Saunders students gain meaningful work experience before graduation
Fourth-year Management Information Systems student Zachary White recognized that his hands-on first-year business courses gave him the courage to take on fulltime employment the summer after his freshman year. Thanks to The Freshman Experience: Biz 1+2 program, Zachary found the confidence to apply for, and receive, a competitive internship at Intuit.
Zachary's story is not uncommon at
Saunders College of Business. Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has established one of the oldest and largest cooperative (co-op) education programs in the country. All students work in full-time, paid positions as a part of the curriculum, allowing students to translate knowledge from the classroom into real-world situations and continually enhance vital personal skills needed for post-graduation jobs.
With the support of RIT's
Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education, business students have access to countless resources, including two university-wide Career Fairs that bring more than 250 companies to campus to interview perspective employees.
Learn more about Zachary's story, the co-op experience at Saunders College and check out more Saunders student co-op spotlights.