Career + Professional Development Office

Own your profession.

The Career + Professional Development Office helps you to see and seize your opportunities.

Big ideas don't just happen. They are process driven, tested, made and re-made and it will be the same with your professional career.

Emily Carr University is committed to help you transform and contextualize your creative practice so that upon graduation you are able to deliver value to community, culture, and the economy, while - perhaps most importantly - making a meaningful life for yourself.

The Career + PD Office connects students and alumni with local, national and international employers in the creative industries and beyond. We offer career advising, clinics and strategy sessions, drop-in and individual advising, access to co-op learning opportunities, internships and partnerships, as well as the Artswork career portal.

Contact Us:
Phone: 604.844.3843

Drop-In Hours

During the regular academic year, the Career + Professional Development Office has drop-in hours to answer your general questions. Drop-ins are limited to 10 minutes. If your question cannot be answered within this time we will schedule an appointment for you or recommend you attend a scheduled Workshop/Session.

Individual Appointments

Individual appointments are available for students and, subject to availability, for alumni. To sign up for a 30 minute appointment, email us with:

  • Student Name
  • Student Number
  • Preferred appointment time + one back up time
  • Please include a brief description of the topic you would like to discuss.

Appointments are scheduled on a unique need basis. If possible, students should attend the corresponding Clinic/Session offered for their topic of inquiry prior to booking a one-on-one appointment

Clinics + Sessions

During the regular academic year, Career + Professional Development offers a series of workshops in a wide range of career-related topics.

To RSVP for Clinics + Sessions: email us with student name, student number, session title and session date.

Career + Professional Development Events for Students

The Career + Professional Development Office hosts a variety of planning and info sessions for students. Follow us on Twitter and check our listings in the Emily Post, Emily Carr's bi-weekly internal news and events email.

To RSVP for Career + Professional Development Events: email us with student name, student number, Event name, and Event date.

Interested in Co-op?

As part of our Work Integrated Learning program, ECU offers co-op opportunities. In order to be eligible to apply, students must meet the following criteria:

* Currently enrolled in one of Emily Carr's undergraduate programs
* Successfully completed all second year courses
* Minimum 3.0 GPA
* Minimum of 3 Open Studio Elective credits available in their program for every semester of the co-op

Contact us to find out more.

Working with employers for you.

Employers in creative industries look for a unique set of qualifications: a strong portfolio, recent and relevant experience, cultural literacy and an international outlook.

Emily Carr’s Career + Professional Development office exists to make sure you graduate with all of those things already in place.