Students and Alumni can access webinar recordings covering a wide array of career related topics and testimonials. 

Our annual events have been reimagined as remote experiences for safety and to enhance live audience interactions with realtime Q&A, interactive polling, closed captions and more. Students are encouraged to check their RISD email for weekly announcements in order to get the most out of these live webinars! The archive recordings are available below for a limited time.

Banner photo by Lucas Ian Vasilko 16/PH


Interviewing: In the Hotseat
Recorded on 4/8/2021

Watch RISD students in mock interviews with actual employers! Featuring Isa Larco 21 PT, Alana Cavalcanti 22 IA, Gaylin Bowie of RAMSA, and Alexandra Poterack of the RISD Museum.


Ready Set Freelance
Recorded on 4/20/2021

Get ready for this fast-paced workshop covering every aspect of the wide world of freelancing! Long-time freelancers Ed Shems (91 IL) and Justin Perricone will guide you through the rewards and potential pitfalls of a freelance creative career. 


Fulbright Info Session
Recorded on 4/13/2021

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed Study/Research projects for 9-12 months in over 140 countries. This remarkable opportunity is open to all disciplines and all kinds of creative projects. This webinar includes a tutorial and Q&A.


Prep for the Fine Arts Portfolio Revew
Recorded on 4/14/2021

Be prepared to show your artwork and connect with arts professionals at the Fine Arts Portfolio Review Remote event on April 26 & 27.

Fulbright Info Session
Recorded on 3/3/2021

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed Study/Research projects for 9-12 months in over 140 countries. This remarkable opportunity is open to all disciplines and all kinds of creative projects. This webinar includes a tutorial, fulbright panelists, and Q&A.

Jobs & Internships / Find, Target, Apply
Recorded on 2/25/2021

Discover the steps you need to take to get the job or internship you want. Determine who you want to work for, where you want to be, and how to make this happen.

Networking & Building Professional Relationships
Recorded on 2/9/2021

Networking is a vital part of a successful creative career, but often artists and designers are uncertain how to start. In this session, we'll explore key tools like LinkedIn, Instagram, and the new RISD Network platform. 

Creating Your Portfolio & Demo Reel
Recorded on 2/2/2021

Portfolios and demo reels are influential in earning an internship, job, exhibition or freelance work. Learn the ideal methods to curate and present your work.

Career Resources for First Year Students
Recorded on 2/1/2021

At this talk, you will learn how to start exploring career paths, begin developing your professional materials, find internships and professional opportunities, and discover how to connect with alumni and creative professionals.

Grants & Residencies
Recorded on 1/19/2021

Learn about all the steps you need to take in the grant application process. We will explore opportunities, review search directories, and discuss the key components of applications. 

Maharam Info Session
Recorded on 11/12/2020

Receive $5,000 for your summer project and be part of RISD's prestigious Maharam Fellowship! Learn everything you need to know to make a strong and compelling application.

Exploring Artist Residency Opportunities
Recorded on 11/5/2020

Find out how residencies can provide you with time and space for your work or summer internships. Residencies are research and development labs for the arts. Find the one that is the right fit for you!

Visa Options After Optional Practical Training (OPT)
Recorded on 10/20/2020 by OISS

Immigration attorney, Eileen Morrison, presents eligibility details for visas such as the H-1B, O1, EB2, TN and more. 

Prep to Connect
Recorded on 10/14/2020

Learn everything you need to know to meet with companies remotely at Internship Connect Remote on October 28th!

Summer Intern Stories
Recorded on 10/8/2020

Gain valuable insights on how to find and the value of experiential learning from fellow RISD students:
Ilya Iskhakov 21/MLA, Lauren Milan Rausaw 21/FAV and Cassandra Servis 21/IL. 


Career Options in Art + Design
Recorded on 10/7/2020

In this challenging economy, discover how you can find opportunities, network with professionals, and develop career options that align with your interests. Learn how students and alumni apply their skills and creative thinking to numerous fields and markets including art, design, technology, business, healthcare, science, government and more. 

Alumni Relations Webinars

Alumni Relations Webinars

Alumni Relations is providing free recorded webinars that address topics that are just as important to students as they are to alumni. These webinars provide you with valuable information on managing your creative practice, marketing yourself, dealing with finances, handling your taxes and being aware of legal issues.

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