Career Guidance

The NCAD Careers Service aims to equip students with the skills, resources and confidence to independently manage their creative careers. The service is available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday (September - June) to support students and recent graduates with their career needs.

2022/23 Career Themes

Career sessions will be scheduled on campus and over zoom (for graduates) over the academic year will follow the below themes. Keep an eye on the Careers Service Newsletters for details:

  • Career Basics - Writing your CV & Cover Letter (in person, October & February)
  • Promoting your Profile - LinkedIn Profile / Interview Preparation (in person, November & March)
  • Learning - LinkedIn Learning / Community Experiences (in person, December & April) 
  • Well-being and Inspiration - Resource sharing (newsletter, January & May)

Contacting the Careers Service:

For general career queries or to share an opportunity or resource for our Careers Newsletter, email

Student Services:

Student in-person or zoom appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays during term time and can be booked through the online appointment calendar here

For CV and cover letter feedback, please sign up for a 15 minute appointment and share your CV, cover letter and job description (optional) in advance with For other career discussions, please complete this short form and feel free to sign up for 30 minutes (2x 15 min slots).

Graduate Services:

Graduates can avail of the Careers Service for 12 months following graduation, please complete the booking form here or follow the QR code below.


Careers Resources

Careers Service Information Session Recordings:

CV & Cover Letter Writing, Interview Preparation, Rock Your LinkedIn Profile

Graduate Careers - General

Creative CV Guide

Careers Portal

gradireland > Careers advice


Prospects > Skills quiz

Public Jobs

Virtual interview warmup

Graduate Careers - Creative

Animation Ireland

Arts Council

Arts Management Ireland

Arts + Health 

Careers in Screen

Community Arts Partnership

Creative Careers

Creative Ireland

Design Week Jobs

iIllustrators Ireland

Screen Ireland

Teaching Council

The New Now - Graduate Portfolio Platform

Visual Artists Ireland

Business Guidance & Support

Design & Crafts Council Ireland

Employability Support

Ahead Ireland

Employability Skills for Autistic Students and Graduates

gradireland > LGBT candidates and interview success


NCAD Alumni Stories

Design & Crafts Council Ireland - Podcast Series: Design your Life

Design Ireland

Expand your Horizons

Further training/courses

Central Application Office (CAO)

Creative Futures Academy

Gradireland > Further study


Travel, volunteering, further education and training opportunities


gradireland > How to find a job in the United States


Go Eco

Prospects > Working abroad

USIT > Grad Visa USA



Age & Opportunity

Volunteer Ireland