Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science Resources

Building Your Career

Cooperative education (co-op) provides an opportunity to put classroom lectures, textbook theories, laboratory research, and your personal initiative to the ultimate test—performance in the workplace. The Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education at RIT provides a variety of workshops, webinars and panels on a wide range of career and job search strategy topics.

Cooperative education provides our students with a competitive advantage over science graduates from other colleges and universities. In some programs, co-op can begin as early as the summer after freshman year, but it typically takes place during third and fourth years. Students can alternate semesters of academic study with co-op work periods—full-time, paid work experiences in positions related to their major.

The Optical Society of America Work in Optics is a global resource for optics and photonics jobs, internships, career fairs and professional development.

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies.

Serving 255,000 constituents from 183 countries, the not-for-profit society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth.

Visit the SPIE Career Center for job listings related to optics, phontonics, and imaging,