College and Careers 2014

Published Jul. 22, 2014

High school students can experience college life.

Choosing a career path can be a challenge. But at Rochester Institute of Technology, an annual event helps open doors for high school students looking for guidance in making decisions about college programs and majors.

RIT’s 24th annual College & Careers program, which draws high school students from across the country, gives rising seniors the opportunity to explore career options through interactive academic sessions featuring activities, demonstrations and discussions with RIT students and faculty, along with campus tours and more. Students can attend sessions in a wide range of categories, all designed around their areas of interest. Sessions are available in categories such as art, design and crafts; business and management; communications; computing and information sciences; engineering and engineering technology; environmental studies; photography and film; social sciences and the humanities; and mathematics and the medical sciences. A series of undeclared options for those with more than one interest are also available.

Participating students will also experience campus life. They stay in residence halls, eat in campus cafeterias and participate in social activities with other college-bound seniors over two days. The program also includes a separate, optional program for parents, which focuses on the college search process, financial aid and more.

“College & Careers is basically a career conference for high school students. Students have a fun and unique opportunity to explore and investigate careers they are interested in and learn more about others that they might have never thought of—all while experiencing campus life at RIT,” says Colleen Peterson, senior associate director of undergraduate admissions.

College & Careers will be held on Aug. 1-2 (register by July 25). Students can choose from among 65 academic workshops within a wide range of career categories. Cost is $145 (which includes sessions, meals and accommodations) or $135 (for program and meals only).

For more information or to register, visit