College & Careers Workshops

Choose from over 60 interactive workshops as you craft your own schedule. 

Workshop Schedule


Wednesday
August 4
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT


Wednesday
August 4
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. EDT


Thursday
August 5
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT


Thursday
August 5
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. EDT

Registration Details

Learn More About College & Careers 

  • All workshops are one hour. Students may register for up to 2 workshops each day.
  • Space is limited in many workshops. Register early for the best selection. 
  • Some workshops require preparation in advance or supplies in order to participate. These workshops are identified in the description.
  • After registering, you will receive an email confirmation. Prior to the workshop, your Zoom links and any pre-workshop information will be emailed to you.
  • If you have registered for a workshop you can no longer attend, please contact us as soon as possible to make your spot available to other participants.

Art and Design

See how advanced 3D software is being used to design the latest Games, Movies, Visualizations, and Interactive Experiences. Faculty will demonstrate how a project is designed from the sketch to the final game environment, and show you how you can launch your career in a variety of emerging industries. Get access to 3D models that you can use to start your portfolio. Registrants will receive software download instructions prior to the workshop.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, August 4, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Graphic designers integrate design thinking, concepts, images, and words to convey distinct and meaningful ideas and messages to an audience. We design to inform, direct, entertain, educate, and for social change. Graphic Design is used in everything from branding, UX/UI, experiential, magazines, advertising, health care, packaging, and just about everything else you could think of in between. This workshop will give you an overview of ALL the possibilities graphic design at RIT offers you!

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, August 4, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

This workshop will provide a glimpse into the process of creating images for the illustration industry and the importance of both concept and execution of the finished work. Your questions about what to expect as a professional illustrator will be answered.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, August 4, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Expose yourself to the dynamic area of product design. Learn how three-dimensional design concepts, which incorporate color, shape, form, and human factors, are used to create products such as toys, kiosks, exhibits, shoes, tools, furniture, and other items for consumer use.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

This workshop will introduce students to the profession of interior design and share program highlights through student activities and project work that illustrates the technical and creative aspects of this career.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, August 4, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Medical illustrators help teach physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and other allied health professionals through their illustrations, animations, and even three-dimensional models. Their work ranges from illustrations of the heart to animations explaining DNA replication. Their subjects include landscapes at the cellular and molecular levels that host every imaginable organism and substance. Participants will receive an assignment in advance.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, August 4, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

New Media Design, BFA, is at the intersection of visual communication, design strategy, technology, and user experience. With new digital devices and emerging technologies stretching the form of screen-based communication and interactivity, new media designers are poised to become the innovative thinkers, designers, and creators of the next generation of user interfaces and digital experiences. Students are well equipped with the aesthetic creativity, technical skills, and knowledge to meet the needs for a creative career in visual, interactive consumer electronics, and motion for the digital advertising, marketing, mobile, web, app, internet, and corporate design industries. This workshop will explore student projects, industry leaders, and emerging trends to show you how to combine your passion for creativity, visual design, computer graphics, 3D, and programming to become a skilled new media designer.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, August 4, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Learn how to make a print at home! The printmaking process allows for unique results and also for the creation of multiples. This workshop will focus on ways to make prints outside of a traditional studio and without the use of a press.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Learn how to use the casting process to create a sculpture. The process of substation allows for an object to be viewed in a new material and explores the connections we have to both object and material. Using your own body and household materials you could make a chocolate casting of your thumb, a jello casting of your big toe, or work more traditionally by casting plaster to create multiple objects using “found” molds in the home. Registrants will be sent a supply list prior to the workshop.

Sessions Offered:
#2 - Wednesday, August 4, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Business and Management

Play Beat the Market, an online game simulating "real world" market conditions. Compete with others in your workshop and dominate the market to become a business tycoon. This workshop will also reveal how there is more to the fields of Accounting and Finance than you know. Registrants will be sent log-in instructions prior to the workshop.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

What do BMW, Cleveland Cavaliers, Tesla, Southwest Airlines, Liberty Mutual Insurance, EY, Intuit, and many other employers have in common? They have all hired Saunders College of Business Management Information Systems (MIS) students to do business analytics work in the last 3 years! In this workshop, you will practice working with visual data analytics tools on real business data to gather insights and to make business decisions. Examples of the application of these technologies in the MIS, Marketing, and Supply Chain careers will be explored.

