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

An aerial view of students talking to company representatives at a career fair.

National Labs Career Fair

Canceled due to COVID-19

Student Info

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

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.


The registration fee is $50 for the fair and includes two recruiters, a 6-ft-long skirted table, as well as lunch.


We accept American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover only. A link for your payment will be provided once your registration is confirmed.
RIT Federal ID #   16-0743140
RIT Tax Exempt # EX-119421

Deborah Resch
Rochester Institute of Technology
Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
57 Lomb Memorial Dr.
Rochester, NY 14623


If you plan to ship your display materials in advance, plan to have your materials arrive no earlier than 2 weeks prior to the event and no later than the day prior to the event.

Ship to the following address:

RIT National Labs Career Fair/COMPANY NAME
Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
335 John Street
Rochester, NY 14623
ATTN: David Travaglini

Shipped materials will be delivered to your table the morning of the Career Fair.

DO NOT send packages to The Gene Polisseni Center.

Have return shipping labels filled out and ready to place on all packages you wish to ship back after the National Labs Career Fair. These items will be shipped out the morning after the fair, provided that all necessary information is included on the shipping label.

If you are sending a messenger service to retrieve your booth/display, you may direct them to:

Rochester Institute of Technology
Gene Polisseni Center
200 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623

Hotel Accommodations

For your convenience, here is a list of hotels that are near RIT.


Parking for the Gene Polisseni Center will be U Lot. Parking passes will be sent prior to the event via email. A campus map is available at

If traveling from out of town, consider utilizing UBER, LYFT, or a hotel shuttle service where possible and NOT rental cars.

National Labs Career Fair Schedule

9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Tour of Selected Labs

in the College of Science, Engineering, and Computing

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Employer Check-in and Set Up

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch with the Department Chairs

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Career Fair

Alumni Info

Launch your career

Did you know as an RIT alumni, you have full-access to the National Labs Career Fair? Whether you graduated 4 months ago or 10 years ago, employers are excited to meet RIT Tigers from all years of experience.

Check-in with your RIT ID at registration and network with employers, students, and other alumni.


Let students and alumni know you’re an RIT graduate by wearing a special Tiger Sticker on your name tag.


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