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Alumni Career Programs and Events

Contents 

1 Events

2 Upcoming Webinars

3 Alumni Blog

4 Career Advising

EVENTS

Alumni Career Meet-Up
Tuesday March 18th, 5:30-7pm, location RIT Bausch & Lomb Bldg, Lower Level, Room A190. 
Network with fellow job seekers, RIT Career Services staff and local company recruiters.  Share experiences, make contacts, gain information and resources, and discuss job-related issues and concerns.  Registration required; email kwsoce@rit.edu or register on Job Zone (events)

Tuesday May 13th, 5:30-7pm, location Saunders College of Business, Room 1225. 
Network with fellow job seekers, RIT Career Services staff and local company recruiters.  Share experiences, make contacts, gain information and resources, and discuss job-related issues and concerns.  Registration required; email kwsoce@rit.edu or register on Job Zone (events)

Spring Career Fair
Wednesday February 26th, 11am-4pm, Gordon Field House, all majors, open to RIT students and alumni only, RIT resume or Alumni ID required.  No pre-registration required.  (Interview Day, Thursday February 27th).

Creative Industry Day
Thursday March 13th, 12-6pm, Gordon Field House.
Industry day, career speakers, and portfolio reviews primarily for College of Imaging Arts and Sciences students and alumni. RIT resume or Alumni ID required.  No pre-registration required.

Alumni Career Meet-Up
Tuesday March 18th, 5:30-7pm, location TBD.  Network with fellow job seekers, RIT Career Services staff and local company recruiters.  Share experiences, make contacts, gain information and resources, and discuss job-related issues and concerns.  Registration required; email kwsoce@rit.edu or register on Job Zone (events)

Rochester Area Colleges Alumni Speed Networking
Tuesday April 8th, 5:30-8pm, RIT University Gallery.  Join fellow alumni from all Rochester area colleges and representatives from the Professional Recruiters of Rochester for an evening of targeted networking.  Registration required; email kwsoce@rit.edu or register on Job Zone (events)

Alumni Career Meet-Up
Tuesday May 13th, 5:30-7pm, location TBD.  Network with fellow job seekers, RIT Career Services staff and local company recruiters.  Share experiences, make contacts, gain information and resources, and discuss job-related issues and concerns.  Registration required; email kwsoce@rit.edu or register on Job Zone (events).

 

WEBINARS

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 - http://expertwebinarseries.com/ritalumni/Webinars

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 - http://expertwebinarseries.com/ritalumni/Webinars

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 kwsoce@rit.edu.  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 -
http://expertwebinarseries.com/ritalumni/Webinars

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 kwsoce@rit.edu.  Access the webinar here - Recording; Transcript

Leadership
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 - http://expertwebinarseries.com/ritalumni/Webinars

Put Your Best Foot Forward – Market Yourself with Confidence – Mini-webinar, Tuesday May 6th, 12-12:30pm EST, presented by RIT Career Services staff.  We’ll discuss developing and marketing your unique brand through all channels, and overcoming obstacles including perceived ageism and over-qualification.  Registration required – email kwsoce@rit.edu.  Access the webinar here -  https://connect.rit.edu/alumnicareerprograms/

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!  http://expertwebinarseries.com/ritalumni/Webinars

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 -  http://expertwebinarseries.com/ritalumni/Webinars

 

ALUMNI BLOG

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

 

CAREER ADVISING

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.
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RSVP Registration Processes

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

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 (kwsoce@rit.edu). 

 

 

Contact

Kris Stehler, Assistant Director

Email: kwsoce@rit.edu

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

Hours

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

Directions

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

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Questions?

Contact RIT Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services, 585.475.2301