Employer Guidelines for Internships

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.

Fall Programming

Interested in learning more about Fall Programming and events occurring during the Fall Semester? Visit the following page [HERE] to learn how you can connect!

Spring Programming

Interested in learning more about Fall Programming and events occurring during the Fall Semester? Visit the following page [HERE] to learn how you can connect!

On-Campus Interviewing Opportunities

Learn more about how you can connect with RWU’s talented Hawks through our On-Campus Interviewing opportunities [HERE].

Recruit & Engage

Roger Williams University prepares students to engage with employers in a variety of industries and job functions to provide meaningful enriching opportunities. Engage with some of the best students Rhode Island has to offer. Join us in a variety of events from career fairs, on-campus interviews, information sessions, and more by visiting this page HERE .

Host an Intern

Thank you for your interest in recruiting RWU students as Interns.  Students can complete internships for valuable experience and/or for academic credit (depending on their degree program). Market your internship opportunities by posting them in our online database, Handshake, and consider attending an event! For more information click the following page HERE .

Internships & Career Fairs

Each semester Roger Williams University partners with employers ranging from a diverse array of industries looking to recruit RWU students for job opportunities and internships. The CCPD manages school-specific and all major internship and career fairs to offer students and employers the unique opportunity to connect and engage. For a list of Fairs and more information click HERE.



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