Experience and Careers

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Each year, RIT’s partnership with thousands of government and business organizations brings hundreds of employers to campus to recruit students for co-op and permanent jobs.

RIT graduates find exceptional employment prospects because of career related work experience built into their academic programs, applied learning, research and experiential learning.

The Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services provides job search assistance for all RIT students through a variety of tools, such as career fairs, seminars, workshops, counseling, etc. International students must successfully complete three academic terms in their program of study to qualify for an off-campus co-op assignment. http://www.rit.edu/emcs/oce/

Cooperative education work experiences and internships provide students with professional experience in their discipline prior to graduation.  Co-op employers range from small consulting firms and start-up technology companies to Fortune 500 and international corporations. Thousands of companies come to campus each year to recruit RIT graduate students who have strong employment prospects because of their academic programs' career focus.  RIT’s graduate students currently work in co-op positions in over 1300 companies, such as Amazon.com, IBM, Bausch & Lomb, NASA, Xerox, Boeing, Johnson & Johnson and Heidelberg. 

RIT student experiences

Many international students take advantage of the opportunity to gain valuable work experience through coop or internships abroad. Read more about their stories!