Creative Industry Day [Companies/Reviewers]
March 19, 2015
Visit last year's 2014 Student Portfolio Portal for an idea of RIT's talent: http://creativity.cias.rit.edu/.
Showcase your company & review portfolios or choose to review as an individual
Creative Industry Day, begun in 2006, provides a forum for networking and information exchange between our students and creative industry professionals, artists, photographers and designers. Students will get feedback on their portfolios and learn more about the creative industry and you will get a real inside look at the talent RIT is producing. Sponsored by Career Services and the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.
Each reviewer will meet with students, one-on-one for about 10 minutes.You will only be expected to represent your area of expertise.
Here is a quick list of the type of student you may meet with:
3D Design, Advertising and Public Relations, Animation, Art and Illustration, Crafts, Film, Game Design and Development, Graphic Design/Visual Media, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Motion Picture Science, Media Sciences/Print Media, New Media Design, New Media Interactive Development, Photography/Visual Media, Game Design, and more.
Some of you are also interested in scouting talent. There will be seniors, juniors and sophomores present at the event and if you are looking for co-ops (interns) or full time hires feel free to pursue them—even though this is not a job fair. New this year is a reception where you can mingle with other participants and invite students that you wish to speak with further. Interview facilities are available the next day, please contact us soon if you are interested in reserving one. It is an opportunity for students to get valuable feedback on their portfolios, learn more about the skills necessary for success in your industry, and what career paths/opportunities are available.
This is not just a job fair—you do not need to have job openings to participate (although many organizations do use this event to source out talent!). We are creating an atmosphere and event that fosters communication between professionals and students. Open to RIT students and alumni only!
Please contact Gretchen Burruto at email@example.com, subject line: "Creative Industry Day Invite" if you would like to receive an invitation to participate this year.
Career Panels 12-2 pm
Individual Reviewers 2-4 pm
Getting that job is inevitably going to come down to a person's work. Give advice to students/alumni on how to showcase their work most effectively to a prospective employer or client.
Company Representatives 2-6 pm
The objective is to provide an informal forum for networking and information exchange between students and industry professionals. It gives students the opportunity to get valuable feedback on their portfolios, learn more about the skills necessary for success in your industry, and what career paths/opportunities are available. This type of interchange will be a beneficial experience for the students, the industry and the instructors.
Students from the School of Design, School of Art, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, School for American Crafts, School of Film and Animation, School of Print Media are invited to participate.
Please limit your time with each student/alum to 10 minutes.
2014 registration now open! Contact Gretchen Burruto at 585.475.2301 with any questions or to be included in the invite.
There is no cost for this event.
Registration will close a week prior to the event.
- Check in begins as early as 10 am, please arrive by 1:45pm at the latest. RIT Gordon Field House.
- Lunch buffet and drinks will be served from 11:00 – 2:00 in the adjacent Campus Center rooms. Only water is allowed on field house floor.
- Each company/portfolio reviewer will have a table with their company name, skirting. The tables are 6 ft in length.
- Feel free to bring a company table top display or company product or literature if you are registered for the Industry Day Company area.
- Wireless internet is available. We will try to accomodate all requests for electricity (part of registration) in the Company Rep area.
- Taxis are available at airport. Suggestions: Airport Taxi 235-0508, Marketplace Taxi 647-9970, Checker 325-2460. We are about a 20 minute ride from the airport.
If you ship materials, please use the following address:
RIT Creative Industry Day/ COMPANY NAME
Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services
335 John Street
Rochester, NY 14623
ATTN: David Travaglini
Shipped materials arriving before "RIT Creative Industry Day" will be delivered to your booth prior to the start of the event. Please DO NOT send packages to the Gordon Field House.
For any items you wish to have shipped back to you after the event, please have return shipping labels filled out and ready to place on all return packages. These items will be shipped out the morning after the event, provided all necessary information is included on the shipping label.
If you are sending a messenger service to retrieve your booth/display, you may direct them to:
Rochester Institute of Technology
Gordon Field House
149 Lomb Memorial Dr.
Rochester, NY 14623
When you arrive on campus for RIT Creative Industry Day, please follow the signs to Parking Lot D which is directly in front of the Gordon Field House.
Here are hotel accomodations you may want to look into.
The 2014 Student Portfolio Portal: http://creativity.cias.rit.edu/. Check back often as more and more work from our students will be adding their work prior to the event. Access portfolios and resumes from New Media Designers, New Media Developers, Graphic Designers, 3D Designers, Photographers, Illustrators, Industrial Designers, Interior Designers, Illustrators, Animators, Film, Game Design and Developers, Fine Artists and Craftspersons.