Creative Industry Days Employer Information

2024 Event Schedule


Virtual Career Panels

Monday, January 22
7-8 p.m. EST
Crafting a Memorable Professional Image

Tuesday, January 23
7-8 p.m. EST
Exploring AI's Impact on Creative Careers


Virtual 1:1 Portfolio Reviews

January 24, 25, and 26
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. Each review is 15 minutes in length.

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 to provide feedback, network, and/or recruit with RIT’s top creative talent. Choose your day(s) and 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 sign up for any or all of the designated days and times.

Register

Registration for the spring 2024 Virtual 1:1 Portfolio Reviews is now open. 

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 ocecid@rit.edu 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.

Alternate sign-up: Google Registration Form. Fill this out and we will add your sign-up to RIT Career Connect platform. You will receive a confirmation email from the system.

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. Check your final schedule of the students, their majors, and email addresses by logging in to your "Info Session" in RIT Career Connect.

Please contact ocecid@rit.edu if you have any questions regarding registering for this event.

Student Portfolio Site and Resume Book

In addition to meeting with students, you can see what our talented RIT students have created on the official Student Portfolio Site. Check back as students are continually adding their work. Feel free to reach out to students before Creative Industry Days or if you are unable to participate in the event this year.

New this year is a Creative Industry Days 2024 Resume Book that will include students who are actively seeking a co-op/internship or will be graduating in May. Students will be submitting their resumes for you to access, check back regularly. Login to RIT Career Connect, a link to Resume Books is on the main page's navigation.