E2C: Engaging Emerging Creatives

In response to social distancing requirements and changes in the job market, E2C is changing for 2020.

Instead of a single, two-day event, we are planning a series of online presentations over several weeks in September and October to help second-year DAAP students put together learning experiences for Spring 2021 that will substitute for a full-time co-op position and prepare them to be competitive in a tight job market.

We also plan to offer students informal portfolio/resume reviews and mock interviews. If you are interested in volunteering to conduct portfolio reviews or mock interviews with second-year DAAP students, please contact us at engagement@uc.edu.

Campus Recruiting This Fall

You can still recruit and hire students to fill co-op positions in Spring or Summer 2021 or post-graduation jobs. Since most classes will be online this fall and not all students will be on campus, we suggest using virtual or online recruiting methods as much as possible.

Post open co-op positions in PAL, UC’s custom database for matching co-op employers and candidates.

Post open positions in Handshake, a widely-used platform for recruiting college students and recent graduates.

Conduct interviews virtually by phone or video call. We may be able to hold some interviews on campus. Contact Patti Carroll for assistance.

Host company information sessions virtually. Whatever platform you use, consider posting these in Handshake and use Handshake’s built-in messaging function to invite students to your session. Contact Patti Carroll for assistance.

If you are interested in hosting a workshop for DAAP students, contact us at engagement@uc.edu.

You may be invited to guest-speak to students in a professional development class, likely online. If you are interested, contact us at engagement@uc.edu.


DAAP students are some of the most talented and best-prepared design students in the country. We want to help you hire them for full-time co-op positions, short-term project work, or anything in between. Whatever your situation, we’re here to help. Contact our employer relations team at engagement@uc.edu.