Our career services coordinators are available to work with you on job search or career topics. For those of you who may want more in-depth coaching, use one of our community coaches. Our office also provides resources through expert webinar series and job search platforms for seasoned professionals.
Expert Webinar Series
We provide a resource of on-demand webinars featuring the nation’s top career authors and experts to share tips, tools, and best practices that will help you manage your career and job searches. Join your fellow alumni each month for a talk that can help you build or maintain a successful career strategy. Listen live or access the archived recordings at any time.
Visit the website to register and access the webinars.
Tigers Connect Networking Programs
Tigers Connect is a virtual networking program designed to create meaningful, regional connections between RIT Alumni. This camera-on, online experience brings Tigers face to face for timed networking conversations. These events are exclusive to the RIT Alumni Association, a vibrant network of incredible innovators, creators, and problem-solvers just like you. Join alumni in your region for an evening of short networking sessions designed to help you make meaningful new connections in your area, all from the comfort of your own home. For more information and to register, go to the Alumni Relations website.
Please note that providers are independent contractors and are in no way affiliated with RIT, or the RIT Office of Career Services, and are not being compensated by our office.These are fee-based services with rates given by each provider. Mention you’re an RIT Alumni for special discounts.
Directed award-winning career centers for Fortune 500 companies and provided professional development coaching to management level staff at the National Institutes of Health, World Bank, law firms, and businesses, as well as career training at area colleges and career centers.
40+ professional career transitions: debunking age myths
LinkedIn profile development and social media optimization
Job search planning, results-oriented search methods and marketing resources
Instructed at St. John Fisher College’s Office of Professional Development and served as president of the Genesee Valley Society of Training and Development. Served as president of the Rochester Women’s Network. Provide coaching experience to students a part of the University of Rochester Simon School’s MBA and EMBA programs as part of their leadership development. Ten years plus publishing on the GET REAL blog on leadership and life. Published more than 35 articles on leadership and workplace behaviors.
Certified coach empowering public speakers to develop a dynamic stage presence, increase their audience, and build a bold business platform. Assists speakers in the promotion of their message via trainings, keynotes, and other speaking opportunities. Presently she sits as vice president of programs and operations for the Rockstar Superstar Project.
Certified Coach through Coach Training Alliance by the International Coach Federation (ICF)
Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor
National Certified Adolescent Addictions Counselor
Worked many years in nonprofit leadership positions, including stints as executive director, project manager, management team leader, and Board member. Transitioned to the for-profit sector, establishing a sales rep business and becoming New York State sales manager in 1993. A past board chair of career development services, the YWCA and several other organizations, and has served on numerous boards of directors and community task forces.
1-on-1 executive coaching
Relationship management coaching
Coaching certifications from The Coaches Training Institute, The International Coach Federation, and the Institute for Social + Emotional Intelligence (ISEI)™
Janine is a career counselor who assists people in getting to know their strengths, interests, values, and skills, identify and evaluate their options, and create an action plan to help them get to their next step in education or employment. Janine also has experience assisting people navigate factors that might be roadblocks in one's employment journey, such as depression, anxiety, executive functioning challenges, and chronic health conditions.
Career counseling and coaching for individuals with disabilities.
Career counseling and coaching for individuals with neurodiverse challenges such as autism spectrum disorder/Asperger's syndrome and ADHD.
Assist candidates with disabilities to identify employment opportunities with disability-inclusive employers, disclose and request accommodations, and manage the stress and anxiety that often accompanies the job search process.
Certified Career Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) practitioner
RIT Alum Ilene Rein is a Professional Recruiter/Partner at Marketing & Sales Resources, an executive search firm focused on industrial products, B2B channels. Ilene developed her coaching program, Pounding Pavement 101, to exponentially increase a job seekers chances of getting noticed and hired rapidly! She shares the inside secrets from the view of the Recruiter and how to grab their attention and become the candidate of choice. Ilene recognizes that these skills do not come naturally to everyone. Some may have issues such as learning disabilities, anxiety, ADHD, Autism which prevents you from shining in the job marketplace. She will work with you to build confidence to make you shine!
Seasoned Professionals looking for their next career opportunity
College Graduates looking to start their careers
College Students looking for an internships/co-ops
From re-evaluating career goals after company layoffs or finding a new passion to peruse, changing career paths is very common today. Changing jobs offers new challenges and opportunities to expand your skills and work toward long-term goals. Our Career Counselors are here to help you through your transition. Make an Appointment.
Career Change Triggers
More financial reward
Lack of challenge in your work
No opportunities for growth
Limited job opportunities
Work/life balance issues
Dissolving of positions from AI Technology
Career Change Considerations
Personal internal and external barriers
Transition timeline to new career and success
Retirement plan and goals
Healthcare needs for you and/or your family
Life Insurance and Disability needs
Additional Education Considerations
Realistic quality improvement of current position
Education requirement for a new career
Financial costs and long-term benefits
Personal internal and external barriers
Steps to a New Career
Identify your support systems (family, friends, etc.)
Create a list of careers you can see yourself enjoying and being successful in
Establish goals and action plans for each to accomplish your career change
Determine what you want from an employer, a company, and a work environment
Talk with professionals who currently work in the field that you are interested in
Join professional organizations and network with contacts in that field
Create a timeline for a successful career transition
Prepare for the transition. It will be challenging both emotionally and mentally, so give it time and be patient
Are you looking to explore a new career path instead of retiring? Encore career resources can help reassess your interests and skills to determine a new chapter in your life.