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Internship Information Sessions

Tuesday 9/22/15
1:30pm-2:45pm

On-Campus Career Fairs

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015
Time: 12:00-3:00pm
Location: Student Center Building (4), Room 200

This Event is open to all Roxbury Community College students, alumni and the community. The Job Fair at Roxbury Community College is limited to 45 employers.

Who can attend the Job Fair?
Students, alumni, or members of the community may attend. While the Job Fair is geared to students who are graduating this year, any student, regardless of year or major is welcome. The fair is an excellent opportunity for career explorers.

What type of jobs are companies recruiting for at this fair?
Companies are generally recruiting for full-time positions. However, there are a number of companies that are also offering part-time jobs and internships. Don’t hesitate to ask employer representatives about possible job opportunities even if they are not listed.

What is the dress code?
It is recommended that you that you dress professionally. First impressions do matter:
Men: suit, blazer, suit jacket or collar shirt and tie and slacks
Women: pants suit, blazer and skirt, or suit

Registration
(Job seekers do not need to register)
Employers, please complete and return the Career Fair Registration Form if you would like to attend.

Career Development and Internship Services is located in Academic Building 3, Room 207.

Contact:
Dean Chiso Okafor, Professional Studies Division, Room 455, 617-933-7407, cokafo@rcc.mass.edu

Off-Campus Career Fairs
Below is a list and directory of job fairs and career events in Massachusetts.

Job Fair Listings And Companies

Other Job Fair Directories

 

Career Development and Internship - Fall 2015 Calendar

Month Day and Time Event Location
SEPTEMBER Tuesday 9/15/15 1:30pm-2:45pm Career Exploration – Career Gateway 3- 447
Tuesday 9/22/15 1:30pm-2:45pm Internship Info Session 3- 447
Thursday, 9/24/15 1:30pm-2:45pm Social Media Workshops LinkedIn Presentation 3-447
OCTOBER Thursday 10/8/15 1:30pm- 2:45pm Resume/Cover Letter and Interview Workshop 3- 447
Thursday 10/22/15 1:30 pm-2:45pm Jobs Industry Panel 3- 121
NOVEMBER Thursday 11/5/15 1:30pm- 2:45pm Preparing for a Job fair Resume/Cover letter critique 3-121
Tuesday 11/17/15 1:30pm- 2:45pm Internship Info Session 3-451
Thursday 11/19/15 12:00 - 3:00pm Community Career Fair 4-200
DECEMBER Thursday 12/3/15 1:30pm- 2:45pm Job Industry Panel 3-121
Tuesday 12/8/15 Internship Info Session 3-447
Thursday 12/10/15 1:30 - 3:00pm Internship Poster and Oral Presentations 3-121
  • Titles, dates and locations may be subject to change without notification
  • Special internship workshops and events may be held throughout the semester that is not listed on this schedule.

 

Faculty & Staff

Career/Industry Panels:

Career Panels provide students with insightful information about the careers associated with their Program of Study. The Career Development Services Department can help you educate your students about the career opportunities available in their area of study by arranging a panel of employers in your academic area to discuss current work trends and available opportunities.

A few areas that employers may cover in a Career Panel presentation:

  • What students should know about careers before they graduate
  • Marketable skills
  • How to project oneself for hire in their field of study
  • Do's and Don'ts of the industry
  • Where the industry may go in the future

Career Panels are available for the following majors:

  • Information System Technology
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Biological Sciences: Laboratory Animal Care
  • Biotechnology
  • Broadcast Media Technology
  • Engineering
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Criminal Justice
  • Liberal Arts
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Nursing
  • Health Careers

Refer a Student:

To help with the process of referring students to Career Development Services for career development assistance and improve the chances that your referrals will come full-circle, please contact Professor Chiso Okafor at (617) 427-0060 ext.5248 or cokafor@rcc.mass.edu.

Job Seekers

job-seekersResume Referral
Roxbury Community College’s Career Services Department works to bring together RCC Students and Alumni with prospective employers by matching resumes with available jobs.  Current RCC Students and Alumni can submit their resumes to Career Services. When employers need to fill a full-time,part-time, or summer position and are looking for a job candidate with a particular major, experience, and/or skill set,the Career Services Department  sends the appropriate, available resumes to the employer for consideration.

