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.

  • The Center for Career and Professional Development’s Event Season Dates
    Fall 2023 will run Wednesday September 6th, 2023 through Wednesday November 1st, 2023
    Spring 2024 will run Wednesday January 31st, 2024, through Wednesday May 1st, 2024.
  • NO EVENT DATES Fall 2023-Spring 2024
    Events hosted on Fridays – Little to NO engagement from students on Fridays
    Dates already scheduled with Career Center Events
    Thursday October 5th through Monday October 9th 2023
    Monday February 19th & Tuesday February 20th 2024
    Spring Break & Travel Dates – Thursday March 7th through Tuesday March 19th
    Thursday, March 28th through Monday April 1st 2024CCPD will not host, promote or market internal or external events scheduled outside of our event season window or during blackout dates. These restrictions were developed with students in mind, taking into consideration the time needed to adjust each semester, acclimate on campus after breaks, settle into class schedules, midterm weeks, and times needed to focus on finals tests and projects. Blackout dates include university holidays, as well as their well-deserved breaks and travel times associated with breaks.

  • Recruiting Event Types, Structures, and Timing

    New this year we will focus on better curated industry career events, strengthening the quality of engagement for and from our students. Previous data shows students become overwhelmed with the number of events hosted each semester, as well as feel overwhelmed when the industries cross multiple fields. While this new structure has been developed to best support the needs of students for a successful career trajectory, we also want to ensure that employers engaging with RWU have a robust quantity, as well as quality connection with students who are present, prepared, and committed to the experience.

    With many students securing their post-graduation opportunities and summer internship offers in the Fall semester, many of our recruiting events will happen in the Fall Semester, with the exception of our Architecture Hiring Event hosted Late February, and a Virtual Internship & Career Fair hosted Early February to connect any remaining students still looking, with employers having a few additional openings to fill.

    As we transition to this new industry based, seasonal model, we will slowly be rolling out our events. This list is subject to change with events being added during the semester, be sure to check back for possible additions. Should you not see an event that aligns with your industry, sign up for the Virtual Fair in February.

    Interested in hosting your own interview day on campus, there will be opportunities to come to campus to host interviews with potential students of interest, extending offers for internships and jobs. These bookings have a limited number available each semester, please reach out to learn current availability. For more information see On Campus Interviewing.

    Interested in sharing your opportunities? All opportunities must be hosted on one of our platforms. This ensures equitable access and proper marketing steps are taken for maximum visibility of your opportunity to all students.

  • Post Your Jobs and Internships on Handshake

    Once positions are posted and approved, students looking and interested would be able to review and potentially apply! Career Advisors help students navigate Handshake during their search process, easily viewing and marketing your opportunities.

    Have a Handshake account already
    Login to your profile
    If you forgot your password, click password reset
    From your profile on the left tool bar is Post A Job, there you can fill in the details of the position.

    New To Handshake create a new employer account
    Visit rwu.joinhandshake.com
    In the top right corner click no account, sign up here
    Follow the prompts to complete the details pertaining to your company
    Once complete you will be approved and granted access to your profile
    From your profile on the left tool bar is Post A Job, there you can fill in the details of the position.



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