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Career Fair: Packaging

The Rochester Institute of Technology hosts an annual Packaging Science Career Fair that brings together students from the packaging science program and industry professionals.


  1. Career Fair
    1. Interview Day(s)
  2. Schedule
  3. Registration
  4. Fees
  5. Payment
  6. Shipping Information
  7. Parking Information


Career Fair

Fair: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Location: CIMS Building (#78 Louise Slaughter Hall) 2nd Floor Conference Area
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (closed noon - 1:00 p.m.)

Interviews: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Location: B&L Center, Bldg 77, Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Morning Interview Sessions
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Afternoon Interview Sessions

The fair is designed to offer employers and students a forum to meet and discuss the packaging field and career opportunities. Employers have the opportunity to present their company and meet students in the Packaging Science program who are looking for co-op and full-time job opportunities. Students are able to gather general information about companies as well as specific co-op and full time opportunities within them. Average student career fair attendance is 115. 

Participation includes:

  • One draped 8-foot table without backdrop. (25 tables are available, first-come-first-serve basis).
  • Continental breakfast, and lunch for two representatives. Interview Day: Continental breakfast, lunch.
  • An electronic resume book via e-mail will be supplied prior to fair.

Interview Day(s)

Interviews: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Location: B&L Center, Bldg 77, Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The next day(s) will be devoted to the interviewing of prospective employees for full time or co-op positions.

  • Arrange to interview students.
  • Interview schedules begin at 9:00 a.m. with the last interview at 4:00 p.m..
  • Interviews will be in 30 minute sessions and accommodate 12 students. Starting earlier and finishing later can accommodate additional interviews.



8:00 AM- 9:00 AM Set up, continental breakfast, welcome & briefing
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Fair opens, Student & Employer interaction time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch: Fair will be closed
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Fair re-opens, Student & Employer interaction time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Closing & pack up, snacks, lab tour

Interview Day(s)

8:00 AM - 11:30 AM Morning Interview Sessions / Bagels & coffee provided
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch provided
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM Afternoon Interview Sessions
(Friday no free lunch provided/ purchased lunch available)


 Will open Fall 2017

This will reserve your table. RIT has 25 available employer tables and will reserve on a first come first serve basis. Registration for 2017 is now open!


$300.00 Registration Fee includes (for 2 representatives):
1 8-foot table (draped, with no backdrop), 2 chairs, PDF resume book, continental breakfast, lunch
$ 25.00 fee for each additional representative over 2


Credit Card: Complete the online registration above and pay by credit card (we accept MasterCard,Visa, American Express, and Discover) via our secure online form or send in check by January 6, 2017.
Check: make payable to RIT PACKAGING SCIENCE DEPT and mail to:

Shauna Newcomb, Career Services Coordinator
Rochester Institute of Technology
Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
57 Lomb Memorial Drive, Building #77
Rochester, NY 14623


Shipping Information


Shipping to RIT

Materials to arrive between January 22-January 29, 2018 to:

Mr. Thomas Kausch
Packaging Lab Manager-CIMS Bldg.
Rochester Institute of Technology
78 Lomb Memorial Dr.
SLA Room 1290
Rochester, NY 14623

Please note in the confirmation email you receive, the Employer Number to put on the outside of each of your boxes. It would also be helpful to indicate the total number of boxes you are sending (1 of 3, 2 of 3, etc.).

Return Shipping

If you will be shipping items back to your company, please bring return boxes, shipping labels and packaging materials. We do not have boxes at RIT.


Fair: Park in "T" lot by the Louise Slaughter Hall/CIMS building. You will need to walk through the RIT Golisano Institute of Sustainability (SUS) building and take elevator on the 2nd floor if you are bringing heavy materials. (Click link below; on left of map and look for gray "T" lot). To print map, choose 8.5 x 11 (B & W).

Interview Days: Park in the Visitors Lot by the Bausch & Lomb Center. Visitor parking is limited and fills early. Park in Lot "E" if "V" lot is full. Parking passes will be handed out during career fair for use on interview day.

Directions to Louise Slaughter/CIMS Bldg at RIT (click link below; on left of map, next to "T" lot locate "SLA"; red bldg; white letters ("SLA" = Louise Slaughter Hall/CIMS Bldg). To print map, choose 8.5 x 11 (B & W).