- Recommended Web Resources (free access for RIT students and alumni)
- Sites by Major/College
- Housing Sites
- RIT The Wallace Center
- Rotational Leadership Programs
RIT's career platform (for students and alumni) with more jobs, more employers, more engagement, and a more personalized experience
- Easily find the best jobs and co-ops/internships
- Simple but powerful search tools and alerts help you find the best fit from more than 500,000 jobs and internships posted by 120,000 companies, non-profits and government organizations.
- Show off your best self to employers
- Quickly build out a rich profile that helps you stand out when employers search for students. Use our tips and examples to make it easy.
- The most personalized experience
- Handshake continually personalizes our career recommendations based on your interests and connections, helping you discover exciting new opportunities.
- Handshake helps over 120,000 top employers easily find, recruit and hire the best college talent across the country.
For more information about Handshake -- specifically for RIT students/alumni visit the Handshake page of our site.
We subscribe to a number of resources that will help you with different aspects of your job search. Below is a short description and where you can access them:
Chegg has recently acquired the biggest internship provider around (Internships.com) to assemble one of the largest databases of internships and entry level jobs in the space. Students can access and match themselves to over 100,000+ internships from some of the top companies in the world. Packed with custom tools such as resume builder, application tracker and even a "Internship Predictor", we make finding a dream internship simpler than ever before.
Unlimited Glassdoor access for RIT students and alumni! This link will provide RIT students access to career overview pages, and a pre-filtered job search so that students can search by entry level or internship positions. Glassdoor provides an inside look at salaries, reviews and interview questions posted by employees at over 100,000 organizations. Content includes actual interview questions and reviews for specific employers from previous interview candidates; specific salary, bonus, and commission details; and reviews of the company culture and working conditions. AND job postings!
Glassdoor, the leading jobs and career community, recently revealed Job Explorer, a free visualization search tool that makes it easier for Americans to pinpoint the best job opportunities by city, county and state, and uncover other possible career paths.
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Going Global is the leading provider of both country-specific and USA city-specific career and employment information. Our unlimited access subscription database features 33 Country Career Guides, 43 USA City Career guides, corporate profiles and more than 600,000 internship and job listings within the USA and around the world.
We recommend Interfolio as an option to manage your letters of recommendation as it is a trusted provider of higher education credential management, for a nominal fee. www.interfolio.com/
Here is a resource we recommend. It is called Job Start 101 and includes videos and an accompanying work book. It will take you through modules to help you understand how to build on-the-job skills so you are ready to start you career and avoid common mistakes.
Module 1: How to Establish Your E-brand
Module 2: How to Develop a Professional Persona
Module 3: How to Build Work Relationships
Module 4: How to Manage Your Emotions and Stay Positive
Module 5: How to Solve Problems
Module 6: How to Drive Your Career
It was put together by the Association of Chief Human Resources and Business Roundtable. Check it out. http://www.jobstart101.org/
Career advice from America's leading companies. jobipedia.org is a public service provided by the HR Policy Association to help new entrants into the workforce find jobs. Every answer you read on jobipedia℠ was written by someone from a large employer who actually hires employees for a living. The site was developed by students, interns, entry-level employees, and recruiters who were all frustrated by the volume of inaccurate information on the web by self-proclaimed gurus. http://jobipedia.org/
Leverage the world’s largest professional network to build relationships and connect with opportunity. Use LinkedIn Job Search to harness the power of your network to uncover insights such as whom you know at a company, providing you an edge in your job search.
Search H1B Visa database to find potential employers and then pitch to them directly.
Welcome to your tool for career exploration and job analysis! O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more! https://www.onetonline.org/
This micro-site is all about helping you practice for the psychometric tests employers use. Visit their library below to find out more about all types of tests (Logical, Numerical, Situational Judgement and more). www.practicereasoningtests.com
Get recruited by companies you are perfect for! Using 12 short games, we assess 50 cognitive, emotional, and social traits. The games provide a snapshot of your unique characteristics. We apply data science to your game performance to create a personalized profile. Your profile will be matched to careers and companies where you would most thrive. pymetrics.com/welcome/rochester-institute-of-technology
Use this Career Guide, developed for RIT students and alumni, to get prepared for your job search and career. Pick your copy up from the Office of Career Services in the Bausch & Lomb Center.
