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Employer Testimonials

Some of the big names in business are working together with RIT and hiring student Co-Ops to work for them. Below is what some of these employers have said about their experiences with College of Business Co-Ops. If your company is interested in the RIT Co-Op program, please visit the Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services Employers page.

Merrill Lynch"We have had great success hiring RIT Co-Ops to work in areas such as asset allocation spreadsheets; mutual fund, stock, bond and professional money manager research; and database upkeep. The students helped us a lot by taking a lot of our busy work off our plate, so we can spend more time with our existing clients and potential clients. A number of Co-Op students have moved on to an analyst position or client associate roles within our firm and firms such as Goldman Sachs, Smith Barney and Morgan Stanley."


Erik Hoppin
, Financial Advisor
Merrill Lynch

 

Lenel Systems"We have brought on RIT Co-Ops for the past ten years and they have become a vital part of our marketing department. The Co-Ops have worked closely with our team on initiatives to drive product communication, fulfill literature and marketing collateral orders and complete marketing research. The students we've hired have been professional, ambitious and willing to put in the time and dedication necessary to be successful. They assist our teams in reaching our goals by completing requests and fulfilling orders in a timely, professional manor. Furthermore, we have eventually hired many of these Co-Ops to full time positions. Of our eleven current full-time marketing department employees, seven started through the co-op program."

Keziah Lain, Commercial Marketing Specialist
Lenel Systems

 

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network"We have been taking on RIT Co-Ops in the field of finance since the 1960's. Like our full-time financial representatives, these Co-Ops provide expert guidance and innovative solutions for individuals and businesses in the areas of retirement planning, insurance and investment services, estate planning, business planning, education funding and employee benefits. These students have been successful with helping many individual clients reach their financial goals and objectives. Furthermore, we have had many RIT Co-Ops transition into our full-time financial representative career."

Melissa M. O'Neill, Director of Recruitment
Northwestern Mutual

 

McNeil Consumer"We have been hiring MIS Co-Ops from RIT for about the last 10 years. These Co-Op students have worked on cross functional project teams involved in all parts of our operations: manufacturing, planning, purchasing, and engineering. All Co-Ops at our company add great value in meeting our goals as we rely on them heavily to perform as equally as our new hires. About 70% of McNeil's full-time candidates were picked from the Co-Op pool in the past few years."

Zak Kabir
McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceutical
(A Johnson & Johnson Company)

 

Entre Computer Services"We have hired Saunders College of Business Co-Ops to assist with marketing research for new company initiatives. The student assisted our project manager with market research, putting together marketing materials, tracking documents for call tracking, and anything else he needed help with. The Co-Op was very helpful at providing the support we needed to get this campaign off the ground and overall was a great resource to have available."

Mark Lucas, Executive Vice President
Entre Computer Services