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The Design of Stories

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.

Summer Mail Bag

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.

The Parting Words

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.

The Small Things

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.

The Self-Imposed Barriers: Part Two

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.

The Self-Imposed Barriers: Part One

The Self-Imposed Barriers: Part One

March 30, 2018

A healthy career comes from a healthy mind. Part one of this two-part episode covers the important role mental health plays in your job search. Maria Carluccio, Assistant Professor in Illustration at CCAD, discuss the barriers within ourselves and the common trials 20-something creative professionals work through.  

The Submit Button: What to Expect After Sending in the Application

The Submit Button: What to Expect After Sending in the Application

March 1, 2018

Where does your application go after you submit it? Who looks at it, and how do they determine who to interview? We voyage into the ether of Human Resources and Applicant Tracking Systems to uncover how your application gets considered and how to improve your chances of getting the interview. Also, tales of interviews gone bad.

The Value of Who and Where (with Pixel Park)

The Value of Who and Where (with Pixel Park)

February 12, 2018

Often we focus on the ‘What’ of our career, as in what’s the job title or what’s the company name. There is, though, great value to be placed on who works beside you and whether you enjoy the workspace where you show up every day. Matt Hoelter and Hilary Buchanan of Pixel Park share with us how their company came to be and why it emphasizes having a creative work space and enjoyable colleagues.  

The StorySnacker Journey

The StorySnacker Journey

January 29, 2018

Life influences art – and it also influences how you share it. Erik Slangerup details how multiple factors in his life led to the idea for and creation of StorySnacker, an app for sharing illustrated mini-stories on the go. He also shares the lessons he has learned from the creative ether. (UPDATE: In Spring 2019, Erik's app was nominated for a WEBBY award as one of the global top 5 best apps for 'family & kids' - congratulations, Erik!)

The Networking Game

The Networking Game

December 19, 2017

Networking is something highly encouraged, but seldom explained. Our final episode of the semester breaks down how to prepare yourself for networking.

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