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  Own The Room for Executive Presence - Monday, May 8th, 9:00am-5:00pm, RIT Campus Center, Reading Room

This is a unique opportunity to participate in a day-long communication skills development workshop, presented by RIT Alumna Katie Wake, of Own The Room. Learn to present confidently, regardless of the seniority of your audience. Convey authority, poise and gravitas while building your personal brand and saying more with fewer words.

Own The Room for Executive Presence
Do you need to make your voice heard when presenting to C-Suite executives? Even the most self-assured speakers can find their confidence lagging when presenting to senior leaders. Own The Room for Executive Presence provides tools to convey gravitas and poise, no matter how intimidating the audience.

The training covers the mindset you need when presenting to the highest-ranking decision-makers; using your voice and body language to convey authority and discourage interruption; powerful storytelling to deliver your message from a 30,000-foot view; and asking strategic questions to drive the conversation.

Key Takeaways
• Learn how to communicate so the most distracted audiences want to listen
• Develop the right mindset for presenting to senior executives successfully
• Build your personal brand
• Increase gravitas through expanded voice modulation, body language and movement with purpose
• Tell powerful, concise stories with clear takeaways -- even when your time is limited
• Manage dialogue: go from communication breakdowns to breakthroughs

There is no cost for this event.  Space is very limited.  Registration required - email Kris Stehler,

About Katie Wake, RIT Alumna, Presenter

About Own The Room
We empower high performance cultures that enable people to actually have fun while doing the best work of their lives.

We're not your usual public speaking training or presentation training course. Our communication skills training workshop experiences take your presentation, public speaking and executive presence to a whole new level. The learning approach is non-traditional, highly interactive and, yes, fun. You’ll learn impactful skills you can apply instantly. It’s definitely not a lecture!

We always work hard to understand the individual and broader organization to create exceptional outcomes. Our coaches are world-class professionals and you’ll see results in minutes, not months.

Performance. Unleashed.

4th Annual Alumni Networking Event
Rochester Area College Alumni, YOU’RE INVITED
Wednesday May 17th, from 6:00-8:00pm, RIT’s University Gallery

Are you in a job search?  Thinking about a career change?  Want to grow your network?  This event is for you!

Connect with fellow alumni from all Rochester area colleges and employer representatives from some of Rochester’s top employers for networking and potential future job contacts. The goal of this event is to provide career advice, tips and suggestions from company participants, and to help you grow your network and make connections for future opportunities. A panel of local recruiters will share insights and advice about job searching and how to put yourself in the best position to succeed, then you’ll have the opportunity to talk with panelists and other alumni participants.  Bonus:  resume drop will be available; bring your resumes to leave with employers.  AND: all attendees will receive a directory with all participant contact information, for follow up and future networking.
In a job search, it’s true that, “It’s not what you know; it’s who you know”; this event will help you do both!

SPACE IS LIMITED; RSVP REQUIRED: For more information or to register, email Njyhalo Pavati at  When registering via email, please include the following: Full Name, College you graduated from, Major, and Graduation Year.  Questions?  Contact Kris Stehler by email or call 475-5468.
If you need interpreting services, please include that request in your RSVP as well.


5:30-6:00 - Sign in and informal networking
6:00-7:00 - Employer panel sharing tips and advice for your job search
7:00-8:00 - Informal networking, all alumni and employer participants

Refreshments will be provided


Paychex                                               Rising

Hoselton Auto Group                          BlueTie

Lenel (UTC)                                        Eagleview

Datto                                                   Bosch Security Systems

Optimax                                                               and more!

  Alumni Virtual Job Search Intensive Program

Offered again by popular demand!  Is your job search stalled?  Or is your search just starting and you’re not sure what to do next?   This 5-week online program will provide information, resources, guidance and support for your job search.  Our structured approach will target the key areas of a job search, and help provide focus, overcome obstacles, and manage a strategic search. All Alumni Job Search Intensive program information and resources are now online here.

Topics include:

  • Overview of our office alumni services & programs, including our Job Zone job listing system
  • Development of targeted marketing materials, including resumes, correspondence, LinkedIn profile, and your all-important personal brand
  • Strategies and resources for conducting a proactive job search
  • Networking, connecting with RIT alumni, and the importance of social media in your search
  • Interviewing strategies
  • How to overcome potential obstacles

This program is completely online, so you can participate around your schedule.  The format will consist of:

  • Weekly emails introducing the topics
  • Mini-webinars providing specific information
  • Supporting materials, examples, and suggested assignments to advance your job search
  • Opportunities to connect with your Career Services coordinator for individualized advisement related to your targeted field

All Alumni Job Search Intensive program information and resources are now online here.


 Career Toolkit – Mini-Webinars on Job Search Topics
Maximize your knowledge with a minimum time commitment!

  • Career Services Orientation
    Learn about the career services and programs available to RIT alumni, including our Job Zone job listing system.  Recording 
  • Unstick Your Career
    Unsure where to go with a career transition?  Get information on self-assessment and career search resources to help move you forward into your next career.  Recording
  • Alumni:  How to Work a Career Fair – at RIT or Anywhere
    Guidelines and tips for approaching recruiters, selling your skills effectively, using resources to plan your strategy and research attending employers, and making connections that will lead to future success.  Recording; Transcript
  • Maximize Your Job Search
    Tips and resources to help you conduct an effective job search.  Recording; Transcript

  Experts Career Speaker Series

Expert speakers share job search and career management advice through webinars; listen live or access the archived recordings at any time.  Visit the website to register and access the webinars -

Here are a few upcoming webinars (see the website for the complete list of upcoming and archived webinars):

How Anyone (Grads Too) Can Land a Job Within 30 Days, Wednesday May 3, 8-9pm, EST.
Whether you’re a college graduate conducting your first job search, an experienced working professional, a returning military vet, or an underemployed or unemployed professional, Todd Palmer’s discussion will share proven ideas to launch and lead a successful job search and career.

Create a Career Plan for Your Job of a Lifetime, Wednesday May 10, 8-9pm, EST.
What’s next for you? You have decided that now’s the time for you to move to your next career chapter. Perhaps, the timing was forced upon you… or maybe you’ve simply decided it’s time for something new. Before you start, you really need to know the key elements for a successful job search.  Join Jane Falter as she teaches you how to prepare and then put your best foot forward when you get a coveted interview.

Cracking the New Job Market, Wednesday June 7, 8-9pm, EST.
Forget everything you think you know about landing a well-paid job—the rules have changed forever. Yes, how to find professional work once seemed clear and unwavering: capture career highlights in a resume, practice answers to standard interview questions, and do lots of face-to-face networking. Unfortunately, that way of doing things is now outdated. It doesn’t matter if you are new grad or an experienced professional you’ll learn insights and strategies in this webinar that will serve you for the rest of your career.  Join William Holland to master these and many other tricks in a new game where the rules aren’t quite as clear-cut as they once were. Winning, after all, means your success as a professional.

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.
  • *NEW - Personalized Career Coaching, with one of our professional community coaches.  This fee-based service is available to all RIT alumni; work one-on-one with a coach to define your career goals and a plan to move you toward career success.
  • 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 (