Drop-in Advising

Remote Appointments

Have a quick question about your job search or want your resume reviewed without making an appointment? Attend virtual drop-ins to meet with a Peer Career Advisor.
Monday - Thursday 2 -4 pm
Fridays 10 am - 12 pm

Join Zoom Drop-Ins on RIT Career Connect

Our career services coordinators and career counselors are still available to you! Make an appointment through RIT Career Connect or contact your coordinator or counselor directly, make a phone appointment via Career Connect, or email: careerservices@rit.edu to make arrangements.

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

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

Meet with our PCAs for a quick 15-minute virtual drop-in to review general job search questions. Our staff of experienced PCAs is 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: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 Career Connect 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.