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 employer. This was the number one tip employers said students should have for a 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 organization 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

Each year, many RIT students receive employment opportunities that are actually job scams. These job scams may appear on legitimate job boards or be forwarded by compromised email accounts. They may also come through text messages, social media, or phone calls.

Job Scam Indicators

Be alert for scam indicators including:

  • Altered email addresses. Look carefully at the employer email address, some clever scammers transpose a letter to make it appear legitimate.
  • Jobs advertising “working from home” or “online work” (often posing as opportunities to assist faculty or others).
  • You are asked to cash a check and forward money to a third party (e.g., to buy equipment from the employer's vendor).
  • An unsolicited job offer with no or minimal application, interview, or discussion with the employer.
  • The employer asks you to wire money or asks for your credit card information.
  • The employer asks for personal information like your social security number or driver’s license number.
  • The employer asks you to pay for a credit report as part of the application process.
  • You are told you have to pay for training.

How to Respond

If you suspect a possible job scam, take action by doing the following:

  • If you’ve suffered financial loss or provided personal information, contact RIT Public Safety at 585-475-2853.
  • If you’ve received what you believe to be a job scam email, send the email to, and forward a copy to and
  • If you suspect the presence of malicious content on an RIT website, contact RIT Service Center at 585-475-5000 or
  • If you suspect a job scam on a job board, contact

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