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

We offer over 30 annual events in both in-person and remote formats. Students are encouraged to check their RISD email for weekly announcements in order to get the most out of these amazing career programs and workshops! The most recent archive recordings of past events are available below for a limited time.

Banner photo by Lucas Ian Vasilko 16 PH


Jobs & Internships / Find, Target, Apply
Recorded on 2/23/2023

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. Brush up on how to effectively use RISD’s job and internship database, Artworks, and have your questions answered about the internship process - paperwork, credits and what to expect from the experience. Go beyond internship and job listings to craft your own opportunity using directories, associations and social networking. Now is the best time to be active in this process!


Prep for Design Portfolio Review Remote 2023
Recorded on 3/3/2023

Get ready for the Design Portfolio Review Remote event which will host an estimated 2,500 remote portfolio reviews taking place over two evenings - March 14th & 15th. Be prepared for the upcoming sign-up process, individual reviews, and future interviews. Learn what should be in your portfolio, how to introduce yourself, what to say about your work, how it should be shown and more. Acquire essential skills to research companies of interest, plan who you want to meet with, and how to follow up.


Resources for 1st Year Undergrad Student
Recorded on 1/30/2023

Be ready for future internships, jobs, exhibitions, awards and more. 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. Whether you know exactly what you want your career to look like or have no idea, this talk will help you get started on the right path. You'll be inspired to take the next steps in exploring the numerous professional paths available to artists and designers!


Fulbright Info Session w/ Fulbrighter Presentations and Q&A
Recorded on 2/28/2023

Interested in a cross-cultural exchange experience in which you can promote mutual understanding between people of the U.S. and people of other countries? 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. During their grants, Fulbrighters meet, work, live with, and learn from the people of the host country. Through thoughtfully designed project activities, research, and artistic practice, Fulbrighters have meaningful engagement in the community and promote mutual understanding. This Information Session will provide you with an overview of the program and the application process, along with motivation to develop your ideas and jump in! We are thrilled that RISD Fulbrighters Jessy Lu ’16 BFA Textiles to Taiwan and Mandy Lee ’22 MFA Glass to the Czech Republic will join us to contribute their insights and share their experiences.



Grants & Residencies Info Session
Recorded on 1/13/2023

Learn about all the steps you need to consider as you pursue grant and residency applications. We will explore opportunities, review search directories, and discuss the key components of applications. Resources and tips will be provided to help you begin your exploration, and you will gain valuable insights and confidence that will motivate you to apply to opportunities. You'll also understand the role of essays, budgets, timelines, references, and more in the process. Come for the information; stay to chat, ask questions, and learn from others’ questions.


Networking and Building Professional Relationships
Recorded on 1/25/2023

Networking is a vital part of a successful creative career, but often artists and designers are uncertain how to start building professional connections. The good news is that networking doesn't have to be scary or intimidating. In this session, we'll explore what networking truly is about. We'll answer questions like: Why is networking valuable? What are the best networking resources available to you? How can you maintain networking connections over time? We'll explore key tools like LinkedIn, Instagram, RISD alumni groups, professional associations, and more! We'll also discuss what to say when you reach out to professionals and how to engage in effective networking conversations.


Creating Portfolio & Demo Reel
Recorded on 1/17/23

Portfolios and demo reels are influential in gaining an internship, job, exhibition or freelance work. Learn the ideal methods to curate and present your work to make a bold first impression and to stand out against the competition. Have you ever wondered what employers, potential clients or fine art organizations want to see? We'll share insights from renowned creatives and recruiters who are seeking RISD talent. Whether you're just starting out or looking for fresh ideas to display your work online or in-person, you will come away from this program with a clear strategy and inspiration.


Ox-Bow Residency Info Session
Recorded on 12/6/2022

The RISD Career Center is excited to have Ox-Bow School of Art's Program Director, Maddie Reyna, present on the opportunities available to RISD students. Learn about a 13-week residency and a 2-week workshop, which are available to two RISD students - junior, senior, or graduate student level. Ox-Bow will detail these programs, including the numerous workshops available for enrollment and the Summer Artist-in-Residency program. The RISD students selected for the residency and the workshop opportunities are able to attend free due to the shared support provided by Ox-Bow and the RISD Career Center.