The Student Employment Office makes the student hiring process easy.
Whether you are a new on-campus employer or you would like a quick refresher, attend the “Student Employment 101” training course offered through the Center for Professional Development at RIT. Connect with our office to get started with Student Employment. We are always available to answer your questions or guide you through the employment process.
Each department must make sure the students will have important work and a supportive environment that can be fostered within the reality of our altered operations. All student employees will be expected to follow all implemented employee and student safety guidelines while working, and all building occupancy restrictions must be adhered to.
If a student can continue to perform their job while in isolation, they will be paid their regular hours worked.
If a student cannot perform their job while in isolation, they are entitled to paid time using the NYS COVID-19 pay code in Kronos for up to 14 days.
Illness-related absences that do not qualify for the Health Affirmation of Isolation can be paid using any PTO the student has accrued, per the NYS Paid Sick Leave.
Career Connect for Supervisors
Register an account on Career Connect. To join your company, find the individual office or division through RIT. Do not enter the general “Rochester Institute of Technology” company. All positions that are currently and have previously entered into Handshake for your company are available to you once you register.
If you have any questions about your company selection, contact our office for assistance in selecting the right company.
All positions must be entered into Career Connect and approved by the Student Employment Office. The position will be automatically assigned a Career Connect ID number when it is created, and that is the number used on a student employee’s hire form.
The RIT login or Single Sign-On feature will not work for RIT staff.
Please note that Dining Services supervisors will be directed to the Dining Services Business Office for Career Connect assistance, due to the oversight required by Dining Services policies.
Hiring a Student
Students must meet the following requirements to be eligible to work:
Full-time registration in a matriculated degree program for the academic semester
Students may not begin working until supervisors have verified eligibility.
The following students are not eligible to work on campus:
Leave of absence
New incoming students may not begin working until they arrive on campus for the start of the semester
The student employee must have been registered full-time the previous semester AND registered for at least three credits for the summer or fall sessions.
Check to see if there is already someone in your department or division that serves as the student employment contact. In many cases, professors or other new supervisors will find that there is a coordinator in place in their department who can assist with the Student Employment Process.
Post a position in Career Connect, or refer to previous job postings to get their Career Connect ID number.
Confirm student’s employment eligibility.
If a student has never worked for RIT before they must complete the I-9.