Packaging Career Fair

The annual Packaging Science Career Fair brings together students from the packaging science program and industry professionals. The fair is designed to offer employers and students a forum to meet and discuss the packaging field and career opportunities. Employers have the opportunity to present their company and meet students in the packaging science program (and students with packaging minors) who are looking for co-op and full-time job opportunities. Students are able to gather general information about companies as well as specific co-op and full-time opportunities within them. Companies typically stay the next day to interview candidates they meet at the fair. The event typically draws about 25 companies and 115 packaging students to the fair.

Past Participants

  • ACell
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • CooperVision
  • Cummins Inc.
  • Dow
  • Equity Packaging, Inc.
  • Fisher-Price
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Hasbro
  • Henkel
  • Huhtamaki, Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
  • Mary Kay, Inc - Corporate Office
  • Menasha Corporation
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Milwaukee Tool
  • Mondelez International
  • Ocean Spray
  • Packaging Corporation of America
  • PepsiCo
  • Rich Products
  • S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
  • Teleflex
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Career Fair

An aerial view of students talking with recruiters during a career fair in the Gordon Field House.

Packaging Career Fair

Spring 2021
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
CIMS Building #78 Louise Slaughter Hall, 2nd Floor Conference Area

Optional Interview Day

Spring 2021
Bausch & Lomb Center

Interview Day

The Packaging Career Fair is followed by an optional Interview Day in the Bausch and Lomb Center from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Employers are the ones to schedule interviews with students and alumni from the fair. Students are invited by employers through 30-minute interview slots during or after the fair.

If students do not hear from an employer or have a scheduled time slot, they do not attend Interview Day.

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

Employer Info


Register for the Packaging Career Fair through Handshake. A Career Services Coordinator will work with your company to determine whether the Packaging 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.

Register for the career fair 


The registration fee is $325 for the fair and includes two recruiters, an 8-ft-long skirted table, as well as breakfast and lunch. $25 fee for each additional representative.

Attending Interview Day is free of charge for companies attending the Packaging Career Fair.


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


Payable to: RIT Packaging Science DEPT

Shauna Newcomb, Career Services Coordinator
Rochester Institute of Technology
Office of Co-op and Career Services
57 Lomb Memorial Dr, building #77
Rochester, NY 14623


If you plan to ship your display materials in advance, plan to have your materials arrive between January 27th – February 3rd, 2020.

Ms. Alexis Rich
Packaging Lab Manager-CIMS Bldg.
Rochester Institute of Technology
78 Lomb Memorial Dr.
SLA Room 1290
Rochester, NY 14623

Please note in the confirmation email you receive, the Employer Number to put on the outside of each of your boxes. It would also be helpful to indicate the total number of boxes you are sending (1 of 3, 2 of 3, etc.).

If you will be shipping items back to your company, please bring return boxes, shipping labels and packaging materials. We do not have boxes at RIT.

Hotel Accommodations

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


Fair: Park in T Lot by the Louise Slaughter Hall/CIMS building. You will need to walk through the RIT Golisano Institute of Sustainability (SUS) building and take the elevator on the 2nd floor if you are bringing heavy materials. A campus map is available at

Interview Days: Park in the Visitors Lot by the Bausch & Lomb Center. Visitor parking is limited and fills early. Park in E Lot if V Lot is full. Parking passes will be handed out during the career fair for use on interview day.

Career Fair Schedule

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Career Fair

12p.m. – 1 p.m.


1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Career Fair

Interview Day Schedule

8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Morning Interviews

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Afternoon Interviews

Alumni Info

Launch your career

Did you know as an RIT alumni, you have full-access to the Packaging 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. 


We will provide you with a special tiger sticker for your name tag to let students and alumni know you’re an RIT graduate.

Contact Us

Feel free to reach out by email or phone.

Shauna Newcomb