Creative Industry Day

Creative Industry Day is an event for creatives by creatives. This portfolio-based event connects students with creative industry professionals, artists, photographers, designers, and developers.

Students receive feedback on their portfolios and learn more about the creative industry from industry experts who get a chance to give advice, scout for talent, and make connections. The event is sponsored by the RIT Office of Career Services, collaborating with the College of Art and Design, Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, and Alumni Relations.

Creative Industry Day 2021 Career Panel Recordings

An aerial view of students talking to company representatives at a career fair.

Spring 2022

Creative Industry Days

1:1 Portfolio Reviews/Recruiting/Networking
February 28, 2022
March 3, 2022
March 4, 2022
March 16, 2022

Career Event Schedule

February 28

Virtual career talks & panels

More info coming soon...

March 03, 04, 16

Virtual one-on-one portfolio reviews and networking with creative professionals

An RIT students talking to a representative from Microsoft at the career fair.

2021 Career Talks & Panels

Career Talk & Panels Coming Soon

February 2022


Career Talk & Panels Coming Soon

February 2022


Career Talk & Panels Coming Soon

February 2022


Student Info

Prepare your Portfolio

Increase the odds of creative professionals seeing your work and contacting you about future opportunities. Register to have your work included in the official Student Portfolio Site, where your work remains for up to one year. Your work may be reviewed before the event and by professionals who are unable to attend this year’s event. Check out our Portfolio Preparation page if you need to know how to get started. 

Apply to Job Postings and Interviews

Check out RIT Career Connect to search for creative opportunities, and sign up for virtual interview slots if you have been selected for interviews. Use the keywords: CID2021 to filter job postings beginning in January.

Interpreting Services

If you need an interpreter, please request one through (All events will be virtual).

Employer Info


Registration will open in January 2022. 

Do you know someone in the creative industry that should be included in future event invitations? Submit contact info for our follow-up.


Look at what our talented RIT students are creating by visiting the official Student Portfolio Site. Check back in January 2021 as we refresh the site with the latest student work. Feel free to reach out to students prior to the event or if you are unable to attend Creative Industry Day this year.

Post a Job. Then choose if you want our assistance in managing your Interview Schedule. 
You can post your job directly in Career Connect powered by Symplicity. An account may have already been created for our employer partners. To check if an account exists, select Forgot Password and enter a username (email address) to receive a reset password link. If an employer partner does not have an account set up, select Sign Up to create a profile and begin posting jobs. 

Access to the Creative Industry Day Portfolio Site and Resume Book will remain available for recruiting talent from RIT.

Please provide feedback about your experience with our virtual event. Surveys will be sent out to participants.

Alumni Info

Launch your career

Did you know as an RIT alumni, you have full-access to Creative Industry Day? Whether you graduated 4 months ago or 5 years ago, employers are excited to meet RIT Tigers from all years of experience.

2021 Participants

  • Activision
  • Adobe Systems
  • Amazon
  • American Standard
  • Bottomline Technologies
  • Butler/Till
  • BZDesign, Inc.
  • C77 Entertainment
  • CBS
  • CBX, LLC
  • CGI Communications, Inc.
  • ChaseDesign
  • Deloitte
  • Demiurge Studios
  • Dixon Schwabl
  • Epic Games
  • Flynn
  • Forbes Media
  • FSD
  • Greenermind
  • Growler Interactive
  • Harebrained Schemes
  • Helen & Gertrude
  • HookBang
  • Instrument
  • iHeartRadio
  • Iron Design Inc.
  • ITX Corp
  • Optic Sky Productions
  • Jay Advertising Inc.
  • Kin + Carta (Spire Digital)
  • Makeway
  • Microsoft
  • National Public Radio (NPR)
  • NetherRealm Studios
  • Newell Brands
  • Nickelodeon Animation Studio
  • Partners + Napier
  • Pilot Studios
  • Procter & Gamble (P&G)
  • Proletariat Inc.
  • Punchcut
  • Retail Business Services, a proud company of Ahold Delhaize
  • Salt-Studios
  • Signing Animation
  • Simple Tech Innovations
  • Space Telescope Science Institute
  • Sports Illustrated
  • Sprout Studios
  • studio etc.
  • The CSI Group
  • Threespot
  • Total Wine & More
  • Truth Collective
  • TUNING Design Co.
  • Two Bulls
  • Vargas Associates
  • Work & Co
  • Zendesk

By the Numbers


Career Talks & Panels attendance


1:1 portfolio reviews between students and creative industry professionals


Students participated in portfolio reviews


Companies and agencies participated


professionals (more than half RIT alumni)

Contact Us

Feel free to reach out to our office by email or phone


Gretchen Burruto

Associate Director
[email protected]