Drop-in Advising

Remote Appointments

UPDATE: Due to the measures we are taking to reduce the spread of COV-19, our career services coordinators and career counselors will still be available to you, but only via email, phone, or through remote access. Contact your coordinator or counselor directly, make a phone appointment via Handshake, or email: careerservices@rit.edu to make arrangements.

Peer Career Advisors

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 and the new policy for students to remain home for the time being, we no longer are offering the option for students to meet with our Peer Career Advisors.

Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) are students just like you who are trained to provide basic career development services to their peers. Training through our office has allowed them to gain robust background in advising students on their job search. PCAs work closely with a team to support Career Services Coordinators and to provide the best outcome for students.

Drop-Ins

UPDATE: Due to the measures RIT is taking related to COVID-19, we are no longer offering Drop In Hours. Reach out to your career services coordinator directly with any questions you may have, or requests for feedback on your resume or cover letter.

Did you know that you can have your questions answered without an appointment?

Stop by the Bausch and Lomb Center to meet with our PCAs for a quick 15-minute drop-in to review general job search questions. Our staff of experienced PCAs are trained to provide support for:

  • Resume Reviews
  • Cover Letter Critique
  • Job Search Strategies
  • LinkedIn Profile Reviews
  • Reporting Co-op

Drop-in hours are:

  • Monday – Thursday: Cancelled due to COVID-19
  • Friday: Cancelled due to COVID-19

Meet the Team

A portrait of Shannon Driess standing under a tree

The best advice I received was from a former mentor. He told me that I should only work at a company where my ideas and hard work are valued.

Shannon Driess

Major: Chemical Engineering

A portrait of Lindsey Ferretti standing under a tree

I decided to come to RIT because I knew the co-op program would help me secure a good job after graduation.

Lindsey Ferretti

Major: Software Engineering

A portrait of Austin Krohn standing under a tree.

The best career advice I've received was to be yourself, specifically during interviews, and to APPLY APPLY APPLY.

Austin Krohn

Major: Chemical Engineering

A portrait of Ryan Mazur standing under a tree.

My favorite RIT memory was catching an ice hockey puck in the stands at my first hockey game.

Ryan Mazur

Major: Chemical Engineering

A portrait of Namaqua Mills standing under a tree.

I chose RIT because of the co-op education. I have had past family members graduate college, but they were denied jobs in their field due to lack of experience.

Namaqua Mills

Major: Management Information Systems

A portrait of Naman Nanda standing under a tree.

My favorite RIT memory was my first day at RIT. I met a deaf/hard-of-hearing student and was able to communicate using sign language.

Naman Nanda

Major: Computer Engineering Technology

A portrait of Wil Seifried standing under a tree.

I chose RIT because of the co-op program, and the incredible welcome I felt from the faculty on Accepted Students Day.

Wil Seifried

Major: Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering

Become a PCA

We hire a new team once a year. Applications will be open for fall 2020 in March. Keep an eye out for job postings in Handshake and announcements through social media.

We are looking for:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Desire to help peers and demonstrated experience working with students
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Strong organizational, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong commitment to the position, the work hours, and participate in bi-weekly meetings
  • Familiarity with the Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education resources and services
  • Completed one or more experiential learning experiences (e.g. co-op, internship, research, work/study abroad, etc.)

If you have questions regarding the application for Peer Career Advisor, contact Stephanie Ryan or Taylor Lincoln at 585-475-2301.