Association des agences de communication créative

Open House Day

Agency open house: a hands-on experience!

 

Every year in early February, more than 30 agencies in Quebec with diverse profiles open their doors to a few hundred students in university and CEGEP to give them a taste of the industry.

 

With this initiative, the A2C wishes 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.

 

The Agency Open House Day will be back on February 10, 2023! Register now.

 

In the meantime, to familiarize yourself with the world of creative agencies, visit the That's agency life platform and discover a variety of resources.

 

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2022 Edition:

Frequently asked questions

Registration

Who can sign up?

Students from 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.

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How do I sign up?

Registration for the 2023 edition is now underway! 

 

Register

 

Don't forget to fill out the registration form that you will find in your ticket confirmation email. Your participation depends on it, since we need to know your availability and your profile to match you with the ideal agency.

 

Students

In what language will the event take place?

Most of the participating agencies are French speaking.

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How many agencies will I be able to visit?

One or two agencies, but in depth! You will be paired with one or two agencies depending on the preferences you registered when you registered.

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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!

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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!

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How many people will be in my group?

The size of the groups depends on the agency’s choice, but the maximum number of students per group is 30.

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Will there be prizes?

Yes! By taking part in the Open House Day, you have the chance to win many prizes, such as 500$ scholarships, as well as subscription to Grenier Magazine.

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Teachers

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!

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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): info@a2c.quebec.

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