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Alumni Career Services

As an alumna/us of Roger Williams, you are eligible to enjoy an array of services designed to support you in your life post-graduation and help you maintain a lifelong connection to the University and the RWU alumni community. Some of the most beneficial services offered to RWU Alumni are those designed to provide professional career advice and networking. Today's job market offers a unique combination of opportunity and challenge and RWU's Center for Career & Professional Development is there to help you -- whether you graduated a month, a year, a decade or more ago.   The Center for Career & Professional Development is available to help you whether you are researching job markets, considering a change in careers, updating your resume or looking for some professional advice. Below are just some of the services that the Center for Career & Professional Development provides:

Hawks Hunt
The online database managed by the Center for Career & Professional Development helps alumni search for full-time and part-time positions. In addition, you or your employer can post job or internship opportunities to Hawks Hunt. The site allows alumni to register for Center for Career & Professional Development events, participate in on campus recruiting or upload a resume to be forwarded to employers.

Externships
Roger Williams University continually strives to create experiential learning opportunities for our students. Our Winter Externship Program is just one more avenue to connect our students to professionals out in the field. Through the Externship Program, students will have the opportunity to shadow a professional for as long as three full days or as little as one half day during the first three weeks in January. In the field, externs will engage in meetings, presentations, brainstorming sessions, site visits and any other activity that may demonstrate an actual work day. Alumni serve as the best professional role models for our students -- contact us to find out how YOU can host an extern.

Get to know yourself by taking FOCUS or other assessments
To assist you in the process of career discovery or career exploration, the Center for Career & Professional Development is pleased to be the sole provider of FOCUS on campus. This is an interactive tool that will collect data about your interests, preferences and skills, and provide you with suggested career paths based on your individual data set. Gain insight into your personality with some of the various other tools offered. Each person has a unique style.

Graduate School Search/Application
Whether you are just exploring the idea of going to graduate school or are certain you will be working toward an advanced degree after your time at RWU, the Center for Career & Professional Development should definitely be another stop on your quest for information and guidance.

Resume and Cover Letter Critique
View a comprehensive guide to writing a resume, from start to finish, complete with a variety of samples. This guide addresses the needs of first-time resume writers as well as seasoned professionals including chronological and functional resumes. Download/View the Your Professional Apps guide.

Individual Appointments
Call for a one-on-one appointment with a staff member for career counseling, job search advice, resume/cover letter/graduate application feedback, or even to brush up on your interviewing skills.