Sessions Offered:
#4 - Thursday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Designing and executing events is a major part of hospitality management. Students interested in a career in restaurants, full-service hotels, cruise lines, resorts or starting their own event/catering company need to understand the basics of event management. In this session, students will be introduced to event planning and management, and challenged to plan an event.

Sessions Offered:
#3 - Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

During this case study competition, student teams will work together to present solutions to organizational problems. With an emphasis on collaborative problem solving, student teams will examine organizational structure, behavior and leadership. Business disciplines such as, Management, International Business and Supply Chain Management will be explored further. Students will be emailed a copy of the case study prior to the workshop.

Sessions Offered:
#2 - Wednesday, August 4, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Communications and Digital Media

What does it take to be an American Sign Language-English Interpreter? What kinds of jobs are available and where are they? It may surprise you to know that ASL-English Interpreters are in short supply in many different settings. From classrooms to courtrooms, qualified interpreters are in great demand. This interactive workshop will introduce you to the things you need to know about becoming an interpreter.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The brand new bachelor's degree in English promotes the study of language and text within our ever-evolving social and digital environments. With courses in creative writing, linguistics, and literature & media, we ground you in critical thinking, writing, and making while preparing you with soft and hard skills that impress employers and enrich your life. In this workshop, we're going to tap into creative writing. Something mysterious is happening on Thursday nights in RIT's underground tunnels. But what? Together, we'll develop the basic components for an emotionally powerful, intellectually sophisticated work of fiction. How quickly can we collaboratively build a rich story environment simply by asking questions and engaging our imaginations?

Sessions Offered:
#4 - Thursday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

The production of graphic media, including print, web, mobile, and social, is what the Bachelor of Science in Media Arts and Technology in the Department of Graphic Media Science and Technology (GMST) is all about. Graphic media is a global $100 Billion industry offering tremendous career opportunities in a variety of specializations. This session will expose attendees to the incredible range of job prospects available to graduates choosing this exciting area of study. After careers are discussed, a particular example of media optimization will be demonstrated: the role of color space in digital files. Color optimization is of particular concern to brand owners, marketing executives, and pre-media professionals: this all starts with selecting color space. The presentation will impart an understanding of the role of color in optimizing and ensuring color consistency; one aspect central to the GMST curriculum.

Sessions Offered:
#4 - Thursday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Have you ever considered that there are careers in social media? Yes, that’s right, you could spend your day posting to TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook. Here in the School of Communication, we dive deep to understand how to navigate social media as a brand, journalist, advertiser, and as a media literate individual. This workshop explores tips, tricks, theory, practice, storytelling, and careers in social media.

Sessions Offered:
#4 - Thursday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Computing and Information Sciences

Netflix, Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, and Google. We use these and other platforms daily to communicate with friends and family, buy movie tickets, learn new things, and watch our favorite shows. Often, we do not think about the technology that enables these applications to be available and work as well as they do. Consider the number of movies available for on-demand streaming. Where is that data stored? How are those movies accessible 24/7? In this workshop, using a cloud computing environment, you will explore some of the protocols, technologies, and methods used to make the Internet happen. Registrants will be sent log in instructions prior to the workshop.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, August 4, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Do you have a passion for technology, problem-solving, and expressing yourself creatively? If so, check out New Media Interactive Development (NMID). New media is how we interact with the world via technologies like the web, social networks, mobile devices, wearables, and VR headsets. An interactive developer is someone who envisions, designs, and builds rich and immersive experiences for new-media users. As an NMID student, you'll build skills in programming, User Experience Design, web/mobile/device technologies, and teamwork. You will design and program apps of all kinds: websites, games, simulations, educational tools, AR/VR interfaces, and more. Come and see how to combine your passions for tech, problem-solving, and pure creativity to build a career in the exciting and lucrative field of new media development!

