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 to support students with their career needs.

Advice provided on:

  • CV & Cover letter writing
  • Interview preparation
  • Mock interviews
  • Finding opportunities / Job Search / LinkedIn
  • Career Planning (Exploring options, making choices, progression)
  • Further study
  • Course uncertainty

In-person or zoom appointments are available 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 careers@ncad.ie. For other career discussions, please complete this short form and feel free to sign up for 30 minutes (2x 15 min slots).

For general career queries or to share an opportunity or resource for our Careers Newsletter, email careers@ncad.ie.

Student Careers Resources

Careers Service Information Session Recordings:

CV & Cover Letter Writing, Interview Preparation 

Graduate Careers - General

Creative CV Guide

Careers Portal

gradireland > Careers advice

Graduateland

Prospects > Skills quiz

Public Jobs

Graduate Careers - Creative

Animation Ireland

Arts Council

Arts Management Ireland

Arts + Health 

Community Arts Partnership

Creative Careers

Creative Ireland

Design Week Jobs

iIllustrators Ireland

Screen Ireland

Teaching Council

The-Dots.com

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

Inspiration

NCAD Alumni Stories

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

Design Ireland

Expand your Horizons

Further training/courses

Central Application Office (CAO)

Courses.ie

Gradireland > Further study

Research.ie

Springboard+

Travel, volunteering, further education and training opportunities

USIT

gradireland > How to find a job in the United States

Go4less

Go Eco

Prospects > Working abroad

USIT > Grad Visa USA

Volunteering

Activelink

Age & Opportunity

Volunteer Ireland