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The Creative Group Offers Additional Career Resources and Support to RISD Students and Alumni

08/07/2013

MENLO PARK, Calif. – The Creative Group (TCG), a specialized staffing service for interactive, design and marketing professionals, today announced it has partnered with Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), to provide RISD students and alumni with additional professional development resources. 

As part of the alliance, TCG will sponsor and participate in RISD student portfolio reviews and regional alumni events. This includes presentations on professional development topics and career coaching from TCG staffing and recruiting professionals. TCG also will provide articles and research on hiring and workplace trends specific to the design industry for RISD’s Career Center. More than 28,000 students and alumni access RISD’s online resources.

“The Creative Group is committed to supporting the professional growth of emerging and working creative professionals,” said Donna Farrugia, executive director of The Creative Group. “We are thrilled to partner with RISD, one of the world’s most prominent design schools, to help the next generation of creative professionals make a smooth transition from academia to the work world and build successful careers.”

Gregory J. Victory, director, RISD Career Center, said, “RISD’s partnership with The Creative Group means we have more resources on the ground to assist our alumni and students in getting the support they need to achieve their goals. TCG understands the value of a RISD education and has already provided value to our students and alumni.”

About The Creative Group

The Creative Group (TCG) specializes in placing a range of highly skilled interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations professionals with a variety of firms on a project and full-time basis. Headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif., the firm has offices in major markets across the United States and Canada. More information, including online job-hunting services, candidate portfolios and TCG’s blog, can be found at creativegroup.com.

About Rhode Island School of Design

Founded in 1877, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) has earned an international reputation as the leading college of art and design in the United States. Recently ranked #1 in Business Insider’s survey of The World’s 25 Best Design Schools, RISD is known for its phenomenal faculty of artists and designers, the breadth of its specialized facilities and its hands-on, studio-based approach to learning – one in which critical thinking informs making works by hand. Through the accomplishments of its 26,000 alumni, the college champions the vital role artists and designers play in satisfying the global demand for innovation. For more information, visit risd.edu or our.risd.edu.


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The façade of the Chace Center, a new multipurpose hub that opened
in 2008, offers an interesting contrast to the historic campus
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