Career Connect

Career Connect is RIT’s preferred platform to connect our students and alumni with their future. Easily find the best co-ops, internships, full time jobs, and events to help accelerate your career forward.

We apologize to all students who had an error in their preferred name during the recent Career Connect launch. An incorrect database was loaded into the new system and the error has been corrected. Students can now edit their profile to ensure their preferred name is entered. Thank you for your patience while we addressed the issue.

Registration

Current students can log in with a single sign-in option and you will be directed to your profile. Once logged in, you be prompted to set up a new password.

RIT alumni have easy access signing in through their active RIT account. Career Connect access is tied to an RIT email account. Student accounts will stay active up until six months after the status changes from student to alumni. If alumni have not remained active, go to start.rit.edu and click on the  ‘Alumni Access’ link to get a new email account. Then you can log in to your Career Connect account using your username and your new "@rit.edu" email address. If you have issues accessing your account, contact our office.

Once logged in successfully, update your profile by selecting My Account on the left-hand tab.

Basic background information will already be in your Career Connect profile, provided by the Registrar. Ensure all pre-loaded information is correct and up to date. Contact our office if you find an error in any of your profile data.

Fill in the fields under the Personal, Academic, and Privacy tabs of your profile to create a customized Career Connect experience for yourself and employers. Note:You can update the Preferred Name field (found under Personal).

Students can customize their email and communication preferences from the Career Services office, employers, and events. Tigers also have the option to receive Career Connect text message alerts or job blasts with current job opportunities within your preferred field.

On occasion, we may generate resume books of students who meet specific criteria for employers. For example, at an employer’s request, our office can use Career Connect to search for students who have a background in Computer Science or Graphic Design and group their resumes together in an online resume book for the employer. If students would like to be included in these resume books, select Yes under Include in Resume Books.

Under the Documents tab of Career Connect, students can view and upload their resume, cover letters, unofficial transcript, writing samples, and references.

Select Add New at the bottom of the list to begin building your materials for a more robust profile. We recommend saving all of your documents as a pdf before the initial upload as Career Connect will auto-format your documents and potentially convert your format incorrectly.  

Students may store multiple versions of their resume in their documents, and they can select a 'Default' resume for the employer's viewership and resume books.

Events

All career fairs, employer information sessions, career-related events can be found on Career Connect. Students can access this information through the Events or Calendar tabs. Select on any event to see its details and to submit an RSVP

Making an Appointment

Due to the COVID-19 social distancing protocol, all our appointments will be held online. Once your request is approved, expect a calendar invite from your career services coordinator or career counselor via BlueJeans or Zoom prior to your appointment time. 

Make an appointment with a Career Services Coordinator or Career Counselor by selecting Appointments on the left-hand navigation. 

Searching for Jobs

Start applying to positions by going to the Jobs tab on the left navigation. All current job postings will be displayed with the most recent postings first. Students can narrow the list by selecting a specific industry or position type (co-op/internship). Students can also utilize the keywords box by entering an organization's name or city.

Select the job title to review specific job posting details. The position's details page will include the description, location, position type, work authorization, desired majors, and a link to the employer’s profile. On the top right of the page, view information on How To Apply and Important Dates

Mark a job posting as a favorite to review again in the future by selecting the star icon. To view saved favorites, click on the My Favorites tab.

Interviews

To find out which employers will be conducting interviews on campus, select on the Jobs on the left navigation. Conduct an Advanced Search and select Interviews under the Show Me section. Students can check the dates by choosing the position and reviewing the dates under the Schedule Details column on the right. 

The Interviews section of Career Connect contains information on positions you have applied for and you to review your application status as well as sign-up for an interview time.

Students who meet the posted qualifications may select an interview time. First click apply, then select the preferred interview time.

Employers will review all submitted student applications and materials to determine students for an interview. Those selected will be notified via email and given several days to select their preferred interview time. Students can check their status under the Requested Interviews column in Interviews. If students were selected for an interview, a Schedule Interview button will appear; otherwise, the status will read ‘Not Invited’ or ‘Pending’ if selections have not yet been received for that employer.

Select the Schedule Interview button and a list of available interview times will appear; select the desired time to interview and Signup. Students may change their interview time to another available time slot as long as the pre-select sign-up period is still open for the session.

Some employers listed are not conducting interviews on-campus or at a scheduled off-campus recruitment site. These organizations have requested that our office collect resumes from interested students and send the resumes to them in one packet. It will be listed in the system as Resume Collect.

Students apply for those positions in the same manner as an on-campus interview position. All future communication regarding possible interviews will come directly from the employer.

FAQs

RIT Students can access their Career Connect account with SSO. If you’re manually entering in your information, ensure you are using the proper RIT credentials (@rit.edu) and not the RIT Gmail (@g.rit.edu). If you are still experiencing issues, contact our office at careerservices@rit.edu for assistance.

If you’re alumni and experiencing issues with logging in, you will need an active RIT email to use SSO. Go to start.rit.edu to receive an RIT email for Career Connect access.

Student data is imported from SIS (Student Information System), an office of the registrar. Your first name can be edited in Career Connect, but in order to have your first name change permanently, you need to update your personal information at start.rit.edu (this will update within 24 to 48 hours on most systems). Updating other information such as year level, GPA, major, etc. will need to be updated through your Academic Department. If you are experiencing issues with your Career Connect account, email us at careerservices@rit.edu, and we will assess the problem.

Before searching for co-op and full-time opportunities, complete your profile to the fullest extent. Career Connect will create a customized job search for you based on your profile, major, and career interests. Your job search just got easier!

​​​​​​Under your profile, select the Emails & Notifications tab to personalize your Career Connect experience. You can choose to customize your emails from employers, events, and other news as well as select web and mobile notification preferences.

RIT students still have access to the Handshake job search platform in a limited capacity. Students can still access their resume, profile details, past job applications, and Handshake’s job search tool. It is important to note that our office is no longer approving jobs in Handshake. If students find a co-op opportunity, they should review the role with their Career Services Coordinator and Academic Department for approval.

The Career Connect app is currently being developed and is coming soon!