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Students work for a variety of reasons. Some need their earnings to meet the basic costs of an RIT education, while others want their earnings for social activities. Still others recognize that skills and work habits gained on the job will benefit them when they seek full-time employment, and simply enjoy the camaraderie of work groups.

Each year, more than 6,000 RIT students are employed through the SEO, a division of the Institute's Cooperative Education and Career Services Department. The SEO is responsible for administrating all aspects of student part-time and summer employment, including the Federal Work-Study Program (FWS), and for developing, implementing, and monitoring the Institute's policies and procedures for student employment.

The SEO is here to aid you in your job search, to ensure that you are properly compensated for your work, and to mediate any problems or concerns arising from your employment.

If you are looking for a part-time job to help pay for your expenses while at RIT, or if you want to gain valuable work experience while attending classes, this guide will tell you what you need to know about getting a job on or off the RIT campus.