Employers

Let the Center for Career & Professional Development partner with you to promote your organization on campus.

We have many opportunities with which you can get involved:

  • Participating in a Networking Reception
  • Become an "Employer-in-Residence"
  • Sponsor an Intern and/or Extern
  • Have a table at our annual Career Fair
  • Be a Guest Speaker for a session of our Career Planning Seminar workshops

We welcome the opportunity to discuss ways for partnering with your organization to get to help you better know our students, alumni, and faculty.  Please contact us so we can decide together what will work best in your situation

Roger Williams University Center for Career & Professional Development
Global Heritage Hall, First Floor
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI  02809
Phone: (401) 254-3224
Fax: (401) 254-3497
careers@rwu.edu

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    Post Job

    For posting positions at the Center for Career & Professional Development; please login to HAWKS HUNT

    If you are new with your organization and unsure if someone else is already a registered user, just contact us and we can walk you through the update.

    Once you are registered, simply follow the prompts to add/edit/delete jobs at your convenience. Access is free. Students and alumni will be using HAWKS HUNT to access full-time, Internship, part-time, and summer opportunities.

    Job Description

    To maximize the effectiveness of your posting, please develop a job description (no more than a few paragraphs) that includes details of the job and the skills and education necessary to be a successful candidate.

    You will be asked to include email addresses, U.S. mailing address, web address, fax number and telephone number. A salary range is also important information to list.

    Once you have posted the position, feel free to update it at any time and inactivate it once it has been filled. If you have any problems at all, please contact us (e-mail, phone, and fax are below). Learn more about how to participate in the On-Campus Recruiting program.

    HAWKS HUNT Policy

    Thank you for choosing HAWKS HUNT for your recruiting needs. Please read the following policy statement. If you agree to abide by the terms of this policy, follow the link at the bottom of the page to HAWKS HUNT

    Postings

    To participate in HAWKS HUNT you and your organization must comply with all equal employment opportunity (EEO) standards. All job postings must contain accurate information about the position(s) offered, as well as the organization offering employment. Additionally, any interaction with RWU students/alumni must be in compliance with the NACE Principles for Professional Conduct available for review at naceweb.org/principles/principl.html.
    As a private institution of higher education and to protect the members of its community, Roger Williams University maintains a strict non-solicitation and advertising policy covering its entire campus. As such, the Center for Career & Professional Development will not accept internship and/or job postings that require students to solicit and/or recruit from within our community. Any vendor who wishes to sell products or services on campus should contact the University’s Purchasing Office.

    We will review all positions to confirm company legitimacy, we confirm the following resources through in-depth research:

    • Real and legitimate company website and working telephone numbers.
    • Real, active and functioning email addresses at company domains (i.e. not Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo domains).
    • All job postings, job tags and applicant filters are reviewed to make sure they are written clearly so that the student can easily understand the job, qualifications and what they are applying for.
    • If a position is unpaid, the company must provide a description of other compensation (valuable skills, full-time job potential, etc.) to be carefully reviewed before approval.
    • All interviews must be conducted at the employer’s place of business or at the Center for Career & Professional Development.

    We will not approve the following types of positions:

    • We will not post any job or position that requires a financial investment on the part of our students/alumni.
    • Postings from third-party vendors unless the vendor is recruiting for their own organization (i.e. Recruiter).
    • Organizations that place applicants in volunteer or paid positions with other organizations.
    • Positions that compensate individuals by offering 100% commission.
    • Employment opportunities outside of the United States for any reason.
    • Positions that include childcare, pet sitting, or general labor.

    Information you gather here will be for the sole use of recruiting for open positions at your organization and will not be shared outside your organization or used for any other reason. The Center for Career & Professional Development reserves the right to edit, delete, or refuse any employer profile, job posting, or login account at any time.

    The Center for Career & Professional Development reserves the right to advertise your positions on social media sites such as the Roger Williams University Center for Career & Professional Development Facebook Fan Page, the Roger Williams University Alumni Group on LinkedIn and the Roger Williams University Center for Career & Professional Development Twitter account.

