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Center for Career Services

Career Services for Life.

No matter where you are in your career, we have resources to help. For Ringling students and alumni, we offer training and career preparation services, such as job search strategies, resume reviewing, interview training, and portfolio building. We bring recruiters from the top creative companies around the world to deliver presentations and interview students. Attend career events, ask questions, and get the information you need to make thoughtful choices about your future. 

Want to take a look at part-time or freelance jobs that are currently posted in your field? Ringling College uses College Central Network®, the nation’s leading network for art and design college job seekers, with over 10,000 registered employers posting opportunities for students just like you! So you can see what recruiters and companies are looking for right now.

See Where Our Grads Are Going

Join an intimate community of art and design fanatics, here to support and inspire

The first step to your dream job starts here

Join an intimate community of art and design fanatics, here to support and inspire

Take advantage of our services

We offer so many options to prepare you for life after Ringling!

New Feature - Key Career Questions

Send your questions about any career related issues to CCS by emailing talent@ringling.edu and using the subject Key Career Questions and you will receive a quick response.

Make yourself at home

Access Ringling branded documents and outstanding resources available on your College Central account. Create and upload your resume for on-line review and assistance; Add your best work to the free portfolio section; Search My Schools Jobs where clients who are looking for students and/or alumni from Ringling College post their opportunities!  

Log into College Central Network® (CCN).

Get a sneak peek into what it’s like to work at Disney, Hasbro, Sony, DreamWorks, Hallmark, and nearly 100 other top creative companies through our ongoing series of on-campus recruiter presentations (spoiler alert: it’s pretty cool) .

All Career events are included on your College Central account and Join the Center for Career Services group on Ringling or your Corq App to find out who, what, when and where.

This just so happens to be our specialty. Our experienced staff members are always available to help you on your path to success. That may be an early step, such as navigating the job search and resume prep, or big decisions later down the road, like evaluating job offers and graduate schools. Let’s make a date to discuss your future.

 

In addition to Scheduled appointments, we also have daily “Pop-In” times available on Zoom Monday through Thursday 1:30pm to 4:00pm Sign into the Ringling Portal or your College Central Network® account for Appointment scheduler and Pop-in zoom links.

 

Join us for Food-for-Thought sessions during the lunch hour designed to help you in your job search, enhance your professional skill set, and build a plan for your future. You just bring your lunch, and we’ll provide the rest.

 

Plan your professional day for the exciting CAREER INSIGHT events. From school to careers, Ringling alumni and other professionals provide inspirational talks, networking opportunities, and feedback on your portfolio.

Employers love Ringling College

Our relationship with the school consistently yields great talent for Hallmark’s internships and full-time hires. Ringling is one of our very few go-to schools for college recruiting.

Amy Kligman

Creative Strategist, Hallmark

Ringling’s quality of work and the conceptual development behind it is at a very professional level. The genuine passion for creativity here is at a higher level than any other school that we recruit from.

Ken Maruyama

Executive Director, Sony Picture Imagework

We host around 100 recruiters from the top creative businesses and brands in the world every year to deliver presentations, meet emerging talented artists and designers, and review portfolios. 

Check out ringlingcollegetv.com to hear from our grads!

So, what can you do with an art + design degree?

A better question is, what can’t you do? Explore options for each major below.

Account Manager
Art Center Director
Business Owner
Communications Director
Consumer Insights Manager
Creative Assets Manager
Creative Coordinator
Creative Marketing Strategist
Creative Advertising Coordinator
Design Manager
Design Studio Owner
Digital Campaign Strategist
Film Production Manager
Film Production Assistant
Gallery Owner / Director
Marketing Consultant
Marketing Manager
Media Services Manager
Online Strategy Specialist
Production Manager
Production Coordinator
Project Manager
Social Media Manager

