Life At RIT
It is never too early for your student to start planning for their career. There are many opportunities during the college years that will boost your student's resume and make them more employable, such as studying abroad, volunteering, developing leadership skills, and even working a campus job. Here are some of the career and employment resources available at RIT.
The Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education provides career and employment services to current RIT students and alumni. Some of the primary services include:
Career Counseling—Students can meet with a career counselor to explore options for majors, careers, and co-ops, as well as help with the job search process. Walk-in hours are also available for quick questions.
Handshake—This network consists of RIT alumni, employers, and friends of RIT who volunteer to support students with career support. Through Handshake, students can locate a career mentor and search a database to view job and co-op openings.
Career Fairs—RIT offers two University-wide career fairs each year during fall and spring semesters. These fairs draw over 250 companies with openings for co-op and full-time employment. Dates, participating companies, and registration information can be found on the Career Fairs website. In addition to these, there are college- or major-specific career fairs offered throughout the year. Information can be found on the career and co-op events calendar.
Job Search Preparation—The Career Services and Cooperative Education student page also provides resources for job search preparation, including information on cover letter and resume writing, interviewing, networking and much more.
The SEO provides information for students looking for jobs, including on- and off-campus job listings and resources for students looking for employment.
Employers today look for more than just a good resume; leadership skills and volunteer work are critical for today's college graduates. The Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement (CLCE) assists students in developing leadership skills for personal and career success and encourages them to become civic minded, contributing members of society through a variety of courses, events, and service opportunities.