    If you wish to come to campus to interview for full-time, professional or internship opportunities, please contact me to schedule. If you have any questions or concerns, please email or call me at (401) 254-3224.

    Sincerely,
    Susan Caizzi, Associate Director
    Center for Career & Professional Development at Roger Williams University

    EMPLOYERS ONLY: By going to HAWKS HUNT, you are agreeing to the terms of this policy.

    Recruiting For Post Graduate Employment

    We welcome the opportunity to bring employers with professional opportunities on-campus for our current seniors and our most recent graduating class. Additionally, employers wishing to secure interns for the fall, winter, spring or summer semesters are encouraged to come to campus.

    Organize Your Day

    It is your day. You are empowered to make the choices that best fit the needs of your organization. You choose how long you would like each interview to be. You choose if you would like breaks between meetings. You choose the length of your lunch break. You choose the time you arrive and the time you leave campus. Interview as many students as you wish and choose those candidates from the resumes you receive.

    Simply login to HAWKS HUNT submit your job, and contact us to set up a schedule.

    Roger Williams University Center for Career & Professional Development
    Global Heritage Hall, First Floor
    One Old Ferry Road
    Bristol, RI  02809
    Phone: (401) 254-3224
    Fax: (401) 254-3497
    careers@rwu.edu

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    Employer Internship Information

    Undergraduate professional work experience, by any name, is praised by students, faculty and employers. It is considered one of the most valuable components of a student's education. Experiential learning, which includes both cooperative education and internships, allows students to integrate classroom theory with on-the-job, hands-on work experiences.

    While in the field, a student's formal education is reinforced as it is put into practice. When the student returns to the classroom, the student has a deeper understanding of the material taught and is able to enrich classroom discussion with relevant personal work experience. Meanwhile, employers are often conducting semester long "interviews" having found internship positions to be a very effective recruitment tool. Many times this results in full time employment after graduation.

    Internships are arranged on a semester basis. (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer) Job assignments may be part-time (usually spring or fall) or full-time (usually summer or winter) and length of assignment may vary according to employers needs. The minimum number of hours that an employer must supply is 135 or 120 for Psychology, Criminal Justice and Public Health students.

    Employers from all different geographic locations can post Internship positions for our students. Many of our students are from the northeast, but some are from other parts of the country and the world and some are willing to travel for the work experience.

    Post your Internship job description in our online database called HAWKS HUNT. You must first register yourself as an employer in this database before you can begin posting positions.

    Details - Employers hosting an intern from RWU must:

    1. Fill out the performance evaluation form(s) which will be sent directly to the student's work supervisor during the semester. Completed evaluations are forwarded to the student's faculty sponsor to be considered when awarding a grade for the internship experience.
    2. Provide the opportunity for a brief site visit to be performed if requested.

    If you are interested in providing a Internship opportunity, please login to HAWKS HUNT and supply your information. Contact the Center for Career & Professional Development with any questions.

    Criteria for an Experience to Be Defined as an Internship

    To ensure that an experience—whether it is a traditional internship or one conducted remotely or virtually—is educational, and thus eligible to be considered a legitimate internship by the NACE definition, all the following criteria must be met:

    1. The experience must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides for applying the knowledge gained in the classroom. It must not be simply to advance the operations of the employer or be the work that a regular employee would routinely perform.
    2. The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
    3. The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
    4. There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework.
    5. There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
    6. There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor.
    7. There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals.

    Taken from the NACEweb.org site at: http://www.naceweb.org/connections/advocacy/internship_position_paper/#sthash.32k3Rr6C.dpuf

    Post Internships

    For posting positions at the Center for Career & Professional Development; please login to HAWKS HUNT

    If you are new with your organization and unsure if someone else is already a registered user, just contact us and we can walk you through the update.

    Once you are registered, simply follow the prompts to add/edit/delete jobs at your convenience. Access is free. Students and alumni will be using HAWKS HUNT to access full-time, Internship, part-time, and summer opportunities.

