One thing students won't have when they graduate from RIT is a padded resume. It's a win-win for our corporate partners, too. While students graduate with real, paid work experience; companies benefit from innovative students who bring new ideas and energy to a company.
Our co-op program attracts more than 1,900 employers worldwide, giving our students an unbelievable selection of companies, large and small, to consider for co-op positions.
There's no better way for students to apply what they've learned in the classroom than to participate in a cooperative education experience. Not only do students gain insight into their career field, they make contacts with professionals, clarify their career goals, and give themselves an edge over the competition.
In the Hospitality and Tourism Management Department, a strong and engaged base of alumni, also help to facilitate co-op placement of many of our students with the leaders of the hospitality and tourism industry around the world. As a result, our students have been afforded amazing real-world work experiences. Our faculty is also very instrumental in supporting students' co-op searches as most have worked in industry and continue to maintain strong relationships with former employers through consulting and research connections.
For more information on RIT's Cooperative Education, please visit: http://www.rit.edu/emcs/oce/
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