Saunders College honors students head to Silicon Valley during spring break

Itinerary includes visits to Cisco, Intuit, Google and IDEO

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Fourteen Honors program students from Saunders College of Business will be networking and gaining insight into the corporate world on an outreach trip to Silicon Valley during Spring Break, March 22–29. Down the coast from San Francisco to Oakland, they will be meeting with RIT alumni and visiting companies such as Cisco, Intuit, IDEO, Google, Facebook, Appvance and MobiTV.

“The Saunders Honors trip to Silicon Valley is intended to provide many opportunities for business students whose majors include accounting, finance, international business, management information systems and marketing,” said Peter Rosenthal, associate director of student services at Saunders College. “Through company visits and meetings with RIT alumni, the students will hear from speakers in various business and technical roles, and they will learn about recommended paths to employment at some of the companies.”

Rosenthal is accompanying the students and said past trips have resulted in co-op offers, some of which have turned into full-time job offers. “This is a great opportunity for alumni as well; it gives them the chance to connect with current students, meet future alumni and get updated about the institute.”

In past years, Saunders Honors program students networked with RIT alumni and companies in Atlanta, Dubai, Los Angeles, San Diego, Boston and Washington, D.C.

Note: One of nine colleges at RIT, Saunders College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB International) and enrolls more than 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students. Saunders College and its entrepreneurial Venture Creations Incubator work in partnership with RIT’s Albert J. Simone Student Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to integrate business education with RIT’s world leading technical and creative programs. Graduate programs include Master of Business Administration, MBA-Accounting, Executive MBA and master’s degrees in finance and administration.