Virtual Career Series for Creatives


A new virtual career series where you will pick up tips and strategies to help you adapt and prepare for future opportunities. College of Art and Design faculty, alumni, career services coordinators, and creative industry experts come together to offer students and alumni advice, feedback, and insider knowledge. This program is for College of Art and Design students, recent graduates, and alumni. Check back for more details!

(Interpreting Services: Unless otherwise noted, students are responsible for requesting interpreting services. To submit requests go to

Zoom Career Conversations

“Developing and Improving my Portfolio” 
Tuesday, June 16th 4 - 5pm:
link to recording

Chris Petescia, Kessel Run Ventures, Business Owner. RIT Alumnus.
Melissa Warp, RIT Professor, School of Design
Keith Watson, Xerox - Senior Manager User Experience Group. RIT Alumnus

  • Selecting work
  • importance of storytelling and grammar
  • re-working past projects
  • how to publish and publicize it

“Networking, Personal Brand and Social Media - Making Meaningful and Useful Connections and How to Shine Online”
Tuesday, June 23, 4 - 5pm

Lara Cardoso Goulart, RIT alumna, Industrial Design -Visiting Lecturer
Mitch Goldstein, Professor Graphic Design, RIT
Ruba Tadros, RIT alumna, Creative Director, Monolith Design Collective
Ricardo Figueroa,  Motion Picture Program Chair, RIT
Mary Golden, Program Chair Interior Design, RIT

  • Hidden LinkedIn Tools, how to set up a searchable profile, and the best way to ask for and use a connection.
  • Nurturing your network and making it real
  • Getting advice, insight -- Informational interviewing. Now may not be the time to ask for a job but a connection that will pay off later.
  • What platforms are right for me?
  • How do I make myself, and my work, look good
  • How social media can supplement my portfolio and make me a competitive job candidate

“Job Search Strategies - During Usual and Unusual Times”
UPDATE: Rescheduled fall semester. Details TBA

Keli DiRisio  RIT professor Graphic Design, RIT
Josh Owen Co-chair Industrial Design, RIT
Ilana Schwartz  Animator/Director, Graphic Artist at Walt Disney Television, RIT alumna

  • Sources of jobs: public and hidden
  • Researching and targeting companies or agencies
  • Using Social Media to uncover openings – hashtags, keyword searches
  • Importance of follow up

(Interpreting Services: Unless otherwise noted, students are responsible for requesting interpreting services. To submit requests go to

Portfolio Reviews

Portfolio Reviews over four days. Creative industry professionals, alumni, or professor volunteers.
Thursday June 18, Friday June 19, Thursday June 25, Friday June 26

HOW? Login to Handshake > Jobs > on campus interviews (we all know this is not an on-campus interview but Handshake is handy for signing up for times with a specific person). Select the reviewer’s schedule and day you are interested in > click on that link > select an open time slot. After you sign up, look for an email with the Zoom link.

One-on-one Appointments with Career Services

Available all summer!

Meet with your career services coordinator to improve your resume, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles. Develop personal job search strategies, and more. All services and resources remain available to alumni. All year levels. Make an appointment via Handshake or by contacting contacting your career services coordinator directly to set up a Zoom meeting or call. Visit our Staff Directory for contact information.

RIT Portfolio Partners LinkedIn Group

A group of RIT College of Art and Design students, faculty, alumni, and career services coordinators dedicated to helping each other elevate their personal portfolios/reels. Submit a request to join today!