National and Research Labs Career Event

National and Research Labs Career Event is an annual event for R&D Centers from all research areas and sponsoring agencies to speak with students. Employers can connect with students from all academic majors to provide information on their organization, and share co-ops, internships, research, and full-time opportunities. For Fall 2021, this event is all virtual.

Date and Time

An aerial view of students talking to company representatives at a career fair.

National and Research Labs Virtual Career Networking Event

Fall 2021
October 19-20
October 26-27

Career Event Schedule

October 19

Virtual Information Sessions 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Virtual Employer Panel 5:00 - 5:50 p.m.
Employers and alumni from our partner labs will talk about how to make yourself a good candidate for a job with a national lab, as well as what it’s like to work for a lab. RIT Career Connect 

October 20

Virtual Information Sessions 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Virtual Student Panel 12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
Students who have co-oped for a lab will discuss their experience on co-op as well as the benefits of working for a lab. RIT Career Connect

October 26-27

Virtual 1:1 Networking 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Labs schedule 10-15 minute networking sessions to connect individually with students interested in their organization.

Student Info

Get information on the Career Fair Plus app, resume reviews, preparing your elevator pitch, and the career fair survival guide. Learn more about the career fair for students.

National & Research Labs Resume Book

Opt-in to the National & Research Lab Resume Book in RIT Career Connect. All resumes will be sent to our partner labs upon request. 

Employer Info

Did you know?

  • RIT is the third producer of undergraduate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) degrees among all private universities in the nation. 
  • RIT has award-winning programs in a host of uncommon disciplines: sustainability, medical illustration, microelectronic engineering, packaging science, museum studies, American Sign Language/English interpretation, and diagnostic medical sonography.
  • RIT has unique doctoral programs: RIT’s eight Ph.D. programs include astrophysics, color science, computing and information sciences, engineering, imaging science, mathematical modeling, microsystems engineering, and sustainability.


We’re excited to have you join us for our networking and recruiting events!  Please contact us to set up the options in which you’d like to participate. 

Virtual Event Options

  • Employer Panel: participate in a panel to share advice for getting a job and working at a lab or research organization
  • Information session: host a session to provide information to students about your organization and opportunities
  • One-on-one networking: schedule 10-15 minute networking sessions to connect individually with students interested in your organization
  • Resume book: access a resume book of students interested in opportunities with research labs and organizations

For information and assistance with any of these options, contact Kris Stehler.

Alumni Info

Launch your career

Did you know as an RIT alumni, you have full-access to the RIT Virtual Career Weeks? Whether you graduated 4 months ago or 10 years ago, employers are excited to meet RIT Tigers from all years of experience. Log-in to Career Connect to get started. If you're having issues logging in as an alumni, go to our Career Connect page for more info. 


Kris Stehler

Mindy Blake

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