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.

 

March / April / May 2018

 

YOUR WORK HERE: A workshop series on making the most of GradEx

Learn more here: www.ocadu.ca/yourworkhere

Tuesday, March 27, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. - Rm 1015 RHB (10th Flr 230 Richmond)

Tuesday, April 3, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. - Rm 1015 RHB (10th Flr 230 Richmond)
Thursday, April 12, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. - Rm 187 MCA
Tuesday, April 17, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. - Rm 287 MCA
Thursday, April 26, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. - Rm 1015 RHB (10th Flr 230 Richmond)

 

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

Thursday, March 22 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 28 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 29 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 4 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m
Thursday, April 5 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m
Wednesday, April 11 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m
Thursday, April 12 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m
Wednesday, April 18 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m
Thursday, April 19 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m
Wednesday, April 25 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m
Thursday, April 26 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m

Wednesday, May 2 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m
Thursday, May 3 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m
Wednesday, May 9 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m
Thursday, May 10 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m
Wednesday, May 16 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m
Thursday, May 17 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m
Wednesday, May 23 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m
Thursday, May 24 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m
Wednesday, May 30 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m
Thursday, May 31 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

Portfolio Reviews! Talent Recruitment! Information Sessions!

OCAD U's Design Career Fair is on March 21 and there is a full day of events and activities.

DCF 2018 

THE MAIN EVENT

Wednesday, March 21 from 11:30 to 3:30pm
The Great Hall – 2nd Floor in 100 McCaul Street

  • Drop by with your portfolio to meet with cutting-edge companies and learn about their approach to talent recruitment and careers in design.

FOUR EXPERT PANELS

Wednesday, March 21 – Specific times below
The Lambert Lounge (Rm 187) – Ground Floor in 100 McCaul Street

Industry Information + Knowledge-Sharing 

  • Do What You Want: How to Make It as A Freelancer
    10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. 
    Established and emerging professionals discuss the skills it takes to effectively chart a freelance career.

  • Just Be Good at Everything: Multidisciplinary Designers on Personal Branding
    11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
    Navigating different projects, roles, voices and communities.
    Moderated by Dori Tunstall, Dean of the Faculty of Design.

  • This Never Gets Boring: Running A Collaborative Design Studio
    1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
    With OCAD U alumnae from Arc & Co. and The Area X.

  • Focus on Fjord: Industry Insights on Forecasting
    2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    How design and innovation come together to help clients anticipate the future.

Want to reserve your seat? RSVP by emailing careerdevelopment@ocadu.ca and specify which sessions you plan to attend. 

 

FEATURING:

 

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 and researching the participating companies in advance is also recommended.