Students

We can assist you in identifying, understanding and successfully merging your educational and career goals. We offer a wide range of services and resources, including individual career advising, career assessment tools, exclusive online job and internship resources, targeted workshops and programs on resume building, interviewing skills and networking strategies.

You can connect directly with employers by attending company information sessions, applying to job and internship opportunities, and interviewing with employers through our on-campus recruiting program.

Our career advisers are eager to help you navigate every step of the career development process. We are available for individual appointments every weekday, and also during drop-in hours from 2-4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

You can schedule an appointment through the Salve Regina Gateway or by calling the Office of Career Development at (401) 341-2913.

Resources for Students

Student Employment

The student employment program offers the opportunity to work on or off campus. Although all students may participate in the student employment program, students who are eligible for federal work-study funding as part of their financial aid package receive priority when applying for positions.

The full student employment policies and procedures manual can be found online in the resource library section of the Salve Regina Gateway.

Available positions are accessible in Gateway beginning on the first day of classes each September. Students who are hired must complete federal employment forms before they begin working. Contact Darlene Fletcher at (401) 341-2405 or fletched@salve.edu with any questions.

Choosing a Major

The most important first step you can take toward career success is to know yourself and your interests. Our career advisers are happy to help you identify educational and career goals, and discuss the variety of academic majors, occupations and industries that may lead you to a satisfying career.

  • Do What You Are - This online self-assessment tool lets you tap into the theory of personality type as you explore majors and careers. By working closely with a career adviser, you can ideally use this instrument to better understand and apply your own natural styles and strengths in your career decision-making. "Do What You Are" may be accessed through the Salve Regina Gateway.
  • What Can I Do With This Major? - This convenient website provides a snapshot of 80 academic disciplines and the common career areas, typical employers and job search strategies associated with each major. Access the "What Can I Do With This Major?" website.

Resumes and Interviewing

Resumes

A resume is a professional marketing document that you will need to apply for jobs or internships. It's never too early to create a professional resume, and our career advisers are happy to help. Whether you are starting from scratch or just need to update what you have, we can help you highlight exactly what employers want to see.

Our guide to resume writing, along with several resume samples, can be found in the resource library section of the Salve Regina Gateway. Students who review their resume with a career adviser and upload their resume into their Gateway account will receive full access to all employer contact information.

To start the process, schedule an appointment through Gateway or call (401) 341-2913.

Interviewing

Interviews are typically required during the job search process, and it is vital that you plan and prepare for this important conversation. Employers expect candidates to have researched their company and to describe why they would be a good fit "in this position" and "at this firm." This may sound easy on the surface, but describing your own experiences can be difficult, and marketing yourself with confidence is even harder.

Our guide to interviewing, along with sample interview questions, can be found online in the resource library section of Gateway.

Mock Interviews

You are encouraged to schedule a mock interview with our office. Tell your career adviser what types of positions or companies you are targeting, and your adviser will ask interview questions appropriate to that industry. After the mock interview, you and your adviser will work together to constructively critique your performance. This is a great way to get some feedback and practice your interviewing skills before it counts.

We regularly bring employers to campus as part of the mock interview program, allowing you to further practice your interviewing skills with these industry professionals. Call (401) 341-2913 for more information and to schedule a mock interview.

Recruiting and Career Fairs

Recruiting

A wide range of job and internship postings, information sessions and on-campus interviews with companies are available throughout the academic year.

Depending on the industries you are interested in, employer hiring needs and recruiting schedules may vary. To make the most of these employer connections, it is essential for you to become familiar with the services available from our office. We invite all students to visit our office and meet with a career adviser at their earliest convenience.

For a full schedule of on-campus recruiting activities, or to set up a meeting with a career adviser, visit the Salve Regina Gateway or call (401) 341-2913.

Career Fairs

You have the opportunity to attend several targeted career fairs throughout the academic year.

  • RICE - Rhode Island Consortium for Educators (April). The RICE career fair brings hiring professionals from school districts nationwide to connect with qualified candidates in Rhode Island.
  • Federal Government Career Fair (November). You can discuss federal hiring processes and available positions with representatives from more than 40 government agencies and departments.
  • LARC Boston - Liberal Arts Recruiting Connection (October). The LARC career fair allows you to explore job and internship opportunities with more than 50 employers across a variety of industries who are seeking candidates with a liberal arts background.

Graduate School

Many students decide to continue their education by attending graduate school. An advanced degree doesn't just increase your earning power, it can help you expand your career and define your place in the job market. Additionally, graduate school allows you to focus your studies on the topics that interest you most, and learn more about your industry from peers who have worked in the field.

Determining what degree, program, school and location might provide the best experience for you can be a complicated process. This decision often requires careful consideration, and our career advisers are happy to assist you in discussing and formulating your graduate education plans. You can schedule an appointment with an adviser through the Salve Regina Gateway or by calling (401) 341-2913.

Our guide to graduate school can be found online in the resource library section of Gateway.