FEATURED:
CareerInsight_WebsiteBanner

Career Insight

Ringling College’s annual Career Insight event brings professional artists and company representatives (including Ringling College alumni) from a variety of backgrounds together on one day to share experiences, creative expertise, and industry insights. 

The event provides an opportunity to network with working professionals from a variety of art and design fields. Invited guests (many of whom are alumni) are available at individual tables to meet with students, review work, assist with career planning, and ease the transition from school to work.

All students are encouraged to attend and alumni, employers, artists, and other professionals are invited to participate as table hosts. The event is held on campus each February and is hosted by Career Services.

Career Insight 2023

Tuesday, February 14, is Professional Day at Ringling College. Career Insight will take place from 10:30 am to 4 pm in the Alfred R. Goldstein Library.

Schedule

10:30 am 
Welcome and Introduction by Dr. Larry Thompson, President, Ringling College of Art and Design

11 am 
Keynote Address by Sidney Clifton, Producer, The Jim Henson Company

12 pm 
Break: Food truck and activities on the back terrace 

1–4 pm
Networking Tables Open, first and second floors and back terrace

 

Keynote Speaker: Sidney Clifton

Emmy-nominated producer Sidney Clifton has more than 20 years of experience as an executive producer, director, and creative executive overseeing animated, mixed-media, and live-action content. She has produced hundreds of hours of episodic and longform content. A partial list is available on her Internet Movie Database (IMDb) webpage.

Clifton currently serves as a producer at The Jim Henson Company and senior consultant with Black Women Animate Studios. In her role as mentor and recruiter, she has been a featured presenter and guest at colleges and universities across North America. She has given commencement addresses at Idyllwild Arts Academy and Ringling College.

Clifton’s passion for developing and supporting the underserved community of writers, artists, storytellers, and creators was the catalyst for launching The Clifton House, a writer’s and artist’s workshop and retreat space at her childhood home in Baltimore, Maryland–the home she shared with her five siblings and parents, educator/activist Fred J. Clifton and National Book Award winning poet and author Lucille Clifton.  

Register to Attend

Students and Alumni

Career Insight provides students and alumni with an opportunity to practice their professional skills and explore career and internship opportunities aligned with their professional interests.

Professionals and Organizations

Career Insight provides an opportunity for professionals to connect with Ringling College’s talented art and design students and alumni.

FAQs

The Career Insight event is presented to Ringling College students and alumni to address practical concerns confronting designers and artists today. This annual event provides an opportunity to network with working professionals from a variety of art and design fields. Invited guests (many of whom are alumni) are available at individual tables to meet with students individually or in a group, review work, assist with career planning, and ease the transition from school to work.

All students (from any major or class year) are encouraged to attend and take advantage of the opportunity. Attendees can stop by and enjoy Career Insight in the moment or come prepared with a resume and digital portfolio.

We’ll begin with a welcome and address from the keynote speaker, followed by a lunch break with food vendors (free!). Tables will be set up throughout the first and second floors of the library, as well as on the back terrace, hosted by companies, professionals, and alumni. They are there to help you practice your professional skills when you make your introductions, listen to discussions, and create important connections for your future. Some of these table hosts may have jobs or internships available or know someone who does. Enjoy some fun, new components this year: Have a professional photo taken for your LinkedIn profile at the photobooth; win prizes and get a t-shirt; de-stress with activities from Health Services and Rec and Wellness.

We would love for you to stop by the event regardless, but we know some folks would prefer to prepare in advance.

Here are a few pointers for the event so you make a great first impression:

  • Dress and conduct yourself professionally.
  • Prepare some questions ahead of time. Questions can be anything you’re curious about, but here are some conversation starters:
    • What was the process you used to find your first job out of college?
    • What is it like to work at your company?
    • What was the interview process like at your company?
    • Is your company hiring or do you have connections at companies that are?
    • How would you describe a typical day at your company?
  • Ask for contact information, a LinkedIn connection, or a business card so you can say “thank you for your time” after the event
  • Look up the connections you made on LinkedIn and easily request a connection with that “thank you.”

We will have designated rooms for companies and alumni who are unable to attend in person. You can sign up for times to sit in on these zoom sessions.

Career Insight 2022

Check out some images from last years Career Insight:

Staff

 

Director of Library Services

941-359-7582

Claire Powell

Digital Curation and Special Collections Librarian

941-359-7583

Janelle Rebel

Technical Services Librarian   

941-359-7586

Janet Thomas

Instructional Design Librarian

941-309-0038

Claire Powell

Instructional Design Librarian

 

Vacant

Archivist

941-309-4055

Alexandra Vargas-Minor

Library Technician III (Cataloging and Metadata Assistant)   

941-359-7631

Lisa Martinez

Library Technician II (Periodicals and Interlibrary Loan)

 

Vacant

Library Technician III (Circulation Manager)  

941-359-7587

Tim DeForest

Library Technician III (Acquisitions Manager/Office Support)  

941-359-7584

Yolanda Coleman

Library Technician II (Assistant Circulation Manager)  

941-359-7587

Vacant

Assistant Circulation Manager

 

Christina Song

Circulation Assistant 

 

Jean Ferderber

Circulation Assistant Sooyeon Baek

Borrowing

Patron Type # of Items Type of Material Borrowing Time
Student 40 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Faculty and Staff 40 Books 6 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 7 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Trustee, Alumni, Cross College Alliance, and  15 Books 3 weeks
Ringling College LibraryAssociation Members CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
PreCollege 5 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Local Teacher 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Chartwell’s and Follett employees located at Ringling 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
*The video game collection supports the research and teaching of the Game Art & Design program. Video games may not be checked out by Alumni, Ringling College Library Association members or Family members.

Spaces

The Alfred R. Goldstein Library features a wide variety of quiet, group study, and work process spaces. Looking for a quiet study area? Make your way up to the 3rd floor to look for a book in the Research Collection or peruse the new art magazines while relaxing in comfortable seating. When the weather is nice, you can take your coffee from Roberta’s Café on the first floor to one of the four terraces to work outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Looking for meeting space to get together with a group? Check out the group study rooms, which are available on all three floors of the Goldstein Library. The 10 group study rooms are available to students on a first-come first served basis, or available for booking by Ringling College faculty and staff for group and class meetings.

Library Hours

Library Services Hours (when classes are in session):

Sunday: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Holidays and Breaks:
The Library is closed on holidays, as designated by the institution, and typically operates on a Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm schedule during breaks.

Ringling College ID Access Only

Please note a Ringling College ID is required for access, except from 8:30am – 4:30pm from Monday – Friday.

Hours for the Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center:

By appointment only from Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, no drop-ins. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Contact specialcollections@c.ringling.edu to schedule an appointment.

Visit Us

Ringling College of Art + Design
Alfred R. Goldstein Library
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

Download a campus map

Suggest a Purchase: Library Acquisitions Request

We welcome recommendations for new library materials from the Ringling College community. Librarians will consider all requests bearing in mind their appropriateness for the collections and the current budget.
(*=Required Field)

Ask Us

chat loading...
 
Advanced Search

Text us: 941-208-4542
Email us: research@ringling.edu
Call us: (941) 359-7587

Schedule a research consultation

Schedule an appointment with one of our librarians or a research consultant.