National Labs Career Fair

National Labs Career Fair is an annual event that brings federally funded R&D Centers from all research areas and sponsoring agencies to campus. Employers can connect with students from all academic majors to share opportunities for co-ops, internships, research, and full time.

Date and Time

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National Labs Career Fair

Fall 2021

Student Info

Get information on the Career Fair Plus app, resume reviews, preparing your elevator pitch, and the career fair survival guide. Learn more about the career fair for students.

Employer Info

Did you know?

  • RIT offers one of the largest and oldest co-op programs in the world. More than 4,400 students complete at least one co-op or internship assignment each year and are employed by more than 2,200 employers throughout the U.S. and abroad. Co-op/internship is one of the most effective means for employers to identify and acquire key talent.
  • RIT is the third producer of undergraduate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) degrees among all private universities in the nation.
  • RIT programs rank in the top 10 nationally in the following areas: computing security, film and animation, fine arts (glass, metals, and jewelry design), industrial design, online MBA, photography, and video game design.
  • RIT has award-winning programs in a host of uncommon disciplines: sustainability, medical illustration, microelectronic engineering, packaging science, museum studies, American Sign Language/English interpretation, and diagnostic medical sonography.
  • RIT has unique doctoral programs: RIT’s eight Ph.D. programs include astrophysics, color science, computing and information sciences, engineering, imaging science, mathematical modeling, microsystems engineering, and sustainability.


Register for the National Labs Career Fair through Career Connect. A Career Services Coordinator will work with your company to determine whether the National Labs Career Fair is a good fit, or if other recruiting options would be better suited for the needs of your company. Please do not schedule travel until you have received your confirmation.

Other Recruiting Options

  • Alumni Panel: Participate in a panel of alumni sharing their experiences and advice for working at a National Lab.
  • Resume Book: A resume book of students interested in National Labs will also be available upon request.
  • Virtual Interviews: Conduct virtual interviews with selected candidates throughout the semester.

For information and assistance with any of these options, contact Kris Stehler.

Alumni Info

Launch your career

Did you know as an RIT alumni, you have full-access to the RIT Virtual Career Weeks? Whether you graduated 4 months ago or 10 years ago, employers are excited to meet RIT Tigers from all years of experience. Log-in to Career Connect to get started. If you're having issues logging in as an alumni, go to our Career Connect page for more info. 


Kris Stehler

Mindy Blake

Maria Wiegand