Creative Industry Day

Creative Industry Days is a series of events for creatives by creatives. These visual portfolio-based events connect students with creative industry professionals, artists, photographers, designers, and developers.

Students receive feedback on their portfolios and learn more about the creative industry from industry experts who get a chance to give advice, scout for talent, and make connections. The event, which started in 2006, is sponsored by the RIT Office of Career Services, in collaboration with the College of Art and Design, Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, and Alumni Relations.

1:1 Portfolio Reviews | Recruiting | Networking | Career Panels

By the Numbers


Students attended Career Panels in 2022


1:1 portfolio reviews between students and creative industry professionals in 2022


Students participated in portfolio reviews in 2022


Companies and agencies participated in 2022


Professionals participated (more than half RIT alumni) in 2021

RIT students talking to a representative from Microsoft at the career fair

2023 Event Schedule

February 27, 28, and March 1

1:1 Portfolio Reviews 
Feedback, networking, and/or virtual recruiting
9 a.m.-6 p.m. EST

Virtual Career Panels
7 p.m. EST

March 2
In-Person – Gene Polisseni Center

Career Fair for Creatives
Creative industry professionals actively seeking to fill co-op/internship and full-time job openings have the opportunity to meet with students interested in working in the creative field
1-5 p.m. EST

Virtual Career Panels

Monday, February 27, 2023

7:00-7:30 p.m. EST
Event Kick Off: Topic TBA

7:30-8:30 p.m. EST
Topic and Panelists TBA 

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

7:00-8:00 p.m. EST
Topic and Panelists TBA 

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

7:00-8:00 p.m. EST
Topic and Panelists TBA 

Student Information

Connect with creative industry professionals virtually and in person! This year we are proud to offer virtual 1:1 portfolio reviews and career panels from top industry experts, as well as an in-person specialized career fair just for creatives.

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Employer Information

This year RIT’s Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education is offering both in-person and virtual opportunities for creative industry employers to connect with RIT students and alumni interested in working in the creative field.

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Alumni Information

Did you know RIT alumni have full access to Creative Industry Days? Whether you graduated four months ago or five years ago, employers are excited to meet RIT Tigers from all years of experience.

Past Participants

  • adidas
  • Adobe
  • Aspyr Media, Inc.
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Bottomline Technologies
  • Butler/Till
  • BZDesign, Inc.
  • Cascade Maverik Lacrosse
  • CBX, LLC
  • CGI Digital
  • ChaseDesign
  • CJS Architects
  • CPL
  • creativeplacement
  • Designity
  • Digital Hyve
  • Dixon Schwabl + Company
  • Dots, Inc.
  • DraftKings
  • Enduring Games
  • Epic
  • Flynn
  • Funkitron, Inc.
  • Gannett (The USA Today Network)
  • Greenermind
  • Growler Interactive
  • Havas Helia
  • Helen & Gertrude
  • Hexbug
  • Instrument
  • Iron Galaxy Studios
  • ITX Corp.
  • Jam City Company
  • Kin + Carta
  • Kraemer Design Group, PLC
  • LIXIL Water Technology Americas
  • Magnifi U Inc.
  • MahiGaming
  • Makeway
  • Mattel, Inc.
  • Melissa & Doug
  • MIO
  • Mission Data
  • Netherrealm Studios
  • NewRetirement
  • Ogilvy
  • Orange Sparkle Ball, Inc.
  • Partners + Napier
  • Paychex, Inc.
  • Philips
  • Practis
  • Procter & Gamble (P&G)
  • Proletariat, Inc.
  • Rivet CX
  • Rochester Precision Optics
  • Rockstar Games
  • SandBox Union
  • Savage-Katz Productions, LLC
  • Signing Animation
  • Space Telescope Science Institute
  • Spin Master
  • Synaptech
  • The Article Group
  • The CSI Group
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Thinkingbox
  • Threespot
  • Trusted Media Brands, Inc.
  • Truth Collective
  • Vargas Associates, Inc.
  • Vision On
  • Visual Concepts
  • Vitro
  • WillowTree Apps
  • Work & Co
  • Xerox Corporation
  • Zash Global Media & Entertainment

Contact Us

Questions about the event?
Feel free to reach out to us via our Creative Industry Day: email


Gretchen Burruto

Associate Director