By using the Career Center, all students who have completed a Roger Williams University undergraduate or graduate degree will have the self-knowledge, tools and skills to successfully navigate lifelong careers. The Career Center challenges our students to answer the following questions:
To assist students in the difficult process of career discovery and career exploration, the Career Center is pleased to be the sole provider of FOCUS on-campus. This is an interactive career-planning tool that will collect data about a student’s interests, preferences, and skills, and provide students with suggested career paths based on their individual data set. With the results of this self-assessment, and a consultation with a career counselor, students will have detailed information about career options and an objective baseline from which to conduct a strategic search.
Parents can help drive students to our office for our services and programs. The Career Center wants our students to have a plan in place prior to graduation, if possible. Parents play an important role in guiding and encouraging their students. Together, we can ensure your child is on a path of their choosing. Please review our Four-Year Career Action Plan to get an idea of how your student can begin on this path.
Consider “liking” us on Facebook where we post all of our events, as well as some of the great internships and jobs that come into our office. Find us at www.facebook.com/careercenterrwu.
We suggest that parents educate themselves in order to help their child with career planning. To start, read about college hiring and get the latest job-search advice. Look at resources that offer resume help and interview tips.
We can help you find a list of employers interested in new college graduates, and get instant access to their websites: See the Employer Index in Job Choices for students wishing to enter the business world at http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nace/JobChoices2012_business/ and for students entering science and technology at http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nace/JobChoices2012_science. Both are now available in digital format, so you can access from your smartphone, laptop or tablet.
If you are a working professional, consider hosting our students in the Winter Externship Program, a job shadowing opportunity for students to learn about industry, professions and career paths while on January break. Offer an internship to students where they can get academically rigorous hands-on experience for a minimum of 135 hours while they earn three credits. Recruit RWU graduating seniors and alumni for professional positions within your organization. Post them in Hawks Hunt and interview the candidates on-campus.