Job searching & career planning
Job searching & career planning
Career Services is temporarily located on the 1st floor of Crane in the Student Affairs hallway.
Schedule an appointment with an advisor on Handshake.
Director of Career Services
The Office of Career Services is your one stop shop for career planning, professional development, and more. Managed by a team of passionate career advisors and students, Career Services is designed to connect you with rewarding career opportunities both during your time at CCAD and after graduation.
Here, you'll find a variety of different career resources that have been carefully curated to guide your own professional development. They're full of great content to help prepare you for the workforce.
A few of our frequently-discussed advising topics are included below:
Have a specific question or want to schedule an appointment with a career advisor? Schedule appointments through our job board, Handshake. You can access this service using your CCAD single-sign on credentials.
We look forward to connecting with you!
Your professional career starts the moment you arrive at CCAD, and if you plan appropriately, finding the right career opportunity can be a rewarding and fulfilling process. To help, Career Services offers the following resources:
Explore all these areas and more by going to our Virtual Career Services Office where we have posted all our workshops, guides, and video walk-throughs on common advising topics. (Note: This is a private website that only works if you are logged in to your CCAD Google account.) This is a great place to start if you are beginning to explore career options, preparing for your internship or job search, or are in the midst of looking for a position. We cover topics that help with all parts of your search. Schedule an advising appointment to continue the conversation.
In addition, we also recommend the following four-year plan to supplement the career search process.
Career advising appointments can be scheduled on the CCAD job board. Feel free to contact us using our email or phone number for other questions or assistance. Before your first advising appointment, please complete the Career Services Advising Form so we can get to know a little more about your career interests before you come in.
Search through a variety of art- and design-oriented career opportunities for CCAD students and alumni, including part-time/full-time jobs, freelance work, internships, contests, nonprofit volunteer opportunities and more. Simply create a student account at the URL above. Select internship opportunities may be eligible for credit. Please review Internship for Credit criteria for more information.
How to login: Your username is your full @go.ccad.edu email address. Use the ‘forgot password’ link if you have never logged in before, or can’t recall the password you created. Instructions on how to create a password will then be emailed to you. Still need assistance? Contact [email protected].
CCAD offers internship search assistance through individual appointments, the CCAD job board, the Internship & Job Fair, R.O.C. Show presentations, class visits, portfolio reviews and more.
Once you've secured an internship, it may be possible to earn academic credit with your internship by simultaneously enrolling in the Internship 4851 course.
The Internship 4851 course is designed to help you increase and develop your practical knowledge while applying classroom theory to real-world problems. A portion of the course requirements are on-site work hours and the remaining are writing and a presentation to facilitate your learning. This class is restricted to students with approved internships.
Internship 4851 is a pass/not pass course. You must complete all requirements and earn at least 75% to pass. Once enrolled, you will find the syllabus, assignments and deadlines are posted on GoStudio. Coursework includes:
You must complete and submit your Internship 4851 Course Application to Career Services before starting your internship and no later than the Friday before classes begin in the semester in which the internship will occur. Internships that do not clearly relate to department content are referred to the department chair. When you submit your Internship Course Application to Career Services, a career advisor will confirm your approval and submit your materials to be enrolled in the course
A complete application consists of:
If you have questions about the required materials or application process, schedule an appointment with us through the CCAD job board.
Co-ops are an extended, immersive version of an internship that result in a minimum 480 work hours (9 credits) or 640 hours (12 credits) and may span the length of one semester. Because of the high volume of hours required, co-ops may replace certain classes within your academic plan. As such, co-op opportunities should align with your academic requirements and should only replace classes related to the work of the co-op. This requires approval from your program chair, career services, your academic advisor and the dean of your program. Career Services manages this process and has an official application you can complete.
If you’re interested in pursuing a co-op position, please speak with Career Services to discuss the process for approval. Appointments can be scheduled on CCADCareers.com, by calling 614-222-4045, or by stopping by our office on the 1st floor of DSB during business hours. You can also discuss co-op opportunities during walk-in hours on Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 10 a.m. and noon.
Connections Career Fair gives employers an opportunity to recruit CCAD's undergraduate and graduate students for paid opportunities and credit-eligible internships. This year's event takes place on the third floor of the Crane Center for Design on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 from 10 a.m. to noon. Learn more and register to participate.
The Recruiters on Campus series consists of individual company visits for employer partners and may include a campus tour, general information session, class visits, porfolio reviews and/or campus interviews. Stay tuned for emails from Career Services about R.O.C. Show events with employers that pertain to your area of study.
Career Services offers various workshops throughout the year around topics including professional development, resume-building, interviewing and more. Open to current students and alumni, our workshop series is designed to help you leverage your classroom learnings and apply them to a workforce setting. Click here to view our list of upcoming workshops (requires login to CCADcareers).
Requirements for collaborative work:
Artists who work collaboratively may apply by registering as a team and submitting one application with 4 images, which should capture the nature of the artwork from both artists evenly. In Zapplication, the system where we collect applications, you can list the collaborating artists' information and submit their images. Collaborative work is limited to two artists. Collaborative/Team applications with one student artist and one alumni artist are NOT eligible for the student waiver. Non-students who apply the coupon code to the application fee will be removed from the adjudication process.
NOTE: Communication from will go to ONE artist on the team (primary artist in the application, not the listed collaborator). Please make sure you are relaying communication to your collaborator directly, as they might not be getting the same messages. This is a limitation of our system’s communication function.
The purpose of this event is to:
We hope you decide to join us!