Alumni Relations has partnered with CareerJoy, Canada's career coaching company, to offer new benefits to the OCAD U alumni community.

CareerJoy is uniquely focused on the Canadian professional and offers one-to-one, face-to-face career coaching at eight locations across Canada — from Halifax to Vancouver — as well as the option and flexibility of tele-coaching.

Discounts on career coaching services

OCAD U alumni are now eligible for one of two discounts on CareerJoy services: a 15% discount off the cost of any program if paid in full prior to the start of the program or a 5% discount off the cost of any CareerJoy program if paid over time through a no-interest payment plan. Alumni need only to identify themselves as OCAD U alumni when they contact CareerJoy for their initial consultation.

Here are the services for individuals offered by CareerJoy:
Resume Packages, Career Identity Program, Career Transition Program, 90-Day Search Program, Outplacement Services, Leadership Assessment Program, MBA Transition Program and Student Career Identity Program.

Free CareerClass webinars and events

CareerJoy will also provide a series of free live CareerClass webinars to OCAD U alumni.

Online career resources

CareerJoy offers alumni complimentary licensing to its comprehensive array of online career resources, including:

Career Guides & Career Counseling Test

The 15-Minute Career Test, The 3 Keys to a Successful Interview, The Top 10 Keys to Salary Negotiation, How to Handle a Lay-Off, and Resumes that Get Jobs

Canada's Top-rated Career Podcast
Access their large archives of podcasts on a wide variety of career development topics

Career Blog

Founder Alan Kearns curates some of the best-in-show ideas and writing around various career topics, ranging from leadership, soft-skills, and branding, to work party etiquette, networking, and more!

Helpful contacts for alumni

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Be sure to keep in touch so we can inform you about upcoming events and provide you with the benefits and services you've earned. Please create your alumni profile in our new Alumni Portal so that we have your updated mailing address and preferred email. Keep us updated about your career news, accolades, and exhibitions.

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