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Mind on your money

Mind on your money

March 25, 2019

No matter what career field you end up in, you’re going to have to deal with bills, loans, credit cards and lots of other financial matters. Jeff Fisher, Senior Vice President for Finance and Planning at the Columbus College of Art & Design is no stranger to where smart financial planning and creative work intersect. We review some tips, tricks and terms to be prepared for when the real world hits.  

Planning your success

Planning your success

March 8, 2019

Hear from current CCAD students checking in on their internship experience and how they were able to construct a framework for success before they even started.

Unplugging for a day

Unplugging for a day

February 22, 2019

College-aged students use social media most frequently of all age groups and it is starting to show. Too much social media use has been linked to increases in stress and anxiety. At CCAD, students decided to ditch digital and the whole college went unplugged for one day. Here is how it went and why you might want to consider telling social media BRB every now and then.

The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things

February 8, 2019

Products talk to each other. They share information that helps us track progress and make decisions. Smartrac creates the technology that enables products to store and share information with each other, vendors, and customers. All of this info makes up the Internet of Things. Tom Bishop, a Senior Director at Smartrac, talks to us about why creative minds are vital in bringing this technology to consumers.

How to Use a Network

How to Use a Network

January 23, 2019

Tom Gattis, Dean for the School of Design Arts at CCAD, has a vast network of connections from his careers in industrial design and higher education. How do you actually use a network? Gattis talks about how a strong network helps with jobs, but, more importantly, how such relationships can support a lifelong career of collaboration. We discuss his projects in the classroom, including partnerships with Aether Global Learning and SHiFT Design Camp.

How to talk to employers

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.

It Just So Happens

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.

Rhetoric & Retail

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.

Communication is Forever

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.

Tricks & Trends

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.

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