Saunders News

Check out the latest news and happenings at Saunders College of Business. Email us at communications@saunders.rit.edu if you have news for us to include, or explore our Saunders Announcements for additional options on getting your messages out to the Saunders community. Media inquiries should contact Shelly Meyer at smmmkt@rit.edu with RIT University News Service.

September 28th, 2020
The decision to continue your education with an MS in accounting from Saunders College of Business opens up career advancement opportunities and builds essential analytical skills. This one-year program is taught by faculty recognized nationally as...
Value of organizational ‘intrapreneurs’ is focus of RIT alumna’s research
September 25th, 2020
As organizations large and small struggle to survive through COVID-19, new research explores the vital role of intrapreneurs—employees known for thinking outside of the box and using their talents to further innovation and creativity within...
Dressing for success—even in virtual settings – can help lay groundwork for productive job interviews
September 21st, 2020
Each year, as RIT students prepare for the university-wide Career Fair, there are often questions surrounding appropriate attire for interviews. ‌ Elizabeth Lamark Student Nick Renzoni, left, always dresses for success. Here, Renzoni talks...
RIT students finding ways to stay active in clubs
September 21st, 2020
Despite restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students at Rochester Institute of Technology are still finding ways to participate in hundreds of clubs and organizations this semester, including dancing, designing games, and even skydiving....
RIT again ranked among the best universities in the nation by U.S. News
September 14th, 2020
Rochester Institute of Technology has again been recognized as one of the best national universities by U.S. News...
RIT names alumnus Orlando Ortiz the 2020-2021 Minett Professor
August 26th, 2020
Rochester Institute of Technology’s newest Frederick H. Minett Professor is an engaged alumnus, successful professional in the manufacturing industry, and highly active community volunteer. Orlando Ortiz ’04 (manufacturing engineering technology), ’...
RIT students start semester with encouragement and precautions
August 19th, 2020
Rochester Institute of Technology welcomes a record number of first-year students today as classes begin in a semester that will look like no other due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s entering class has more females and more African-American...
RIT alumna named director of university’s Deaf Health Laboratory
August 14th, 2020
Tiffany Panko, M.D., has been named director of the Deaf Health Laboratory in the Research Center on Culture and Language at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf.  Panko, an alumna of RIT who received...
RIT faculty look ahead to classroom instruction this fall
August 10th, 2020
RIT Associate Professor Sean Hansen is looking forward to the start of fall semester when he’s scheduled to teach two sections of Information Systems and Technology to first-year students. And while COVID-19 has challenged the university to consider...
COVID-19 alert system aims to identify, reduce risk
August 7th, 2020
RIT is developing an alert system that systematically defines levels of COVID-19 prevalence and transmission risk within our community. Each level will be associated with predetermined actions aimed at reducing risk during the coronavirus pandemic...
RIT faculty gearing up to apply spring learnings to fall classes
August 3rd, 2020
The unexpected transition to remote learning during the spring semester challenged faculty across RIT to experiment, create, and deploy new methods of instruction to ensure student success. As the university gears up for in-person and online...
RIT launches daily health screen for monitoring COVID-19 symptoms
July 24th, 2020
RIT is requiring all students, faculty, and staff to monitor their health for COVID-19 symptoms according to New York state regulations. The new policy will help protect the health and safety of the community at RIT and in the Greater Rochester area...
RIT course schedules near completion
July 20th, 2020
As the RIT community prepares to return to campus this fall, an environment of physical distancing and reduced classroom occupancies has added a new component to the course scheduling process. Throughout the summer, teams in every college have...
RIT Ranks in Three RBJ Reader Award Categories
July 14th, 2020
The Rochester Business Journal and The Daily Record collected nearly 40,000 votes from local businesses and legal communities for its Reader Rankings Awards. Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) received recognition in three education categories...
RIT offers Cybersecurity Bootcamp to help people get back to work and start new careers
June 30th, 2020
A new 15-week program at Rochester Institute of Technology is teaching people all the skills they need to start a new career in cybersecurity. Starting in July, learners can enroll in RIT’s Cybersecurity Bootcamp, an immersive hands-on training...
RIT’s Saunders College of Business names Butler/Till co-founders recipients of 2020 Vanden Brul Award
June 25th, 2020
Two women who are visionaries in the fields of advertising, marketing and communications have been named co-recipients of the 2020 Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award, presented by Rochester Institute of Technology’s Saunders College of...
New Student Government leaders set for 2020-2021 year
June 25th, 2020
More than 20 Rochester Institute of Technology students have been seated for senators and representative student organization positions in Student Government for the 2020-2021 academic year. Although several of the students will be involved in...
Tigers Helping Tigers fundraising event features performing artists
June 18th, 2020
RIT is hosting a virtual event this month to raise money for the COVID-19 Emergency Fund, Division of Diversity and Inclusion General Support Fund, and other funds that directly impact students. Tigers Helping Tigers: An Event to Move Students...
RIT Rallies: Alumnus manages crisis personnel deployment for COVID-19 response efforts
June 18th, 2020
Years of expertise as an emergency manager and volunteer firefighter and EMT has allowed RIT alumnus Christopher Tarantino ’13 (business administration) to develop his training and consulting company. And as a result of COVID-19, his company is...
Management Information Systems Exploration
June 16th, 2020
What is Management Information Systems (MIS)? The Management Information Systems (MIS) degree at RIT’s Saunders College of Business educates students on data analytics and management skills to improve an organization’s efficiency. The MIS...

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