We assist undergraduate students in determining choice of major and career and work with both undergraduate and graduate degree candidates in developing the professional skills that will lead to their success.
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Explore. Decide. Prepare. Launch.
Connect to Opportunity! The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services, resources, and programming to empower all students to select career pathways and develop professional skills. Use our 4 stage career action plan to maximize your college experience to Connect to Success!
- EXPLORE: Research career fields and make informed choices
- DECIDE: Assess your options and develop your plan
- PREPARE: Identify next steps to position yourself competitively
- LAUNCH: Take action to make your goals a reality
The Career Development Center is here to support all Rhode Island College graduates. Alumni are encouraged to connect with the Center to explore their options and/or for help in transitioning to new career opportunities, accessing job postings or for consultation on resume development or honing interviewing skills.
Handshake accounts are free to Rhode Island College students and alumni. Alumni can request access by completing a Handshake Request Account Form with their personal email account.
Employers Connect With Us!
Looking to offer an internship opportunity? Looking to hire? We invite employers to develop a relationship with the Career Development Center so that we may help you learn more about,
- learn more about RIC-educated students and the skills they offer
- Connect with students and alumni job seekers
- Find interns
- Establish an on-campus presence to increase your organization's visibility
Connect with us to learn more about our Career Coffee Chats, Information Sessions, opportunities to offer your expertise regarding résumés, interviewing and more. To explore these options, contact Melissa Carvalho, Assistant Director of Career Counseling and Employer Relations.
Discuss Your Career
Do you need to talk to a career counselor? Schedule a virtual or in-person appointment today with any one of our career counselors through Handshake or Starfish.
Career Development Center Staff
Our Career Development staff are here to guide you throughout your undergraduate and post-graduate career exploration.
Handshake is our official online portal for student, alumni and employers to seek and post job, internship and fellowship opportunities. Handshake also provides the online vault, a 24/7 career library that allows your to research career fields, download complete industry guides, search for internships, engage in conversations with those in your shared career interests, review sample job search documents (resumes, cover letters, etc.), get job search advice and more!
The Career Development Center offers free access to TypeFocus, a computerized assessment of occupational interests, values, and skills correlated to the job search. Understand your career assessment results with one of our counselors by booking a virtual or in-person appointment.
Student Employment allows students to work on campus or off campus at a non-profit organization. Long-term, short-term, flexible hours, weekend hours. There are opportunities to work supporting special events run on campus such as Student Acceptance Day, Open House, Commencement among others.
We are here to help. Visit this page for resources that may help you with various needs that you may have related to the impacts of COVID. Watch for upcoming programming designed to help you with your job search.
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