Events / Professional Programs

The Center for Career Services plans events to enhance curriculum and provide opportunities for students to grow beyond the classroom experience. We work cooperatively with faculty, staff, and students from all departments in developing schedules and presenting appropriate programs, recruiters and topics for the "Food for Thought" Training series.  

We welcome your suggestions and insights for future programing and special speakers.

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Open to all Students!  

Starting Friday, September 11, 2015, plan ahead to join us this fall for 45 minutes at the "FOOD FOR THOUGHT" lunchtime presentations! 

Get on track with your career goals. Come ask questions, network, and enjoy!

Bring your lunch! We'll bring the treats! 

Visit the Food-for-Thought site or login to your College Central homepage for the calendar, speaker information, updates, and more! 

Career Services events are also available on the Ringling College Campus Activities app!

Handouts provided by "Food for Thought" speakers are available for you here. 

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Open to all Students!

Friday, September 11, 2015 

GET IN THE GAME - and win!

Don't miss this engaging, fun, and inspiring event to get YOU "In the Game" with your professional self!

6:30 pm-8:00 pm   

Academic Auditorium
(in the Academic Building - south campus) 

Guest Speaker: Chris Friday -

Chris is an industry leader in curriculum development with GameOn Nation and improvisation. His unique talent for using positive humor to inspire change creates a memorable presentation.

3 Key Objectives of this presentation:

Feel prepared and confident in your interviews

Handle different types of interview questions

Set yourself apart from other applicants


Sarasota Young Professionals  (YPG) is a meaningful networking organization of dedicated, talented young professionals ranging in age from 21-40 in Sarasota County.

Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota  

sARTq: Sarasota's Answer to Contemporary Art

Arts Sarasota

Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy: 


Ringling Museum

The Hermitage and the Greenfield Prize

Photographer, Clyde Butcher and 

Fine Arts Society of Sarasota

MIAMI BASEL: Art Basel Miami Beach is the most important art show in the United States, a cultural and social highlight for the Americas. 


Business Coaching - local (check out your hometown equivalent)

SCC provides 1-to-1 personalized business development coaching services, including access to micro-loans of $15,000 or less to qualified borrowers through our lending partner Manatee Community Federal Credit Union (MCFCU), in Manatee and Sarasota Counties.

SCORE - -  Live your dream. Manasota SCORE can help. You don't have to go it alone... 

The Manasota Chapter of SCORE covers Manatee and Sarasota counties in Florida and has over 60 volunteers locally to assist you with Education and Mentoring on a wide range of business issues.  We are a non-profit resource partner of the Small Business Administration. We are small business experts and have been helping people fulfill their dreams since 1964. Our chapter is part of an organization of over 10,500 volunteers with 389 offices across the nation.

Veteran Fast Launch Initiative - Manasota SCORE and the SCORE Foundation, in partnership with major corporations, is pleased to offer the new "Veteran Fast Launch" initiative which provides mentoring, tools and training to military and their families.

The new program is a package of training scholarships, free software and services combined with SCORE's mentoring program and special SBA loan programs in order to help accelerate the ability of veterans and their families to start and succeed as small business owners.