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, August 4, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Ransomware is currently the most prevalent malicious software that is destructive to our way of life, business and generates quick bucks for bad guys. The recent ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline resulted in a gasoline shortage and panic buying in many states. A ransomware attack was also responsible for the public transit system in Atlanta which was out of service for weeks. Every year, businesses in the United States lose billions in revenues because of ransomware attacks. After a short introduction to ransomware and malicious software in general, students will have an opportunity to see a ransomware attack in action. A laptop or desktop computer with a modern web browser is required to connect to our virtual lab environment and complete some hands-on lab activities. Registrants will be sent log-in instructions prior to the workshop.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, August 4, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Software engineers need to design today's apps and websites for everyone. We all have differing abilities that can hinder access. In this workshop, we will explore some of the common design challenges. Then, we will investigate some of the solutions to improve access to our systems. We will conclude with a discussion on these challenges. This mini workshop example is just one of the many ways that software engineers make a substantial contribution to improving the world—for everyone!

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, August 4, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

A video game designer’s task is to engage, to inform, and to entertain players as they move through a level. This is often done in a way that is seamless and unseen by the player. We will delve into Platformers, puzzle games, first-person shooters, and RPG Dungeons and learn the techniques used to develop content that fascinates, baffles, thrills, panics, satisfies, and most importantly, drives the player of today’s video games.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, August 4, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Engineering and Engineering Technology

Biomedical engineers are intimately involved in the development of systems, devices, and techniques to address health issues. They are important contributors to multidisciplinary teams that develop new products and services in support of healthcare to restore, sustain, and enhance the health and well-being of individuals. You will see the impact of technology on the medical practice and learn about the kinds of jobs biomedical engineers do in their chosen profession.

Sessions Offered:
#4 - Thursday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Chemical engineers have become extremely versatile in their impact on different markets in today’s society. Using their knowledge of scientific principles (physical and organic chemistry integrated with physics, mathematics, and biology) and design constraints (such as economics and environmental requirements), chemical engineers develop processes to manufacture products with desired purity, on a scale that meets the demands of virtually every industry in our modern society. Chemical engineers also use their knowledge of chemical transformation to create such materials in an environmentally friendly way. You will learn how the fields of chemical engineering and chemistry differ, and how chemical engineers often focus their training on problems beyond the discipline’s traditional chemical-making focus.

Sessions Offered:
#2 - Wednesday, August 4, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

From the ancient wonders of the Pyramids and the Great Wall to the modern skyscrapers and bridges, Civil Engineering is an impactful profession spanning the entire human history. In the modern era, Civil engineers analyze, design and construct buildings, bridges, highways, water infrastructure, airports, tunnels, gas pipelines, and much more. Civil engineers also inspect, evaluate and rehabilitate the existing structures, and mitigate disaster damages to the structures. In this workshop, we will explore how bridges carry traffic loads and demo how earthquakes shake buildings using shake table tests, and learn the strategies to mitigate earthquake damages and make buildings more resilient.

Sessions Offered:
#2 - Wednesday, August 4, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Computer engineers design and develop integrated software and hardware systems, ranging from smartphones to autonomous robots. Students in RIT Computer Engineering tackle real-world challenges through hands-on labs as well as industry-sponsored design competitions. The broad skill set and knowledge from circuits to programming enable our graduates to work in a variety of industries to design intelligent, resilient, secure, high-performance, and low-power computing systems. Come experience the interface between hardware and software through a set of activities ranging from testing your reaction time to creating your own song on a microcontroller board.

Sessions Offered:
#2 - Wednesday, August 4, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

How many computer-controlled objects do you see every day? Anti-lock brakes, gaming systems, digital cameras, drones, and wireless routers are all examples of products that contain embedded computers. The design, development, and production of embedded computers are the heart of the Computer Engineering Technology program. This workshop explores the many exciting and challenging career opportunities available for computer engineering technology graduates.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, August 4, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Explore the world of primary and protective packaging design, development and evaluation. Experience the design and rapid prototyping of packaging as well as the physical testing required to certify packaging for e-commerce applications. See compression, vibration, drop and edge crush testing and discover what goes into the creation of sustainable packaging solutions.

