Wednesday, October 19, 2016

LinkedIn Students: A Student Perspective

You may have seen this slide floating around in your colleges, and if you didn't already know, RIT started collaborating with LinkedIn for the LinkedIn Students app. It gives students an easy guide for their career exploration.

Let me start by introducing myself. My name is Sundy and I work as the Student Social Media Manager for RIT Career Services and Cooperative Education. I am a third year New Media Marketing major here at RIT. I have been using the LinkedIn Students app for about a month now, and here are my thoughts.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

During the Career Fair

Professionalism and Communication

Career fairs can be intimidating and overwhelming. The tips below will give you an idea of what to expect at the event, and how to get through it successfully.


What to Expect

  • A large room, with rows and rows of booths or tables of companies.
  • It will be crowded, with long lines at some tables, and loud. Be prepared to wait.
  • If you haven't pre-registered, student registration tables are usually located at the entrance to the fair. Here you will be asked to swipe your RIT ID, create a name tag.
  • At the RIT Fall & Spring University-Wide Fairs, many companies stay to conduct interviews the next day in the Field House.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Why I Like the LinkedIn Student App

By Manny Contomanolis, PhD and RIT Senior Associate Vice President and Director of Career Services

I like the new LinkedIn Student App! There – I said it!

It’s nearly impossible to be involved in college and university career services work today without a strong working knowledge of and appreciation for LinkedIn, and its growing power and influence in connecting job seekers with available opportunities of all kinds. Consequently, when the LinkedIn Student App was soft-launched in April, after having been piloted at three different universities – University of Central Florida, Arizona State University, and San Jose State University – I was surprised that there was not the initial enthusiasm for the new app that frankly I expected. I had questioning colleagues reach out to me to learn more about the app, often with a healthy dose of skepticism about LinkedIn’s real commitment to career services organizations and with concerns about the app’s usefulness given the other mobile applications already out there.