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Related Events for Students

Related Events for Students

The Career Center will work with companies, academic departments and student groups to offer events that will take place in advance of the Networking Reception, Design Portfolio Review and Recruiting Day.


Updates will be posted here and shared via RISD email with students and academic departments.


Questions?  Please direct them to the RISD Career Center at or 401-454-6614.


Prep for the Design Portfolio Review

6:30 - 8:00 pm / TBD

This program will help you:

  • Determine which companies are the best match for you based on your interests and portfolio

  • Understand the sign-up process for individual portfolio reviews

  • Identify the best ways to present your work to reviewers

  • Gain tips and advice on how to greet and introduce yourself professionally

  • Make the most of the Networking and Recruiting Day events

  • Give you a chance to ask your specific questions

Register for Prep for the Design Portfolio Review through ArtWorks


Extended Drop-In Hours

9:00 am - 3:00 pm / RISD Career Center, 123 Dyer Street

We've extended drop-in hours to help you prepare for the Design Portfolio Review!


Need a quick look at your resume or cover letter? Want a brief critique of your completed portfolio sample or LinkedIn profile? Seeking advice on how to jump-start your job or internship search? RISD Careers is hosting "drop-ins ", 15-20 minute appointments on a first-come-first-served basis. No appointment or sign up necessary.


Directions to the RISD Career Center at 123 Dyer Street


Lunchtime Panels


A panel featuring RISD Illustration Alums Jen Hom 09/IL, Google Doodler + Sasha Illingsworth 00/IL, Senior Art Director at Little Brown + Co.

ISB Gallery, 1st floor


Presented by the RISD Career Center and Illustration Department


How do illustrators channel their creative abilities as story tellers into the high tech marketplace and publishing world? Join us to hear Jen and Sasha exchange stories about how their passions and interests as RISD students led them to their current creative roles and projects. They'll also discuss key skills and portfolio work that are needed to pursue opportunities in these areas.


Empathic Design

A panel featuring designers from DesignMap, Google UX, Stinner Frameworks, and Yelp


ID Building, 161 South Main Street, 6th floor


Lunch will be provided

Hosted by the RISD IDSA Student Chapter

Sponsored by Yelp

A human centered approach to design that is guided by empathy and consideration of multiple users can lead to remarkable outcomes. Panelists that represent several design markets will talk about their current work, meaningful experiences that have informed their approach to design and advice they have for students about developing a portfolio that can speak to the evolving design market.



Bayard Ewing Building, Room 106


Refreshments provided by RAMSA


Please join RISD graduates Carlos Gamez MAR/13, Taylor Haywood MAR/15, Matthew Solomon BAR/15, and Christopher McIntire BFA/91, Architectural Designers at Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA), as they discuss their career paths from RISD to RAMSA, current projects, and opportunities at the firm.


Carlos, Taylor, Matthew, and Christopher are available to chat after their presentation on Monday, review portfolios, and answer any questions as to how to present your portfolio for consideration at RAMSA.  They are also available to schedule additional interviews for Recruiting Day on March 9th.

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