Sessions Offered:
#4 - Thursday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Robots are being deployed in a growing number of areas of our lives. The brain of these devices is an embedded computer. Embedded computers are in an astonishing number of devices. Do you use smart appliances, drive a smart car, or own a smartphone? Did you ever wonder how they got so smart? The design, development, and production of embedded computers are the heart of the Computer Engineering Technology program. Using demonstrations with a robotic vehicle, this workshop explores how the software in an embedded computer controls its surrounding hardware to enable robotics and many other types of smart products.

Sessions Offered:
#4 - Thursday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Electrical engineering is a core fundamental engineering field from which many major innovations of this century have emerged. Autonomous cars, internet, and smart health technologies are some of the recent major innovations Electrical Engineers brought to life. Electrical Engineering involves areas such as integrated circuits, computers, lasers, robotics, semiconductors, bioinstrumentation, photonics, communications, artificial intelligence, machine learning, autonomous system, clean energy, smart grid, and signal/image processing. Get a glimpse of electrical engineering in laboratories where you will view and manipulate images, work with collaborative robots, learn how to control robots with bio signals, measure electrical signals of the human body, design communication systems, and design small systems in health, energy, homes, and automobiles to examine how electrical engineering is applied to solve everyday problems.

Sessions Offered:
#2 - Wednesday, August 4, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

RIT’s Environmental Sustainability Health & Safety major was selected as one of the four best environmental programs in the nation! This major will prepare you to be a champion of environmental sustainability and health & safety. You'll learn how we eliminate release of pollutants into the environment and develop solutions for real life safety problems. Imagine how a Level-A Emergency Responder Hazardous Materials Suit looks and feels, and learn how they protect workers from hazardous chemicals in the workplace, and citizens from chemical pollutants in the environment.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Industrial engineers solve complex problems in fields that range from aerospace to national defense to health care to entertainment. We contribute parts and procedures to the international space station, optimize systems for military contractors, develop ideas to make hospitals run more efficiently, and even analyze data to help reduce wait times for rides at theme parks. We develop materials, design equipment, collect data, and model information with an eye toward efficiency, quality, safety, sustainability, and cost. In this session, you will experience distinct areas within Industrial Engineering revolving around developing management control systems, improving system processes, performing ergonomic analyses to promote workplace and athletic efficiency, and creating and fabricating new products using 3D printing.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Mechanical engineers are found in just about every industry influencing the development, design, testing, and manufacture of all manner of mechanical, thermal and electrical products, tools and machines. Beyond the more obvious areas of math and science, what are the skills and disciplines that mechanical engineers need to learn and apply to succeed in this profession? Faculty will describe what mechanical engineers learn and do by providing lab demonstrations, highlights of our program including internships and student clubs, and examples of how we have applied these things throughout our careers.

Sessions Offered:
#3 - Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Vehicle design considers a variety of opportunities and constraints to integrate good looks and performance. Experience interactive sessions that explore factors of designing commercial & race cars, motorcycles, and bicycles. Design aspects related to RIT’s award-winning student-run clubs for the off-road Mini Baja race car and the all-women’s (Hot Wheelz) SAE Formula Hybrid Electric race car will be also be shown. Other topics such as car doors that open upward, suspension systems for improved ride or handling, making cars safer and custom fitting bicycles to the user will be covered. Some experiments using computer simulations that help engineers to do this design work will be demonstrated.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, August 4, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Semiconductor-based circuits are the key to many of modern life’s devices such as cell phones (communications), computers, solar cells and LED lighting (sustainable energy), health sensors, and autonomous vehicles (transportation). In this workshop, students will gain an overview of how these devices are fabricated at nano-scale dimensions by using an interdisciplinary knowledge base extruded from chemistry, physics, electric and materials engineering, and optics. Students will also understand why a cleanroom is necessary for the fabrication environment. A synopsis of the program coursework, along with information on co-op, employment opportunities, and graduate schools will be included.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Have you ever wondered how we hear sounds? How microphones, mixing consoles, and software all work together to create music? You will come away with an appreciation for the magic that is the physics of how we hear and the technology used to create the music we listen to every day!

