An illustrated way for students to consider the importance of seizing opportunity, adapting to change and committing to a plan in relationship to career goals.
Tools & Resources
A suite of practical, specialized and concise resources available to help students and recent alumni work through the challenges associated with successful career planning and aspects of becoming an emerging creative professional.
A series of guiding questions which students could expect to encounter during career planning meetings at OCAD U.
A breakdown of how to create a structured, relevant and compelling professional letter.
The essential elements students should ensure are included in this professional document.
Utilizing creative and specialized methods, this illustrated guide is intended for students to use toward developing an effective cover letter, résumé and CV for early-career success.
A strategic way to approach how students can showcase their work online for a professional audience.
Prepare yourself for a focussed, meaningful conversation that makes the right impression.
Developed in partnership with the Centre for Students with Disabilities, this guide offers general tips for career preparedness balanced with specific topics such as accommodation.
Volunteerism, in its many forms, can be a powerful tool to engage in community, enhance skills and reflect on personal aspirations.
Important factors to reflect upon which can inform the many decisions around pursuing a graduate degree in art or design.
From major galleries to local design firms, the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is constantly seeking out and compiling broader resources for students to access and use as they research and plan in relationship to their careers.
Coming soon. A comprehensive guide to career development for OCAD U students and recent alumni.
Practical tips and professional insightsto help students make the mostof this major event
Professionals offer their advice to emergingartists, designers, creative technologists, curators, and more, on a variety of career topics
Interviews and reflections on getting your careerunder way from OCAD U alumni and students
A significant number of short videos featuringstudents, alumni and partners which highlight initiatives facilitated by the CEAD
Students and faculty can use Format.com to build a web portfolio for FREE while at OCAD U and for six months after leaving the school.
Members of the OCAD U communityare eligible for a 30% discount on business cardsand other products using the link below.