2019-2020 Catalog

Career Development Center

The Career Development Center serves students and alumni in the career planning and job and internship search process. The Center also offers assistance with applying to graduate school, including help with writing the personal statement.

Individual counseling sessions are offered at the Center, along with TypeFocus, an online system that helps students examine their values, skills and interests to reach informed decisions about a major and career. Workshops and programs are offered to help students develop competitive job search skills and strategies (e.g., résumé and cover letter writing, effective interviewing, LinkedIn accounts and networking).
Many resources are available 24/7 online, such as job and internship postings and information about career fields. Employers seeking full-time, permanent and part-time employees and interns connect with students through the Center’s career management tool, Handshake. Student employment (work-study and non-work-study) jobs available both on- and off-campus are also managed through the Center.
Current students and alumni may post résumés, view jobs/internships and access the center’s online library with RIC's career management tool, Handshake (www.ric.edu/careerdevelopment). Additional tools available to students include Portfolium, an e-folio platform that translates classroom and experiential learning into workplace skills and highlights them for employers to view and Big Interview, an online system for job interview preparation. Please visit our website at www.ric.edu/careerdevelopment for additional details and resources. The Career Development Center is located in Roberts Hall.