We offer a dedicated service that stands out from the crowd of generic careers services – because we are a specialist college so is our dedicated employability and enterprise service – Folio. Our team supporting students and graduates have worked across the creative sector – they know their stuff because they have done it themselves.
Folio helps students get where they want to go:
- With jobs or work experience
- With further learning
- Setting up and running their own business
Folio staff supports students and graduates to:
- Manage and plan your own development – set goals for learning and experience
- Reflect on and evaluate their development and learning needs Identify ways to meet them
- Research their chosen industry and career options
In one to one mentoring sessions the Folio team give practical advice on getting a job, preparing your cv, or developing your business. We also bring in experts to work with students – Folio hosts monthly creative coffee mornings where students and alumni can get advice and meet these specialists covering marketing, finance, digital and intellectual property.
Networking is very important in the creative sector so we provide regular networking opportunities where students can meet people already working in industry in an informal setting – building their contacts for future work. Under our CCAD Creative banner we run a series of open lectures, seminars and masterclasses all free and open to all.
Folio is all about helping students to help themselves, our support is impartial, confidential and designed to meet personal needs and complement each programme of study. The Folio Centre is open as a drop-in and place to do research.