Drop-in Advising

Drop-ins

Have a quick question about your job search or want your resume reviewed without making an appointment? Attend virtual or in-person drop-ins to meet with a Peer Career Advisor.

  • Monday and Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Fridays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Join Zoom Drop-Ins on RIT Career Connect or visit us at the Bausch and Lomb Center.

Our career services coordinators and career counselors are still available to you! Make an appointment through RIT Career Connect or contact your coordinator or counselor directly, make a phone appointment via Career Connect, or email: careerservices@rit.edu to make arrangements.

Peer Career Advisors

Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) are students just like you who are trained to provide basic career development services to their peers. Training through our office has allowed them to gain a robust background in advising students on their job search. PCAs work closely with a team to support Career Services Coordinators and to provide the best outcome for students.

Drop-Ins

Did you know that you can have your career questions answered without an appointment? Meet with our PCAs for a quick 15-minute virtual drop-in to review general job search questions. 

Drop-in hours are:

  • Monday and Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Fridays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Our staff of experienced PCAs is trained to provide support for:

  • Resume Reviews
  • Cover Letter Critique
  • Job Search Strategies
  • LinkedIn Profile Reviews
  • Mock Interviews
  • Reporting Co-op

 

Meet the team

Chimdi Okoye standing under a tree

My favorite RIT memories are from freshmen orientation week and getting my first RIT job!

Chimdi Okoye

Major: Management Information Systems 

A portrait of Sierra Kegler standing under a tree.

The best career advice I received was that every person you meet is a potential door for a new opportunity. 

Sierra Kegler

Major: Mechanical Engineering Technology 

A portrait of Amanda Olesky standing under a tree.

I chose RIT because of the co-op program. Having the opportunity to get real work experience while being a student is invaluable. 

Amanda Olesky

Major: Management Information Systems and New Media Marketing

A portrait of Mayuresh Nene standing under a tree.

The best career advice I received was to never outline your career based on someone else's timeline. Be patient. Give 100% and you will end up getting what you desire at the right time. 

Mayuresh Nene

Major: Data Science

Peer Mock Interviews

Students have the opportunity to practice their virtual interview skills with Peer Career Advisors. Through pre-recorded or live, virtual mock interviews, students can grow more comfortable and confident in their interview skills. 

Virtual, Live Mock Interviews

To sign up, complete the Mock Interview Request form for our PCA's to customize your mock interview experience. After completing the form, follow the form's steps to schedule your Mock Interview with a Peer Career Advisor. Failure to schedule an appointment will result in the cancelation of your request. 

Mock Interview Availability:

  • Monday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

To request interpreting services go to https://myaccess.rit.edu/myAccess5/.

Request a Live Mock Interview

 

Pre-Recorded Mock Interviews

Access pre-recorded mock interviews through RIT Career Connect

  • On the left navigation bar, under Resources, students will select Mock Interviews
  • Under the search tab, search for “Peer Career Advisor Reviewed Mock Interview

 

How to Record Responses

Become a PCA

We hire a new team once a year. Applications will be open for fall 2020 in March. Keep an eye out for job postings in Career Connect and announcements through social media.

We are looking for:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Desire to help peers and demonstrated experience working with students
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Strong organizational, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong commitment to the position, the work hours, and participate in bi-weekly meetings
  • Familiarity with the Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education resources and services
  • Completed one or more experiential learning experiences (e.g. co-op, internship, research, work/study abroad, etc.)

If you have questions regarding the application for Peer Career Advisor, contact Stephanie Ryan or Taylor Lincoln at 585-475-2301.