In This Issue:


Recruiting Season Begins Fall 2014 Highlights

Office Name Change

New Staff Announcements

Manny Contomanolis Recognized

Academic Calendar


Academic Departments, Faculty, Students/Alumni
in the News


Recruiting Season Begins - Fall 2014 Highlights

Campus-Wide Career Fair and Interview Day
October 1st and 2nd: as of this writing, this event is nearing capacity

Accounting Career Fair
September 19, 2014

International Opportunities Fair
September 30, 2014

If a Career Fair does not fit into your organization's recruiting plans, please contact your Career Services Coordinator to discuss other recruiting options including job postings, on-campus interview visits, company specific Meet and Greet, or Info Sessions.

Office Name Change

Effective immediately, our name will be the Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education.  While this change simply switched the positioning of “Cooperative Education”  and “Career Services”, we believe that it better reflects  the overall mission of our office:  to provide all our students assistance with all aspects of the job search process at any point in their careers, regardless of their degree program, year level, undergraduate/graduate or alumni status. Providing “career services” to all of our students and alumni is inclusive of all the services we offer on a year round basis.  It remains true, however, as well that cooperative education is very much an important part of RIT’s history and reputation. We offer a full array of services to students whose programs require co-op as well as those who are enrolled in programs where co-op or any form of experiential education may be optional.

New Staff Announcements

Mindy Blake: Mindy has been with RIT since 2011 and came to us from Undergraduate Admissions where she was an Assistant Director. Mindy advises students and employers in the following programs: Kate Gleason College of Engineering, Biomedical Engineering; College of Health Science and Technology programs ( All except Medical Illustration) including: Biomedical Sciences, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Health Systems Administration, Physician Assistant and in the College of Science, selected programs: Astrophysical Sciences and Technology; Biochemistry; Bioinformatics; Biology, Biotechnology and Molecular Bioscience; Chemistry; Environmental Science; Physics.

Julian Bayona: Julian has an extensive counseling background in both the healthcare and disability services areas and comes to us a position as Coordinator of Behavioral Services with the HeartShare Human Services of New York. Julian advises students and employers in the following programs: Saunders College of Business including Business Administration, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, International Business, Management, MIS, Marketing, New Media Marketing, and programs in College of Applied Sciences and Technology including: Hospitality-Tourism Management, Human Resources Development, International Hospitality and Service Management, and Service Leadership and Innovation.

Kate Caliel: Kate will job share with Lisa Monette. Kate has a residential life and financial aid background and was part of our division from 2000-2003 as an Assistant Director in the Office of Graduate and Par-time Enrollment Services. Kate and Lisa advise students and employers in the following B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences programs: Information Sciences and Technology and New Media Interactive Development.

Manny Contomanolis Recognized

Manny Contomanolis, PhD Senior Associate Vice President and Director RIT Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education, won the Kauffman Award from the National Association of Colleges and Employers for making a tangible contribution to NACE that significantly improved the association. Manny was also named among the 10 most visionary leaders in college career services by CSO Research Inc. The company surveyed more than 700 career services professionals from across the U.S., seeking their insights on the current state of career services and recruiting. Congratulations Manny!

Academic Calendar

Aug 25                                     Classes begin
Oct 1 and 2                               Fall Career Fair
Dec 10                                     Classes end
Dec 12-18                                Final Exams
Dec 19-January 2, 2015            Break

Jan 5-22, 2015                                                 

Jan 26                                 Classes begin


Princeton Review names RIT among Best Colleges Rochester Institute of Technology is again being recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best universities for undergraduate education. The education-services company features RIT in the just-published 2015 edition of its annual book The Best 379 Colleges. High marks were given for academics, innovation, and opportunities for real-world work experience.

Photo School Ranked No. 2 in the Nation Resource, a leading photo trade magazine, has recognized the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences as one of the nation's top photo schools. SPAS is recognized for both the program's unique diversity and specificity.

GCCIS named National Center for Academic Excellence
The B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences has been recertified as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Education.


New Mechatronics Lab to Open in the Fall
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and New York Air Brake, in conjunction with RIT, have created the Knorr-Bremse North America Mechatronics Lab in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering. The laboratory will serve both RIT students and engineers from Bendix and New York Air Brake.


RIT Receives Federal Funding for Fuel Cell Research
Golisano Institute for Sustainability has received $98,888 from the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology to fund the final phase of fuel cell research designed to create a prototype residential power system.


Chemical Engineering Program at RIT is now Accredited by ABET
The accreditation covers all students who have graduated previously from our program, as well as all of those to follow.


RIT Launches Nation's First Minor in Free and Open Source Software and Free Culture
Responding to student interest and a growing industry demand for workers with such skills, Rochester Institute of Technology is launching the nation's first interdisciplinary minor in free and open source software and free culture. Starting in Fall, RIT's School of Interactive Games and Media will offer the minor in free and open source software (FOSS) and free culture for students who want to develop a deep understanding of the processes, practices, technologies, and financial, legal and societal impacts of the FOSS and free culture movements.


RIT named 'Research Affiliate Member of the Year' MedTech Association, a membership-based trade association for the bioscience and medical technology industry, recently honored RIT at its annual member's dinner.



The Office of Career Services & Cooperative Education brings you this Employer Newsletter each quarter. Please contact us at:

Rochester Institute of Technology
Office of Career Services & Cooperative Education
Bausch & Lomb Center
57 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
585.475.2301, 6905 TTY

To Unsubscribe: If you no longer want to receive this newsletter, please reply to this email with "unsubscribe" in the subject line along with the email address you want removed.

We are always looking for feedback on our newsletter. If you have feedback,
contact Maria Wiegand at with "feedback" in the subject line.