INFO SESSIONS and RESOURCES
STUDENT LOANS AND BUDGETING BASICS!
Students and parents!
All about loans! Find out what you need to know about OSAP.
Make the money last! Learn how to make a budget for the school year.
June 25, 27 and 28 (there is no session on the 26th)
2:30 to 4 p.m.
Rm 5200, 51 McCaul St., 2nd floor
RSVP to a session now. Space is limited!
START YOUR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE NOW! Coming again in 2013/14
Two free days of professional-practice events for students and alumni, featuring presentations from practicing artists, designers and educators.
Stay tuned for this great event again in 2014! Check out the presentations from this year:
Monday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Presented by Financial Aid & Awards, Student Success Programs and Alumni Relations
Sponsored by TD
Monday, March 25, 2013
All events in Central Hall (Rm 230), 100 McCaul Street, OCAD U (unless otherwise indicated)
The Power of LinkedIn!
2:45 to 4:30 p.m.
Perry Monaco, Product Consultant
Perry Monaco will reveal features about LinkedIn that are relatively unknown to even the most frequent users. He will demonstrate how to integrate LinkedIn into your personal or business social media strategy. Perry will also highlight a number of best practices that will enhance your professional brand on LinkedIn.
More Than Art & Design: Applying Your Skills for Success
4:45 to 5:45 p.m.
Zev Farber, Career Development
This session will provide an overview of how you can immediately start applying your creative skills in ways that will help build the foundation for a professional career across a variety of fields.
Staying Creative: A Business Approach to Art, Design, and Innovation
6 to 7:30 p.m.
There are many different career choices and paths for staying creative. Knowing in advance the opportunities that exist, and the roles and responsibilities of the jobs in creative fields can result in a successful and satisfying career. This workshop will discuss the various positions, industries, and approaches to making a creative career whether it be art, design, or new product innovation. This will be from the perspective of a Canadian living and working in New York City.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
All events in Central Hall (Rm 230) 100 McCaul St., OCAD U unless otherwise indicated
Building Your Community: Connect and Contribute!
9 to 10:15 a.m.
Jennie Suddick, First Generation Program
How to reach out to your creative community to network and get involved.
Success Doesn't Sit Around: How to Get Your Work Out There Today!
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Chrissy Poitras and Kyle Topping of Spark Box Studio
Take a journey with creative entrepreneurs Chrissy Poitras and Kyle Topping of Spark Box Studio and learn the steps you can be taking right now to get your artistic career underway.
Focus on Internships(Room 230, 100 McCaul St.)
12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
Angie Griffith, Experiential Learning
What IS an internship? Delve into the reasons you would pursue an internship and the possibilities of creating your own opportunity through critical reflection.
Budgeting for Artists & Designers (Room 5200, 51 McCaul St.)
12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
Diana Bahr, Financial Aid & Awards
Learn personal financial management skills you can apply to your practice.
Business Basics: Invoices, Contracts & More (Room 230, 100 McCaul St.)
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Angie Griffith and Zev Farber, Career Development
Dip a toe into the basics of being a creative professional for hire with information about project planning, professionalism, relationships with clients as well as the importance of getting it all in writing.
Ways to Write Your Artist Statement (Rm 5200, 51 McCaul St.)
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Rebecca Diedrichs, Writing & Learning Centre
By now you have likely written a number of papers of all kinds. Inevitably you will or already have had to write an artist statement, which may well be the most difficult writing you've ever done. This workshop demonstrates some techniques and strategies for tackling this kind of writing with examples and hands-on practice.
Art Education and Outreach: How to Access Art Education, Share It, and Become Active Members of the Art Community
2:45 to 4:15 p.m.
Art education and outreach is essential where it can connect communities, individuals and groups to the arts through the foundation of a built relationship. The art community relies heavily on membership loyalty and this is often conceived through outreach through the formulation of trust and interest. This in itself often allows the continuation of financial and social support for the arts. Dany Pen will be addressing in her presentation the importance of art education and outreach and how individuals can become active advocates and members of the art community.
Alumni Panel: From Classroom to Career
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Panelists: Yousuf Afridi, Xenia Benivolski, Garus Booth, Nicholas Di Genova, Josie MacLachlan and Stanzie Tooth
Moderated by Stacy Kelly, Alumni Relations
A moderated alumni panel discussion on making the leap from student to professional. Followed by a networking social. Alumni panelist bios available here.
MONEY MONDAYS: 10 STEPS TO FINANCIAL FITNESS (Coming again in 2013/14)
Do what you love! Free financial planning program for students and grads. Stay tuned for 13/14 dates.
Step 1. Improve Your Relationship with Money
Are your attitudes about money really yours? Determine what you may need to "unlearn" about money and identify the areas you want to improve with a financial fitness quiz. Then make a plan to make it happen!
Step 2. Set Financial Goals
Learn why your values are essential to goal-setting, and what makes for a successful goal. Identify three of your own, research their costs, timeframes and steps to achieving them.
Step 3. Determine Your Net Worth
Know where you stand financially by determining what you owe versus what you own and learn to track your progress as your wealth grows! For this workshop, bring the current balances of all your accounts.
Step 4. Track Your Money
Do you know how much you really spend on coffees? How much are you spending on groceries: are you eating your way through your paycheque? How much month do you have left at the end of your money? In this workshop, you’ll learn to record and categorize your financial transactions so you really know where it goes.
Step 5. Make a Budget
Budgets are restrictive. Spending plans put you in control. Create a summary of where your money currently goes, then learn to analyse your numbers so you can create a spending plan for the future to help you achieve your goals!
Step 6. Make a Savings Plan
What is your dream? When do you want it? How much will it cost and what are the obstacles along the way? In this session, you’ll develop the financial strategies needed to achieve the goals you set in the Dreams Need Money workshop.
Step 7. Avoid or Repay Debt
Know what your debt is costing you! In this workshop, you’ll learn strategies to paying off your debts, choose a debt-free date, and make a repayment plan.
Step 8. Protect Yourself and Your Money
Do you know what a credit report is? What kind of insurance do you need? What can you do to prevent identity theft? Learn how to protect yourself.
Steps 9 & 10. Get Help and Stay Financially Fit
Staying financially fit requires a maintenance plan. What obstacles will you face? Who will you have by your side to help? In this final workshop, you’ll learn how to find and hire financial planners, prepare for the future and celebrate your progress!
Last Modified:6/6/2013 9:45:53 AM