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Alumni Career Programs and Events


1 Events

2 Upcoming Webinars

3 Alumni Blog

4 Career Advising


Fall Career Fair 
Wednesday, October 1, 11am-4pm  (Interview Day, Thursday October 2)
Gordon Field House, all majors, open to RIT students and alumni only, RIT resume or Alumni ID required.  No pre-registration required.

RIT RELAUNCH: Take Your Career in a New Direction
Attendance at all sessions is required. Space is limited to 20 people.
Tuesdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28 and November 4, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Bausch & Lomb Center, A190
Are you ready for your next challenge?  Career changers, job seekers and those re-entering the workforce are invited to join a five-part program of self-discovery.  Uncover your career focus and put together a plan to confidently move forward into your next career endeavor. Registration required. For more information and to register, email Kris Stehler at

Wednesday, October 15, 12-1pm
Student Union/Campus Center, Skalny Room
Meet with advisors from our Professional Network, to gain advice and suggestions for standing out in a competitive job market, resources for your search, and career success tips. 

Graduate School Fair
Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 11am-1pm
Meet with representatives from over 70 graduate schools at this event, open to all RIT students and alumni.

RIT Entrepreneurs Conference
Friday, October 24, 8am-5pm
RIT campus
A day of learning how to start a business, with panelists, speakers and workshop sessions.  Open to RIT students, alumni, and Rochester community members.  Sponsored by the RIT Saunders College of Business.  Register online -

Employer Panel & Career Meet-Up
Tuesday November 11, 5:30-7:30pm
Bausch & Lomb Center, A190
Employer panelists share tips and expertise for job search success, followed by networking. Registration required; email or register on Job Zone (Events).


How to Find Your Next Job in One Day

Wednesday October 1, 8:00-9:00pm EST, Rich Gillis. 
Learn how to search for a job with a lot less effort!  Research shows that your chances of getting a job decrease each month you are unemployed.  If the “handwriting is on the wall,” or you are thinking of a job change, pick up proven techniques to not only land a job faster, but to land a job that fits your chosen career path.  Register and access the webinar online here -

Let LinkedIn Market Your Skills & Experience

Wednesday November 5, 8:00-9:00pm EST
You have an opportunity to let LinkedIn work for you 24/7!  Viveka Von Rosen, author of LinkedIn Marketing an Hour a Day, will provide exceptional strategies to help you maximize the free tools LinkedIn provides.  Whether you are looking for a job-- or are simply looking for more business-- you will walk away with strategies you can implement instantly!  Register and access the webinar here -

Master the Art & Science of Interviewing

Wednesday December 3,  8-9pm EST
Studies show the average job seeker will go through 16 interviews before getting a job offer!  Join John Kador, author of 301 Best Questions to ASK on Your Interview, to learn how you can maximize the opportunities you get.  You will walk away with a strategy that gives you more confidence and control of the interview process.  Register and access the webinar here -


Advanced Resumes for Experienced ProfessionalsWebinar
Wednesday, September 17, 12-1:00pm EST
presented by RIT Career Services staff.  Get tips to make your resume stand out from the competition and get the interviews that can lead to a job offer.
Access the webinar here - Recording/ Transcript

Career Services OrientationMini-webinar
Wednesday September 3, 12-12:30pm EST
presented by RIT Career Services staff.  In this mini-webinar you will learn about the services and resources our office can provide alumni job seekers and career changers.  Details will be provided on our website, and networking opportunities, including LinkedIn and the Alumni Online Community. Access the webinar here - Recording / Transcript

The Speed of Trust: THE Career Critical Skill
Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 8-9pm EST, Join Greg Link as he presents: The Speed of Trust – THE Career Critical Skill in a one-hour webinar.  Learn first hand the power of trust that is transforming careers and organizations around the globe .  Best selling author Greg Link  presents the compelling business case for trust and proves the vital relevance of trust in career advancement and organizational competitiveness.