 

Helpful documents for job seekers:

 

Our phone number is (617) 427-0060 ext.5248. You can reach us through email at cokafor@rcc.mass.edu

Employers

Welcome
The Career Development & Internship Office provides assistance to our corporate partners as you evaluate and implement recruiting goals. We connect employers to students and alumni for full-time, part-time, internship, or co-op positions. By bringing a RCC student or alumni on board, you will find them contributing to your organization from day one.

We have a wide range of programs and services for employers to take advantage of as you build your company presence on the RCC campus.

Opportunities for employers include:

  • Participating in On-Campus Career Fairs
  • Participating in On-Campus Recruiting
  • Participating in an Industry Panel
  • Partnering with RCC by co-sponsoring or presenting a career-related program or workshop
  • Participating in one of our resume critique events

On-Campus Recruiting
Employers are welcome to set up an on-campus recruiting event at Roxbury Community College on a date of their choice. RCC’s Career Services department will provide a table in a high traffic area for an employer to meet with students and discuss available opportunities. This service is best for employers who wish to recruit students from a variety of academic programs. RCC will advertise an employer’s visit and provide complimentary parking.

To request a date or for questions about RCC’s On-Campus Recruiting Program, please email career services call (617) 427-0060 ext.5248.

Be a Career Panelist - Help students even when you are not hiring!
RCC encourages employers to become a Career and Industry Panelist. In less than two hours, employers can provide essential information that will help a student succeed in their chosen field.

Serving as a Career Panelist is also a great way for employers to network with others in your field.

If you would like to become a Career Panelis, please contact Professor Chiso Okafor at (617) 427-0060 ext.5248 or cokafor@rcc.mass.edu.

Internships

Overview:

Intern experience in your chosen career is valuable for future job prospects and furthering your education. Roxbury Community College can help you find an internship that's right for you.
Internships may be paid or unpaid. It is helpful to remember that often your greatest "pay" will be in experience gained and contacts made.

Academic Credit Internships:

Roxbury Community College provides students with the opportunity to take a three credit Internship Course.  This course is designed for students:

  • Business
  • Broadcast Media & Technology
  • Information System Technology
  • Administrative Information Technology
  • Science
  • Humanities
  • Criminal Justice
  • Humanities
  • Liberal Arts

This course is offered during the Fall and Spring semester and may be used to fulfill a course requirement or elective (see individual Program of Study for more details).

Academic Credit Internship Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in a degree or certificate program
  • Completion of English Composition 101, three courses in major
  • Possession a minimum 2.0 GPA on a scale of 4.0
  • Faculty Internship Advisor Recommendation Form signed by Faculty who will supervise the internship
  • Students are required to meet with the Internship Counselor prior to registering to complete an In-Class Contract, Develop a Resume, Cover Letter, References and identify an internship site
  • Students who wish assistance in seeking an internship site are encouraged to contact the Internship Counselor for an appointment.
  • Also review other Internship Resources

Academic Non-credit Internships:

This is an academic program, which allows students to apply classroom theories and skills in a real work experience. Students are monitored by a representative from the Office of Career Development and Internships. This option allows students to begin working in their field of study early in their program. There is no limit to the number of terms a student can participate, and no tuition is charged for this option.

Internship Benefits:

For Students:

  • Practice the knowledge you have learned in the classroom
  • Earn 3 credits in your field of study (this statement applies for the Academic Credit Internship only)
  • Increase confidence and improve academic performance
  • Build the experience section of your resume
  • Expand your professional network
  • Gain professional references
  • Be first in line for related job opening

For Employers:

  • RCC interns bring a multi-cultural and international perspective to your business, which is critical in a modern workforce
  • Interns bring a fresh perspective to your organization
  • Interns reduce recruitment and training costs. A national study reports that more than 20 percent of recent hires came from employers own internship programs
  • Sponsoring an intern is a first step to further partnership with Roxbury Community College
  • Provide input on the quality and relevance of RCC's curriculum

Downloads:

Students

  • For an up to date list of available internships and jobs, please contact Professor Chiso Okafor at (617) 427-0060 ext.5248 or cokafor@rcc.mass.edu

Employers

  • To make your employment and internship opportunities available to RCC students, please contact Professor Chiso Okafor at (617) 427-0060 ext.5248 or cokafor@rcc.mass.edu.