    Intern Description

    To maximize the effectiveness of your posting, please develop a job description (no more than a few paragraphs) that includes details of the job and the skills and education necessary to be a successful candidate.

    Once you have posted the position, feel free to update it at any time and inactivate it once it has been filled. If you have any problems at all, please contact us (e-mail, phone, and fax are below). If you would like to participate in the On-Campus Recruiting program, please click here.

    HAWKS HUNT Policy

    To participate in HAWKS HUNT you and your organization must comply with all equal employment opportunity (EEO) standards. All job postings must contain accurate information about the position(s) offered, as well as the organization offering employment. Additionally, any interaction with RWU students/alumni must be in compliance with the NACE Principles for Professional Conduct available for review at naceweb.org/principles/principl.html.

    As a private institution of higher education and to protect the members of its community, Roger Williams University maintains a strict non-solicitation and advertising policy covering its entire campus. As such, the Center for Career & Professional Development will not accept internship and/or job postings that require students to solicit and/or recruit from within our community. Any vendor who wishes to sell products or services on campus should contact the University’s Purchasing Office.

    We will review all positions to confirm company legitimacy, we confirm the following resources through in-depth research:

    • Real and legitimate company website and working telephone numbers.
    • Real, active and functioning email addresses at company domains (i.e. not Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo domains).
    • All job postings, job tags and applicant filters are reviewed to make sure they are written clearly so that the student can easily understand the job, qualifications and what they are applying for.
    • If a position is unpaid, the company must provide a description of other compensation (valuable skills, full-time job potential, etc.) to be carefully reviewed before approval.
    • All interviews must be conducted at the employer’s place of business or at the Center for Career & Professional Development.

    We will not approve the following types of positions:

    • We will not post any job or position that requires a financial investment on the part of our students/alumni.
    • Postings from third-party vendors unless the vendor is recruiting for their own organization (i.e. Recruiter).
    • Organizations that place applicants in volunteer or paid positions with other organizations.
    • Positions that compensate individuals by offering 100% commission.
    • Employment opportunities outside of the United States for any reason.
    • Positions that include childcare, pet sitting, or general labor.

    Information you gather here will be for the sole use of recruiting for open positions at your organization and will not be shared outside your organization or used for any other reason. The Center for Career & Professional Development reserves the right to edit, delete, or refuse any employer profile, job posting, or login account at any time.

    The Center for Career & Professional Development reserves the right to advertise your positions on social media sites such as the Roger Williams University Center for Career & Professional Development Facebook Fan Page, the Roger Williams University Alumni Group on LinkedIn and the Roger Williams University Center for Career & Professional Development Twitter account.

    If you wish to come to campus to interview for full-time, professional or internship opportunities, please contact us to schedule. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Internship program, please email or call me at (401) 254-3224.

    Sincerely,
    Pam Fournier, Internship Program Coordinator
    Center for Career & Professional Development at Roger Williams University
     

    The Center for Career & Professional Development reserves the right to advertise your positions on social media sites such as the Roger Williams University Center for Career & Professional Development Facebook Fan Page, the Roger Williams University Alumni Group on LinkedIn and the Roger Williams University Center for Career & Professional Development Twitter account.

    EMPLOYERS ONLY: By going to HAWKS HUNT, you are agreeing to the terms of this policy.

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    Roger Williams University continually strives to create experiential learning opportunities for our students. Our Winter Externship Program is just one more avenue to connect our students to career professionals out in the field. Through the Externship Program, students will have the opportunity to shadow a professional for as long as three full days during the first three weeks in January. In the field, externs will engage in meetings, presentations, brainstorming sessions, site visits and any other activity that may demonstrate an actual work day.

