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RIT officially opens new MAGIC Spell Studios building

30 Oct

Night shot of two-story brick building with front sign that reads

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.

RIT named among top ‘green colleges’ by Princeton Review for eighth straight year

18 Oct

aerial view of the RIT campus showing a multitude of brick buildings along with greenery and parking lots.
RIT has been named among the top ‘green colleges’ by Princeton Review for eighth straight year. Innovative sustainability initiatives also help the university break into new Top 50 listing! Learn more here.
 

RIT students prepare for largest University-Wide Career Fair

2 Oct

RIT students in professional attire line up to sepak to employers at Career Fair.

Nearly 270 employing organizations from 30 states seeking Rochester Institute of Technology students and graduates are attending the 2018 Fall University-Wide Career Fair on October 3, 2018. It will be the largest career fair RIT has hosted in its 17 years of hosting career fairs.

The fair is open to current RIT students and alumni. The event allows them to meet with prospective employers to explore career opportunities for internship, cooperative education and entry- or experienced-level positions.

RIT’s cooperative education model is one of the oldest and largest in the country. More than half of the students participating in co-op will go to work for one of their co-op employers upon graduation, said Maria Richart, director of RIT’s Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education. Richart added the turnout is a clear reflection of the continued strong demand for the outstanding student talent RIT produces. More.

RIT’s Big Shot illuminates Old Fort Niagara

1 Oct

Old Fort Niagara, a French castle, is shown illuminated with light in evening with colonial soldiers and a cannon in foreground.

The opportunity to “paint light” on a historic fortress drew more than 800 hundred people to Old Fort Niagara to help make the annual Rochester Institute of Technology’s nighttime Big Shot photograph a picturesque success.

The volunteers, including 72 RIT students who traveled to the Canadian border from RIT’s campus, and more than 100 alumni, provided the primary light source for the Big Shot image while RIT photographers shot an extended exposure with Old Fort Niagara nearly completely darkened. More.