Spring and Fall Career Fairs
RIT sponsors and promotes a number of career fairs throughout the year. Our two major university-wide career fairs take place fall and spring terms, in the Gordon Field House. They are open to RIT students and alumni only--RIT ID is required for admission. There is no registration fee or pre-registration required for students. Visit the How to Work a Career Fair page to get ready for the event.
Employers are recruiting for co-op and full-time openings. We typically draw over 250 companies and over 3,000 students and alumni to the fairs. The kinds of companies that participate range from small tech firms to Fortune 500 companies.
The Spring and Fall Career Fairs are followed by an Interview Day; scheduled interviews are a result of connections you make with recruiters at the fair. Interview Day also takes place in the Gordon Field House. Over 1,000 interviews are typically conducted on Interview Day.
NOTE: Due to security protocals that are in place at the field house for all events, there will be bag checks prior to entering the field house.
Visit the How to Work a Career Fair page to get ready for the event!
UPCOMING CAREER FAIR Dates:
Fall 2014 Career Fair
Career Fair: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 11am-4pm
Interview Day: Thursday, October 2, 2014
Gordon Field House
Student Affinity Group Reception: September 30, 2014
Spring 2015 Career Fair
Career Fair: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 11am-4pm
Interview Day: Thursday, March 5, 2015
Gordon Field House
Searching Companies and Job Descriptions
To find the list of participating career fair companies (and links to their profile and web site), login to Job Zone from the student/alumni page of our site. Click on 'Events' on the top toolbar.
It is a good practice, for the companies you are interested in, to check to see if they also have current job postings in Job Zone. Apply if you have the skills/qualifications. Visit a company's site prior to the fair and submit your resume if you can. Then let the recruiter know what actions you have taken prior to attending the career fair. It will show them that you are motivated to work for them.
TIP: During the fair each comany table will have a notice above them the recruiter updates with the majors of interest and citizenship requirements.
To prepare you for major career fairs, we schedule workshops around related topics. Check out the full schedule which includes a range of career fair preparation workshops and other job search-related info sessions.
To request interpreting services for workshops or company networking events, go to https://www.ntid.rit.edu/AccessServices
Visit the How to Work a Career Fair page for information about how to prepare for a career fair.
The Spring and Fall Career Fairs are followed by an Interview Day. Scheduled interviews are a result of connections you make with recruiters at the fair. Interviews are conducted in the Gordon Field House. Time slots are typically 30 minutes in length.
Keep track of any interviews that are scheduled during or after the fair so that you have no conflicts. When setting up your interview time, be sure to note the company and recruiter's name to avoid confusion. Dress professionally for the interview, bring your resume and prepare for this interview as you would for others. Note: not all recruiters plan to stay for Interview Day, many interviews will be set up after the event.
Typical Interview Schedule:
8:00am - 3:30pm Student Interviews (start time may be earlier, or later, by employer preference)