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Students and Professor in LabAt RIT, you’ll get opportunities — lots of them. Education here is as unique as your goals. Explore this section of our website and you’ll see why RIT is a great college choice. You’ll discover what thousands of deaf and hard-of-hearing graduates from RIT already know — RIT opportunities become your career advantage.

Jump Start Your Career

Today more than ever, one of the most important things you can do to ensure your success is to pursue a career-oriented education. Your education must be relevant. It must prepare you for the real challenges and opportunities you will experience once you graduate. 

As a career-focused university, RIT will provide you with the finest career preparation to give you a competitive edge when you graduate. As an RIT student, you may join a team solving business problems through industry-sponsored classroom projects, or work alongside a faculty member on a research project funded by an international company or organization.

You’ll also get hands-on experience in your field through a cooperative work experience and apply what you’re learning in the classroom to real-world projects. 

Individual Career Guidance

Employment specialists in the NTID Center on Employment are assigned to your academic program and will work with you individually throughout your time at RIT. NCE staff provide a number of services for you before and during your co-op job search — and after you’re hired. Last year, NCE personnel provided more than 3,000 hours of student and graduate employment advising, and assisted students with job search preparation services such as conducting practice job interviews and helping prepare resumes and cover letters. NCE staff also network with employers across the country to develop opportunities for deaf and hard-of-hearing students and graduates.

You’ll Benefit in Very Real Ways

A degree from RIT will take you where you want to go. We are committed to making sure you’re prepared for career success. Deaf and hard-of-hearing students graduate from RIT with the knowledge and skills they need to contribute immediately to the marketplace — no matter where their ambitions take them.

Deaf and hard-of-hearing RIT graduates are working at places such as NASA, Microsoft, U.S. Department of Defense, Bank of NY Mellon, Merck & Co., Sprint, JP Morgan Chase and many other corporations and organizations across the country. They’re making their mark in engineering, business, science, information technology and the arts, as well as in the environmental field and many other areas. We're proud of our successful alumni and love to tell their stories.