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Study & Work Abroad Fair
The Study & Work Abroad Fair will be held on Wednesday, September 26 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Student Alumni Union Lobby and Fireside Lounge. This fair gives students the chance to meet organizations that will jump-start their international experience, including opportunities to study, co-op, and volunteer abroad. Representatives will also be available from each college to help your student best understand program options for their major.
Students can also enter a lottery to win a FREE passport. Twenty-five U.S. passports will be given away courtesy of RIT study abroad partner, CIEE. Students should stop by one of the welcome tables at the fair to find out how to enter the lottery (eligibility requirements apply).
Visit the Study & Work Abroad Fair website for more details about the fair.
Fall Career Fair
The Fall Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, October 3 at 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Gordon Field House. The Career Fair draws over 250 companies, ranging from small tech firms to Fortune 500 companies. Students need to bring their student ID to the Career Fair to be admitted. In preparation for the fair, students can also attend Career Success Workshops which include resume review sessions. Students can find a list of workshops, company information sessions, and companies attending the fair on RIT Handshake.
Along with the University-Wide Career Fair, there are specialized career fairs throughout the fall, including accounting, national labs, civil engineering, and NTID. Students can visit the Career Fairs website for more information.
Career Fair Clothing Opportunities
There are two opportunities for students to prepare to dress for success at the Career Fair this fall:
Bern’s Closet, run by the Division of Diversity & Inclusion, offers students professional clothing items donated by RIT staff, faculty, and Greater Rochester community members. Bern’s Closet is open year-round at the RIT FoodShare, and the special Career Fair event will take place on October 2 from noon-3 p.m. in the Bamboo Rooms. Clothing is free to students on a first-come, first-served basis.
JCPenney Suit Up is a new event in partnership with the Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education. At this event, students can receive 40% off select career dress apparel at the Marketplace Mall JCPenney location on Sunday, September 23 from 5-8 p.m. Students need to bring their student ID to the event to be admitted.
Into the ROC
Into the ROC gives students the opportunity to explore the unique challenges and cultural treasures in the greater-Rochester community. Participants spend an evening during the week or a few hours on the weekend either doing community service with a local non-profit or enjoying a local play, comedy show, museum, or other cultural experience in the city.
The fall Into the ROC schedule includes Mt. Hope Cemetery clean up, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester Running Club, and more. Interested students can register on the Center of Leadership and Civic Engagement Campus Groups page.
My Bus Home
My Bus Home arranges one-way and round-trip transportation for all academic breaks in private, fully-insured motor coach buses with restrooms, DVD and Wi-Fi.
The buses pick up on campus and go to/from central locations in:
- Allentown and Plymouth Meeting, PA and Bridgewater, NJ
- NYC (Penn Station), Jericho, and Islandia, Long Island
- White Plains and Albany, NY
- Mechanicsburg, PA, Baltimore, MD, and Arlington, VA
- Ludlow and Newton, MA and Londonderry, NH
Maximum occupancy is 50 students per bus; a minimum of 30 students is required. For more information and to make a reservation, please sign up at www.MyBusHome.com. Reservations are now being taken for all 2018-19 breaks.