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RIT among top colleges for Indigenous students

4 Dec

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Rochester Institute of Technology is among the Top 200 Colleges for Indigenous students, according to Winds of Change magazine. This marks the ninth time RIT has appeared on the list.

The annual list published by American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) identified the top colleges and universities in the United States “where indigenous students are going to school in significant numbers and where the community, Native programs, and support are strong enough for these students to enjoy college and stay on to graduation.” The magazine recognized RIT in part for its programs for Indigenous students, including the Native American Future Stewards Program, the Native American Student Association and RIT’s student chapter of AISES. More.

RIT ranked a top university for graphic design

29 Nov

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College Magazine ranks RIT’s graphic design program as one of the the best in the country. Some of the many reasons cited include students’ access to the world-renowned Vignelli Center for Design Studies; RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection; and co-op, internship, and freelance opportunities. More.

‘Business Insider’ praises RIT in new list for choosing the right college

26 Nov

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A new list by Business Insider places RIT among some of the nation’s most well-respected universities. Rochester Institute of Technology ranked 19th on the publication’s list of “The 50 most underrated colleges in America.” More.

RIT officially opens new MAGIC Spell Studios building

30 Oct

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Rochester Institute of Technology opened the newest building on campus—the 52,000-square-foot MAGIC Spell Studios. The building brings together RIT’s academic strengths in game design and development, film and animation, and digital media. The new facility—the only one of its kind in the Northeast—boasts the latest in technology and design, rivaling media production studios in New York City and Hollywood. More.

RIT/NTID Career Fair brought record number of employers to campus to recruit deaf, hard-of-hearing students

18 Oct

Students waiting in line to talk with employers at RIT/NTID Career Fair.

Representatives from more than 50 local and national corporations, federal agencies and nonprofit organizations looking to diversify their workforce met with hundreds of deaf and hard-of-hearing students—who are also prospective employees—at the 18th annual Career Fair, on Oct. 17, 2018, at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

A record 53 companies, including Lockheed Martin, Caterpillar, Merck, NavSea, Texas Instruments, the CIA and Prudential Financial, participated in this year’s career fair. Quicken Loans, PNC and Datto, the cybersecurity and data backup company whose founder, RIT alumnus Austin McChord, recently donated $50 million to RIT, attended for the first time.

More than 300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students participted in the event, and approximately 30 RIT/NTID alumni came to Rochester this year to represent their companies at the career fair, serving as recruiters and role models for deaf and hard-of-hearing student job seekers.

“We are always so pleased and proud to see so many of our graduates come back to recruit for their companies,” said John Macko, director of NTID’s Center on Employment. “It’s gratifying to see them come ‘full circle’ and help the next group of students find their place in the world of work.”

RIT/NTID’s Center on Employment was the career fair sponsor.