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Center for Career and Experiential Education
Roosevelt Hall

Center for Career and Experiential Education

Graduate Students

The Office of Career Services and Employer Relations welcomes Graduate Students! We encourage you to participate in programs and advising services as early as possible in your academic career. We are open year-round!

Frequently Asked Questions about the Center for Career and Experiential Education

Website for Graduate School

Meet with a Career Advisor
To make an appointment to meet privately and confidentially with a career advisor, log into your RhodyNet account (see instructions below) and choose "Make an Appointment" at left and proceed. For assistance, call 401 874-2311 (press "zero") or come to 122 Roosevelt Hall.

New to RhodyNet? URI Student Login Instructions:
Set your browser at
At the upper left hand corner, at the RhodyNet oval logo, click on the word "Students"--it will turn red.
This takes you to a log in screen.
Enter Your User Name = your URI 9 digit student ID#
Enter Your Password = rams
You may change both your User Name and your Password at any time.

Important: Problems logging in? Call Steve at 874-5137

Issues which you might discuss with a career advisor include but are not limited to:

  • Timing & strategy of your job search
  • Interviewing for positions in academe
  • Constructing and fine-tuning resumes and c.v.'s
  • Identifying graduate internships
  • Finding and applying for jobs in industry
  • Researching and Negotiating salary
  • International student concerns
  • International job search
  • Legal issues in the job search
  • RhodyNet and other Online resources and how best to use them
  • Networking resources

What can you do to enhance your chances of getting an academic position:

  • Seek out opportunities to present papers at field-specific conferences or at conferences where your work is related.
  • Get experience in teaching undergraduate students.
  • Attend seminars, workshops, conferences and Network! Network! Network! 
  • Keep current with issues in Higher Education.
  • Volunteer to assist at conferences, seminars and events in your field.
  • Exit your comfort zone and find colleagues in other disciplines whose work and yours may have some relationship.
  • Upgrade your skills: job search/ technical/communication/interpersonal by attending online or in person workshops either at your institution or in your locale.
  • Find and keep contact with mentors in your field.
  • Use all of your institution’s resources, including the Career Services office. Meet with career advisors and use the office early, frequently, and consistently. Enhance your job search strategies and skills with the assistance of the Career Services office.
  • Join Professional/Academic Associations

More on Professional/Academic Associations

We recommend that you maintain student memberships in appropriate professional organizations.  Here are some resources to help you identify professional associations.

Associations on the Net

American Society of Association Executives
ASAE Gateway to Associations Directory – Maintained by the American Society of Association Executives, the search results provide a list of associations that meet your selection criteria.

Riley Guide: Includes professional, academic, trade and non-profit associations.

More resources: Conferences and Presentations

A great way to network and get your name known in the Academic world is to attend conferences and better yet, to become a presenter.  It is also not a bad idea to volunteer to assist with the conference.  Here are some sites where you can seek out conferences and opportunities to submit papers/presentations:
H-Net, Humanities and Social Sciences online
American Association for the Advancement of Science:  Meetings & Events

Resources for Networking.  Gain confidence, find colleagues, increase your visibility. 

The Riley Guide:  Networking and Your Job Search
QuintCareers – the Art of Networking



Contact Information

Room 122 Roosevelt Hall
90 Lower College Road
Kingston, RI 02881

Career Advisor of the Day

M-F, 9 AM - 4 PM, Roosevelt south lobby
Resume Boot Camp 11:15 - 11:45 AM daily

Career Advising Appointments

Log onto RhodyNet
or visit 122 Roosevelt Hall for assistance

Alumni Career Services

Contact Marie 401 874 9404 or

Upcoming Events

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