Creative Industry Day

Creative Industry Day is an event by creatives for creatives. This portfolio-based event creates an atmosphere that fosters communication between students and creative industry professionals, artists, photographers, designers, and developers.

Students get feedback on their portfolios and learn more about the creative industry – and industry folks get a chance to give advice, scout for talent and make connections.The event is sponsored by the RIT Office of Career Services in collaboration with College of Art and Design, Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, and Alumni Relations.

Date and Time

An aerial view of students talking to company representatives at a career fair.

Creative Industry Day

February 25, 2021
1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Virtual Event

Interview Day

Creative Industry Day is followed by an optional Interview Day. Some employers choose to schedule interviews with students and alumni they meet at the event.

Past Participants

  • Adobe
  • AKQA
  • AnalogFolk
  • Antithesis Advertising
  • BlackBox
  • Blue Sky Studios
  • Biometrics
  • Bose
  • Brault & Barnes Design
  • B-Reel
  • BrokenMyth Studios LLC
  • Buffalo Games Inc
  • Butler/Till Media
  • BZDesign
  • Capital One
  • Catalyst Inc.
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • CHESS Mobile Health Inc.
  • Clever Method
  • Crispin Porter + Bogusky
  • Crowley Webb
  • DMI
  • dPost
  • Fisher-Price
  • Forbes Media LLC
  • FSD
  • Global Printing  (Global Thinking)
  • Google
  • Gupta Media & Verylike
  • Hasbro
  • Helen & Gertrude
  • Helios Interactive
  • Instrument
  • Iron Design Inc
  • ITX Corp
  • Livadas Consulting
  • Luke Copping Photography
  • ASMP
  • Makeway
  • Martino Flynn
  • Melissa & Doug
  • Merkel Donohue
  • Microsoft
  • Mirror Show Management
  • Mission Data
  • MullenLowe
  • Optic Sky
  • Paley Studios
  • Paychex
  • R/GA
  • RES Exhibit Services LLC
  • Saatchi & Saatchi
  • Staach
  • Staples
  • Stink Studios
  • Taylor Design
  • Tekton
  • The Mill
  • Vargas Associates
  • Workplace Interiors
  • Xerox Corporation
An RIT students talking to a representative from Microsoft at the career fair.

Career Panels

Spring 2021
Virtual Event

Coming Soon...


Spring 2021
Virtual Event

Coming Soon...


Student Info

Career Fair Plus App

Download this app for free to see what companies are attending, the map of where companies will be in the field house, and favorite the employers you want to talk to! Create your entire game plan for the day in one place. Here is a handy web version for Creative Industry Day 2020.

Prepare your Portfolio

Want to give industry people the chance to preview your work? Register to have your work included in the official Creative Industry Student Portfolio Site.

You may get looked at before the event and also by industry folks who may be unable to attend this year’s event — it is excellent exposure. Check out our Portfolio Preparation page if you need to know how to get started.

Update your Resume

A resume can serve as a great leave-behind and a quick way for the reviewer to remember you. If you need your resume critiqued, contact your Career Services Coordinator in the Office of Career Services. Call 475-2301 if you wish to make an appointment. Don’t wait until the last minute!

Creative Industry Guide

Read through the Essential Guide to Creative Industry Day.


  • Bring your RIT ID

Employer Info


Register for Creative Industry Day through Career Connect. Please do not schedule travel until you have received your confirmation. Registration will close Spring 2021.


There is no cost for this event. Representatives are provided with a complimentary lunch buffet prior to the start of the event.

The event is held in RIT’s Gordon Field House. Most tables will have access to electricity.

Each company/portfolio reviewer will have a table with their company name and skirting. The tables are 6 feet in length. If you wish to bring a tabletop display or a free-standing floor display for behind your table, that is optional.


Look at the talent RIT is producing by visiting the Student Portfolio Site. Feel free to reach out to students prior to the event or if you are unable to attend Creative Industry Day this year.


If you plan to send materials, ship to arrive between February 27th-March 3rd.

Ship to the following address:

RIT Creative Industry Day/COMPANY NAME
Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
335 John Street
Rochester, NY 14623
ATTN: David Travaglini

Shipped materials will be delivered to your table the morning of Creative Industry Day.

DO NOT send packages to the Gordon Field House.

Have return shipping labels filled out and ready to place on all packages you wish to ship back after Creative Industry Day. These items will be shipped out the morning after, provided that 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 Drive
Rochester, NY 14623

Hotel Accommodations

For your convenience, here is a list of hotels that are near RIT.


When you arrive on campus for RIT Creative Industry Day, please follow the signs to D Lot, which is directly in front of the Gordon Field House, or G or H Lots. A campus map is available at

Creative Industry Day Schedule

9 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Employer check-in and set up

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Keynote & Career Panels

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Buffet and Drinks

1 p.m.

Portfolio Reviews Begin

4 p.m.

Individual Reviews End

6 p.m.

Portfolio Reviews End and Tear Down

Leave a copy of your interview schedule with our team before leaving

Interview Day Schedule

Employers are responsible to schedule all of their interviews with students/alumni met on Creative Industry Day. Contact our office to make a reservation.

Alumni Info

Launch your career

Did you know as an RIT alumni, you have full-access to Creative Industry Day? Whether you graduated 4 months ago or 10 years ago, employers are excited to meet RIT Tigers from all years of experience.

Check-in with your RIT ID at registration and network with employers, students, and other alumni.


Let students and alumni know you’re an RIT graduate by wearing a special Tiger Sticker on your name tag

Contact Us

Feel free to reach out to our office by email or phone.

Gretchen Burruto