NTID Center on Employment (NCE)

About NCE

NCE assists deaf and hard-of-hearing students, graduating students and alumni with their job search and works with employers to facilitate hiring of highly qualified co-op students and graduates.

Success Stories

Information Technology Intern at Lockheed Martin

Amanda Bui's advice is to always try your best, communicate, and show the world what you've got!

Technical Intern at Fidelity Investments

Mahin Choudhury's advice is to sell yourself by showing the skills and knowledge you received in your job or co-op interviews.

Creative Designer at Albuquerque Sign Language Academy

Malia Christenson's advice to students is to believe in yourself as others will see your hard work and education come through.

Graphic Design Intern at Bay Cities

Katelyn Hawton's advice to students is to stay positive and don't be afraid to ask for feedback on your work.

Engineer at Dematic Retrotech

Vincent Hurley's advice is that once you get over the hurdle of your first job or co-op everything else falls into place.

Information Technology Intern at OhioHealth

Arturo Peralta Silva's internship involves working to maintain and support the end-to-end process of information technology asset management.

Our Videos


The main role of the NTID Center on Employment (NCE) is to assist current students and graduates with their job search. Employment Advisors provide job search tutoring that can help you write or improve your resume and cover letter, complete a job application, put together a list of references and a portfolio, find job announcements on the Web and apply, and much more.


Hiring RIT/NTID deaf and hard-of-hearing co-op students and graduates can give your businesses a competitive advantage by bringing today's high-tech skills and diversity to the workplace.


The NTID Center on Employment offers alumni a variety of job-related services. Alumni can take advantage of:

  • Job Search Advisement
  • Resumé and Correspondence Review
  • Networking Assistance
  • NTID Career Fair


NTID Center on Employment (NCE)
LBJ (Building #60) - Room 2808
Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

NCE Staff

John Macko
Director NTID Center on Employment

Employment Advisors

Karen Downs
Assistant Director NTID Center on Employment

Programs I advise:
Engineering Studies (AAS/AOS)
College of Engineering (BS/MS)
College of Engineering Technology (BS/MS)

Regina Kiperman-Kiselgof
Assistant Director

Programs I advise:
Applied Computer Technology (AAS/AOS)
College of Computing and Information Sciences (BS/MS)

Dawn Lucas
Associate Director NTID Center on Employment

Programs I advise:
Business Studies (AAS/AOS)
College of Business (BS/MS)

Programs I advise: 
Design and Imaging Technology (AAS/AOS)
3D Graphics Technology (AAS)
College of Art and Design (BFA/MFA)

Erica Fleischman Roethel
Senior Employment Advisor

Programs I advise: 
Visual Communications Studies (AAS/AOS)
College of Computing and Information Sciences (BS/MS)
College of Engineering Technology (BS/MS)
College of Liberal Arts (BS/MS)

Pamela Christopher
Employment Advisor

Programs I advise:
Business Studies (AAS/AOS)
College of Liberal Arts (BS/MS)

Shyrl Orrego Scalice
Assistant Director

Programs I advise: 
Laboratory Science Technology (AAS/AOS)
College of Business (BS/MS)
College of Engineering (BS/MS)
College of Health Sciences and Technology (BS/MS)
College of Science (BS/MS)
College of Engineering Technology (BS/MS)

Supporting Staff

Kari Campos-Hamilton
Senior Staff Assistant

Contact Us

NTID Center on Employment (NCE)
LBJ Hall (Building #60), Room 2808
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Directions to NTID

Mailing address:
Lyndon Baines Johnson Building
Center on Employment
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5604

Email: ntidcoe@rit.edu
Phone: 585-286-4155 (Voice/VP)
Fax: 585-475-7570