    This program will help students to do the following:

    1. Educates them about various careers
    2. Helps them to chose a major, minor or second major
    3. Helps them gain an understanding of a field, career or industry
    4. Helps them transition from college to work
    5. Builds their professional network
    6. Provides an understanding of employment trends, salaries and career ladders
    7. Introduces them to the variety of departments that make up an organization

    This program will help employers to do the following:

    1. Build a partnership with the University
    2. Increase corporate visibility on-campus
    3. Bring better educated candidates to the organization
    4. Shape the future of an organization or career

    Registration is now closed.  We will be recruiting employers for winter during the summer.

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    Fall Career Fair

    October 25th, 11:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. This event is a great way to meet our students and faculty. Targeted for employers seeking students for internships and full-time employment opportunities. Check in starts at 9:00 a.m. Lunch for employers and faculty is available from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

    Please contact the RWU Center for Career & Professional Development via email at careers@rwu.edu or by calling (401) 254-3224 if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you at the Fair.

    Please click here to sign up to register!

    Spring 2018

    Spring Career Fair | April 4, 2017, Noon - 4:00p.m.  This event is a great way to meet our students and faculty. Targeted for employers seeking students for internships and full-time employment opportunities. This is also a great venue for graduate and law schools. Check in starts at 10:00 a.m. Lunch for employers and faculty is available from 11:00 p.m.-Noon.

    Please click here to sign up to register!

    We Invite Your Organization To:

    • Staff a table to meet with students and alumni
    • Distribute printed information about your organization
    • Use displays and/or video presentations
    • Screen candidates for opportunities
    • Become a Center for Career & Professional Development "Employer Champion"
    • Facilitate a career-related presentation as part of our Career Planning Seminar workshops

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    Create an On Campus Presence

    Below you will find different ways to promote your organization and connect with talented Roger Williams University students.  If you are interested in participating in these opportunities, or if you would like to customize your own involvement, please contact Susan Caizzi, Associate Director at the Center for Career & Professional Development Center, 401.254.3240 or via email at scantine@rwu.edu.

    Sponsorship
    Each year, we welcome organizations to serve as sponsors at our events.  We offer a wide range of customizable opportunities to meet your branding and recruiting needs.

    Career Fairs
    Roger Williams University offers two major career fairs and three niche fairs throughout the academic year.  Our fall and spring career fairs are our largest events of the year, welcoming over 110 employers respectively. Additionally, we offer a number of industry related panel discussions and networking receptions.

    Information Sessions and Industry Presentations
    Employers are invited to facilitate presentations as a way to educate students about the many careers available within their industry and organization.  Employers may have the opportunity to host their own company information session, speak as part of a formal panel discussion, or work with the Center for Career & Professional Development staff, faculty and/or student organization to arrange a visit for the purposes of an industry presentation.

    Mock Interviews and Resume Critiques
    Throughout the year, employers are invited to campus to conduct resume critiques and practice interviews with students.  These sessions are a great way to further develop your organization’s brand on campus, meet students, and help students learn important career preparation skills.

    Tabling
    Employers may visit campus and set up a table to meet students in the Center for Career & Professional Development.

    Employer Site Visits
    Employers may sponsor an employer site visit for Roger Williams University students and faculty.

    Winter Externship/Job Shadowing Program

    The Winter Externship/Job Shadowing Program is an opportunity for first and second year students to explore possible career fields and gain exposure to the professional work environment. Participants will visit a host organization for one day to three days, and learn firsthand how classroom learning can be linked to career choices and further educational goals. Job shadowing can help students obtain knowledge that comes only from being in the job setting. Students will:

    • Learn about an industry of interest and career options within it

    • Interact with professionals at their workplace

    • Gain knowledge to determine if your major and/or career path is a good fit

    • Link knowledge and skills acquired in class to the workplace

    • Explore possibilities for an internship

    Involvement and Sponsorship

    Whether you want to develop a stronger campus presence or build a stronger brand at Roger Williams, we look forward to your partnership.

