University-Wide Career Fair

RIT sponsors a University-Wide Career Fair every fall and spring. This popular fair is open to all RIT students and alumni seeking co-op and full-time opportunities. More than 250 companies participate that range from small tech firms to Fortune 500 companies.


students attended in Fall 2019


companies attended in Fall 2019


employer representatives recruited in Fall 2019


interviews were conducted in Fall 2019

Career Fair

An aerial view of students talking with recruiters during a career fair in the Gordon Field House.

University-Wide Career Fair

Fall Semester

While we are still uncertain what recruiting will look like on college campuses Fall semester, we will not be hosting an in-person Career Fair. We will be hosting Virtual Career Weeks Sept 22-25 and Oct 5-9, 2020, in addition to other recruiting options. Additional information will be available soon.

Interview Day

The University-Wide Fairs are followed by an optional Interview Day in the Gordon Field House. Many employers plan to stay the day after the fair to interview student and alumni candidates. Employers schedule interviews with students and alumni after meeting them at the fair. The interviews are typically 30-minutes in length and take place in the Field House.

An RIT students talking to a representative from Microsoft at the career fair.

Networking Events

September 29
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Field House Upper Level



September 29
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Field House Upper Level



September 29
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Kate Gleason College of Engineering, Brinkman Hallway & Teams Rooms

Performance Teams Open House

See the following all in one location: RIT Aero Design Team, RIT Electric Vehicle (EVT) Team, RIT Clean Snowmobile Team, RIT Baja SAE Team, RIT Formula SAE Team, RIT HOTWheelz Formula SAE Hybrid Team.

Student Info

Get information on the Career Fair Plus app, resume reviews, preparing your elevator pitch, and the career fair survival guide. This event is open to only RIT students and alumni. Bring your RIT ID. Leave bags at home for a quick check-in. The SLC lockers will not be available. The fair opens at 10 am.

Career Fair Info for Students

Employer Info


Thank you for your interest in RIT’s Career Fair, at this point we are waiting until after June 15th when RIT’s President will announce what our Fall recruiting season will look like.  Please contact our office at 585-475-2301 for other recruiting options.

Register for the Career Fair through Handshake. A Career Services Coordinator will work with your company to determine whether the University-Wide Career Fair is a good fit, or if other recruiting options would be better suited for the needs of your company. Please do not schedule travel until you have received your confirmation.


The registration fee is $550 for the fair and includes two recruiters, a 6-ft-long skirted table, as well as breakfast and lunch. Additional reps will be $75 each. 

If you wish to stay the next day to interview career fair candidates, the fee is $125 for two recruiters, a 6-ft-long skirted table, as well as breakfast and lunch. Additional reps are $75 each.


We accept American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover only. A link for your payment will be provided once your registration is confirmed.
RIT Federal ID #   16-0743140
RIT Tax Exempt # EX-119421

Deborah Resch
Rochester Institute of Technology
Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
57 Lomb Memorial Dr.
Rochester, NY 14623


If you plan to ship your display materials in advance, plan to have your materials arrive no earlier than 2 weeks prior to the event and no later than the day prior to the event.

Ship to the following address:

Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services
335 John Street
Rochester, NY 14623
ATTN: David Travaglini

Shipped materials will be delivered to your booth the morning of the Career Fair.

DO NOT send packages to the Gordon Field House.

Have return shipping labels filled out and ready to place on all packages you wish to ship back after the Career Fair. These items will be shipped out the morning after the Career Fair, provided that all necessary information is included on the shipping label.

If you are sending a messenger service to retrieve your booth/display, you may direct them to:

Rochester Institute of Technology
Gordon Field House
149 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623


Hotel Accommodations

For your convenience, here is a list of hotels that are near RIT.


There is limited space available in D Lot near the Gordon Field House. Please do not park in any spots labeled RESERVED. Once D Lot has reached capacity, you will be directed to B Lot. Drop-off materials at the Gordon Field House first and then proceed to park in B Lot. Shuttles will run on a continuous loop from B Lot to the Gordon Field House. A campus map is available at

If traveling from out of town, consider utilizing UBER, LYFT, or a hotel shuttle service where possible and NOT rental cars.

Career Fair Schedule

8 a.m.

Employer Check-in and Set-up

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Reception Room on 2nd floor

10 a.m.

Career Fair Opens

12:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Reception Room on 2nd floor

4 p.m.

Career Fair Closes and tear down

Interview Day Schedule

Employers are responsible to schedule all of their interviews with students/alumni met on Career Fair day.

7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Reception Room on 2nd floor

8 a.m.

Interviews Begin

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Reception Room on 2nd floor

3:30 p.m.

Last Interviews scheduled

4 p.m.

Interview Day Closes and tear down

Alumni Info

Launch your career

Did you know as an RIT alumni, you have full-access to the University-Wide Career Fair? Whether you graduated 4 months ago or 10 years ago, employers are excited to meet RIT Tigers from all years of experience.

Check-in with your RIT ID at registration and network with employers, students, and other alumni. 


We will provide you with a special tiger sticker for your name tag to let students and alumni know you’re an RIT graduate.

Contact Us

Feel free to reach out to our office by email or phone.

Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education