Volunteer and Connect

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

Programs and Panels

Are you looking to share your knowledge as part of our career programming while promoting your company at RIT campus-wide? Our office offers many options to participate with students on campus. 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 behavioral questions and network with the next leaders in the industry. Learn more about Mock Interview Day.

Information Sessions

Promote your company through virtual information sessions in which students can attend presentations or meet representatives to learn more about employment opportunities. Our office can coordinate different presentations or meet-and-greets through RIT Career Connect.

Is your company interested in reserving space for an information session? Reach out to your Career Services contact or call our office for more details.

Virtual Event Best Practices

  • Include hiring managers (or young alumni or current co-ops) who can speak to specifics about the various job openings.
  • Use break-out rooms to allow managers and students to divide into smaller groups by job type.
  • Start the session with specific information about hiring needs. For example, co-op start date, full-time, GPA requirements, majors, visa status.
  • Take questions throughout the presentation.
  • Make it interactive with a short video or polls.
  • Give specifics about the company and but include more than what can be read on the website.
  • Explain the next steps for getting a job, especially a timeline for interviews and hiring.
  • Follow up with students who attended the session, with a link to the job opening.

Recruitment

Are you looking to recruit RIT students and alumni? Visit our RIT Career Connect page to learn more about our platform and how you can get started today. Employers have the benefit of: 

  • Posting jobs (co-op/internships and full time) directly to the university’s career center
  • Connecting with students all year-round
  • Requesting resume books of students in programs of interest
  • Reviewing upcoming campus recruiting events such as career fairs and networking events
  • Arranging virtual info sessions or other networking events
  • Scheduling virtual interviews

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 in the world.

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

  • Anaren, Inc.
  • Axis New York
  • Bank of America
  • Bausch & Lomb
  • Bendix
  • Bio-Optronics, Inc.
  • Bosch Security and Safety Systems
  • Cisco
  • Datto
  • Eastman Kodak
  • Factset
  • FedEx Ground
  • Fidelity Investments
  • FireEye
  • FluxData
  • GE Corporate
  • Harris
  • IBM
  • Innovative
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Mitre
  • NOHMS
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
  • PARSONS
  • Paychex, Inc.
  • REDCOM Laboratories, Inc.
  • Rochester Software Associates, Inc.
  • SapientRazorfish
  • SRC, Inc.
  • Telog Instruments - A Trimble Company
  • Texas Instruments
  • The Pike Company
  • The Raymond Corp.
  • Toyota North America
  • Wegmans Food Markets

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 of 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 applying 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

To be a partner in our International Experience Program, contact Maria Richart, mjroce@rit.edu, Director of Career Services and Co-op, who can answer any questions you may have. Our team will request you have the following prepared:

  • 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.
  • 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 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 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