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Creative Industry Day | Employers

RIT is well-known as one of the nation’s premier universities for art, design, film, photography, crafts, game design and web and mobile computing. The innovative programs offered through our College of Imaging Arts and Sciences and College of Computing gives students a panoramic perspective and skill set that can be found nowhere else.

According to Business Insider RIT ranks (#11) in The World's 25 Best Design Schools.

Portfolio Reviews | Networking | Scouting for Talent

Thursday, March 21, 2019

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 you get a chance to give advice, scout for talent and make connections.

This free portfolio-based event, begun in 2006, is sponsored by the RIT Office of Career Services in collaboration with College of Art and Design, B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences and Alumni Relations.

Interested in Actively Recruiting Talent?

  • If you are a Creative Director, Human Resource Professionals, Talent Acquisition Staff/Recruiter or Principal -- this event is for you.
  • There will be seniors, juniors and sophomores present at the event and if you are looking for co-ops (interns) or full time hires feel free to pursue them.
  • Post job descriptions prior to the event in our job database (Handshake).
  • Interview facilities are available the next day, please contact us soon if you are interested in reserving room(s).


Here is a quick list of the type of student you may meet:


Wednesday, March 20th

Optional Company Talks (space is limited).

Thursday, March 21st
Gordon Field House

Optional morning Tours/Activities: TBA

EMPLOYER CHECK IN 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

CAREER PANELS (for students) 11:00 -1:00 pm

Give advice to students/alumni on how to showcase their work most effectively. Actively recruit talent for current or future openings. Make connections.  Please limit your time with each student/alum to 10 minutes.
Company Representatives 1:00 - 6:00 pm
Individual Reviewers 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

RIT ALUMNI RECEPTION 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gordon Field House Reception Room, 2nd Level
Are you an alum that participated in Creative Industry Day? If so, we invite you to join us for a fun, “thank you” event.  Come unwind after a busy day and have a drink on us!
Many thanks to our sponsors: RIT Alumni Relations, RIT Office of Career Services

Friday, March 22nd

Optional On Campus Interviews, Bausch and Lomb Center (contact us to make a reservation)

Student Portfolio Site

Look at the talent RIT is producing -- visit the 2018 Student Portfolio Site. The 2019 Portfolio Site launches after fall semester. Feel free to reach out to students prior to the event or if you are unable to attend Creative Industry Day this year.

RIT also has a Behance RIT Gallery page to scout for talent any time -- visit

Past Participants

After School App, AKQA, AnalogFolk, Antithesis Advertising, BlackBox, Biometrics, Bose, Brault & Barnes Design, B-Reel, BrokenMyth Studios LLC, Buffalo Games Inc, Butler/Till Media, BZDesign, Capital One, Carrot Creative, Catalyst Inc., Central Intelligence Agency, CHESS Mobile Health Inc., Clever Method, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Crowley Webb, DMI, dPost, Fisher-Price, Forbes Media LLC, FSD, GEICO, Global Printing  (Global Thinking), Google, Gupta Media, Hasbro, Helen & Gertrude, Helios Interactive, Instrument, Iron Design Inc, ITX Corp, Livadas Consulting, Luke Copping Photography, ASMP, Makeway, Martino Flynn, Merkel Donohue, Microsoft, Mirror Show Management, Mission Data, MullenLowe, Odopod A Nurun Company, Paley Studios, Paychex, R/GA, RES Exhibit Services LLC, RISING, Staach, Staples, Stink Studios, Taylor Design, Tekton, The Mill, Vargas Associates, Workplace Interiors, Xerox Corporation