobs in the Arts Are Open to You?

An overview of how to research jobs in different fields, with lists of potential jobs in dance, literature, writing, media, music, theater, and visual arts (including design).


Building Your Career PlanBuilding Your Career Path: First Steps That Can Lead to a Great Job

Tools to help students identify their priorities and personal goals, a list of key life skills, and profiles of individuals with successful careers in the arts.


How to Get the JobHow to Get the Job: Making the Job-Hunt Process Work for You

Information about how to read help-wanted ads, draft a cover letter, develop a résumé, interview, and network.


Your On the Job Survival kitYour On-The-Job Survival Kit: How to Succeed in the Workplace

Tips on navigating in the workplace, including understanding policies and procedures, negotiating conflicts and stressful situations (with an emphasis on body language and communications), and taking initiative.


Teacher's GuideTeacher's Guide

Background information, guidelines, teaching masters, and strategies covering the materials in the student booklets 1-5 above.