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Career Development

Develop the skills, knowledge base and community required to be a successful creative professional, in any number of contexts and sectors.

Student work by Sam Kennedy, 2014. Photo by Christina Gapic.

Career Development at OCAD U

As part of the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, the Career Development office provides direction, resources and opportunities which enable students to develop the skills and knowledge base required to be successful creative professionals, in any number of contexts and sectors.

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) is committed to supporting the early-career advancement of all students and recent alumni at OCAD U. To accomplish this, a wide range of both academic and co-curricular services are offered by the Career Development office and Experiential Learning Program, including facilitated learning experiences, a variety of skill-building resources and meaningful opportunities which are situated in practice.

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News & Opportunities

Magnet + OCAD U

OCAD University is a proud member of the Magnet network, which is a new platform for connecting students and new graduates with Ontario-wide employment opportunities.

Students can visit to build a profile and get started with their generalized job search! Specialized creative opportunities geared towards artists and designers will continue to be posted on the OCAD U Talent Network

Z Academy

OCAD University is one of a select group of schools to partner with Z Academy (run by the Young & Rubicam Group), which offers creative student talent the chance to participate in paid, highly professional and global internship opportunities. Details about Z Academy can be found at

For the Z Academy Access Code required to register, students should email with their request.

Stay Connected

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Updates and news, relevant information, exciting opportunities and meaningful resources are shared by Career Development across a number of social media platforms. To stay informed, you can:

Helpful Contacts

Miles Collyer, MFA, MBA

Coordinator, Career Development
416-977-6000, Ext. 4020

Serena Lee, MA

Program Coordinator, Experiential Learning Placements
416-977-6000, Ext. 3844

Zev Farber, MFA

Manager, Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers
416-977-6000, Ext. 3843