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University-Wide Career Fairs (all majors)

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.

  1. About
  2. Announcements
  3. Career Fair Early Check-in
  4. Career Fair Dates and Locations
  5. Searching Companies and Job Descriptions
  6. Career Fair Programming
  7. Social Media
  8. LinkedIn Portraits
  9. Interview Day

About

Employers are recruiting for co-op and full-time openings. We typically draw over 250 companies and over 4,000 students and alumni to the fairs. The type of companies that participate range from small tech firms to Fortune 500 companies. Map and List of Employers (pdf)

The Spring and Fall University-Wide 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 1,500 interviews are typically conducted on Interview Day.

To enter the fair you must have the career fair name badge. You can swipe in the day of the fair with your RIT ID, or through pre-registration.

Visit the How to Work a Career Fair page for valuable tips. Check out these videos: Career Fair Recruiter Tips, RIT Careers GoPro Series: Career Fair and RIT Careers GoPro Series: Interview Day

Announcements

Official App for the Career Fair is Career Fair Plus at the App Store or Google Play, choose the one for RIT. It’s that simple! This allows you to have all of your Career Fair needs in one place before and during the fair, including an Interactive Map of all companies attending. Download the App NOW!!!

NOTE: Due to security protocols 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!

Early Check-in

Students, avoid lines to get into the Career Fair! Just prior to the fair you will have the opportunity to check in at various Colleges and the Bausch and Lomb Center. By completing this process, you will be able to pick up your printed name tag/lanyard before the fair (allows you into the fair). Make sure your RIT Job Zone profile is accurate, because that is the major that will print out on your name tag.

Wednesday, February 15         

  • Saunders College of Business Lobby                                    11 am - 2 pm      
  • Kate Gleason College of Engineering, Erdle Commons         10 am - 4 pm

Thursday, Feb 16        

  • Golisano Atrium                                                                      10 am - 4 pm

Friday, February 17           

  • Crossroads                                                                             11 am - 1 pm

Tuesday, February 21          

  • Student Alumni Union Lobby                                                  11 am - 1 pm        
  • Saunders College of Business Lobby                                    11 am - 2 pm

Wednesday, Feb 22         

  • Golisano Atrium                                                                    10 am - 4 pm

Thursday, February 23         

  • Kate Gleason College of Engineering, Erdle Commons        10 am - 4 pm
  • CIAS, Gannett Lobby                                                            11 am - 1 pm

Friday, February 24            

  • Engineering Technology Hall Lobby                                       12pm - 2 pm

Career Fair Dates and Locations

Spring 2017 Career Fair

Career Fair: Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Interview Day: Thursday, March 2, 2017
Gordon Field House

Career Fair Clothing Open House
Monday, February 27, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Bamboo Room
Still working on perfecting your outfit for the career fair?
The I’m First Office has collected donations of professional clothing items to help you.
Stop by to see if we have items in your size. No charge, first come first served.

Fall 2017 Career Fair

Career Fair: Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017
Interview Day: Thursday, Oct 5, 2017
Gordon Field House
(Open to RIT students and alumni only please)

Searching Companies and Job Descriptions

You have two options!  Use the official app: Download the CareerFair Plus app for the list of companies, announcements, map and more! (Did you already download it for the last fair, be sure to update it.)  The app allows you to have all of your Career Fair needs in one place before and during the fair.

Or you can use RIT Job Zone. 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'.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE APP OR JOB ZONE

  1. Download the Career fair Plus App > Select University-Wide Spring Career Fair > Select employers > Select Filters (top right hand corner) > Select your major as well as your academic cluster to get the most complete list.  For example:  Engineering/Eng Tech – Electrical (cluster) as well as Electrical Engineering (major).
  2. On Job Zone Select Events > Select Career Fairs>Select Spring Career Fair 2017 > Scroll down and select Advanced Search > Scroll down to Majors Recruited and select  your major. Also select the arrow next to your major cluster to get a drop down menu. Then select your major there as well. You must do both to get a full list. See below for an example. 

screen shot of Job Zone

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 company table will have a notice above them the recruiter updates with the majors of interest and citizenship requirements.

Career Fair Programming

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. RIT Job Zone has a calendar feature that will lay things out for you -- by week, month or year!

To request interpreting services for workshops or company networking events, go to https://www.ntid.rit.edu/AccessServices

Social Media

The Office of Career Services and Co-op creates a Facebook Fall Career Fair event page featuring all events to help you get prepared (workshops, panels, etc.), Info Sessions and MORE! By simply clicking on "going" you will receive valuable Career Fair information before the fair.

Follow Us! @RITCareers #RITCF (Official hashtag for Career Fairs)

LinkedIn Portraits

Get a professional photo taken for your LinkedIn profile during Career Fair! Date: TBA

Interview Day

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:
8:00 am-3:30 pm Student Interviews (start time may be earlier, or later, by employer preference)