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.
SEO Cards will only be issued to new student employees completing the I9. We will no longer update physical SEO Cards for returning student employees. Instead, students will submit a request for Employment Eligibility Verification here. SEO will respond with an email that they can show their supervisor indicating they are clear to work. This email will serve in place of an SEO Card for returning employees.
Please note RIT cannot support remote work outside of the US
All remote work must be relevant and necessary to the operation of departments. Student employees should not be expected or required to work during breaks, they should be given the opportunity to take time off from academics and work to recharge.
Students who will be working remotely must have Dean/AVP approval. The Remote Work Request must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org to report all remote work.
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
*NEW* Vaccination policy compliance
Students may not begin working until supervisors have verified eligibility by physically viewing either the SEO Card or the eligibility email from the student
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. We find that 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.
Physically view the SEO Card or student’s eligibility email issued from SEO.
If a student has never worked for RIT before they must complete the I9. Complete the hire form. If hiring above the minimum wage, complete an advanced level job description.
Submit the hire form to email@example.com. Submit one student per email with the student's name in the subject line.