The Career Development office offers an evolving series of seminars, workshops and drop-in clinics that emphasize the enhancement of transferable and professional skill sets which contribute to long-term success. Our goal is to help students build and capitalize on their knowledge and abilities to improve their career-readiness within increasingly specialized and challenging professional fields.

Sessions are open to all students and new graduates (subject to capacity). Core resources referenced in these sessions can be found on our “Tools & Resources” page.

July 2016

Résumé/CV, Portfolio & Interview Skills Drop-In Clinics

Wednesday, July 6 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 7 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 13 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 14 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 20 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 21 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 27 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 28 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

All sessions will take place in the Learning Zone, 113 McCaul St.

The Conversationalists V

Amy Lam & Jon McCurley
Abbas Akhavan
Terrill Maguire
Hazel Meyer

Thursday, July 28 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Scrap Metal Gallery
11 Dublin St.

The Conversationalists is a series of talks, performances, presentations and chatter that hopes the notion of 'social change' and 'social innovation' within the arts. A multi-part series, we hope to offer varying insights into supports, challenges, warnings and ambivalences towards the language used to describe what it is that we do. What is social change? How can social innovation exist in the arts? This is where we start.

Email Derek Liddington to RSVP and reserve your seat:

Fairs and events

Design Career Fair - March 23 + 24

"THE MAIN EVENT": Thursday, March 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
OCAD University, 49 McCaul Street

Design Career Fair 2016
Portfolio reviews. Networking with creative teams. Industry insight. Drop by to meet with cutting-edge companies and learn about their approach to talent recruitment and careers in design!

"THE DAY BEFORE": Get Ready with these Special Workshops on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23!

#1 - Get Started Selling: Creative Entrepreneurs & Etsy
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Led by Etsy shop owners + OCAD U grads Sprouts Press Designs and Bread & Circus 

#2 - Creative Thinking & Innovating with Others: A Workshop for Emerging Design Professionals
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Led by the Institute of Communication Agencies
Includes FREE lunch

#3 - Expert Panel Discussion on Design Portfolios
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
With Gracia Lam, Half Hunter, Ron Guyatt and more to be announced!

All sessions above on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23 in 49 McCaul Street