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Resources for Industry Partners

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Connect your mission and values with CCS

The Office of Partnerships team will build strategic partnerships with our industry partners that align corporate social responsibility and philanthropic goals with the numerous CCS program initiatives, students and community-facing offices supporting the Detroit region.

Partner With CCS

The Office of Partnerships is CCS’s front door for industry and community partners. Opportunities to collaborate include: evaluating creative talent, gaining access to fresh, innovative ideas, being recognized as patrons of design education, PR & marketing opportunities, support corporate social responsibility goals, networking and fundraising event sponsorship.


Opportunities for Industry Partners

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Educational Partnerships

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Student recruitment, internships, career events,
full-time employment

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Strategic Giving

Office of Partnerships Facts

The Office of Partnerships Career Development Team prepares students for life after graduation by offering guidance on resume, CV, and cover letter preparation, interview skills, and job preparation techniques.

Companies that have visited CCS since 2011

Students have found internships since 2009

Students have been hired as a direct result of recruitment events

Corporate research projects since 2014

Student participants since 2014

Scholarships awarded since 2014

Experiential Learning, Educational Partnerships

Since 2014, nearly 2,000 CCS students have worked alongside artists and designers from some of the world’s most recognized brands, including:

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mercedes-benz financial services logo
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Exxonmobil logo
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Connect With Students


Handshake is CCS” virtual career platform. Employers can post open jobs and internships, host events and connect with students directly. Join Today

You can also get specific Handshake Strategies for Employer Success here.

CCS Student Portfolio Site

Visit the CCS Student Portfolio Site to view student portfolios. CCS students on this site are seeking internships and full-time positions.  The site is regularly updated with new portfolios and student employment availability.

In the Classroom or Virtually

The Office of Partnerships, Career Development team hosts many career events throughout the year, including On-campus recruiting, panels and roundtable discussions, professional portfolio reviews and company information sessions. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Shannon McPartlon, smcpartlon@collegeforcreativestudies.edu.

Participate in Industry Day Events

Industry Day events are the college’s opportunity to highlight our students and the skills they have developed in various art and design departments that might match the skills needed by our partners. These events pair students with creative professionals to review work, share passions, and land internships and jobs.

View Upcoming Industry Day events

Connect to Students - Employer Resources

View Our Employer Resources Webpage for more information.

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