Creative Industry Days Employer Information

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
Choose your block of time(s): 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 1 p.m.-4 p.m., 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

Virtual Career Panels
7 p.m.-8 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

Why get involved in RIT’s Creative Industry Days?

Creative industry professionals get involved for a variety of reasons. Our employer partners have the opportunity to:

  • Connect with creative and innovative talent at RIT.
  • Actively recruit students and alumni from the College of Art and Design and students in select academic programs in RIT’s Golisano College of Computing and Information Science.
  • Share their expertise, professional career advice, and impart words of wisdom through portfolio critiques and career panels.
  • Promote their company/agency to the next generation of young talent.

Virtual 1:1 Portfolio Reviews

Volunteer to participate in 15-minute virtual one-on-one portfolio reviews in order to provide feedback, network, and/or recruit with RIT’s top creative talent on Monday, February 27, Tuesday, February 28, and/or Wednesday, March 1, between 9 a.m.-6 p.m. each day. Choose your block of time(s): 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 1 p.m.-4 p.m., 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Creative industry employers are welcome to volunteer their time on any or all of the designated days and times.


Registration for the spring 2023 Virtual 1:1 Portfolio Reviews is now closed. 

Register through RIT Career Connect. Follow the steps below:

  • Log into your RIT Career Connect account. If you do not have a Career Connect account, please contact Gretchen Burruto at or 585-475-5462 to set up your account.
  • On the left-hand navigation, select "Events" and then select "Information Sessions"
  • Select the orange button "Request Information Session"
  • Under Information Session Type, select "Creative Industry Days"
  • Choose the day and blocks of time(s) you wish to participate. Then, complete the required fields notated with a red asterisk.

A few things to note:

  1. We welcome participants to sign up to hold portfolio reviews on multiple days. To do so, you must submit a request separately for each day.
  2. Please have the URL or link to the virtual platform you wish to use ready when registering to participate.
  3. If you are registering members of your team, please request days and times separately for each representative. Our office will add the representative information and create a new contact for them in RIT Career Connect.
  4. Career Services will match your area(s) of expertise to students with associated majors so you will be reviewing portfolios that match.
  5. In the description field, if you are actively recruiting, it is recommended to list the roles you are recruiting for and even better post your job descriptions or send them to us to post.
  6. A final schedule of the students, their majors, and emails will be sent to you before your portfolio review is scheduled.

Please contact if you have any questions regarding registering for this event.

In-person Career Fair for Creatives

This event is an excellent opportunity for creative industry employers who are actively seeking to fill co-op/internship and full-time job positions to meet with the talent they seek! This specialized fair will be held on Thursday, March 2, from 1-5 p.m. in Gene Polisseni Center.


Registration for the spring 2023 Career Fair for Creatives is now closed. Please contact for questions regarding Creative Industry Days. 


The registration fee is $275 for the fair and includes two representatives, a six-foot table, parking, and lunch for attending representatives. Additional representatives are $25 per person.

Health and Safety

Visit the RIT Ready website for up-to-date health and safety information.

Event Schedule

11 a.m.−12 p.m.
Booth Set-up

12−1 p.m.

1−5 p.m.
In-person Career Fair for Creatives

Post a Job. Then choose if you want our assistance in managing your Interview Schedule. 
You can post your job directly in Career Connect. An account may have already been created for our employer partners. To check if an account exists, select Forgot Password and enter a username (email address) to receive a reset password link. If an employer partner does not have an account set up, select Sign Up to create a profile and begin posting jobs. 

Credit Card

We accept American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover only. A link for your payment will be provided once your registration is confirmed.
RIT Federal ID #   16-0743140
RIT Tax Exempt # EX-119421

  • If a company cancels their Career Fair Registration 30 days or more before the event, their credit card will be reimbursed through the Nelnet system. 
  • If cancellation requests are received within 30 days or less of the event, fees will not be refunded.

Parking for the Gene Polisseni Center will be at U Lot. Parking passes will be sent prior to the event via email. A campus map is available at

Access to the Creative Industry Days Portfolio Site and Resume Book will remain available for recruiting talent from RIT.

Please provide feedback about your experience with our virtual event. Surveys will be sent out to participants.

Please reach out to the account manager assigned to your company or contact our office at if you have any questions regarding this event.

Virtual Career Panels

Indicate your interest in being a creative industry expert on one of three panels by emailing us at with "CID panel volunteer" in the subject field. Limited spaces are available.

Monday, February 27

7-8 p.m. EST
Promoting Yourself and Your Work

Our panel of experts will provide tips for being memorable and suggest how best to showcase your work to prospective employers and clients. You will learn how to strengthen your portfolio/reel and polish your image in order to “tell your creative story.”

Tuesday, February 28

7-8 p.m. EST
Becoming Your Own Boss

Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? Would you like to be in charge of your own business? Learn what it takes to be successful on your own as a freelancer or business owner. Find out how to promote your business or services, deal with clients, and navigate the inner workings of being your own boss.

Wednesday, March 1

7-8 p.m. EST
Young Professionals Panel

What is life like after RIT? Hear from recent RIT alumni on how they navigated their path from student to professional. You will learn how best to set yourself up for success and what to expect in the working world.

Student Portfolio Site

In addition to meeting with students, we encourage you to look at what our talented RIT students are creating by visiting the official Student Portfolio Site. Check back as students are continually adding their work. Feel free to reach out to students prior to Creative Industry Days or if you are unable to attend the events this year.