Design Portfolio Review FAQ

What is Design Portfolio Review Remote?

Design Portfolio Review Remote 2020 is a new and effective way for employers to share their professional expertise and meet talented RISD students. The event is open to juniors, seniors and graduate level students who will come prepared to present their portfolio and to receive your feedback and insights.

Students sign up on a first come first serve basis for a meeting on your schedule/s. You'll receive your schedule in advance including their resumes and links to their portfolios. After the event, a resume packet with all interested students will be sent to you by Monday, March 21st for future contact. 

What is the schedule? 

For your convenience, the Design Portfolio Review Remote will be hosted over two days. You are welcome to register to attend one or both days and select the hours you’d like to
participate. You'll receive your schedule of student meetings in advance including their
resumes and links to their portfolios.

Schedule for Wednesday and Thursday

5:45pm - 5:55pm ET

Welcome Webinar ​presented by the RISD Career Center Team.

6:00pm - 9:00pm ET

Portfolio review remote meetings begin promptly at 6:00pm ET and run in 15 minute increments with two breaks at 7:00pm and 8:00pm and the last meeting ending at 9:00pm.

Employers are welcome to customize each representative's schedule.

Who should attend?

Designers, creative directors, principals, human resource professionals, and talent acquisition staff/recruiters are welcome to attend. We encourage companies to have multiple staff in attendance to meet with as many students as possible.

If you have RISD alumni on staff, we hope they will attend! Alumni can be excellent advocates for your company and can offer unique insights to students on how they can translate RISD studio work into a strong portfolio in application for your opportunities.

How much does it cost?

$50 flat fee with unlimited representatives and schedules


Why is Zoom the recommended video conferencing platform?

Zoom is the official video conference platform at RISD and used by all students. Employers are also welcome to use a different video conference platform.


Note: A Zoom Pro account with unlimited meeting durations for $15/month is available at

If you have questions, the Career Center is here to assist you! Contact us at:​

How should I manage my student Interviewees?

Preparation and familiarity with your platform will ensure a productive meeting for both parties. The Zoom waiting room feature can prevent incoming students from disrupting your meetings in-progress. And if you have an additional staff member that can serve as receptionist, you may be interested in Zoom breakout rooms

Students are instructed to join their scheduled meeting no more than one minute in advance. You and the student should watch the clock to end your meeting promptly out of respect for your next student interviewee.

Testing your remote meeting with someone outside of your corporate network is strongly advised and we are glad to help! Reach out at to test drive your remote meeting. Any technical issues will disrupt your fast-paced schedule. 

IMPORTANT: The free version of Zoom has a 45-minute limit on all meetings and will not be compatible with this event.

Does RISD support remote internships?

Yes! The following Guidelines for Remote Internships are highly recommended for effective remote internship experiences. These guidelines are based on NACE best practices and were used successfully by over 100 employers who hired RISD students for summer 2020. 


What if I have a problem during the event?

The Career Center will be on call during the event on both evenings from 6 to 9PM EST. Contact or call 401-454-6622 for prompt assistance. 

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