Support services

Career Services

Get to work. We'll help you.

 


 

Build your brand

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.

Connections Career Fair

Connections Career Fair is typically held in November and gives employers an opportunity to recruit CCAD's undergraduate and graduate students for paid opportunities and credit-eligible internships. This event is a traditional career fair on CCAD's campus. Employers may register for a table to promote art- and design-oriented internships and career opportunities, and students can network with employers, share their portfolio or resume, and discuss available creative roles. 

Career prep

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.

Workshops

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 on Handshake.

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 careers@ccad.edu.

 

Student Engagement & Inclusion

Open collaboration means beyond the classroom.

The Student Engagement & Inclusion 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.

Ways to get involved:

Advertising & Graphic Design
Student Collective
Animation Student Collective
Asian/Asian-American Student Association (AAASA)
Basketball Club—CCAD Owls
Battle Games Alliance
Black Student Leadership Association
CCAD Spinecrackers Book Club
Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO)
Comics Collective (COCO)

Fashion Student Organization
Game Development Guild
Glass Club
Hallyu
Illustration Student Collective
Industrial Design Student Collective
International Students Association
Jewelry Club
Queer Alliance
Student Government Association
Student Programming Board

 

To learn about connecting with these groups or finding others, email inclusion@ccad.edu or call 614.222.6175.

Advising

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 can review your individual academic plan and help you prepare your schedule for upcoming semesters.

New Student Class Scheduling: Advising registers all new students in their first semester schedule. Schedules are created once the tuition deposit is paid through the Admissions Office. First-year students will receive their schedule at New Student Orientation and can preview a typical first semester schedule by reviewing the First Semester Schedule Guide for First Year Students. Transfer students will receive their schedule in the mail or at Transfer Student Orientation. Transfer student schedules are created by considering awarded transfer credit, course availability, and specific major requirements.

Incoming Credits: Advising completes transfer credit evaluations for all acceptable types of incoming credits, including college credit, Advanced Placement (AP) Credit, and International Baccalaureate Credit (IB). If you are interested in transferring college credit to CCAD, please review our Transfer Credit Guidelines for a list of course recommendations. For a list of AP/IB credits, visit the Transfer Policy section here. College transcripts and/or official AP/IB scores must be submitted to:

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

 

 

Learning Support Office

CCAD is committed to helping you become an effective, self-motivated learner. The Learning Support Office provides a variety of learning services, including:

  • Professional writing & art history consultants 
  • Peer academic coaching covering time management, organization, and other learning skills
  • Disability accommodation support

Learning Support provides reasonable accommodations for cognitive, psychological, or physical/medical disabilities. To begin the process, admitted students can contact us at learningsupport@ccad.edu. For more information, please visit the Learning Support Office MY CCAD page. At this page you can review resources that outline frequently asked questions, policies and procedures, and documentation requirements for various types of accommodation requests.

Health & Wellness

Counseling & Wellness Center

The Counseling & Wellness Center, which provides free counseling services by licensed mental health professionals and interns, is here to help you get to know your process, work through barriers and meet your goals here at CCAD.

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.

The CWC is located on the first floor of the Crane Center.

Contact the CWC

Phone:  614.222.4000

Fax:  614.437.7240

Email:  counseling@ccad.edu

To schedule an appointment or to learn more, visit the Counseling & Wellness Center MY CCAD page.

 

Health insurance

CCAD expects all students to carry health insurance that provides coverage for both preventative and emergency health care needs. CCAD does not offer a domestic student health insurance plan so any student without insurance is encouraged to review https://www.healthcare.gov/ for insurance options. 

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.

King Lincoln Equitas Health
750 Long Street, Suite 3000
(614) 340-6700

Within Walking Distance:

CVS Minute Clinic

2532 E. Main St.
Columbus, Ohio 43209
614.235.3024

Grant Medical Center

111 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43215 
614.566.9000

Questions about health insurance or local care options can be sent to studentaffairs@ccad.edu

 

Vaccination policies

CCAD requires proof of vaccination against MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), Hepatitis B, Polio, DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis), and Meningitis. The immunization form or copies of medical records demonstrating these vaccines are required before you begin at CCAD. All immunization records must be uploaded through the New Student Gateway. A tuberculosis test is highly recommended, especially if you will be living in a residence hall.