Advertising Designer
App Designer
Art Director
Art Educator
Automotive Graphic Artist
Book Designer / Interactive
Brand Consultant
Brand Development Designer
Campaign Project Strategist
Catalog Designer
Computer Production Artist
Conceptual Designer
Corporate Marketing Designer
Creative Director
Creative Imaging Coordinator
Creative Marketing Director
Creative Services Manager
Communications Director
Design Director – Print Media
Designer Manager
Digital Image Artist
Digital Production Artist
Direct Marketing Designer
Editorial Designer 
Electronic Production Artist
Environmental Designer
Executive Web Producer
Exhibit Planner / Designer
Experience Design Strategist
Freelance Event Designer
Global Brand Manager
Graph Generation Specialist
Graphic Designer
Graphics Marketing Director
Image Design Director
Information Designer
Interactive Production Artist
Interactive Creative Director
Interactive Media Designer
Lead Web Designer
Licensing Production Artist
Logo Designer
Map Designer (Cartographer)
Marketing Artist
Marketing Presentation Artist
Marketing Graphics Director
Marketing Specialist 
Media Production Specialist
Mobile Application Designer
Mobile Web Designer
Motion Graphics Designer
Multimedia Art Director
Multimedia Services Manager
Online Experience Designer
Online Media Designer
Packaging Designer
Photo Art Director / Editor
Point of Purchase Designer
Pre-Press Graphic Designer
Print Media Design Director
Product Art Director
Product Designer / Illustrator
Production Manager
Production Specialist
Project Manager
Promotional Designer
Publications Director
Quality Control Artist
Signage Developer / Designer
Social Media Design Director
Sports Graphic Designer
Streaming Media Artist
Studio Production Manager
Studio Coordinator
Trade Show Booth Designer
Typeface / Font Designer
UI (User Interface) Designer
Video / Film Graphic Designer
Virtual Graphics Designer
Virtual Presentation Artist
Visual Identity Art Director
Wayfinding Designer
Website Art Director
Website Designer / Developer

3D Animator
3D Generalist
3D Modeler
Art Director
Character Animator
Character Designer
Character Rigging Artist
Character Technical Director
Creature Animator/Technical Director
Compositor
Effects Animator
Lighting Artist
Lighting Technical Director
Pre-visualization Artist
Storyboard Artist
Technical Animator
Technical Director
Texture Artist
Visual Development Artist

2D Cartoon Illustrator
Advertising Comp Artist
Advertising Layout Artist
Animation / Illustration Artist
Architectural Illustrator
Art Director
Art Educator
Biomedical Illustrator
Book Cover Illustrator
Botanical Illustrator
Broadcast Illustrator
Character Artist
Character Sketcher
Children’s Book Illustrator
Comic Book Illustrator
Conceptual Artist 
Costume Designer
Costume Supervisor
Creative / Fashion Director
Digital Illustrator 
E-Learning Designer
E-Greeting Card Illustrator
Editorial Cartoonist
Fabric Print Artist
Fashion Illustrator 
Graphic Novel Artist / Writer
Greeting Card Illustrator
Home Textiles Designer
Iconographer (Symbols)

Imaging Specialist
Live Caricature Artist
Logo Designer
Magazine Illustrator
Map Illustrator
Marketing Artist
Marketing Communications
Medical Illustrator
Medical Products Illustrator
Muralist
Music Video Set Painter 
Packaging Illustrator
Pattern Creation Designer
Point-of-Purchase Designer
Pop-Up Card / Book Designer
Portrait Artist
Pre visualization Artist
Product Illustrator 
Textbook Illustrator
Scientific Illustrator
Set Designer – Film & TV
Set Painter – Theater
Signage Developer / Designer
Surface Designer
Storyboard Sketch Artist 
Tattoo Designer
Textile Painter

Author
Acquisitions Editor
Advertising
Assistant Copywriter
Biographer
Blogger
Book Critic
Book Publisher
Columnist
Comic Book Writer
Communications Professor
Copy Editor
Copywriter
Creative Writing Professor
Creativity Coach
Critic
Editor
Fact Checker
Fiction Writer
Freelance writer
Ghostwriter
Grant writer
Graphic Novelist
Greeting Card Writer
Humorist
Journalist
Legacy Writer
Lyricist
Marketing Associate
Medical Writer
Playwright 
Poet
Proof Reader
Public Relations Executive
Publicist
Reporter
Researcher
Screenplay Writer
Script Supervisor
Short Story Writer
Songwriter
Speechwriter
Staff Writer
Story Editor
Teacher
Technical Writer
Travel Writer
TV Writer
Video Game Writer
Writing Coach

