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Student Engagement

Student Engagement Program

One of the most significant and unique benefits of Venture Creations is the ability of incubator companies to work with RIT students as part of our Student Engagement Program. Opportunities are available to integrate Venture Creation company challenges with coursework at the Saunders College of Business, including the Executive MBA program.

Student engagement can take many forms including:

Co-op Assignments

RIT's cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. A co-op experience provides students with real world experience in their field of choice and provides companies with a cutting edge. Every RIT undergraduate is required to complete one or more co-op blocks where they are on full-time assignment with a company.

Saunders Student Consulting

Through the Saunders College of Business Student Consulting organization, Venture Creations companies can receive low-cost consultation on a variety of business issues including competitive analysis, market analysis, business plan development, etc.


Venture Creations can also connect you to qualified students for part-time employment.

Class Projects

Many classes have requirements that can only be fulfilled through student work with a company or organization. These vary by class.


The exact nature of a student engagement relationship will depend on the particular needs of your company and the requirements of the class or program involved.

For more information on engaging RIT students or alumni for co-op, internship, or employment opportunities, contact Maria Richart at the Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services at 585-475-5479 or via e-mail at

For information on class projects or Saunders Student Consulting, visit or contact Professor Raj Murthy at 585-745-5975 or by email at