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What’s your take on Sheridan College?

I am really interested in advertising, and am thinking about going to Sheridan College in Ontario. The problem is I don’t know how reputable it is. I can’t seem to find anything that says it has a top notch advertising program. Also, the tuition seems rather low, which makes me …

I “like” the ad biz, but I don’t think I “love” it

I am currently a student in an advertising design program. I don’t know if it’s me or advertising but I don’t feel the “love” for it. My dilemma is sometimes I really enjoy it and sometimes I want to shoot myself in the big toe. What should I do?
This is a big …

What constitutes a great leave-behind?

OK, you meet with a CD, and he asks me to leave your book behind, after giving it a positive review. You do so, because you have a second copy of your book to continue shopping with. So the NEXT CD asks the same thing. You say yes, because you really want a job, …

Trying to get my book seen

I am a recent grad from Humber College’s Advertising and Graphic Design program (the best). I am having a hard time getting creatives to look at my book.
Is there anything I can do to help get my foot in the door? Is it best to leave my book with them to look at or …

Do writers get credit if an idea is visual?

Does your average CD give equal credit to writers if the solution to a problem is visual?

How much will where I went to school affect my career?

Here’s my story: I moved from home and studied Fine Arts Advanced at Georgian College, north of Toronto, knowing one day I was going to be living in the big city. Realizing I can actually just take the Advertising Program and up my chances of getting into the industry creatively that way …


About Jancy

'Jancy' is Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk, Co-Founders of Swim, a unique “creative leadership training lab for advertising creatives and marketers.” Prior to Swim, Jancy was globally renowned as the Co-Chief Creative Officers of Ogilvy & Mather Toronto, a position they held for thirteen of the twenty years they were a creative duo at the agency. Over the years they've racked up Cannes Lions, Clios, One Show pencils and CA credits, and have lead their shop to two Cannes Lions Grand Prix and a Grand Clio. They've judged CA, Cannes, D&AD, the One Show, the Clios and other prestigious award shows. Creativity named them two of the top 50 creative people of 2008. Known for their outspoken, no-bullshit style and a passion for mentoring juniors, they're ready to give you advice if you're ready to take it.

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