    Develop a campus presence

    Career Fairs: Increase your visibility on campus while promoting employment and internship opportunities
    Resume Critiques: Assist students in preparing for the Career Fair by providing resume critiques.
    Mock Interviews: Conduct practice interviews to help students sharpen their interview skills.
    Career Conversations and panels: Share your insights with students about your career path and organization
    Informational outreach tables: Gain recognition and meet students as they change classes or get lunch
    Informational Sessions: Host an information session in the CCPD or present an industry topic within a classroom setting or student club meeting.
    Winter Externship - Job Program/Site Visits: Invite a student, or group of students, to your site to learn about your organization, career paths, opportunities and what a typical day looks like in your work setting.

    Contact Susan Caizzi, Associate Director at the Center for Career & Professional Development Center, 401.254.3240 or via email at scantine@rwu.edu.

    Build your Brand at Roger Williams University

    Get your corporate logo in front of our students, make a stronger connection with Roger Williams University talent and support the Center. Sponsorship options include:
    Career Fair: Build your brand at our signature events, attracting more than 500 students. Corporate sponsors receive:

    • Recognition on our website and all fair promotions, including social media

    • High visibility and premium location at the fair

    • Complimentary expedited registration

    • Sponsorship ribbons for your team

    • Prominent event signage and banner

    • Recognition in our mobile app, Career Fair Plus

    • Visibility campus wide including The Hawks’ Herald student newspaper, media wall screens around campus, announcements on campus radio and email blasts sent to all students

    Strategize with Us

    The Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD) can help you create short and long-term hiring strategies that will create a positive impression of your company on Roger Williams University students.

    Become a CCPD sponsor!

    Capture the attention of faculty, staff and students by becoming a Center for Career & Professional Development sponsor.

    Ideas for Attracting RWU Students

    • Early Identification: Hiring interns is a fantastic way to train and identify talent early.  The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) says that interns are nearly 60% likely to convert to a full-time employee from a previous experience.

    • Campus Branding: Volunteer for educational programs, participate in panel discussions, share free pizza or cookouts with students during company information session, and be active in career fairs.  The CCPD can work with you to create a plan and a schedule that matches your resource allocation abilities with current activity on campus.

    • Recruiting Top Talent: Find the best-fit talent for your organization from New England and around the globe. By getting involved with RWU, you can hire students with teamwork skills and experience with faculty-lead research, industry recognized competition and design projects. You will find that RWU talent also has a natural tendency to work quickly and resourcefully to accomplish your organization’s goals

    • Sponsorship: Capture the attention of faculty, staff, and students by becoming a CCPD Professional Development sponsor.  We offer various levels and benefit packages for your organization to gain branding value and access to a number of stakeholders at RWU.

    Contact Stephen Cantine, Associate Dean at the Center for Career & Professional Development Center, 401.254.3240 or via email at scantine@rwu.edu.

    Other Services

    In addition to posting jobs (Hawks Hunt), attending career fairs, and interviewing students on campus,
    the CCPD hosts a number of additional services for our employer partners.

    Host Information Sessions
    Provide general information in advance of interviews and meet students in an informal setting prior to interviews.  You can also use information sessions as a networking event or presentation of your company.  
    It can be held in a classroom setting or a conversation in a conference room.  Advertise your session in advance by providing marketing materials to the CCPD to distribute around campus.

    Participate in Career Related Presentations
    Volunteer as a panelist or present on topics such as interviewing skills, how to work a career fair, summer internship job searches, and more.

    Conduct Resume Critiques/Mock Interviews
    Participate in one of our employer resume critique programs or serve as an interviewer and conduct practice interviews with students.

    Host a RWU Visit at Your Site
    Contact Stephen Cantine, Associate Dean to discuss a recruiting partnership strategy for your organization with relevant stakeholders.

    Interview Students On Campus

    The CCPD will coordinate on-campus interviews for employers by advertising company visits, coordinating information sessions, and scheduling interviews.

    Company Information Sessions

    We can also make arrangements for you to present an overview of your company to our students. Typically, information sessions are scheduled the night before on-campus interviews, or a few days prior to the application deadline.  There is no fee associated with corporate presentations or information sessions.

