CAREER COUNSELING & SELECTION/CHANGE OF MAJOR
Career counseling and selection/change of major happens in two different offices at RIT, depending upon the student's needs: University Studies and the Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services.
UNIVERSITY STUDIES PROGRAM
University Studies allows students to explore multiple majors that span across two or more of the RIT colleges, prior to choosing a program of study. Students who enter University Studies, or current RIT students who transfer into University Studies, are academically strong and curious students with interests in a variety of programs at RIT. Students work with an academic advisor to explore their career interests, values, and goals in order to make an informed decision regarding a major at RIT.
University Studies offers students the following benefits:
- The opportunity to explore RIT and its programs in greater detail before selecting a program of study
- A focus on core general education courses that will meet requirements across RIT majors
- Personalized academic advising that also focuses on career exploration and personal development
- A blend of guided and self-discovery exercises designed to develop academic and career objectives
If you would like more information, see contact information below.
|Contact Person:||Ms. Marty Burris, Director|
|Location:||Registrar's Office, Eastman Hall, Room 1202Campus Map|
COOPERATIVE EDUCATION and CAREER SERVICES
The department directly supports the career and employment needs of RIT cooperative education students, graduating students, and alumni. Each academic department has an assigned Program Coordinator who works with undergraduate and graduate students and alumni from that program. The office provides a full array of support services, including one-on-one counseling and advising, job search seminars and in-class instruction, job listings, on-campus interviewing, an employer literature and job search information library, and a reference service. Faculty should feel free to contact the department and their assigned Program Coordinator to learn more about career and employment trends and issues affecting their academic unit. Office services and information are available on-line through the department web site at www.rit.edu/co-op/careers.
Career Counseling at the Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services Office
Career counselors in this office provide support to students in answering the following questions:
- What do I love to do?
- What are my talents?
- What careers match my interests?
- Which major is best for me?
- What can I do with my major?
- How can I make a difference in this world?
The Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services offers administration and interpretation of vocational assessments, which can help generate ideas and suggest occupations that are well-suited for a student's personality and interests.
The Career Resource Center is located in the office reception area and contains occupational and educational information. It is available to all students, even if they are not currently working with an advisor. www.rit.edu/careerresources contains links to:
- Occupational information
- Career self-assessment
- Educational Information
- RIT Program Information
- Graduate School information
|Contact Person:||Dr. Manny Contomanolis, Associate Vice President and Director, Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services|
(585) 475-2301 (General office number)
|Location:||Bausch and Lomb Center, First FloorCampus Map|
Students enrolled at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf are provided similar services by a dedicated department in NTID called the NTID Center on Employment (NCE). NCE is located on the second floor of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Building, Room 2809 and can be reached at 475-6219. Their web site is: www.rit.edu/NTID/coops/jobs.
|Contact Person:||Mr. John Macko, Director, NTID Center on Employment|
|Telephone:||(585) 475-6726 (V/TTY/VP)|
|Location:||NTID, LBJ/ Room 2801Campus Map|