Recruit and Volunteer

There are several ways to share your knowledge and promote your company through the Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education. Opportunities include offering information sessions, posting positions and hosting interviews, attending programs and panels, or joining our Employer Advisory Board.

RIT recruitment events, job postings, panels, and workshops are posted on our career platform RIT Career Connect, powered by Symplicity.

Post Jobs and Schedule Interviews

What are some advantages of posting a job through our preferred career platform RIT Career Connect?

  • Easily post your position to a career platform that engages with more than 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students and alumni.
  • Tap into the talent you seek. RIT students and alumni come prepared having been immersed in the latest technology and education in their field.
  • Narrow your targeted qualifications to specific academic programs and request resume books of students in programs of interest.
  • Collect applicant materials and schedule on-campus or virtual interviews in a seamless manner.

Employers who wish to interview on-campus are welcome to use our newly updated facilities in Bausch and Lomb Center, which includes seven designated interview rooms.

Visit the RIT Career Connect webpage to learn more about our platform, and how you can get started today.

Information Sessions

Information sessions are an excellent opportunity for employers to promote their organization’s career opportunities, employee benefits, work culture, and recruit new talent. Information sessions can be held in a variety of ways and in multiple settings. These may include presentations held on-campus or through a virtual setting, requesting recruitment tabling, or holding networking one-on-one events.

Employers can request recruitment events through our career platform RIT Career Connect. Please reach out to your Career Services contact or email our office at careerservices@rit.edu for more details.

Event Best Practices

  • Post Your Positions: Employers are encouraged to share a link to, or brief description of, the positions they are seeking.
  • Give Your Information Session a Title: Drive attendance by marketing your information session with a title that best reflects the content of the event
  • Send the Right Presenters: Let the event topic determine what representative you send. Alumni, new hires, current co-ops, or hiring managers who can speak to specifics about various job openings or company culture are best.
  • Host a Recruitment Table on Campus: A recruitment table in a college lobby or high-traffic area on campus is one of the best ways to reach a large group of students.
  • Consider Taking the Time for a Networking One-on-One EventWhile presenting information to a large group can be a time-saving option, holding 10-15 minute one-on-one conversations with students often draws more interest.
  • Make it Interactive: Students can be deterred by information sessions that seem like college lectures. Combat this perception by making your event interactive with trivia questions, polls, or games.
  • Give Away Branded MaterialsStudents love getting free stuff! Distributing swag can be a fun way to boost brand recognition on campus, while also drawing students to your event.
  • Partner with On-Campus Organizations: Connect with the talent you’re trying to attract by reaching out to on-campus RIT Student Clubs and Organizations or contact Diedra Livingston, RIT Career Services Asst. Director for Diversity Initiatives, at djloce@rit.edu.

Programs and Panels

Share your knowledge while promoting your company as part of our career programming. Career Services offers many options to connect with students on campus and virtually. Email our office at careerservices@rit.edu to participate in student services events. 


Career Workshops

Present on a career or job search topic as part of our programming for co-op, graduating students, or alumni. Help RIT Tigers find ways to promote their candidacy through resume and cover letter writing, effective interviewing, networking, or other areas of interest to you.


Panels

Be a guest speaker on panels at workshops and career fairs to answer students’ questions on entering the workforce. Share your industry expertise and past experiences with the next generation of workers.


Mock Interview Day

Volunteer time to interview students with general behavioral questions and network with the next leaders in the industry. Learn more about Mock Interview Day.

Employer Advisory Board

Get Involved

Join our Employer Advisory Board, where leaders in industry share their knowledge to help us continue to build one of the best universities in the United States. With your expertise, we can expand RIT’s strong reputation for academic excellence, and build on our strength as one of the best career-focused cooperative education programs.

Interested in learning more about our Employer Advisory Board? Please call 585-475-2301 and ask to speak with Michelle Magee, Senior Associate Director for Employer Relations, or email her at mamoce@rit.edu. We look forward to working with you.

Current Representatives

  • Bank of America
  • Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
  • Bio-Optronics, Inc.
  • Bose Corporation
  • Cisco
  • CooperVision
  • Datto, Inc.
  • Eastman Kodak Company
  • Factset Research Systems, Inc.
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Innovative Solutions
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Linde, PLC
  • LSI Solutions
  • Mandiant
  • Micron Technology, Inc.
  • MITRE
  • Motion Ai Northeast
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
  • Parsons Corporation
  • Publicis Sapient
  • Rochester Software Associates, Inc.
  • Sionic Energy
  • SRC, Inc
  • Texas Instruments
  • The Raymond Corporation
  • Toyota
  • Wolfspeed, Inc.
  • Wegmans Food Markets
  • Xerox Corporation

International Experience Program

Benefits

Through our International Experience Program, we aim to expand our employer partnerships to offer more international co-op, internship, and other related work experiences.

There are unique advantages to employing co-ops abroad, as RIT students are:

  • Mature and prepared to be effective employees as they have completed at least one co-op
  • Passionate about being successful in a global economy and committed to applying best practices
  • Knowledgeable about cutting-edge technologies and can provide insight to your teams
  • Qualified candidates who will have expertise in their field as well as global experience to fill your future full-time positions
     

Preparing our Students

Before our students take part in a work abroad experience, we ensure they are ready to effectively apply their skills to your workplace by:

  • Requiring at least one year of language training for the country in which they will be working
  • Providing cultural adjustment training and tips for living and working abroad
  • Offering training on health and safety practices when living and working overseas
  • Assisting with work permit and visa paperwork as needed
  • Providing ongoing communication and support while students are abroad
     

Partner with RIT

If you are interested in becoming a partner in our International Experience Program or have any questions, please contact Maria Richart, Director of Career Services and Co-op, at mjroce@rit.edu. Our team will request you have prepared the following:

  • A job description aligned with your company’s interests and needs. This position can be for a 4-8 month timeframe and should be beneficial for both the student and your company.
  • Compensation that minimally covers the cost of living in the country. Our students are responsible for their travel to your location overseas; however, we appreciate any assistance you can provide in locating housing close to your company’s site.
  • Appropriate training and mentoring to the student during their program.
  • A willingness to complete an online evaluation of the student’s work performance toward the end of their program.
     

Highlighted Corporate Partners

The following organizations have joined RIT’s International Experience Program to provide students with co-op and internship positions abroad.

Employers
  • Briggs of Burton PLC
  • Box International
  • FOGRA, Germany
  • Schott
  • Cunard
  • Wooga
  • Xerox Research Center Europe
  • University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, Wales
Partnerships
  • CIS Abroad
  • Cultural Vistas
  • DAAD German Academic Exchange Service
  • Dream Careers
  • Global Experiences
  • IASTE
  • A Door to Italy

What our International Experience Program Partners are Saying

“Cultural Vistas is always thrilled to partner with RIT’s Work Abroad Program to send top students on international internships. RIT students have an eagerness to pursue a diverse range of opportunities which take them all over the globe. The coordination and support that Cultural Vistas receives from the Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education is invaluable to the success of our programs.” Katerina Holubova, Senior Program Director, Internships Abroad

“We have been hosting RIT interns for five years and the opportunity has been really beneficial for both the students and us, as their employers. The biomedical photography students we host get to see a wide range of clinical work at a major UK hospital, working with colleagues and other members of the healthcare team and most importantly patients, developing interpersonal skills and applied photographic techniques. The students are always keen to learn and, importantly for us, share their knowledge and the new skills they are learning at RIT. The students we have worked with have all gone on to make a successful starts to their careers and it is great to have played a small part in that.”Paul Crompton, University Hospital, Cardiff, Wales