Sessions Offered:
#3 - Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Health Professions and Medical Sciences

There are many career opportunities within the biomedical sciences, and there has never been a better time to start learning about where you might fit on this exciting landscape. Interested in the medical field, but not sure which career area is for you? Come and explore the biomedical sciences by learning about and understanding the exciting, dangerous, and oftentimes deadly outcomes that exist at the intersection of drug abuse, microbes of the oral cavity, dentistry, and medicine. Take the journey and learn how through the example of drug abuse, a series of events can unfold that can ultimately lead to death overtime. Explore how the final outcomes can be traced all the way back to an original condition known as, “meth mouth,” and how the subsequent condition of tooth decay leads to periodontal disease alongside the inflamed condition of the gums, allowing the opportunity for the development of a MEDICAL condition known as infective endocarditis, an example of the oral to systemic (medical) transfer of disease. Through this presentation, investigate other careers that are possible after successful completion of graduate studies and/or professional studies. Come and learn how a degree in the biomedical sciences can position you with wonderful career options in medicine, dentistry, and many other areas of science.

Sessions Offered:
#3 - Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

#4 - Thursday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

There was a time when doctors-in-training had to learn human anatomy without the benefit of dissection, and when a predominant theory in medicine was that diseases were caused by bad smells. Now we live in a time when researchers are working round the clock to develop treatments straight out of science fiction; within years, we will be able to grow completely new organs in the laboratory and will be sending tiny nanobots to clear arteries, repair tissue damage, and combat invaders such as microbes, prions, and cancer cells. It is an exciting time to be interested in medicine and you are needed! Learn about current challenges and opportunities in health care and explore how you can become a doctor, nurse, physician assistant, or researcher.

Sessions Offered:
#2 - Wednesday, August 4, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

#4 - Thursday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Fitness has several components, one of which is flexibility. The ability to take a joint through a range of motion is influenced by the condition of the surrounding tissues. We will explore the assessment of flexibility, the athletic benefits of being flexible, and reveal the physiological mechanism by which you can increase the flexibility of your muscles and joints. Be prepared to do some stretching.

Sessions Offered:
#4 - Thursday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

You will be involved in an actual clinical scenario, utilizing patient history and physical examination findings, while gaining an introduction to various diagnostic evaluations. By proceeding through this case, you will be guided to uncover the appropriate diagnosis. In this clinical vignette, you will be encouraged to illustrate appropriate risk factors and associated findings contributing to this diagnosis. The patient's prognosis and future preventive strategies for health promotion will be discussed.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The impact of nutrition, diet, and the food environment has never been more powerful. Nutrition professionals work in a variety of settings, including health care, business and industry, community/public health, education, research, government agencies, and private practice. This active session explores career opportunities at the convergence between nutrition and well-being. Participants will be invited to participate in a smoothie demo to explore the nutrient profiles of various plant-based beverages. Home participation in the demo is optional, but if you choose to participate please have a blender, fresh or frozen fruit, and a beverage like plant-based milk, dairy milk, or juice available.

Sessions Offered:
#3 - Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

You might have heard of, and probably know, someone who has had an ultrasound examination. You may have even had an ultrasound examination yourself. Did you ever think that a career in ultrasound might be right for you? Do you like to work and interact with patients? Do you want to work in the medical field? Do you want to become a physician? Do you want to have a great job with a great salary? We hope to answer all of these questions for you. Come and join our professionals and students for exciting, interactive, and live ultrasound demonstrations in our hospital-simulated and state-of-the-art ultrasound scanning suite.

Sessions Offered:
#3 - Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Humanities and Social Sciences

When you meet a new client from a foreign country, should you shake hands or bow? When should you give business cards? Or how do you say hi to a friend from a foreign country? We know people communicate differently in different parts of the world but tend to follow the manner of our own country in real situations. In this workshop, we will highlight cultural differences between the US and some of the countries in Asia, Latin America, and/or Europe in occasions such as greetings, showing appreciation, and shopping. You will then learn some short, useful phrases that are commonly used in those situations.

Sessions Offered:
#2 - Wednesday, August 4, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Criminal Justice could be the most relevant and exciting choice before you. If you join us we guarantee you will be studying justice within a "free" country with the highest incarceration rate, ever-present controversy involving the regulation of guns and the consequences of gun violence, drug enforcement policy and the legalization of marijuana, the motivation behind cheating, fraud, and aggression and other engaging topic areas. Embrace your inner deviant, if you dare, and check us out. Results may vary.

