E2C: Engaging Emerging Creatives
In response to social distancing requirements and changes in the job market, E2C is on a brief hiatus. Still, you can engage with and hire DAAP students and recent graduates all year round!
Recruit and Hire
Recruit and hire DAAP students to fill co-op positions in Summer or Fall 2021 or post-graduation jobs.
Even if you're not hiring full-time co-ops right now, you can still engage young talent and stay connected to UC-DAAP.
In response to changes in the market due to the coronavirus pandemic, many DAAP students will complete a self-directed learning experience in place of a full-time co-op position.
As a mentor, you'll provide guidance, accountability and feedback as the student progresses through their learning plan in biweekly or monthly check-ins. The time commitment is minimal - only one to two hours a month.
With their skills in graphic design, web design, photography and the like, DAAP students are perfect to complete a short-term, focused project that you need done. Projects are paid, professional work assignments usually consisting of five to 40 hours of work.
Parker Dewey is UC's preferred platform for matching up projects with students who can do the work. Create an account, post your project, and wait for students to apply.
Students who are not employed in full-time co-op can do part-time work to fulfill some of their experiential learning requirement. Post your part-time jobs in Handshake.
Even better, if your organization is a nonprofit or a business with fewer than 50 employees, you may be able to get some or all of the student's wages paid by a grant - making it very cost-effective to hire a student! Learn more:
UC's Virtual Innovation Studio connects companies with student talent by facilitating five-week, faculty led “sprints” that engage cross-disciplinary teams working on industry-sponsored innovation challenges. Learn more about the benefits of hosting a Virtual Innovation Studio.
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 email@example.com.