2D Animator

3D Animator
Art Director – Broadcast
Art Educator
Audio Visual Specialist
Broadcast Graphic Designer
Commercial Producer
Compositor
Communications Strategist
Creative Director
Design Director, Broadcast
E-Learning Media Developer
Experience  Designer Experience Strategist
Film Titles Animator 
Film Titles Designer
Film Sequence Specialist
Graphic Coordinator 
Graphic Designer
Graphics Editor
Image Design Director
Interface Designer
Interaction Designer 
Interactive Art Director
Interactive Media Designer

Interactive Artist
Mobile Web Designer
Mobile Graphics Animator
Motion Artist
Motion Graphics Designer
Multimedia Designer
On-Air Art Director
On-Air Motion Designer
Online Media Designer
Phone Screen Designer
Production Editor
Production Specialist
Special Effects Designer
Title Sequence Designer
Touch Screen UX Designer
User Experience Lead
User Interface Designer
UX Motion Designer
Video Compressionist
Videographer
Web Graphics Designer
Web Developer
Web Design / Mobile Apps

Attractions Designer

Branded Entertainment

Designer

Customer Experience Designer

Engagement Content Creator

Exhibit Fabricator

Exhibit Designer

Exhibit Content Developer

Experience Design Manager

In-show Graphics Designer

Interactive/digital Project

Manager

Museum Exhibit Designer

Production Show Set Designer

Sets & Scenic Designer

Signage Designer

Themed Entertainment

Creator

Aerial Photographer 

Architectural Photographer
Art Educator
Automotive Photographer
Broadcast Photojournalist
Catalog Photographer
Cinematographer
Color Corrector
Combat Photographer
Continuity Photographer
Cosmetic Retoucher
Creative Coordinator
Digital Asset Manager
Digital Image Archivist
Digital Image Retoucher
Digital Applications Designer
Digital Photo Press Operator
Digital Photo Retoucher 
Digital Press Operator
Digital Photo Lab Director
Director of Photography 
Documentary Producer
Environmental Photographer
Event Photographer
Fashion Photographer
Food Photographer
Gallery Curator - Photo
Home Design Photographer
Image Archives Coordinator
Image Specialist
Imaging Technician
Interior Photographer
Landscape Digital Imager
Location Photographer
Magazine Photographer
Media Production Specialist
Medical Photographer
Multimedia Technician
Museum Photo Curator
Museum Image Archivist
News Photographer
Online Fashion Photographer
Online Blog Photographer
Online Catalog Photographer
Online Magazine Photographer
Online Photo Manager
Photo Sales Manager
Photo/Video Editor
Photo Researcher
Photo Restorer
Photo Studio Manager
Photo Stylist
Photography Archivist
Photography Historian
Photography Scout
Photojournalist
Portrait Photographer
Print Quality Analyst
Promotional Photographer
Real Estate Photographer
Sports Photographer
Stock Photo Provider
Studio Lighting Expert
Surveillance Photographer
Travel Photographer
Visual Stylist
Website Art Director
Website Photographer

Art Director – Feature Films
Assistant Editor 
Assistant Producer
Audio Engineer
Best Boy
Boom Operator
Camera Operator
Casting Director
Chief Lighting Technician
Cinematographer
Concept Artist
Costume Designer
Costume Illustrator
Colorist
Construction Coordinator
Dialogue Editor
Digital Color Specialist
Digital Compositor
Digital Recording Director
Digital Scanning Director
Director of Photography
Executive Producer
Field Supervisor
Film Editor
Film Educator
Film Promoter
Foley Artist
Foreign Film Promoter
Global Film Strategist
Gaffer
Graphic Designer - Films
Grip
Illustrator - Films
Interactive Art Director
Lighting Designer
Lighting Technician
Location Manager
Location Scout
Makeup Artist
Makeup Department Head
Media Director
Media Planner / Buyer
Motion Graphics Designer
Music Editor
Producer
Production Assistant 
Production Manager
Props Production Designer
Scoring Crew
Screenwriter
Script Supervisor
Set Designer
Set Lighting Technician
Sound Effects Editor
Sound Effects Recordist
Sound Re-recording Mixer
Special Effects Director
Steadicam Operator
Storyboard Artist
Title Designer
Visual Effects Artist / Designer
Visual Effects Supervisor

Potential Employers:

