Roger Williams University offers resources to assist you in your professional journey while also providing ways for you to help a fellow hawk!
Handshake is an online job/internship platform and career management system that hosts job and internship postings, career information, events and much more. Through the platform, thousands of approved employers post opportunities for you to explore and apply for across industries.
As a alumni, you can attend virtual events, gain access to professional development seminars, and make an appointment with a career advisor. To explore more, visit Handshake today to make an account!
The Roger Connection
The Roger Connection is an online community for mentorship, networking and professional opportunities designed exclusively for the RWU community. Whether you are seeking to connect with fellow Hawks in your field of choice, hoping to become a mentor, reaching out for career advice, or planning to share your perspective and expertise with others in the RWU community, The Roger Connection can help.
NEW this semester, you can search your fellow Hawks and see who is active on the platform using the Directory Tab or view available opportunities posted by alumni on the Opportunities Board. Visit The Roger Connection today to make an account and start exploring the Hawk network.
Big Interview is an online platform that offers online interview practice for RWU students and alumni. With Big Interview you can interact with lessons and learn interview techniques in both a mastery and a fast track, practice interview questions, and much more.
E-mail ccpd@.rwu.edu for the access code, and build your interviewing skills and confidence by signing up with Big Interview today.
Help Your Fellow Hawks
As a fellow Hawk, you know what Hawks can do, and CCPD can help connect you with students and grow the RWU network in the field. We offer a menu of options for engagement depending on your needs, reach out to us today and explore the links below to learn more.
Mock Interviews: Each semester the CCPD hosts Mock Interviews for hundreds of students to practice their interviewing skills. These students are beginning their professional journey and participating in a Mock Interview with a supportive alumni, aids in their confidence building and skill development. Email the email@example.com if interested in participating.
Professional Panels & Classroom Speakers: The CCPD hosts professional panels and invites industry experts to career planning seminars throughout the year. Eager students gather to hear more about the successful outcomes of their fellow Hawks and use these opportunities as a chance to gain knowledge and network with professionals. If you are interested in being a part of a panel discussion or being a featured speaker in the career planning seminar, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us and recruit for your opportunities at one of our school-specific, industry-specific or all majors Internship & Career Fairs hosted throughout the academic year.
To see our upcoming fairs visit Handshake HERE.
Become a Mentor
Become a Mentor: Meaningful success for students throughout their professional journey begins with a strong network. The Roger Connection allows for mentorship to blossom by connecting alums to current students looking for guidance with their future. Interested in mentoring a current Hawk? Join The Roger Connection to match with a student or join our Mentorship program: email the email@example.com for more information.
On Campus Interviews
Post positions you are recruiting for on Handshake, then interview applicants you are potentially interested in.
This is a popular opportunity for Career Fair participants and in the days preceding our event. Dates and times are subject to availability.
Handshake also provides you the opportunity to book, organize, select, review and even schedule candidates through their Interview Schedule tool HERE.
Post an Opportunity
Alumni Opportunity Board: Using the Alumni Opportunity Board in the Roger Connection, fellow Hawks can post open positions for current students or fellow alumni to apply for internships, part-time, and full-time opportunities.
Take advantage of the opportunity to recruit some of the most qualified your own alma mater has to offer!
Post, connect, and interview all in The Roger Connection. Email the firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how to post positions and recruit RWU students.
Handshake: RWU’s career platform, Handshake, advertises jobs and internship opportunities to our students. Students can browse these opportunities, review application instructions, and apply directly through the database, or through your preferred site with an external link.
To post your Jobs or Internships in 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 post an internship.
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
LinkedIn Learning is an on-demand video learning platform that provides thousands of video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills. It is a subsidiary of ‘LinkedIn’. All the courses on LinkedIn fall into 3 categories: Business, Creative, and Technology e-learning.
Roger Williams University staff and students have access to LinkedIn Learning – an online training library that covers many software titles, scripting languages, design and web development platforms. (Formerly Lynda.com)
Features to LinkedIn Learning
- High-quality content
- Offer relevant, up-to-date content taught by credible industry experts.
- Access over 16,000 courses in 7 languages
- Courses taught by real-world practitioners, located across the globe, who inspire and engage learners
- 50+ new courses released every week
- Includes relevant and current learning opportunities across business, creative or technology topics
- Offers macro- and micro-learning content
For More information on LinkedIn Learning click HERE
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