How to Enroll

How to enroll in a co-op you found on Handshake/JobZone

As of August 2017, Career Services and Cooperative Education Office has moved all job postings to Handshake. (For helpful tutorials including setting up a Handshake profile and searching for jobs in Handshake, please visit: https://www.rit.edu/emcs/oce/student/handshake).

If you have found a position via Handshake/JobZone, the process to enroll in your co-op is very straightforward provided you have met the requirements for co-op.

  • Go to https://www.rit.edu/emcs/oce/student-home
  • On the left hand side, you'll see a "Report to Us! Please" section.
  • Click "Your Co-op Job".
  • Log-in with your RIT username and password and complete the form.

After you report your co-op, Career Services and Cooperative Education Office notifies the IGM Office. IGM then enrolls you in IGME-499 (undergraduate) or IGME-699 (graduate). Enrollment on SIS happens typically one week after you report the co-op. Because IGM handles enrollment, students CANNOT enroll themselves in IGME-499 or IGME-699 on SIS.

How to enroll in a co-op you found outside of Handshake/JobZone

Although RIT has connections with many different employers, you may find a position through other channels. If you find a job that was not posted on Handshake/JobZone, that's not only OK, but it's great that you have reinforced your job hunting skills! Still, you need IGM approval and to gather the following:

  • a formal job description (e.g., job posting link or formal description from your employer)—the job must relate to your field of study
  • the type and amount of compensation, e.g., hourly rate, stipend, or other way(s) the employer will compensate you
  • the number of hours will you work (either total or hours per week)—for hours per week, please also indicate the number of weeks
 
For Undergraduate Students:

Send this information to the IGM Undergraduate Program Coordinator Anthony Jefferson. If the position is approved by the IGM Undergraduate Program Coordinator, you will need to report the co-op  using the instructions found above in "How to Enroll in a Co-op you found on Handshake/JobZone."

For Graduate Students:

Send this information to the IGM Graduate Program Coordinator Jessica Bayliss. If the position is approved by the IGM Graduate Program Coordinator, you will need to report the co-op using the instructions found above in "How to Enroll in a Co-op you found on Handshake/JobZone."