Welcome Families!

By using the Center for Career and Professional Development, all students who have completed a Roger Williams University undergraduate or graduate degree will have the self-knowledge, tools and skills to successfully navigate lifelong careers.

The Center for Career and Professional Development challenges our students to answer the following questions:

  • Who are you?

  • What do you want to do?

  • How will you get there?

To assist students in the difficult process of career discovery and career exploration, the Center for Career & Professional Development utilizes assessments, such as the O*Net Interest Profiler, to collect data about a student’s interests, preferences or work values, and provides students with suggested career paths based on their individual data set. With the results of a self-assessment and a consultation with a career advisor, students will have detailed information about career options and an objective baseline from which to conduct a strategic career engagement process.

How Parents Can Participate in Student Success

  • Parents can help drive students to our office for our services and programs. The Center for Career and Professional Development wants our students to have a plan in place prior to graduation, and parents play an important role in guiding and encouraging their students. Together, we can ensure your child is on a path of their choosing.

  • We suggest that parents educate themselves in order to help their child with career planning.  To start, read about college hiring and get the latest job-search advice. Look at resources that offer resume help and interview tips.

  • Parents need to know how a college degree will help their student get a job.  By having your student actively engage in all the Center for Career and Professional Development has to offer, it will significantly increase their career-readiness.

  • If you are a working professional, consider hosting our students for a job shadowing opportunity so students can learn about industry, professions and career paths and participate in daily activities. Offer an internship to students where they can get academically rigorous hands-on experience for a minimum of 135 hours while they earn three credits. Recruit RWU graduating seniors and alumni for professional positions within your organization. Post them in Handshake and interview the candidates on campus.

Family Guide to Career Development

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