Sessions Offered:
#2 - Wednesday, August 4, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

How do people, governments, and businesses make decisions? What motivates them? With COVID-19, the highest rate of unemployment since the Great Depression, protests surrounding police brutality, and violence fed by income and opportunity inequity, the study of economics is more important and relevant than ever. Answers to these questions have important implications for everyone, domestically and globally. Take a mathematical approach to social studies to analyze the roots of these problems and use critical thinking and computational skills to help propose solutions.

Sessions Offered:
#4 - Thursday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

If you could visit an event or a person in the past, what or who would it be? We live in a world shaped, for better or worse, by the past. The issues that we face today have histories that are not simply names and dates. We need to understand not only who and when, but also how and why. Does history repeat itself? Or does it just rhyme? In this session, we will look at the remarkable array of sources and skills that historians use to reconstruct and make sense of the past. Such sources include documents, databases, interviews, maps, photographs, and films. You also will see how these skills (collecting sources, interpreting evidence, and constructing persuasive arguments) are essential in a variety of professional fields.

Sessions Offered:
#3 - Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

International and Global Studies (INGS) at RIT takes a globalized worldview and provides you with tools and skills to understand a world that is rapidly changing around us. In this session, we’ll run a quiz show to test your knowledge about the nationality of those items that you live with each and every day including pop music, movies, computers, and money. Each question will ask you to identify the origin of a part infused in a combined product, like a character in a cartoon. The session will give you a moment to realize how we live in the flood of globalization and then consider how you may better build your future on such a pervasive globalization. And, it will highlight the skills you learn in the INGS program. As an INGS student, you'll become proficient in a foreign language, choose from fascinating areas of study from many disciplines, study abroad, and develop analytical skills and cultural competencies that will make you eminently employable.​

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Did you know there are more museums in the U.S. than there are Starbucks and McDonalds combined? So when we say museums are for everyone, we mean it! Come learn how our museum studies and public history degree can bring together your interests in art, history, science, technology, design, law, and ethics. You’ll hear about classes, internships, and study abroad. Current students will join us for a “show and tell” of some of their projects. Join us to discover museum studies and to find out how our major embraces learning by doing!​

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Perhaps you are a philosopher. So, perhaps, is everyone else, at least sometimes and to some extent. What is philosophy? One traditional answer, going back to the origin of the word in ancient Greece, was that philosophy is the love of wisdom. Another is that philosophy is the attempt to answer apparently important questions that don’t yet have clear-cut answers. What kind of life should you lead? What makes the difference between things that are ethically OK and things that are wrong? To what extent are the choices we make products of our heredity and our environmental background? If everything we can know about the world relies biologically on our sensory equipment, how can we know about things we can’t sense, like electrons or quarks? And if there are other ways of coming to know things, what are they? Philosophy prepares you to read, write, and think critically. Find out what philosophers do, how they do it, and why they do it.

Sessions Offered:
#3 - Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

You may have watched the events of January 6, 2021 on television, but how deeply do understand its politics? The competing narratives of various officials, commentators, and internet weirdos make it difficult to grasp what the Yale historian Timothy Snyder called the “American abyss.” Maybe it was just a handful of patriots taking a tour of their capitol building? An Antifa / BLM-led false flag? Was it, as the FBI declared, “domestic terrorism?” Was it a coup, or, more precisely, a self-coup? Surely attempted coups don’t happen in the land of the free, home of the brave! And yet… As a field of study that focuses on power relations at every level of the social strata, political science has developed philosophies, theories, and concepts that can not only cut through the fog of naming what happened on January 6th, but also offer a sophisticated understanding of its domestic, international, and global implications.​

Sessions Offered:
#2 - Wednesday, August 4, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

What is personality? Can you figure it out with a Buzzfeed quiz? Where does personality come from? How does personality impact what we do? What happens when personality and mental illness collide? These are the kinds of questions asked by psychologists. Come learn about how psychologists examine personality and apply this to everyday life and mental illness. You’ll never look at an online quiz the same way again!​

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, August 4, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

In this interactive workshop, you will play an online game in which you have to try to keep a family alive and thriving in a rural Caribbean village. You have to decide what a “good life” means, and come up with the best strategy to achieve that--working, going to school, eating nutritious meals, or making investments in tools. Watch out for the hurricanes! The game mirrors the work that international development workers do. International development is one of a multitude of careers that sociology and anthropology graduates can pursue. Sociologists and anthropologists explore the deepest questions about humanity and our social relationships. We examine all of humanity, from the ancient past to our dynamic and global present, and human societies across the globe, to understand our diversity and also what unites us.

