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Alumni Career Programs and Events



  Spring Career Events


Alumni 21-Day Career Challenge: Get Your Career in Gear!

Are you happy with your current job situation? Are you satisfied with your career success? If not, we invite you to challenge yourself to move forward towards the career and the job you want!  Our Alumni 21-Day Career Challenge will provide information, resources, guidance and support for your job search.  Review our daily tips focused on a key area of career or job search management, including quick tips that can add up to a big change. By doing a little every day, you’ll build your career confidence and increase your motivation.  All information archived here.

Topics include:

  • Overview of our office alumni services & programs, including our Handshake 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, including the importance of storytelling
  • How to determine and overcome potential obstacles
  • Emotional aspects and frustrations of a job search
  • Opportunities to connect with your Career Services coordinator for individualized advisement related to your targeted field

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

  • Daily emails introducing the topics and offering quick tips for advancing in each area
  • Supporting materials, examples, and suggested assignments

Take control of your career, strengthen your focus, and equip yourself with the tools and techniques for a successful job search – one day at a time.
Access all program information and resources here.

Career Webinars

Branded for Success, Personal branding guru Tom Peters said that “we are CEOs of our own companies: Me Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be the head marketer for the brand called You.” With increased competition in today’s job market, it’s necessary to differentiate yourself from the competition, and demonstrate your promise of value. Join us for tips on creating a brand that effectively sets you apart and sells you to prospective employers.  Recording  /  Transcript

Interviewing Success,  It’s often said that it’s not the candidate who is best qualified for the position, but the candidate who interviews the best, who gets the job. Improve your interviewing skills and gain confidence with our success tips. Topics include interview preparation, determining and selling your value proposition to prospective employers, types of interviews, and how to respond to tough questions.   Recording  /  Transcript


 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 Handshake job listing system.  Recording    Transcript
  • 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   Transcript
  • Handshake
    Become familiar with and learn how to optimize your experience on our new job and career management system Handshake.   Recording     Transcript
  • 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

The job search process has changed. To help you stay current, we provide an annual slate of on-demand webinars featuring the nation’s top career authors and experts to share tips, tools, and best practices that will help you manage your career and job searches. Join your fellow alumni each month for a talk that can help you build or maintain a successful career strategy.  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):

Webinar:  LinkedIn for the Savvy Executive: Promote your Brand with Authenticity, Tact and Power, with Carol Kaemmerer

Wednesday October 3rd, 8-9pm EST

Carol wrote the book LinkedIn for the Savvy Executive to help business executives fully exploit LinkedIn’s authenticity, tact, and power. You will learn the:

1.   Importance of this essential social media platform to be found and advance your career
2.   How to control the way you present yourself, and the way others view you
3.   How to use LinkedIn as an efficient relationship-building tool. She calls it networking the easy way

You will also learn how to use LinkedIn as a vehicle for expressing your thought leadership and building your own authentic brand as a leader while contributing to your company's brand equity. You will walk away from this event learning how to use LinkedIn to power your career.

Listen live or access webinar recording at any time.

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Webinar:  Badass Your Brand and Get Recognized for Your Next Job, with Pia Silva

Wednesday, November 7th, 8-9pm EST

The job search process has changed more dramatically than anyone had expected.  Employers have had to adapt to sorting through an avalanche of resume—the result of effortless posting tools and systems and job seekers are finding it’s more important than ever to get recognized as a thought leader and recommended for jobs and opportunities.
Pia saw this coming early on and will present a formula, a step by step process where you can build a sustainable online brand strategy that will have your next job opportunity coming your way with no effort on your part. It’s never been easier to capitalize on the knowledge and expertise you already have, and with a few simple steps, you can start making more doing what you love like the Badass that you are. Whether you are still employed, and dream of being your own boss, or you’re self-employed but have always struggled to find clients, Badass Your Brand is the quickest way to start attracting high paying clients and building a reputation that will afford you the freedom of lifestyle that you want— without the startup costs.

Listen live or access webinar recording at any time.

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Webinar:  Fired or Laid Off: How to manage your career in the age of job uncertainty, with Dr. Nancy Koury King

Wednesday November 14th, 8-9pm EST

Job uncertainty is the new normal. Over twenty-one million people involuntarily lost their jobs in 2015 alone. Dr. King spent five years traveling the country and interviewing some of these individuals.
If you happen to have lost your job as well, King assures you that you are not alone. If you haven’t already, you have the chance now to prepare yourself for the world of job uncertainty. Her work can provide comfort and support as it explores:
1.   The warning signs leading to job loss
2.   The many different ways a firing can occur
3.   The best action plans you can take for a smooth exit
4.   The emotional and social impacts of job loss
5.   The most effective ways to recover from these bad experiences
6.   The most crucial advice for those embarking on a new job hunt, and
7.   The lessons you can bring to your new position to avoid job loss from happening again.

Learn how to manage this kind of crisis to not only help your career but those around you.

Listen live or access webinar recording at any time.

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Webinar:  Proven Strategies to Working With Headhunters, Advancing Your Career and Reaching Enlightenment, with Mark Jaffe

Wednesday December 5th, 8-9pm EST

You don’t have to do all the work on your own to land your next job.  You could connect with and engage a recruiter to help you not only land a job but the right -NEXT – job that will keep you moving down your planned career path.  Mark will share exclusive strategies that will help you stay the course in launching and leading a successful career while at the same time learn:

1.   What a headhunter looks for in a candidate?
2.   How to get recruiters to notice you!
3.   What to do when the headhunter calls
In the next two decades, experts predict our jobs and career opportunities will change rapidly.  There is no sense in you having to walk this pathway on your own.

Listen live or access webinar recording at any time.
Register here -


Webinar:  Moving Forward in Mid-Career: A Guide to Rebuilding Your Career after Being Fired or Laid Off, with John Weiss

Wednesday December 12th, 8-9pm EST

Losing a job is one of the most devastating events one can experience. For trauma, it ranks up there with divorce, loss of a loved one, or permanent personal injury, and it happens more often that one would think. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 50,000 workers are fired or laid off each day. That is over 18,000,000 workers each year. Moving Forward in Mid-Career is a guide for workers who have been fired or laid off and are in the process of rebuilding not only their careers, but also their personal identities independent of a job title. John will share strategies:

- To address challenges that are unique to the mid-career job seekers, such as perceptions of overqualification and the need to keep with advances in technology

- To provide support and encouragement for workers who are in the process of rebuilding their careers as individual contributors, as employees of small businesses or large corporations, or as founders/owners of a new business.

- To provide job hunting rules for workers reentering the workplace.

Listen live or access webinar recording at any time.
Register here -



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.
  • 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 Handshake (account needed) or by emailing Kris Stehler (

Handshake RSVP instructions: Login toHandshake/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 (