    For employers who are unable to travel and present information sessions directly on campus, consider setting up a virtual information session to interact with students across distances and present your company brand to the RWU population

    Contact Stephen Cantine, Associate Dean at the Center for Career & Professional Development Center, 401.254.3240 or via email at scantine@rwu.edu.

    Employer Policies

    The Center for Career & Professional Development at Roger Williams University is a member of the National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE) and adheres to the NACE Principals for Professional Practice.
    Employers recruiting at Roger Williams University must not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, color, creed, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation unless they are allowed by law exemption to non-discrimination laws. Employers must have available positions or must anticipate the likelihood of available positions within the graduation year.

    Employers recruiting through the Center for Career & Professional Development at Roger Williams must comply with federal and state laws regarding equal employment. The University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.

    The Center for Career & Professional Development at Roger Williams University is an intermediary between employers looking to post and fill open opportunities and students and alumni looking to gain employment.  For more information, please contact Stephen Cantine, Associate Dean, 401.254.3240 or via email at scantine@rwu.edu.

    Deferred Start Dates/Rescinded Offers

    All employment offers should be made in good faith. If there be a need for your organization to defer start dates or rescind offers of employment, we ask that you contact our office prior to notifying candidates who will be affected by this decision.

    Ways to Recruit

    Contributing from Day One

    The Center for Career & Professional Development offers many ways for you to find top-notch talent for full-time, part-time, and internships positions. Build your company presence with RWU students and alumni by:

    • Posting job opportunities in our online career portal, Hawks Hunt

    • Participating in on-campus Career Fairs

    • Interviewing students on-campus

    • Co-sponsoring or presenting a career - related program or workshop

    • Sponsoring a project on campus

    • Hosting a Company Information session

    By bringing a RWU student or alumni on board, you will find them contributing to your organization from day one.  

    Contact Stephen Cantine, Associate Dean at the Center for Career & Professional Development Center, 401.254.3240 or via email at scantine@rwu.edu

    Employer Sponsorship Options

    We welcome and seek any active employer with Roger Williams University to extend their presence on our campus and assist us in fulfilling the mission of the Center for Career & Professional Development through sponsorships.  Here are a variety of high profile and important sponsorship avenues:

    Center for Career & Professional Development Sponsorship Opportunity
    We have many opportunities for sponsorship possibilities in the Center for Career & Professional Development.  We are looking for a donor to “name” the Center for Career & Professional Development or to sponsor our conference room, among many needs.

    Your full page Ad on the cover of the “Guide for Career & Professional Development” Booklet.
    Each bookley is given to approximately 2,000 students per year
    $1,000.00 for a year’s worth of publications.

    Web Advertising
    Feature your company on the Center for Career & Professional Development webpage scrolling banner.  Our webpage receives hundreds of visits each month.
    $500.00 per month.

    Be our “Employer of the Month”
    A large vinyl sign will be displayed in the Center for Career & Professional Development as well as on our in-office electronic boards and on electronic boards in each of the academic buildings.  We make at least one post to all of our social media platforms every day.
    $250.00 per month.

    *For ALL sponsorships, your company’s name is placed on a sponsor plaque on the wall in the Center for Career & Professional Development.  In addition, we will work with RWU Public Relations to inform the campus and the community of your beneficial sponsorship efforts.

    Contact Stephen Cantine, Associate Dean at the Center for Career & Professional Development Center, 401.254.3240 or via email at scantine@rwu.edu.

    Career Fair Sponsorship Options

    All sponsorship packages are listed below for your convenience.

    Platinum Sponsorship Package
    Price: $2,000
    Our most exclusive package specifically earmarked for the CCPD Branding Project. 

    Gold Sponsorship Package
    Price: $1,000
    The Gold Sponsorship Package is our most exclusive and gives you the most visibility to students.  Includes the standard package & a full page front cover ad in the Guide to Career & Professional Development, your company name & logo highlighted on the Career Fair Plus App, company name & logo on the Sponsorship Banner, 1-month web advertising on the Center for Career & Professional Development home page, opportunity to select booth from floor plan and career fair registration for 4 attendees.

