Jobs and Internships

Coming in early August, the Office of Career Development will switch to Handshake, the leading career platform used at over 400 colleges and more than 200,000 employers.

Used by all Fortune 500 companies, Handshake allows students to discover and favorite jobs at top financial institutions, cutting edge tech firms, leading design and marketing agencies, nonprofits making the world a better place, and more. You can also receive personal recommendations based on your interests, skills, major, location preferences and search history.

Aside from Handshake, our career advisors are happy to help guide you through the job or internship search process. Contact the Office of Career Development to schedule an appointment to meet with a career advisor.

Additionally, there are a variety of ways to conduct a successful job search both on and offline. We recommend the following online resources when searching for positions.

  • Indeed.com: One of the most extensive job search sites, Indeed pulls job postings from all corners of the Internet to house in one location. Never apply to a position directly through Indeed; instead, find the original source of the posting on the company’s website and follow their specific application instructions.
  • Idealist.org: This is the top search tool for opportunities within nonprofits.
  • Glassdoor for Students: A great resource for finding entry-level positions in a variety of fields, Glassdoor also has company profiles, salary information and other research tools to help you make informed career decisions.
  • bRIdge.jobs: This free program that focuses on connecting employers, students and academia in Rhode Island.
  • Internship Series Online: This site provides information on more than 3,000 organizations offering internships and summer jobs for students. Username: Salve Regina, password: GoSeahawks.
  • Internships.com: This is a great resource for exploring potential internship opportunities across the country.

Avoiding Job Scams

While reviewing opportunities on the websites listed above, it is important to be aware of potential scams. See our tips below for avoiding job scams and check out the FBI's resources for more information.

If an employer does any of the following, the position is likely a scam:

  • Asks for money, your credit card number, bank account information, etc.
  • Offers you money in advance or sends you an unexpected check in the mail (do not deposit).
  • Asks for personal information, including your Social Security number, passwords, photos, marital status, etc.
  • Uses poor grammar or makes repeated spelling errors.
  • Contacts you via an email address that does not match the company, such as gmail or yahoo.
  • Responds immediately after submitting your resume or offers you the job without an interview.
  • The company’s website provides only basic information and/or includes grammatical and spelling errors.

If you believe you have been the victim of a job scam, call us at (401) 341-2913.