Workshops and info sessions

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 and resources” page.

May / June / July 2017

Résumé/CV, portfolio and interview skills drop-in clinics

Wednesday, May 17 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 18 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 24 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 25 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 31 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 1 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m

Wednesday, June 7 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 8 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 22 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 28 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 29 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 5 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 6 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 12 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 
Thursday, July 13 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 19 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 20 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 26 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 27 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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

Fairs and Events

DESIGN CAREER FAIR - March 21 + 22

Tuesday, March 21st - INDUSTRY INFORMATION + KNOWLEDGE-SHARING

The Lambert Lounge (Rm 187), OCAD University, 100 McCaul St.

  1. From tradition to tech: Experience Design with Konrad Group
    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Learn about the how OCAD U designers can get hired and use their skills in the context of Konrad Group
  2.  "But is it sustainable?": A Roundtable Discussion on Sustainability & Design

    11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - With representatives from the Royal Ontario Museum, And Also TooEvergreen and Storyboard Furniture

  3. Get going with Etsy: Creativity & Entrepreneurship
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - With OCAD U alumnae and Etsy shop owners Sprouts Press Designs and Ness Lee!

DAY 2 - Wed, March 22
PORTFOLIO REVIEWS + TALENT RECRUITMENT

  • 11:30am - 3:30pm in The Great Hall, 2nd floor of 100 McCaul St.

    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!

    + FOCUS ON FJORD: Industry Insights on Forecasting

        2pm - 3pm in room 187, The Lambert Lounge

Wondering how to prepare for the OCAD U Design Career Fair?

Students and alumni are highly encouraged to bring a business card with their contact info and online website or portfolio link, as well as a portable device (Laptop or tablet) for showing industry representatives their portfolios and examples of their work. Coming prepared with a résumé or CV is also recommended.

Design Career Fair 2017 poster v2

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