Co-ops & Internships
Finding your Co-op
The prospect of finding a co-op or internship can seem daunting, especially if it’s a required part of your curriculum. Luckily, there are plenty of resources available to you as an RIT student to make it manageable.
The first step many of our students take is to meet with their faculty advisor or department chair. They can help you define your career goals and interests to help you determine which types of positions you should be researching. Faculty advisors also have experience working in various professional fields, so they offer great insight on where to look and how to apply. Required co-ops and internships must be approved for credit by your department chair or faculty advisor.
The Office of Co-op & Career Services offers a variety of resources for students searching for a co-op or internship. The College of Liberal Arts has a dedicated Program Coordinator available to help with the co-op search, editing your resume, and preparing for interviews, as well as to act as a coach in your professional development. You can reach the Program Coordinator, Sharitta Gross, at (585)475-7823 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The office also is home to Job Zone, an online job posting database where organizations with ties to RIT list openings they have available. You can upload your resume directly to the site and create a search agent to receive notification of new job openings that match your profile and apply with the click of a button! The site also posts information on employer on-campus information sessions, interviewing schedules, and special events such as Career Fair and program-specific workshops. For more information, or to check out the site, visit http://www.rit.edu/emcs/oce/. You’ll need your RIT username and password to access it.