Sessions Offered:
#3 - Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Photography, Film, and Animation

Please join RIT College and Careers for a free photography learning workshop to show your portfolio and to expand your knowledge of “The Environmental Portrait” and learn the secrets of “The Architecture of How to Build a Photograph” with photographer and RIT professor David Turner. Prior to the workshop, participants will be sent a mini lecture and an assignment that they should complete and will then talk about during the workshop.​

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

RIT’s Photographic Sciences BS program is a one-of-a-kind program that prepares students for careers using images as data. Whether it is photography for the sciences, or the science of photography, students learn to solve photographic and imaging problems across healthcare, commercial imaging, automotive imaging, and scientific research. Photographic Sciences facilities support the curriculum through specialized labs such as High Speed, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Ophthalmic Imaging and Imaging Technology, where undergraduate students are able to access state-of-the-art equipment. This live demonstration uses photographic strobe lighting techniques which operate faster than 1/20,000th of a second to freeze water droplets in midair. In this demo you’ll learn about the custom instrumentation home built for these kinds of photography and watch as beautiful images are being made in front of your eyes.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, August 4, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Come and learn how science and engineering combine with imaging technologies used in the motion picture industry to prepare students for research engineering roles or technical post-production positions like digital color correction, sound design, and visual effects at technology and entertainment powerhouses like Netflix, Sony, Technicolor, and Dolby.​

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, August 4, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Every time you take a picture on your camera phone, you’re using technology that an RIT alumnus created. How does it work? What does that HDR in the corner of your picture mean? How do apps make filters work? Learn about this and a lot more in this session where we explore the imaging science you hold in your hands every day. Imaging Science combines math, physics, computer science and engineering to make use of images in consumer electronics, agriculture, national defense, and many other industries.

Sessions Offered:
#2 - Wednesday, August 4, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

ROTC

Air Force ROTC forges leaders of character for the United States Air Force and United States Space Force. Learn how you will grow mentally and physically while building life-long leadership skills. Discover how our cadet wing integrates you into an elite team dedicated to helping members achieve their full potential. Unlock experiential learning opportunities ranging from flight training to exclusive internships. Explore the scholarship and benefit options available to help fund your education. Air Force ROTC is your gateway to a rewarding career in two of the world’s most respected and technologically advanced organizations. Envision your future as a commissioned officer in the Air Force or Space Force.​

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is one of the best leadership courses in the country and a part of the college curriculum. Membership in Army ROTC is a way for young men and women to start strong in life, college, and their careers. We have a long and proud tradition of turning motivated and committed students into outstanding leaders. The skills you acquire will be an essential component to your successful career. Army ROTC can help you achieve your goals by preparing you to succeed in any competitive environment. We offer full-cost scholarships with tuition, room and board, and other benefits like money for books and a monthly stipend. Learn how Army ROTC will provide you the tools, training, and experience to lead others, motivate groups, and perform missions as a commissioned officer in the United States Army.​

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#2 - Wednesday, August 4, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Science and Math

RIT’s Environmental Sustainability Health & Safety major was selected as one of the four best environmental programs in the nation! This major will prepare you to be a champion of environmental sustainability and health & safety. You'll learn how we eliminate release of pollutants into the environment and develop solutions for real life safety problems. Imagine how a Level-A Emergency Responder Hazardous Materials Suit looks and feels, and learn how they protect workers from hazardous chemicals in the workplace, and citizens from chemical pollutants in the environment.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Love animals? Thinking of a career that involves various biological sciences such as zoology, animal behavior, veterinary medicine, animal science, or other related disciplines? We will explore the use of a biology degree as preparation for various careers while examining animals and discussing their adaptations.

