Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Co-op Search Suggestions During Break

It’s that time of year, where everyone’s recovering from the holidays! While we do want you to continue to enjoy time with family and friends, we’d like you to fit in a little work that’ll help you and more information on finding a Co-op:

Search Suggestions:

» Take time to complete your profile in Handshake. Handshake suggests potential co-ops based on your profile. Find these matches by looking under the tab “For You”.

» Update your resume to include additional skills or progression in your labs and projects, from your most recent semester. Be sure your resume has an objective statement that includes co-op and availability.

» Check other job search sites including:,,, and Our website has list of sites recommended by major.

» Use a variety of keyword search terms for your industry. Search on “intern” as well as “co-op” to get the best results. You can also include a location in your search.

» Connect with alumni via LinkedIn. Search for “Rochester Institute of Technology” then click on the “See Alumni” button. Be sure to craft a personal note when sending a request to connect.

» LinkedIn is often your best source of company information when researching (Sometimes much better than the company’s own site).

» Network with your family and friends by asking for contacts or job leads.

Spring Search Suggestions:

» Apply to as many jobs posted on Handshake as you can. There are still open positions. Employers continue to contact us with open positions into January! Handshake search tips available.

» Spring-summer double term? You still have A LOT of time to nd a co-op. You can start as late as February, work through August and still have the position count as a double block.


With that being said, take this free time you have but also take action that will help you reach your goals! These tips can be applied to every field so be sure to share with your friends !

Enjoy the rest of your break & Happy New Year from your friends at the Office of Career Services and Co-op!

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