    Silver Sponsorship Package
    Price: $750
    This package provides a great deal of exposure to our students.  Includes the standard package, company name & logo highlighted on the Career Fair Plus App, company name & logo on the Sponsorship Banner, opportunity to select booth from floor plan, 1-month electronic board advertisement in the Center for Career & Professional Development and career fair registration for 3 attendees.

    Hawks Plus Sponsorship Package
    Price: $500
    A lot of exposure for your money!  Includes sponsorship recognition in the Career Fair Plus App, company name on the Sponsorship Banner, and career fair registration for 3 attendees.

    Contact Stephen Cantine, Associate Dean at the Center for Career & Professional Development Center, 401.254.3240 or via email at scantine@rwu.edu.

    Get Involved With the CCPD

    POST FULL-TIME POSITIONS & INTERNSHIPS
    Our online database, HAWKS HUNT, displays full-time and internship listings posted by employers. Students can browse these opportunities, find application instructions, and apply directly through the database.

    ATTEND OUR EVENTS
    We hold many events throughout the semester, including our school-specific career fairs, where you can set up a booth and network directly with students.  We also offer major-specific networking receptions and panel discussions throughout each semester.

    ON-CAMPUS RECRUITING
    Eliminate any scheduling hassles by interviewing multiple students in one day on campus.  We will assist with the screening and scheduling process prior to the interview day, as well.

    BE AN EMPLOYER IN-RESIDENCE
    We offer drop-in hours for students to review their resume and cover letters.  Provide answers to interview questions and connect with students by participating in this program.

    HOST AN EXTERN
    Each winter break, RWU students can job shadow an employer for 1-3 days to learn more about job and internship opportunities within the company.  You can host as many students as you are able and work with them to decide the details of the externship.

    FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
    Please contact Stephen Cantine, Associate Dean, Center for Career & Professional Development,
    401.254.3240 or via email at scantine@rwu.edu.

    Center for Career & Professional Development - Employer Champions Program

    The Center for Career & Professional Development is a centralized resource.  Our goal is to provide your organization with a simple and direct way to enhance your visibility on campus, strategize recruitment solutions for your company, and develop rewarding relationships with you and the Roger Williams University community. 

    Simply put, our Employer Champions Program is an exclusive opportunity designed to assist you in achieving your ultimate goal of finding qualified talent for internship and job opportunities within your organization.  Additionally, your support will allow us to continue to develop, enhance, and implement innovative career development programs and services so that Roger Williams University students are ready and able to contribute to your organization’s success.

    Advantages of becoming an Employer Champion

    • Priority registration for all recruiting events;

    • Increased brand visibility through campus marketing initiatives;

    • Direct access to Roger Williams University job and internship candidates in a variety of settings;

    • Increased organizational visibility and recognition as an Employer Champion at all CCPD events;

    • Enhanced services to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of your On-Campus Recruiting.

    Employer Champions are recognized for a full year (July 1 – June 30)

    Platinum Partner
    Annual contribution of $5,000
    ($9,000 for a two-year commitment)

    Gold Partner
    Annual contribution of $2,500
    ($4,500 for a two-year commitment)

    Silver Partner
    Annual contribution of $1,500
    ($2,700 for a two-year commitment)

    Friend of the Center for Career & Professional Development
    Annual contribution or gift value of $100+

    Contact Stephen Cantine, Associate Dean, Center for Career & Professional Development 401.254.3240 or via email at scantine@rwu.edu

    CCPD Employers Benefits Chart

    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Please feel free to contact us with any further questions or concerns

    What dimensions are our booths?

