Career Services and Cooperative Education Office

The RIT Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services represents one of the largest and oldest coop programs in the world, placing more than 4,400 students with over 2,200 employer partners annually. This allows students and employers to work with each other before graduation to ensure a good fit in skills and positions. This also gives you access to an office that has exceptional employer contacts, developed over a long history. Our corporate partnerships have multiple touch points with students before graduation, and into their careers after graduation. These partnerships lead to deeper relationships where employer representatives visit campus to participate in career fairs, recruiting actives, and often provide mentoring or advisory help during business plan competitions.

Industry Advisory Boards

Industry experts from many of Saunders College corporate partners serve on industry advisory boards. They help ensure graduate degree programs are up to date in addressing their needs in a competitive business world. Their expertise often extends to support classroom initiatives and activities such as speaking engagements, student networking events, mentoring, and other opportunities that put them indirect contact with you and other students. Please see our industry advisory board pages for a full set of active boards and their members.

Corporate Partnerships

Saunders College has many businesses partnership opportunities. This provides students with valuable opportunities to gain experience while making meaningful contributions to real-world business initiatives and provides businesses with the access to RIT students, faculty and resources.