The University-Wide Career Fair is a really exciting event that takes place every fall and spring right on campus. All RIT students and alumni can attend to meet with a wide range of companies. A few of the most well-known companies that attend include Toyota, Lockheed Martin, Fisher Price, General Electric, and many more. When attending the career fair, you’re able to speak with representatives from companies, and share your experiences, expertise/goals, and your interest in the company. Not only do students leave the career fair with industry knowledge and professional connections, but they also can leave with job interviews and future career opportunities. Along with the University-Wide Career fair, there are Specialized Fairs that are geared toward certain industries. These fairs include the Accounting Career Fair, Civil Engineering Career Fair, Creative Industry Day, the National Labs Career Fair, Packaging Science Career Fair, and the Study/Work Abroad Fair.
This is an online platform made specifically for RIT students and alumni to connect with employers. Career Connect gives you the ability to search and apply for jobs, sign up for mock interviews, explore career paths and industries, and attend employer events.
I find myself logging in to Career Connect a few times a week, as new co-op and job listings are constantly being posted. Career Connect was how I was able to get my first Co-op position. It’s been a really great resource to have and I’m thankful I can continue to use it after college.
No matter what professional field you may be interested in, RIT has a career growth program for you. My guidance and career counselors have helped me prepare for career success since the moment I entered RIT and continue to provide me with ongoing support.