Baobab Studios

D3 Creative Studios

Disney Vr

Epic Games

Facebook/oculus Vr

Flight School

Framestore

Google Vr

Hoyt Architects

Insomniac Games

Kite & Lightning

Magic Leap

Ready At Dawn

Rewind Studios

Sharecare

Trick3d

Art Appraiser
Art Collection Administrator
Art Critic
Art Dealer
Art Educator / Professor
Art Historian
Art Investment Advisor
Art Conservationist
Art Therapist
Art Writer
Artist Representative
Artistic Programs Administrator
Arts & Culture Program Director
Arts Grant Writer
Ceramist
Computer Artist
Costume Designer
Cultural Journalist
Director of Public Art
Exhibition Designer
Gallery Owner / Director / Manager
Muralist
Museum Curator / Director / Manager
Fine Artist
Portrait Artist
Printmaker
Sculptor
Set Designer
Textile Artist
Video Artist / Designer
Visual Culture Writer/Critic

Archivist
Art Critic
Art Director
Art Historian
Art History Professor
Arts Journalist
Arts Manager
Communications Executive
Copywriter
Curator
Designer
Filmmaker
Marketing Manager
Researcher
Screenwriter
Social Activist
Studio Artist
Writer

3D Artist – Mobile Games
3D Generalist
3D Modeler
Art Director
Character Modeler
Cinematic Artist
Concept Artist
Environment Artist
Game Designer
Effects Artist
Level Designer
Lighting Artist
Lighting Technical Director
Motion Capture Artist
Technical Director
Texture Artist
Visual Development Artist
Visual Effects Artist
Zbrush Sculptor

The Creative Economy

71% of Americans
are using electronic media to connect with art and design.
600,000
Designers are employed in the U.S.
$25 billion
of trade surplus in the U.S. is accounted for by creative industries.
97 Percent
of U.S. employers say creativity is of increasing importance to them.
$640 billion:
The value of the world's exports of creative goods and services.
400 percent:
The amount that the worldwide video game industry increased.
$200 billion:
Advertising is estimated, as an industry.
4.7 million americans
are employed in the arts and cultural sector.
$1.63 trillion
or 11.1% of U.S. GDP is the value of software, films, TV and audio, visual, and printed media.
$698 billion
is added by creative industries to the nation's economy - about 4.32% of US goods and services.
310,000
are employed by the film and video industry.
$112 billion:
The amount which the Arts and culture industries surpass construction by.

Are you an employer or recruiter and want to hire our students?

Contact Us

We’re happy to answer any questions you may have, just send us an email at the addresses below.

Admissions Questions
(applying, portfolio, transfers, deadlines, events)
admissions@ringling.edu

General Questions
info@ringling.edu

Media Inquiries
(contact, releases, news)

Accessibility Inquiries
communications@ringling.edu

Ringling College of Art + Design

2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895
info@ringling.edu
Phone:(941)351-5100

Office Hours:
M-F 8:30 am – 4:30 pm EST

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A Campus Designed for Creatives

Interlibrary Loan

Attention: Due to ongoing closures from our partner libraries as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be unable to fill most book or book chapter interlibrary loan requests. We will continue to do our best to process article requests in a timely manner depending on availability.

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Staff

Director of Library Services

941-359-7582

Kristina Keogh

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

941-359-7671

Kayla Morrell

Archivist

941-309-4055

Alexandra Vargas-Fournier

Library Technician III (Cataloging and Metadata Assistant)   

941-359-7631

Lisa Martinez

Library Technician II (Periodicals and Interlibrary Loan)

941-359-7630

Katy Brandes

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 (Circulation Assistant)  

941-359-7587

Sean Farrell

Circulation Assistant

 

Vacant

Circulation Assistant

 

Christina Song

Circulation Assistant Arianna Westerfield

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

The library remains closed to all non-Ringling College visitors, including the general public and alumni, until further notice.

Library Services Hours (when classes are in session):

Monday -Thursday: 8 AM – 11 PM
Friday: 8 AM – 7 PM
Saturday: 12 PM – 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM – 11 PM

Holidays and Breaks:
The Library is closed on holidays, as designated by the institution, and typically operates on a Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM schedule during breaks.

Ringling College ID Access Only

Please note a Ringling College ID is required for access.

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

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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.
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