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.

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

    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.

    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, please contact the CCPD at 401-254-3224 or ccpd@rwu.edu.

    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.

    For more information regarding our current Internship and Career Fairs please visit rwu.joinhandshake.com.