Sessions Offered:
#3 - Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

What do the following things have in common: a bar code on a can of soup, your credit card number, a deep-space satellite transmission, a cell phone call, and a quantum computer? Answer: They all use some pretty cool mathematics to detect and/or correct errors. Whether data is stored on a physical device or transmitted via a communications channel, mathematical algorithms are used to ensure accuracy. In this workshop, you’ll see the power of these mathematical techniques in action (and learn to use a few of them yourself). This workshop will also highlight mathematical careers in national security, cybersecurity, and digital communications where you can design, build, and analyze technologies like these (plus a lot of other important things!).

Sessions Offered:
#4 - Thursday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Have you ever wondered how your cells decode information to do work? This is very similar to how a record player decodes a vinyl record to play music. Have you ever extracted DNA from a strawberry? It looks a little bit like snot. Even if it looks gross, it holds the key to why strawberries are red, have seeds on the outside, and much more. Come to this session to learn more about the information encoded inside your DNA, and how the field of genomics is using DNA to improve things like crop production and medical treatments. You can also participate in the strawberry DNA extraction demonstration with Dr. André Hudson and Dr. Kate Wright, from RIT’s Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences and Genomics Lab. Registrants will be sent an optional materials list ahead of time and follow along.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

In 2015, residents of Flint, Michigan, began to complain about the water coming from their faucets. It smelled and tasted bad. Adults and children were getting sick from it. To help during the crisis, companies like Walmart and Coca-Cola donated bottled water to get children through the rest of the year. How do we know if they donated enough water? Mathematical modeling is used in situations like these to help policy-makers, health officials, corporations and others make good decisions. Come to this workshop to put your own math skills to the test and learn how math is used to solve important, real-world problems in many different kinds of careers.

Sessions Offered:
#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Is that flickering star the inspiration for your favorite nursery rhyme? Hardly. It’s most likely a pulsar - not a star - and it’s the secret to measuring cosmic distances. Pulsars are about 15 miles in size, half a million times the mass of the Earth, and spin hundreds of times per second! Astronomers use almost 100 of these enigmatic pulsars as tools scattered throughout the Galaxy to detect the Earth swaying in a sea of gravitational waves and you’ll get to learn how! Come see how astronomers, physicists, and engineers work together to design the world’s largest radio telescopes, observe pulsars, and learn about the fundamental nature of gravity and the Universe.

Sessions Offered:
#2 - Wednesday, August 4, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Every time you take a picture on your camera phone, you’re using technology that an RIT alumnus created. How does it work? What does that HDR in the corner of your picture mean? How do apps make filters work? Learn about this and a lot more in this session where we explore the imaging science you hold in your hands every day. Imaging Science combines math, physics, computer science and engineering to make use of images in consumer electronics, agriculture, national defense, and many other industries.

Sessions Offered:
#2 - Wednesday, August 4, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

You’ve all seen YouTube videos of things blowing up, things on fire, and colored solutions in a flask from people like Nile Red and NurdRage. Do you know what a chemist does on the job? Chemists do all kinds of amazing things. Chemists make drugs to combat diseases like COVID-19. Chemists study human health and illnesses as well as sequencing and modifying DNA. Chemists create new catalysts and develop new materials that have new and useful properties. Chemists identify and measure the amount of a pollutant in the environment and in your food. Chemists even do computations and create 3-D animations of molecular motions. These are just a few examples of the things you could do as a chemist. Come to our informational discussion to see what a “chemist” really does … and, yes, we can do an explosive demonstration or two!

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Undeclared and Individualized Study

There are many traits that go into the career of your dreams, but do you have them all? In this workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to build your future self to get ready for the potential job of your dreams. Learn about how your skills and interests align with the requirements for your career and learn about how your college major can help with moving you in that direction. Registrants will receive a link to a Google form via email to be completed prior to the workshop.

Sessions Offered:
#2 - Wednesday, August 4, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
#3 - Thursday, August 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Learn how a flexible Bachelor of Science pathway can future proof your credential and allow you to build a skill set of in-demand technical and soft skills. Learn from the experience of School of Individualized Study alums about how change preparation as an undergraduate has turned them into resilient and high value employees and entrepreneurs.

Sessions Offered:

#1 - Wednesday, August 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#4 - Thursday, August 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.