RIT’s Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services believes in preparing our students from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds to be successful in their career development. Through our diversity recruitment initiatives we strive to assist our students in finding employment, both co-op and full time, with organizations that value diversity.
Our Career Services Office has developed strong relationships with various student organizations related to diversity, as well as many of the administrative departments on campus who work in the area of multi-cultural student support.
We will work closely with you to customize a recruitment strategy that aligns with your diversity objectives.
Diversity Recruitment Services
Our Office will work directly with you to target your recruitment efforts and to plan effective recruiting events for specific groups. We can also provide data on enrollment numbers to assist you with your planning.
Fair Affinity Reception
The evening before each fall Career Fair we host the Affinity Reception. This is a reverse style fair where student groups have tables and employers are invited to interact with them in a less formal setting. This is a great opportunity to meet students before the large Career Fair event.
Electronic resume books are created each fall of the various student organizations. To request a resume book contact Kimberly DeLardge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Group & Organization Connections
One of the most effective ways to reach students directly is to get involved with student groups and organizations. RIT has more than 25 career related organizations including:
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
National Society of Black Engineers
Society of African American Business Students
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers http://people.rit.edu/shpewww/board.html
Society of Women Engineers http://www.rit.edu/kgcoe/swe/
Women in Computing http://women.rit.edu/
Women in Engineering http://www.rit.edu/kgcoe/women/
LinkedIn Group – RIT Career Services Diversity Student Leadership Group
Join this specialized LinkedIn group to connect with students, other employers and career services professionals interested in the area and topic of diversity recruiting.
Diversity Employer Spotlight
If you would like to have your company highlighted on our website in the Diversity Spotlight please send a brief overview of your company, a logo, and why diversity is important to your organization to Kimberly DeLardge at email@example.com. Various employers will be highlighted during the year.
For more information on Diversity Recruiting:
Kimberly Delardge, Assistant Director for AALANA Outreach