22 - How to talk to employers

November 6, 2018

Advice for navigating a career fair, networking event, or other environments where there are employers hiring. Also, Samuel Koh (Film & Video, 2020) talks about his summer internship in video production.


21 - It Just So Happens

October 22, 2018

A career opportunity can sometimes come down to being in the right place at the right time. It isn’t just pure luck, though. Here is how you can plan on using happenstance as a tool for finding your next job.


20 - Rhetoric & Retail

October 8, 2018

There’s a Victoria’s Secret in China that will soon have a retail fixture called The Matthew—and it is all because of Matthew Ballard’s (Interior Design, 2020) retail design internship with L Brands. Also, we’ll take a look at using rhetorical devices to make the right “argument” in your next interview.


19 - Communication is Forever

September 24, 2018

Teamwork and interpersonal communication are vital assets to great design work. Brittani Riston (Advertising & Graphic Design, 2019) shares her internship experience from this summer, and the lessons learned when working as a team. We also take a look at the new Amazon series Forever, starring Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen, through the lens of career building.


18 - Tricks & Trends

September 6, 2018

We’re taking a look at job announcements that are too good to be true and common job scams to avoid. Also, Emma Byrnes (Advertising & Graphic Design, 2020) tells us about her summer with L Brands and an internship that turned out to be way more fun than advertised.


17 - The Design of Stories

August 22, 2018

Building a free magazine that captures the pulse of Columbus culture takes more than words on a page. Travis Hoewischer, editor-in-chief at 614 Media, talks about how stories come to life through a combination of storytelling and visual design.


16 - Summer Mail Bag

July 5, 2018

We answer common career-related questions in this summer check-in episode. Leave comments or call our Career Services hotline at 614.636.0874 to leave a voice message with your concerns, questions, or advice. We’d love to feature you in an upcoming episode.


15 - The Parting Words

May 18, 2018

Congratulations to the Class of 2018! Emily Pilloton, a teacher and designer at University of California, Berkley, and Charles Csuri, a founding figure of digital art, are two people who know firsthand the ingredients for a successful creative career. They shared that insight with graduates at CCAD’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12, 2018.


14 - The Small Things

April 25, 2018

Big changes in your career development can come from small efforts. For example, a simple exercise you can do that makes incremental adjustments to your job search can reveal potentially hundreds of new opportunities. This episode also takes a look at the 1994 movie Pulp Fiction and what it teaches us about small talk, the ice breaker for developing professional relationships.


13 - The Self-Imposed Barriers: Part Two

April 13, 2018

Our conversation on mental health continues with Erin Vlach, director of the Counseling & Wellness Center at CCAD. We walk through the reasons why self-imposed barriers exist, and what you can do to work around them.