Thousands to attend RIT’s Spring Career Fair
More than 230 employers on hand representing small, medium and large companies
A. Sue Weisler
More than 230 companies searching for skilled employees are expected at RIT’s 2018 Spring Career Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 7.
More than 5,000 students and alumni typically attend the Career Fair.
There will be employers attending from every region in the country, including more than 45 employers located or with operations in the Rochester area.
There will be representatives from Fortune 500 companies, medium-sized regional companies and small tech firms. Some employers, such as Indeed, General Electric, Toyota, Paychex, Datto, Johnson & Johnson, Wayfair, Harris and the National Security Agency, attend each year while more than 25 companies, such as T-Mobile and Superior Tires & Rubber Corp., are attending the fair for the first time.
The fair, at RIT’s Gordon Field House, runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is open to current RIT students and alumni. The event allows them to meet with prospective employers to explore career opportunities for internship, cooperative education, entry- or experienced level-positions. Many companies will schedule interviews with students on Thursday for full-time or co-op employment.
RIT’s cooperative education model is one of the oldest and largest in the country. More than half of the students participating in co-op will go to work for one of their co-op employers upon graduation, said Maria Richart, interim director of RIT’s Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education.
Many of the attending employers will send RIT alumni to represent them and engage with faculty and student clubs and organizations while on campus.
Richart said the turnout is a clear reflection of the continued strong demand for the outstanding student talent RIT produces.
A list of the participating firms is available at http://www.rit.edu/emcs/oce/student-home.