Parent Tips and Conversation Starters
It is important to know that students are not assigned co-ops and internships; they must search and apply similar to what they will do for full-time employment. Some students must apply to many positions before successfully securing a co-op or internship opportunity. You should encourage your student to use all resources available to them, including RIT resources, LinkedIn and other social media, professors, and their personal network.
- Each student is assigned a career services coordinator by their college or program.
- Encourage your student to take advantage of all RIT resources, including career fairs and resume writing support.
- Students can build their resume with campus jobs, leadership positions, studying abroad, and volunteering.
- On-campus jobs help students stay organized and on task in other areas, including academics.
- Career Services support continues following graduation.
- Does your program require a co-op? When is it scheduled?
- What types of jobs are you thinking you’d like to do for your co-op?
- When is the University-Wide Career Fair this semester? Does your college have a separate career fair?
- How often are you updating your resume? Have you had someone else review it?