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Employers - Prepare to Attend!

Networking Reception


Wednesday, March 15, 6:00 pm


Fees: No charge to companies/organizations to attend.



Who Should Attend

Designers, creative directors, principals, human resource professionals, and talent acquisition staff/recruiters who are registered to attend the Design Portfolio Review and/or Recruiting Day are welcome to attend the Networking Reception.


We encourage companies to have 1-3 staff in attendance to talk with as many students as possible and to offer multiple points of view regarding your current work and projects and the hiring process.


If you have RISD alumni that work with you, we hope they will attend! Alumni can be strong advocates for your company and can heighten student interest in working with you. Their ability to offer unique insights on how to translate a RISD education into the professional world is an advantage.



What You Should Bring

Please bring business cards and an envelope or folder to gather student resumes, business cards and portfolio samples.



What to Expect at the Event


  • The Networking Reception starts at 6:00 pm.

  • Please arrive any time after 5:30 pm.

  • Stop at the Employer Check-in to let us know that you have arrived.

  • We’ll provide you with a name badge so students can identify you.


The Networking Reception is attended by 100+ students who bring their energy and excitement to meeting with you! They will be prepared to ask questions about your company and possible opportunities for interns and/or entry level designers, and share their resumes, business cards and/or portfolio samples with you. This is also a chance for them to talk with you if they were unable to get on your portfolio review schedule or meet you informally before they have a portfolio review with you the next day.  


High top tables are arranged throughout the reception space so companies and students can circulate and meet casually while enjoying a bite to eat.


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