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RIT Job Zone for Students

Contents

  1. Your Profile and My Account
  2. Uploading Documents
  3. Job Postings and On Campus Interviews
  4. Tips for Filtering Job Results
  5. RIT Job Blasts
  6. Setting Up Search Agents
  7. How to Upload a Transcript
  8. General Disclaimer

 

EXCITING NEWS! We will be shifting from RIT Job Zone to Handshake, August 2017! Handshake will be our new career platform with more jobs, more employers, more engagement, and a more personalized experience. We plan to make this a seamless switch-over with no loss of connection to current job postings, plus you will have continued access to RIT Job Zone (just in case you wish to pull some data or a copy of your resume from it). Look for more info in the coming weeks! Or visit our new Handshake page for students for updates.

RIT Job Zone is your source for jobs and on campus interviews, event information (such as career fairs, workshops, employer networking events), a professional network, and much more! You will login with your RIT username and password from the main Student or Alumni page of our site.RO

RIT JOB BLAST!

Just launched for students! To make you job search easier--we just introduced a new service called Job Blast! Based on your major and year level a list of opportunities from RIT Job Zone will be emailed to you. 

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GET THE RIT JOB ZONE APP!Careers by Symplicity logo

The company (Symplicity) that is behind RIT Job Zone has launched an accompanying app.  It is called Careers by Symplicity and it allows you to take your job search on-the-go with smart features to easily search and apply for jobs, manage your on-campus recruiting activities, and more.

Download the app at the Apple App Store or get it on Google play. So now you have the option to also access RIT Job Zone as an app from your mobile device. (Note: CareerFair Plus continues to be the official app for RIT Career Fairs.)

Your Profile and My Account

You will find when you login for the first time with your RIT username and password, that your account is partially complete -- take time to complete your account and profile. Revisit it each semester to make sure it is accurate (for example, you may change majors).

Alumni, you can also access RIT Job Zone with an active RIT computer account. If you have trouble logging in, recent system changes require you to create a new RIT account; if you have not already done so, go to start.rit.edu and click on the  ‘Alumni Access’ link on the left side to get one.  Email us your new username and we will activate your Job Zone account.

Uploading Documents: Resumes, Cover Letters, Writing Samples

Job Zone allows you to store resumes and other documents that are used when applying for openings. The file size of your documents need to be under 500kb. You can upload a Word file or a PDF. For some openings you will be prompted to select a resume (and possibly a cover letter) when applying for a jot through the system. Label each document clearly so you will select the correct one. 

Job Postings and On Campus Interviews

You will find different types of jobs: co-op, entry-level full-time, experienced full-time, even freelance. These jobs may be exclusively posted for RIT students and alumni, and some may be posted at multiple universities.

Each year, the RIT Career Services Office posts as many as 10,000 jobs annually!

Tips for Filtering Job Results

When searching for jobs, you will have many options for filtering results. If I were you, I would keep my search pretty broad and not pick too many criteria. For example, you can use the search box -- that will pull in jobs that have the terms you use appearing in the job title, the description, company, location and more. The Advanced Search gives you lots of options -- but one of the more effective searches just includes Major, Position Type (ex. Co-op, Full-time) and if you open up to 'More Filters', use Term (ex. Summer, Summer and Fall) if you are seeking a co-op to start a particular semester -- don't use it if you are looking for a full-time job.

Remember the more selections you choose to filter the more likely you will narrow your results and could miss out on something good. Keep it simple, use variety in your searches.

Do use the Saved Search feature next to the Search box -- once you conduct a search, your criteria will appear under the search box, click on 'Saved Searches' to keep it to use next time.

RIT Job Blasts

This new service will begin each fall -- and you don't need to lift a finger! Career Services will deliver a list of job opportunities just for you weekly thoughout the school year. Who knows? Your dream job could be delivered to your email next week! Take advantage of ALL opportunities to connect with prospective employers – career fairs, employer networking events AND job listings!

Over 10, 000 jobs are posted every year on RIT Job Zone, now get the heads up with RIT JOB BLAST.

Not getting the Job Blast? Check your My Account in Job Zone -- you may have selected No to "Receive Email Job Blasts" and or No to "Receive Email -- set it to "Yes" and submit. Also review your Year Level and Major (Under “Academics”). Don't forget to submit your changes.

If you do not wish to receive these emails, login to RIT Job Zone > go to the My Account > Privacy tab on your RIT Job Zone home page and set the field called "Receive Email Job Blasts" to No.

The Job Blast is basically a Search Agent that we have set up for you. Job Blast results are based on the information from your RIT Job Zone profile (like year level, major, etc.) so the Job Blast may include a few jobs not specific to your interests. Because results may be tied to your major and year level, make sure it is up to date -- simply update your RIT Job Zone profile. And, you can create your own Job Search Agent(s) if you want to refine this search. (See Setting Up Search Agents below).

Setting Up Search Agents

Get jobs delivered to your inbox! To get notified when new jobs are posted, use the saved search feature under ‘Jobs'. Example, search for job type: co-op, major: (choose yours) then submit. From results page near the search box, click on ‘Saved Searches' link. All your criteria is sitting there. Give it a title, select Daily (or whatever you prefer) from ‘Send via email', Save. Then you will receive an email if a new job is posted with the criteria you saved. You can make as many as you want. Warning: if you create and don't regularly login to Job Zone, it will eventually stop emailing you. So be active!

How to Upload a Transcript

Unofficial Transcripts are available in SIS. Store your most recent transcript in under Job Zone 'Documents' for use with applications. Most employers will accept unoffical transcripts initially.

Using Chrome* as your browser:

  1. Go to SIS 'Student Center'
  2. From 'other academic' drop down select 'Transcript: View Unofficial'
  3. From 'Report Type' drop down select 'Unofficial Academic Transcript' hit 'View Report' button. (It will display in a new window in your browser).
  4. Choose Print, change printer to 'Adobe PDF', Save PDF File As, Save
  5. Login to RIT Job Zone, go to 'Documents' and select 'Add New' choose the PDF file you saved (label it with your Last Name - Transcript) and upload it into Job Zone. Your file size needs to be under 500kb.

*Note: To avoid issues saving your transcript from SIS to Job Zone. Make sure when you convert your transcript from SIS to PDF that it is not saving it as a "Secure PDF" which will not upload into Job Zone. We recommend Chrome as your browser - the print and save feature will give you a PDF without encryption. (Firefox does not have the same print and save feature)

General Disclaimer

The Rochester Institute of Technology makes no representations or warranties regarding the opportunities listed on its website (RIT Job Zone), posting boards, print materials, links to outside websites, and other resources. It is not responsible for the wages, safety, working conditions, or other aspects of off-campus employment. Students and alumni should take the necessary precautions when exploring and accepting career-related experience, employment or volunteer opportunities and assume all responsibility associated with these opportunities.

Knowledge is power--regardless of a job source, good to be aware of potential job & employment scams.