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Students - Be Prepared! Recruiting Day

Friday, March 17, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rhode Island Convention Center, 5th floor, Ballrooms
Open to Students Pre-selected and Scheduled for Interviews


The Recruiting Day event is for employers that would like to conduct formal interviews with selected students. The open positions they have will be posted in ArtWorks by February 1st. Students will be notified about these postings and encouraged to apply.


The deadline for applications is TBD.


Students who are selected for interviews will be notified by companies directly by February 29th and scheduled for an interview time during the Recruiting Day.


Companies/Organizations that will be participating in the Recruiting Day can be found here and those with postings in ArtWorks are indicated with a AW* and job ID #s below the company name. Postings for these companies are being added to ArtWorks daily. Check often for opportunities!



Application Process for Interviews 

Students should view the internship and job openings posted by companies that are participating in the Recruiting Day in ArtWorks. Login, click the purple "View Posts" button and search by Organization Name.


Please follow the instructions in the "How to Apply" section of the company's job or internship posting and apply by TBD to be considered for an interview.


Companies will notify students directly about their interest in interviewing them by February 29th and coordinate the interview schedule with students.


IMPORTANT: If you have class at the time of your interview, you must speak with your faculty member and request time away from class to participate. Speak with your faculty in advance to avoid any difficulty and an unexcused absence from class.



What to Bring to Your Interview


  • RISD ID (required)

  • Resume

  • Your complete portfolio and/or sketchbook, actual samples and formats

  • Business Card (optional)

  • Portfolio Sample (optional)

  • Other Creative Leave Behinds (optional)


Dress for Success

It is better to err on the side of formality than informality for interviews. Professionalism in personal appearance is a strong complement to the quality of your work.



Prepare for the Interview

Congratulations!  The effort you put into applying for the position has resulted in the chance for an interview and puts you one step closer to being hired for the internship or job.  Be prepared for the interview and make the most of the chance you’ll have to showcase your creative work and to communicate your strengths and unique talents. This is also a chance for you to gain a deeper understanding of the company and the position so that you can evaluate how they fit with your interests and goals.


Refer to the RISD Career Center interviewing guide for helpful tips and advice on typical interview questions, appropriate questions you can ask in the interview, thank you notes, follow-up and more. You can also meet with a career advisor to prepare for the experience.

Suggestions on How to Prepare for Portfolio Reviews will also help you get ready for your interview.


Use the RISD Career Center online appointment scheduler to set up an advising appointment. We’re happy to help you get ready!



What to Expect at the Recruiting Day


  • All interviews will be held at the RI Convention Center, 5th floor.

  • Arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled interview. DON’T BE LATE!

  • Stop at the Student Check-in table, present your RISD Student ID. Staff members will be on hand to answer your questions and direct you to your interview and/or waiting area.

  • Interviews generally start and end on time so you can plan your day accordingly.




If you are running late and/or need to cancel the interview, contact the RISD Career Center immediately by phone at: 401-454-6614 or via email at:


There is no guarantee that if you are late that you will still be able to interview. If you miss the interview, you must send a note of apology to the interviewer. The Career Center will send your message to the interviewer. Being late for an interview or missing a scheduled interview appointment is a poor reflection on you and can make a negative impression on the interviewer. Plan ahead so you can avoid these situations.


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