We know there are several different web resources at a student’s fingertips through a simple internet search. Our team has vetted the best resources online for students to use legitimate job search platforms for their program and professional associations that will expand their network.
Handshake: RIT’s career platform offers students co-op opportunities that automatically qualify as co-op credit, connection with employers all over the nation, and a more personalized experience to help drive your career search. Learn more about Handshake
Chegg: Chegg has one of the largest search databases for internships and entry-level positions. This website comes packed with custom tools to help students find the perfect internship that matches their qualifications faster.
Glassdoor: RIT students have access to Glassdoor Unlimited. This website is a great resource for finding internships across the nation and researching companies. Get an inside look at salaries, company reviews, and potential interview questions from past applicants and current employees.
Going Global: Going Global is the leading provider in helping students find information on country-specific or United States city-specific internship opportunities. Find this resource in Handshake.
LinkedIn Jobs: Leverage the world’s largest professional network to build relationships and connect with new opportunities at exciting companies.
Vault: Researching companies and industries just got easier. Whether you’re exploring your program’s career path for the first time or you’re preparing for interviews, Vault provides career insider guides to prepare students for their future. This platform is open to RIT students in Handshake.
ZipRecruiter: ZipRecruiter is a leading online employment marketplace that leverages Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered smart matching technology to actively connect millions of employers and job seekers.
Find the support you need to drive your career forward. RIT students have free access to more jobs search resources like Vault, GoinGlobal, Portfolium, and more through their Handshake account. Learn more about the resources available to you through the Career Center tab in your Handshake profile.
Companies provide Leadership Development and Rotational Programs to recent college graduates. Each program offers training in different areas of the company with comprehensive experiences and mentorship. The goal is to recruit and develop leaders for their organization.
The following companies offer Leadership Development and Rotational Programs.
Our office is committed to providing resources on diversity employment and working with employers who are seeking diversity. If you have questions about finding companies interested in diversity hiring contact Diedra Livingston, Assistant Director of Diversity Initiatives, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The employment programs and job databases below are tailored specifically for job seekers with disabilities. To maximize your job search success, use these resources with other job search resources offered through our office and by your Career Services Coordinator.
It depends. This is a very personal decision; there is no right or wrong answer. You will need to make a decision based on your level of comfort and interest in sharing your gender identity with others weighed against the research you have done about the company.
It depends. A resume is not a legal document, so it is acceptable to use your preferred name. Some individuals may list their first initial, followed by their preferred name or identify their preferred name in quotes.
Your resume is the first impression an employer will have of you. Using the name that matches your gender identity/expression will help your employer see you the way that you wish to be seen.
Your legal name will be used for background checks, on social security documents, and insurance forms. If you have taken steps to change your name legally, then you may use your new legal name for these purposes. Human Resources managers are required to maintain confidentiality, but there is always some risk of disclosure. You can use your preferred name in your email, phone directory, and company information.
Transitioning doesn't have to mean “starting over” professionally. Even though you may feel like a new person, you still benefit from all the skills and experiences you gained in previous jobs.
You should include past jobs on your resume. There may be a concern that including a job on your resume permits employers to contact the former employer. This is not true!
It may raise a red flag for employers if you ask them not to contact a former employer without explaining. You can tell why you don’t want them contacting the old employer or provide contact info of a past coworker who knows you and can confirm that you worked there.
Talk to your references. Explain that you’re applying for jobs and you’d like to continue to list them as a reference, but that they must refer to you by the name and pronoun you use now. This option can seem intimidating, especially if you’ve been out of touch for a while, but it’s often worth a try. If they respect you and your work, they should be willing to support you in your job search.
Talk to potential employers. Explain that you go by a particular name and pronoun now and people from your past may not be aware of this and may refer to you by another name. Ask them to help maintain your privacy when they call your references, by using the name and pronoun with each referral that you provide to them. If you are concerned about your referrals learning about your transition, clarify to the hiring manager that you do not want other employees to hear about your new name or gender.
Use new references. If coming out to references or employers is not an option for you, you may need to find new references. This option is particularly useful if you’re switching careers or it’s been a long time since you worked. Find new references by volunteering, working in unpaid internships, and taking classes where your teachers can serve as references.
It’s a personal decision to disclose your gender/expression in an interview. To prepare yourself for the interview day, try a mock interview with your Career Services Coordinator. Aim for consistency with your name on resumes, emails, presentations, etc.
Your interview attire can vary by industry, but you should dress in professional, gender-neutral clothing to be comfortable.
While Human Resources cover privacy regarding gender on insurance coverage, health insurance is highly gendered specific. It recommended you consult with a trans-savvy medical provider or legal counsel to select which gender you will use for health care purposes.
You can start by reviewing company websites and talk to anyone you know who works at the company. Your Career Services Coordinator can help you find connections. While it is difficult to truly understand how inclusive an organization is, useful clues of a supportive environment include: anti-discrimination policies which include sexual orientation and gender identity, domestic partner benefit policies, diversity education programs, employee resource groups (ERG’s), gender-neutral bathrooms, and commitment to diversity present in the company’s mission statement.
There is no universal set of rules; let your comfort and preferences guide the process. There are several resources to support you in this process, as well. Some companies (American Airlines, Chevron, and Ernst and Young) have guidelines that you may consult.