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Coronavirus: Career Services and Co-op Update

The fall semester will now begin on August 19th, 2020. The original summer co-op end date was August 21st. With the new semester start date, we ask employers to end summer co-ops by August 14th as this will allow co-op students to return to campus and prepare for the fall semester on time. If employers have students on a double block (summer start through end of fall), this new start date will not impact them. 

Students with co-ops canceled or postponed can take advantage of RIT’s summer courses online and the financial grants available for undergraduates. Learn more information about RIT summer courses online

The latest information is available on RIT’s Coronavirus information website.
For questions related to cooperative education:
Co-op FAQs for Students  
Co-op FAQs  for Employers

For questions related to on-campus employment:
Student Employment for Summer & Fall

 

We provide effective, high-quality services to RIT students, alumni, and employer partners.

Undergraduate and Graduate students, as well as alumni, are supported through their career development and job search success for on-campus, co-op, and full-time jobs. We also provide tremendous support to our employer partners for their recruitment needs on-campus through career fairs, information sessions, and on-campus interviews.

Statistics

24k

More than 24,000 jobs are posted through our database

90.4%

Percentage of graduates who shared with us their plans for after graduation

5.2k

More than 5,200 interviews are hosted on campus

9k

Roughly 9,060 RIT students attended the university-wide Career Fairs last year

Co-op Schedule

Recommended Co-op Work Schedule 2020-2021

The fall semester will now begin on August 19th, 2020. The original summer co-op end date was August 21st. With the new semester start date, we ask employers to end summer co-ops by August 14th as this will allow co-op students to return to campus and prepare for the fall semester on time. If employers have a student on a double block (summer start through end of fall), this new start date will not impact them.


Summer Term

May 11 - August 18, 2020


Fall Semester

August 19 - December 8, 2020


Semester Break

January 4 - January 8, 2021


Spring Semester

January 11 - April 30, 2021

Academic Schedule 2020-2021

Dates reflect first day of classes and last day of exams. View Academic Calendar  


Summer Term

May 14 - August 14, 2020


Fall Semester

August 19 - December 8, 2020


Semester Break

January 4 - January 8, 2021


Spring Semester

January 10 - May 4, 2021

Experiential Learning Stories

Latest News

  • May 8, 2020

    student standing in front of huge jet engine.

    Record number of RIT students to graduate

    Friday’s celebration of the Class of 2020 certainly cannot replace the atmosphere of a traditional commencement, which RIT plans to host on campus when it’s deemed safe. But many of graduates say they won’t let the pandemic, or the circumstances surrounding the virtual celebration, define them or their feelings about their time at RIT. (Pictured: Bradley Speck, who will finish his classes online this summer, has a job waiting for him at GE Aviation in Cincinnati, where he completed four co-ops.)

  • February 24, 2020

    crowd of people attending a career fair.

    Thousands to attend RIT’s Spring Career Fair

    Nearly 240 companies searching for skilled employees are expected at RIT’s 2020 Spring Career Fair on Wednesday. More than 4,000 students and alumni typically attend the Spring Career Fair.