The Rhode Island School Of Design has decided to go beyond generic career services by offering recent grads a selection of practical tools from companies like Etsy and Behance.

With all the recent controversial talk over whether or not going to college is a sound investment which will actually yield future employment, many schools have been scrambling to prove that their worth warrants their increasingly high price tags.

The Rhode Island School Of Design has decided to go beyond generic career services by offering recent grads the tools that real-world businesses have already proven effective. Dubbed “artrepreneur kits,” graduating seniors this year will be leaving the school armed with valuable tools and resources like Square, Inc. provided by Squares , which contain activation codes for graduating students to enable credit card payments to be processed anywhere via a small card reader that plugs directly into a mobile phone input jack. In addition, Behance is giving graduates free six-month accounts to Prosite, its newly launched online portfolio site. This simple to use platform offers unlimited hosting and project space, and comes complete an Action Journal for each grad. To help with sending out portfolios and resumes, YouSendIt is providing each RISD graduate with a 2GB account free for three months, followed by a service discount.

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