Association des agences de communication créative

Open House Day

Agency open house: a hands-on experience!


Every year during the last Friday of January, approximately 40 agencies in Quebec with diverse profiles open their doors to more than 600 students in university and CEGEP to give them a taste of the industry.


With this initiative, the A2C wants to demystify the world of agencies and shine a light on the career opportunities for these young leaders of tomorrow by providing them with a hands-on in-house experience.


The concept is simple: students who sign up will be put into groups and assigned to an agency where they’ll spend half a day getting to know the world of advertising and communications.


Next edition: Friday, January 27, 2017.


See a recap of the 2016 edition:


Frequently asked questions


Who can sign up?

Students in CEGEP and university who are majoring in a field of studies related to marketing, advertising, communications, public relations, graphic design, digital, etc.

Are you in another field of study? Sign up for the experience: agencies love meeting students from different academic backgrounds.

How do I sign up?

The event is free, but registration is mandatory.

When will I receive my registration confirmation?

You’ll receive your confirmation notice and the name of the agency you’ve been paired with one week before the event, at the latest.

Can I cancel my registration?

Ideally, please respect your commitment because agencies will have prepared activities according to the number of participants they expect. Please let us know as soon as possible in the event of an emergency at so we can find a replacement.



Which agencies participate in this event?
The list is different every year, but it remains a diverse one. Small, medium, and large agencies, integrated or specialized (advertising, media, design, digital, etc.) Fermer
Where in Quebec is this event being held?

We have member agencies in Montreal and Quebec City.

In what language will the event take place?

Most agencies have prepared a presentation in French, but some groups will also be in English. Please mention your preference if you have one in your registration form.

How many agencies will I be able to visit?

Only one, but you’ll get incredible access! You’ll be paired with an agency for a half-day.

Can I choose the agency? How do you pair us up with agencies?

The A2C takes care of pairing you with an agency that matches your profile and availability.


You might not know the agency, but trust us: every agency that participates is thrilled to meet you and wants to share their experiences with you!

What will we be doing during the open house?

Each agency will offer their own unique experience!

Guided tour, presentation of the industry and the agency, case studies, question period. Some agencies will even challenge you with some simulations! Be ready for anything!

How many people will be in my group?

Between 5 and 30 students: the size of the groups depends on the agency’s capacity.

Can I bring my resume?

Of course! It’s up to you to make your mark during the event!



Can I register my entire group for the activity?

We hope you strongly encourage your students to sign up for this activity, but we want it to be the participant’s decision and we therefore only allow individual registrations. The objective is simple: because space is limited, we want to make sure motivated participants get to take part.

Moreover, a career in an agency requires initiative. Making the first step to register for the activity is a good learning experience for the students!

Will my group be together at the same agency?

No. We want to create diverse groups in order to combine different talents and profiles.


However, don’t hesitate to contact us if you want to organize a presentation specifically for your group on life in an agency (whether in the classroom or at an agency):