    • RWU ALUMNI Rep: Single Booth
      8'x10' exhibit space, one 6' skirted table, and up to three representatives, one whom must be an RWU graduate.
    • RWU ALUMNI Rep: Double Booth
      8'x20' exhibit space, two 6' skirted tables, and up to six representatives, one whom must be an RWU graduate.
    • For Profit Organization: Single Booth
      8'x10' exhibit space, one 6' skirted table, and up to three representatives.
    • For Profit Organization: Double Booth
      8'x20' exhibit space, two 6' skirted tables, and up to six representatives.
    • Non-Profit Organization: Single Booth
      8'x10' exhibit space, one 6' skirted tables, and up to three representatives.
    • Non-Profit Organization: Double Booth
      8'x20' exhibit space, two 6' skirted tables, and up to six representatives.
    • Graduate School: Single Booth 8'x10' exhibit space, one 6' skirted tables, and up to three representatives.

    What is the cost to attend the Roger Williams University Career Fair?
     

    Type of Booth

     

     

    RWU Alumni Rep: Single Booth

    $275.00

    $275.00

    RWU Alumni Rep: Double Booth

    $550.00

    $550.00

    For Profit Organization: Single Booth

    $275.00

    $275.00

    For Profit Organization: Double Booth

    $550.00

    $550.00

    Non-Profit Organization: Single Booth

    $50.00

    $50.00

    Graduate School: Single Booth
     

    $275.00

    $275.00

    Attend Both Career Fairs

    $400.00$400.00

    What forms of payment does RWU accept?

    Checks may be made payable to the Roger Williams University Center for Career & Professional Development. Credit card information can be processed through Hawks Hunt.

    Please call us at  401-254-3224, if you have any questions.Our mailing address can be found at the bottom of this page.

    What is the deadline for registration? 

    Registration is now open. 

    Please note that registration is not complete until payment is received. Career Fair payment must be received by the Center for Career & Professional Development by March 6. Failure to pay invoice by that date may cause your organization to forfeit your space for the Career Fair and be placed on our waiting list.

    Registered organizations with no representatives in attendance at the fair will still be charged unless cancellation was received by the deadline; see below.

    Are there any refunds if we have to cancel?

    Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to the Center for Career & Professional Development, attention Susan Caizzi at scantine@rwu.edu. Cancellations received within 10 business days of the event will not be refunded. No refunds will be made after that date; we will have already incurred expenses for registrations with our event management company.

    What if we do not know who will be attending yet, but we still want to register?

    Many times an organization does not know who will actually be attending the fair until closer to the date of the event. Please just provide us with the contact person and send us any updates or changes as you have them. Later, we will also be requesting any additions or changes in representative information.

    How many people from my organization can attend?

    Please refer to the cost information above for payment and booth size based on the number of people attending. In the fee section of registration, you will see that there may be an additional fee for lunch depending on the number of representatives attending.

    How will parking and unloading/loading procedures work? And how do I get to campus?

    Attending representatives will receive detailed parking information, with links for directions, and instructions for unloading/loading materials closer to the date of the fair.

    I am attending by myself and have lots of materials, will there be someone to help me?

    Yes, we will have curbside assistance available to ALL representatives to unload materials and bring them directly to your booth.

    Who will be attending the Career Fair?

    Roger Williams University students and alumni will be in attendance. We also open our Career Fair to neighboring colleges and university students and the general public.

    How many people attend the Career Fair?

    Though we cannot guarantee any number for this year's event, we can give you recent history. Last year's event attracted approximately 600 job-seekers.

    What majors does Roger Williams University offer its students?

    Academic program information is available here.

    Will there be a time for me to interact with faculty?

    Yes, you will have an opportunity to interact with RWU faculty. They will be invited to attend the lunch with you prior to the fair, and many of our deans and faculty make it a habit to walk around during the fair and meet with representatives from the attending organizations.

    Is lunch provided?

    Yes, there will be a lunch served from 12:00p.m.-1:30 p.m. for employer representatives and RWU faculty members.

    Will there be other refreshments?

    Yes, bottled water and hard candy will be available for you at your booth for the duration of the event.

    We attended last year and there was a raffle at the end; will that take place again?

    Yes, we will be having a raffle with amazing prizes for all those in attendance. Yes, you must be present to win!