Job Search

Looking for a job is a job itself. Your search will be an effective one if you have a goal in mind, stay organized, incorporate a variety of methods, and follow up. And we’re here to help along the way.

Career Service Resources

Elevator Pitch

An elevator pitch is a 60-second or less introduction that quickly explains who you are, your expertise/goals, and your interest in the company. This was the No. 1 tip employers said all students should have for the Career Fair. 

Meet with your Career Services Coordinator to practice your pitch before the fair.

Piece your pitch together:

Hi, my name is Jane and I am a third-year marketing student at RIT's Saunders College of Business. 

I am starting my search for a co-op or internship experience that will help me build upon my experiences in social media management and B2C selling.

I love fashion and thrifting. I wanted to start my own business to combine my passions with what I'm learning in the class. I have been able to grow my social media engagement by 50% over the last year and have turned a profit of $5,500.

I am interested in your company because of its focus on B2C marketing and how you're able to garner attention over multiple demographics.

I've applied to your summer co-op position and would love the opportunity to discuss my qualifications for this role.

Job Scams

Job scam warning signs include:

  • Look carefully at the company email address, some clever scammers transpose a letter to make it appear legitimate 
  • Jobs advertising “working from home” or “online work” (although legitimate remote work is more and more common)
  • You’re asked to cash a check and forward money to a third party (ex.: to buy equipment from the company's vendor)
  • You’re offered a job without an application, interview, or discussion with the employer
  • The company asks you to wire money or asks for your credit card information
  • The company asks for personal information like your social security number or driver’s license number
  • The company asks you to pay for a credit report as part of the application process
  • You are told you have to pay for training

If you come across a job scam, take action by doing the following: