Support Services

Career Services

Get to work. We'll help you.


We put together opportunities for you to share with the world what you're all about.

Recruiting on Campus Series

The Recruiting on Campus (ROC) series is your chance to meet future employers. We frequently host companies like Pixar, Goodby Silverstein, Fisher-Price, GE Appliances and Abercrombie & Fitch who come to CCAD to give presentations, visit classes, host networking events, look at portfolios and interview students.

Want to see your favorite local companies in action? As part of our ROC on the Road program, we'll take you on trips to see companies from American Greetings and Interbrand to LPK.

Internship & Job Fair

Show off your portfolio at the CCAD Internship & Job Fair, an on-campus career fair and networking event featuring tons of potential employers. It's typically held in mid-October.

Directions Career Fair

When you're in your final year at CCAD, you can meet employers hiring candidates for full-time roles and freelance work at the Directions Career Fair. We'll offer workshops and employer panels along the way to make sure you’re ready.


Resume? Check. Cover letter. We've got you covered. We'll help you refine the skills you need to get the dream gig. 

One-on-One Career Advising

Planning ahead for your first internship? Whether you’re searching for an on-campus job, volunteer opportunities, or freelance work, Careers Services staff can meet with you one-on-one to help you review your goals and prepare your application materials. Resumes and cover letters are our jam.


We'll make sure you're ready for the tough questions. We offer presentations and workshops throughout the year on everything from how to interview with impact to how to build a strong web presence.

Job Search

Looking for an internship or full-time positions after you graduate? We continuously add job opportunities and art and design positions to the CCAD job board at We also recommend creating a profile and searching for available positions on LinkedIn

Art Fair

Bring your A-game and show off your best work once a semester in the CCAD Art Fair. This juried event occurs twice a year on campus on the first Saturdays of December and April.

For more information, contact us at 614.222.4045 or


Open collaboration means beyond the classroom.

The Multicultural Affairs Office at CCAD is here to help create and sustain a welcoming and supportive environment for you. The office coordinates special events, exhibitions and workshops that explore diversity topics and current events. Multicultural student organizations are focused on providing you with chances to connect with other students and learn from one another’s experiences.

Get involved. Share a dialogue. Join a multicultural student group:

  • Artists for Multiculturalism seeks to raise awareness about cultures both locally and globally. Through creativity and art, Artists for Multiculturalism works to inspire you and others to become advocates for cultural acceptance. Artists for Multiculturalism values the diversity found within each of us and strives to share this message with others.
  • The Black Student Leadership Association exists to introduce and inform everyone of African-American culture through social events and information sessions on campus. The Black Student Leadership Association gathers, plans and participates in events that celebrate and inform aspects of Black culture.
  • Girl Talk is a group of women for women. Coming from all walks of life, members of Girl Talk support each other regardless of gender expression, sexual preference or background. Girl Talk aspires to provide a safe and welcoming environment where members feel comfortable to speak their minds and be themselves.
  • The International Student Association is a group of students from different cultural backgrounds who seek to nurture and understand a global community. The association offers monthly programming that welcomes members to share experiences through a variety of options.
  • The Queer Alliance represents the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Pansexual, Asexual, and Ally communities on CCAD’s campus. The Queer Alliance provides a welcoming community that strives to show incoming students that they are not alone. It’s a place to learn more about sexual and gender identity issues and history, and it helps facilitate social activities within the greater Columbus community.

To learn about connecting with these groups or finding others, email or call 614.222.6175.


Planning for success starts here.

The Advising Office provides support through one-on-one guidance as you carve out, stitch together and create your own story at CCAD. Your advisor is here to review your individual academic plan, help you prepare your schedule for upcoming semesters, guide you in identifying academic goals, and discuss concerns you may have about your academic experience. 

Advisors can also review academic options, including a variety of majors, minors and concentrations. You can review your personal academic plan and degree requirements on Self Service. 

Learning Support

CCAD is committed to helping you become an effective, self-determined learner.

The Learning Support Office provides assistance to all CCAD students with writing, reading comprehension, time management, project planning and study skills.

Services include:

  • professional writing tutors
  • peer creative coaches who provide ideas, advice and inspiration for studio classes
  • one on one sessions covering time management, organization and other learning skills
  • disability accommodation support

If you need disability-related accommodations for a physical, cognitive or psychological disability, we are happy to help. Please review the following resources for information on documentation requirements and frequently asked questions, which address how students can submit documentation:

If you’re seeking a disability-related accommodation, please email documentation, including the student’s name and return address, to You can also fax documentation to 614.437.7261 or mail it to:

Learning Support Office
Columbus College of Art & Design
60 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215

Health & Wellness


The Counseling & Wellness Center is here to contribute to your professional and interpersonal success by providing student-centered therapeutic, programmatic and educational services that add to your human growth.

We want you to thrive here at CCAD.

Thriving means pursuing wellness, practicing balance and treating our neighbors and ourselves with the whole person in mind. It is an ongoing process, not a final product, and each wellness area in our lives — the physical, emotional, social, occupational and intellectual — is important. The Counseling & Wellness Center, which provides free counseling and limited medication services, is here to help you get to know your process, work through barriers and meet your goals here at CCAD.

To contact the Counseling & Wellness Center, email or call 614.222.4044. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please fill out this form.

The CWC is located on the first floor of the Crane Center. Urgent Walk-In Hour is staffed every Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to noon.


CCAD expects all students to carry health insurance that provides coverage for both preventative and emergency health care needs. Students who do not have health insurance or have questions about where to access health insurance options may contact the Student Affairs Office at 614.222.4044.

International students attending CCAD on an I-20 visa are automatically enrolled in CCAD’s International Student Health Insurance Plan. The International Student Health Insurance Plan is a comprehensive plan that provides coverage for preventative care (including immunizations), major medical emergencies, prescriptions, and mental health.  International students may also choose to enroll their eligible dependents (spouses and children) in the plan for an additional fee. 

There are many convenient care options and a comprehensive hospital located near campus.

Capital Primary Care

500 E Main Street*

*Located about a block from campus. Appointments for CCAD students are usually available within 24-48 hours and the CCAD Security Office will provide transportation if needed.

CVS Minute Clinic

2532 E. Main St.
Columbus, Ohio 43209

Grant Medical Center

111 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43215 

CCAD students also receive a monthly online newsletter, Student Health 101, which offers information on both physical and mental wellness, preventative health care tips specifically geared towards college students.


CCAD requires proof of vaccination against measles, mumps, rubella and Hepatitis B. If you choose to live on campus, you are also required to show proof of vaccination against meningococcal meningitis. These documents must be provided before you begin at CCAD. A tuberculosis test is highly recommended, especially if you will be living in a residence hall. Immunization requirements and documentation form are available here for undergraduate students and here for graduate students.