Ready to Work with Industry Leaders?

Imagine turning classroom theory into real-world experience with top companies like L’Oréal, NASCAR, and Hilton Hotels and Resorts. Columbia College Chicago doesn’t just teach creative disciplines; we connect you to the industries that use them. Working with our vast network of industry partners can help you get a head start on your career, including:

  • Real-world experience

    Columbia College Chicago gives you access to the creative world you’re passionate about. Forget textbook scenarios—you’ll gain practical experience by collaborating with industry professionals on real-world projects. These collaborations allow you to apply your skills in a tangible way and offer valuable industry exposure through internships and project partnerships.

  • Portfolio power

    Your projects and experiences at Columbia will feed directly into your portfolio.

    You’ll create a collection of work that showcases your talent, technical skills, and problem-solving abilities—all directly relevant to your desired industry. This will become your calling card, setting you apart from the competition when you apply for jobs or freelance opportunities.

  • Network advantage

    At Columbia, you’ll be surrounded by inspiring peers, dedicated faculty, and industry professionals. These connections create a powerful network that can open doors to future opportunities.

    You’ll build lasting relationships with classmates, mentors, and industry partners that can lead to job recommendations, collaborations, and a supportive network as you launch your career.


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