Six Steps for Building a Remarkable Personal Brand
Wednesday, July 30, 12-12:30pm EST.  Recognized executive career strategist and coach Kathleen Pringle will share her six steps to help you build a personal brand that will gain the attention of recruiters and further your career and job search.  Access the webinar here - Recording  / Transcript

RIT Career Services Alumni Orientation
Wednesday June 18th, 12-12:30pm EST, RIT Career Services Staff.  In this mini-webinar you will learn about the services and resources our office can provide alumni job seekers and career changers.  Details will be provided on our website, and networking opportunities, including LinkedIn and the Alumni Online Community.  *If you need real-time captioning, email to reserve*.  Access the webinar here - Recording / Transcript

Selling Yourself in a Job Search
Wednesday June 4th, 8-9pm EST, John Boyd, author of The Illustrated Guide to Selling Yourself.  You need to attend this presentation to learn a process that includes a proven way to present yourself to sell yourself-- without selling yourself! You will learn the right way to present your skills, accomplishments, awards and activities in the most positive framework.  Register and access the webinar here -

Twitter and Your Job Search
Wednesday May 7th, 8-9pm EST, Susan Whitcomb, author of The Twitter Job Search Guide.  Today, you need to have an online presence that includes a complete LinkedIn profile, Facebook page, blog, and knowledge about how to use Twitter for fast breaking, niche job opportunities.  Susan will show you tips, tricks and strategies that will help you not only develop your online presence, but prepare you to find the job you want, faster with less effort!

Wednesday April 2nd, 8-9pm EST, Al Duncan, author of All Fired Up!  You have natural leadership talent you can draw on and use in your personal life as well as in your business career. Join Al to gain a glimpse of how he, despite all odds, discovered his leadership skills and as a result has gone on to help thousands find theirs!  Register and access the webinar here -

LinkedIn 2.0 – Making the Most of LinkedIn and RIT Connections – Mini-webinar
Tuesday March 25th, 5:30-6:00pm EST, presented by RIT Career Services staff.  Our checklist will ensure you’re fully utilizing this powerful networking and job search resource, and maximizing your RIT connections.  Registration required – email  Access the webinar here - Recording; Transcript

Networking Like a Pro
Wednesday March 5th, 8-9pm EST, Ivan Misner.  Dr. Misner will remind us that "people do business with people!” and, according to most studies, 80 percent of us get jobs through our personal networks. That's why this session is so important! Join us as Dr. Misner shares proven tips, strategies, and techniques that will enable you to build a powerful personal network which will help you not only get jobs, but sell more products and services.  Register and access the webinar here -

How to Work a Career Fair for Alumni (at RIT, or Anywhere!) – Mini-webinar
Thursday February 13th,12-12:30pm EST, presented by RIT Career Services staff.  Whether you’ll be attending the RIT Spring Career Fair, local events or professional association conferences, learn tips and techniques for a successful fair experience.  Registration required; email  Access the webinar here -  Recording Transcript

Career Exploration
Wednesday February 5th, 8-9pm EST, Richard Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute.  Richard will remind us of the importance of making career management a part of our everyday activity. It doesn't matter if you are just starting your career, or if you are making a mid-course career change, the ideas and strategies Richard shares will give you a foundation to take your career to the next level.  Register and access the webinar here -


Career Entrepreneurism
Wednesday January 8th, 8-9pm EST, Ben Casnocha, author of The Start Up of You.  Join Ben as he shares the fundamental observations and processes they have observed in the lives of well known successful business people, so that you can effortlessly adopt the same strategies. By employing these proven tactics, you will gain more control of your career and your life.  Register and access the webinar online here -


Alumni Blog – Career and job search articles with tips, suggestions and resources for your search 


• One-on-one advising, individualized to your interests and job search or career transition needs, including marketing materials review (resume, cover letter, portfolio), interviewing skills, job search strategy, and resources for your search.  Schedule an appointment with the Career Services Coordinator for your field, by phone, in person, or Skype.  Call 585-475-2301 to make an appointment.
• Career Counseling for alumni in transition; our counselors can provide assessment testing and review, and provide support for a career change.  Call 585-475-2301 to schedule an appointment with one of our Career Counselors.
• Want a quick overview of our alumni career services?



RSVP Registration Processes

You can RSVP for programs two ways: directly through Job Zone (account needed) or by emailing Kris Stehler, [].

Job Zone RSVP instructions: Login to Job Zone/click on the Events link on the top toolbar/Workshop tab/select title of session/click on the RSVP button.

Interpreting Services

If you require interpreting services email Kris Stehler ( 




Kris Stehler, Assistant Director


Phone: 585.475.5468

Main Office Location

RIT Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services is located on the main floor of the Bausch & Lomb Center (Center. 77), 57 Lomb Memorial Drive


Monday through Thursday, 8am - 5pm
Friday, 8am - 4:30pm


For visitors to the RIT campus, directions to our office are available here: Visitors must stop at Visitor’s Parking booth to obtain a parking pass.

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Contact RIT Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services, 585.475.2301