welcome ALUMNI

• Starting out? Making a career change? We’re here to help.
• Achieve your goals with our extensive array of resources.
• Build your knowledge; explore fields; network with fellow alumni.
• Showcase your work at RISD Portfolios and gain more exposure.


career planning for alumni

• Use this checklist to evaluate where you’re at and your next steps.
• Develop an effective set of career tools & strategies.

Career Planning for Alumni - Checklist


ArtWorks – risd’s exclusive job board

• Access a broad range of jobs and opportunities, updated daily.
• Create a profile that links to your resume, website & portfolio.
• Need to fill an opportunity? Post it to ArtWorks & hire RISD talent!

ArtWorks – RISD’s Exclusive Job Board


RISD Portfolios – talent showcase

• Upload your work & be seen by the RISD community & the world.
• Have a website? Link it to RISD Portfolios & gain more exposure.

RISD Portfolios - Our Exclusive Showcase of RISD Talent


alumni connections

• RISD alumni provide a powerful network in your career development.
• There are numerous sources & ways you can connect with alumni.

Connecting with RISD Alumni – Overview

Alumni Resources

RISD Working Brochure - 40 Profiles of RISD Rock Stars


RISD Careers @ LinkedIn

• Largest RISD alumni & student group has 6,500+ members!
• Exceptional opportunity to build your professional network.

RISD Careers @ LinkedIn – Overview


RISD Careers @ Facebook

• ‘Like’ our FB page and effortlessly see valuable career resources.
• Daily postings of jobs, opportunities, career advice, programs & more.

RISD Careers @ Facebook - Link


career programs

• Over 30 career programs & events offered every academic year.
• Most programs are open to alumni except for Portfolio Reviews.
• Refine your skills and knowledge for jobs and opportunities.

Career Programs - Overview & Registration


grant & residency resources

• Explore numerous resources to support your creative work.
• RISD is one of the top Fulbright producing colleges in the country.

Grant Resources - Overview

Residency Resources - Overview

Fulbright Award Program – Overview & RISD Support


entrepreneur resources

• Entrepreneurial spirit is inherent to RISD alumni.
• Be informed of entrepreneurial opportunities through these resources.
• RISD Mindshare event is part TED Conference, part bootcamp.

Entrepreneur Resources – Overview

RISD Entrepreneur Mindshare - Event


career library @ Delicious

• RISD's exclusive resource for career research and development.
• 10,000 links to an exceptional range of art & design websites.

Online Career Library - Overview


career advising appointments

• Discuss your goals, aspirations and the next steps in your career.
• Refine your materials - resume, cover letter, portfolio, grant proposal.

Meet with a Career Advisor