Workshops and Info Sessions

Improve your career-readiness by attending a workshop or information session offered by the Career Development office. Throughout the academic year, we host a variety of employers and non-profit organizations for information sessions that promote and demystify their internship and employment opportunities. Meet with potential employers and have your questions answered.

Additionally, Career Development workshops are designed to equip students and recent alumni with the capacity to attain early career success within increasingly competitive creative professions. Learn how to emphasize and build on your knowledge and abilities, identify and enhance transferable skills and develop targeted job seeking strategies that will lead to long-term success.

These sessions are open to all OCAD U students and new graduates (subject to capacity and unless otherwise stated). Core resources referenced in these workshops can be found on our Tools & Resources page.

 

 

ONGOING


Your Work Here -

A guide to making the most of GradEx

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Your Work Here is a resource for students who will be participating in GradEx this May, offering tips and insights on how to take advantage of this amazing exhibition opportunity.

We are offering special information sessions to walk students through this guide, during the February Reading Week, led by professional artists & designers:

Your Work Here

Focus on object + space designers – w/ Mahmood Popal – Tuesday, February 19 from 1 – 2:30pm  
Focus on visual artists – w/ Derek Liddington – Wednesday, February 20 from 11:30am – 1pm
Focus on communication + service designers – w/ Peter Ha – Thursday, February 21 from 12 – 1:30pm 

Each session will provide free lunch! Please RSVP by replying to this email and indicating which session you would like to attend.

Sessions are taking place at 115 McCaul Street, 3rd Floor in the Rosalie Sharp Pavilion.

Your Work Here is a resource for students who will be participating in GradEx this May, offering tips and insights on how to take advantage of this amazing exhibition opportunity.

Download the PDF guides to gain practical tips and professional insights which will help you make the most of this major event.


 

 

UPCOMING


 CAREER TRANSITION SUPPORT WORKSHOPS 

CAREER TRANSITION SUPPORT WORKSHOPS

New upcoming sessions to be announced soon, for Fall 2019 workshops.

Experiencing stress and uncertainty about your early career?

Recent OCAD U grads are invited to attend monthly Career Transition Support Workshops designed to assist new grads in managing the stress and uncertainty related to career aspirations and goal setting. Led by expert staff from OCAD U’s Health & Wellness Centre.

 

Check back here soon for upcoming dates.
Or contact Zviko Mhakayakora to be notified of upcoming dates.
Or follow the HWC and the CEAD on social media.

Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers
3rd Floor - Rosalie Sharp Pavilion
115 McCaul St.



YOUR CREATIVE CAREER: A WORKSHOP SERIES 

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    Need to improve your job application skills?
    Jumpstart your creative career!

    The next Your Creative Career Workshop Series will be offered during the October 2019 Study Week. Check back in September to RSVP. 

    Jumpstart your creative career! Attend this comprehensive four-part series covering all aspects of finding meaningful employment – from the initial search through to the interview process. Each session provides valuable guidance and strategies to help you land your dream job. We recommend that you attend all four workshops in the series, as each session builds on knowledge gained in the last:

    • Part 1: Job Search Strategies

      Tuesday, October 15th

       

    • Part 2: Building A Strong Resume & Professional Presence

      Wednesday, October 16th

    • Part 3: Creating a Compelling Creative Portfolio

      Thursday, October 17th

    • Part 4: Preparing for the Interview

      Friday, October 18th

    Light refreshments will be provided.

    All sessions will take place at the:

    Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers
    3rd Floor - Rosalie Sharp Pavilion
    115 McCaul St.