Article topics covered in the Career Guide also include: Network Your Way to a Job, Social Networking Websites, What Happens During an Interview?, The Art of Negotiating, Resume Preparation, Sample Resumes, Job Search Correspondence, Choosing Between Job Offers, and much more!
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Vault is the world’s leading source of Career Intelligence. It will make your efforts at researching employers, industries, and career subjects infinitely easier and more efficient. Whether you are just exploring possible career paths or you are ready for your interview, Career Insider can help!
- Downloadable Career Guides
- Employer profiles and rankings
- All discussion boards
- Industry blogs and news covering the latest trends and issues
- Diversity, green programs and leadership development profiles
- Vault's job board, which matches employers and recruiters with top talent (that's you.)
Here are some examples of some of the guides that are available (most are over 100 pages long):
- Hospitality Jobs
- Engineering Jobs
- Internet Services and Security Jobs
- Social Media Jobs
- Computer Hardware Jobs
- Computer Software Jobs
- Media and Entertainment Jobs
- Video Games
- Nonprofit Careers
- Mathematics and Physics Jobs
- Government Jobs
- Politics, Public Policy and Activism Jobs
Jobs and Internships for College Students! Step 1: Students sign up for WayUp (always free!) and fill out their virtual profile. Meanwhile, employers create a profile and post a job (it’s free to post). Employers can be as specific or vague as they want with targeting students, so that only qualified students can see the job listing. Step 2: If the job is approved, qualified students will be notified, and the matching can begin. Students can apply to the job (often through just one click, like a Common App but for job applications), and businesses can also search through our student database and invite specific students to apply. Step 3: It’s a match made in heaven! (Well, actually, it’s made on wayup.com...) Employers will get the applicant’s full contact information, and can then contact the student directly to interview or hire. www.wayup.com
WowJobs provides the largest online job search in Canada. Our software pulls from 6000 sources and finds internship and full-time jobs specifically in Canada not other sites can. http://emplois.wowjobs.ca
Online Resource Lists
These lists of job sites and professional associations have been compiled by our career services coordinators by major/interest areas use this list to add sites and online resources to your job search arsenal or to help with your career development.
- Advertising/Public Relations
- Art, Design & Crafts
- Criminal Justice
- Engineering Technology
- Liberal Arts
- Math and Statistics
- Photography, Film, Animation, Motion Picture
- Print Media
- Public Policy
- Social Work
Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone.
EHS www.studenthousing.org is a not-for-profit organization that provides safe and convenient housing for students and interns in New York City.
Great housing options for students doing an internship/co-op in NYC area. We offer furnished apartments and residence style rooms to interns living in the city for a semester or a summer. Locations in Midtown, Manhattan and Brooklyn Heights.
Use Padmapper as a tool to help you locate housing. Type in your location to see housing options…
- It's a free site
- Aggregates housing listings on a map from numerous websites sites like Apartments.com, Rentals.com, craigslist, etc.
- Provides a visual representation of housing options available on a googlemap
- You can define your criteria using a slider…such as your rent range, number of bedrooms and baths.
- Can look at all rentals, leases, room shares or narrow by these criteria
- Once you select a red balloon location on the map, to bring up housing details, you can see specific details of the listing including photos (if lister has any), and googlemap street views
- Can also use the "walkscore" tab to determine "walkability" to and from locations
- Can flag a place using a "my list" application.
There is a wealth of resources available through our library -- Check out the list of Company information.
ReferenceUSA is one we think is particularly helpful for company research, by industry, geographic area, and more.
As you finish your degree program, you may be looking for ways to build leadership potential while you gain experience in your field. Leadership development and rotational programs provide you with ongoing mentorship, comprehensive experiences, and directed training across a range of business areas within a company. Companies use these programs to hire graduates and train them through structured programs often rotating through different functional areas of the company. Please visit our Rotational Leadership Program page for more information and a list.