One of the defining characters of RIT is our career-focused approach to education. Student are required to participate in cooperative education, or co-op, in which they spend time working with a professional organization in their field so that they may gain valuable real-world experience before they graduate. Golisano College students are often recruited to work full-time at the same companies where they complete their co-ops, and through our industry partnerships you will gain incredible insight into your chosen field. Our students’ co-ops have resulted in full-time positions with Google, Microsoft, and Apple to name just a few. For more information please visit the Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services.