Employers

The Roger Williams University Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD) assists employers in hiring our students and alumni for jobs and internships. We welcome the opportunity to discuss ways for partnering with your organization to get to help you better know our students, alumni, and faculty.

Get Involved with the CCPD

Post full-time positions and internships

Our online database, Handshake, displays full-time and internship listings posted by employers. Students can browse these opportunities, find application instructions, and apply directly through the database. For additional information, see recruiting and partnerships below.

Attend our Events

We hold many events throughout the semester, including school-specific Internship & Career Fairs and an all majors Career Fair annually in the spring, where you can set up a booth and network directly with students.

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.

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.

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.

For additional information contact:

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
ccpd@rwu.edu

    Recruiting & Partnerships

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    With a range of career- focused undergraduate and graduate programs, our students are equipped with highly developed skills to contribute to the overall success of the global economy.

    Interested in gaining additional exposure on our the RWU campus? Become an Employer Champion!

    Job Posting Guidelines

    The CCPD has established the following criteria for job postings:

    • All employers must register their companies on our database system powered by Handshake
    • All companies must be verifiable

    The CCPD will not post or approve:

    • Positions performed in private homes
    • Internships that do not require the pursuit of a bachelor’s degree
    • Internships that do not provide a learning environment
    • Employers that charge program fees to students
    • Third party recruiters who do not disclose the name of the company recruiting for

    All job and internship postings are subject to approval. The CCPD reserves the final right to determine which postings are appropriate for inclusion in its database of listings.

    Internship and Job Posting

    Handshake is Roger Williams University’s new career platform. Here employers can post internships and jobs, as well as sign up for career fairs and on-campus recruiting.

    Already have an account? Login to Handshake and add RWU to your list of schools by completing the following steps:

    • Go to connect with schools
    • Type Roger Williams in the search bar
    • Click the plus sign

    Getting Started with Handshake

    You will need a user account to use Handshake. If you've received an invite from the CCPD or a colleague, you can follow the link that will take you to the account creation process.

    If you're signing up without an invite, click here

    There are many resources to help you build your profile or post a job or internship on Handshake are available on the employer info page: Additional Resources On-Campus Recruiting

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

    For more information on any of these opportunities, contact the Stephen Cantine at 401.254.5231 or email scantine@rwu.edu.

    Host a RWU Intern

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    Posting Internships

    Post your Internships in our online database called Handshake. Click on Signup for an Account > Employer.  If you are already registered with Handshake you can simply add our school to your job postings.

    Many resources are available on Handshake's Employer Info page to help you build your profile or an internship on Handshake.

    Criteria for an Experience to Be Defined as an Internship as Defined by the U.S. Department of Labor

    Internship Programs Under The Fair Labor Standards Act

    RWU Internship Requirements for Employers

    • Supply student with 45 hours of work per credit received (ex: 3 credits=135 hours) of supervised, meaningful, academically challenging (or enhancing) employment. During the fall and spring semesters, this is approximately 10-12 hours per week for 3 credits. During the summer and winter sessions students have the option of working full-time.
    • Internship site supervisor must have knowledge of student’s field. The student’s supervisor at the internship site must have experience in the job the student is expected to perform. This is to ensure that the student has proper mentorship and guidance at the internship.
    • Complete the performance evaluation form which will be emailed to you during the semester. These evaluations allow us to track the progress of our student interns. Completed evaluations are kept on file as well as forwarded to the student’s faculty sponsor to be considered when awarding a grade for the internship experience.

    If you have any other questions regarding the internship program at RWU, please contact Rena Piller-Thurston, Assistant Director, Experiential Learning, at rpiller-thurston@rwu.edu or 401-254-3240.

    Participate in our Internship & Career Fairs

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    Fall 2018/2019 Fairs

    School of Engineering, Computing & Construction Management - Internship & Career Fair

    Date & TimeWednesday, September 26, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Fees

    $400 - Sponsor Package (front row location, double booth and special signage) Limited space available!

    $250 - Corporate

    $50 - Nonprofit/Government

    Includes 1 table, 2 representatives, lunch and refreshments

    Additional representatives: $20 per person

    RegistrationRWU.JOINHANDSHAKE.COM

    Mario J. Gabelli School of Business - Internship & Career Fair

    Date & TimeWednesday, October 3, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Fees

    $250 - Corporate

    $50 - Nonprofit/Government

    Includes 1 table, 2 representatives, lunch and refreshments

    Additional representatives: $20 per person

    RegistrationRWU.JOINHANDSHAKE.COM

    School of Justice Studies - Internship & Career Fair

    Date & TimeWednesday, October 3, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Fees

    $250 - Corporate

    $50 - Nonprofit/Government

    Includes 1 table, 2 representatives, lunch and refreshments

    Additional representatives: $20 per person

    RegistrationRWU.JOINHANDSHAKE.COM

    Employer Champions

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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 Stephen Cantine, Director at the Center for Career & Professional Development Center, 401.254.5231 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 Stephen Cantine, Director at the Center for Career & Professional Development Center, 401.254.5231 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