Get Advice From Our Experienced Advisors

The Career Center team is eager to help all RISD students and alumni through a variety of advising options covering a wide array of professional topics. Whether you are just starting out or you are a seasoned professional, we are a valuable resource in your career development.

We can meet with students and alumni regarding a vast array of career topics, including:

  • developing a resume and portfolio
  • seeking internships and jobs
  • exploring artist opportunities
  • applying for grants and fellowships
  • seeking artist residencies
  • exploring freelancing and entrepreneurship
  • preparing for an interview 
  • evaluating job offers
  • applying to graduate school
  • and many other topics 

Schedule an In-Person or Remote Advising Appointment 

Booking an advising appointment is easy and can be done using the ArtWorks platform. Students and Alumni can use their RISD login to schedule appointments.

Schedule Appointment Via ArtWorks 

Need help with your password? Visit the RISD password service. 

RISD Password Service

Alumni Access Help

You must use your RISD alumni login credentials (username and password) to access ArtWorks.

Do you need to request RISD alumni login credentials? It's easy to request from Advancement Services at the email below:

RISD Advancement Services Contact

Did you forget your password? Go to the RISD Password Service to reset your password.

Password Service


Drop In Advising Hours

Drop Ins are first-come, first-served in-person advising sessions that are available to currently enrolled RISD students during the school year. These sessions are limited to 15 minutes only, and are meant to help students quickly address career questions without needing to book an appointment in advance.

  • Drop Ins are currently IN PERSON only.
  • Example topics include reviewing a resume, questions regarding searching for internships or jobs, or tips for networking with professionals.
  • Drop Ins are only available during specific hours noted in the calendar below (times are Eastern Time). Drop Ins are not available during school breaks.
  • Alumni are NOT eligible for Drop-ins and must schedule a career advising appointment for assistance.
  • Drop In hours are typically Monday and Friday from 9am - 1pm or Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 11am - 1pm.