RECRUITING PROGRAM | JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES
The Recruiting Program consists of both on-campus interviews and off-campus interviews/job postings for full-time professional-level positions. Each year more than 400 employers participate in the Recruiting Program including more than 150 employers who conduct on-campus interviews at Bryant during the fall and spring semesters.
Take advantage of our recruiting program, consisting of a wide variety of opportunities in business, non-profits and government, as well as post-graduate fellowships and service programs.
All aspects of the Recruiting Program (postings, application process, calendar of deadlines and events, interview scheduling and more) are managed via our online system, the Bryant Career Connection (BCC).
In addition to participating in Bryant’s recruiting program, most students also launch an individual job search using resources available through the Amica Center for Career Education as well as feedback and consultation from our Career staff. Regardless of your interests and geographic target, we have the resources and expertise to help you succeed.
If you are considering application to graduate school or professional school, visit the graduate school section of our website for action steps and resources.
Eligibility for Participation in the Recruiting Program:
Full-time seniors who will graduate by May 2013 and full time graduate students who will graduate by August 2013 are eligible to participate.
Mandatory Steps to Participate in the Recruiting Program:
Attend an ORIENTATION TO THE RECRUITING PROGRAM early in the fall semester. This session is different than the Internship Orientation you may have previously attended and is required in order to be able to apply to full-time job postings in BCC. Prior to attending orientation, you may view full-time opportunities in BCC, but the system will not allow you to apply.
Full-Time Graduate Students:
If you were a Bryant senior last year and participated in recruiting, you do not have to attend recruiting orientation again. Request activation of your BCC account by stopping by the Amica Center to advise Nancy Friel, recruiting assistant, of your full time graduate student status and complete the Recruiting Participation form.
If you completed your undergraduate studies at another school, you must attend an orientation session per the instructions above.
- All sessions are listed in the Events section of our website, in the calendar section of BCC and in the weekly Senior Career eNews emailed directly to you. Sessions are approximately one hour – pre-registration is not necessary.
- Orientations are held throughout September: attend early in the semester to avoid missing early resume deadlines in BCC.
- Beginning in October, students who missed a scheduled orientation will be required to view an online PowerPoint of the recruiting orientation, available in the Amica Center. Call or stop by for details.
Please direct any questions regarding the Recruiting Program to Kathy Clarkin at email@example.com
Job Search Strategies…Beyond BCC
In today's competitive market, candidates must launch a comprehensive job search campaign to be successful. While Bryant's strong recruiting program, career fairs, and special events are key resources, students must proactively manage their job search to include a wide variety of outreach methods. To get started, utilize the strategies and resources in the guidebook (linked below) and seek feedback from the staff of the Amica Center for Career Education.
We're here to help you succeed, regardless of your career interests or desired geographic location.
Beyond the Recruiting Program
A wide range of opportunities are posted annually in BCC -- the Bryant Career Connection, for full-time graduating seniors and full-time masters candidates. Positions for alumni are posted in the Job Source, a bulletin of opportunities emailed weekly to registered alumni.
Employers with training and leadership development programs typically recruit in the fall semester. Many of these opportunities are open to all majors with the desired skills sets and competencies. Spring semester BCC postings include opportunities from a wide variety of organization and locations. The majority of spring opportunities are positions that arise with both small and large employers and may include formal training programs. While Bryant offers an excellent selection of opportunities through the on-campus recruiting program and job postings, students should apply for opportunities beyond BCC to maximize success.
- With a decrease nationally in on-campus recruiting, employers limit campus recruiting to a select list of core schools.
- Many highly competitive industries and some fields of interest to arts & sciences students (e.g. advertising, communications, sports, etc.) do not recruit at college campuses; positions are posted on organization websites as they become available.
- Employers frequently recruit locally or regionally.
- Small to medium size employers that do not offer large training programs recruit when positions (and college candidates) are available – typically closer to graduation.
- Students interested in competitive programs beyond those offered in BCC should identify (and apply for) these programs early on by using Vault.com, CollegeGrad.com (lists top employers of college graduates), and other online resources offered through the Amica Center for Career Education.
- Effective research, timely (early!) application on the employer's website, networking with alumni and other professionals, and assertive follow-up are key strategies for applying for competitive leadership and training programs.
- The long distance job search requires a specific, well-managed strategy to identify potential employers and opportunities.
- The Amica Center offer advising and resources to assist students with all aspects of the job search. BCC is just ONE resource. Take advantage of our expertise to personalize your job search strategy and take action!
Get Started Now – use this helpful guide: Top Strategies for an Effective Job Search
List of Guide Topics With Links to Resources:
1.) Know Your Value
- Self Assessment / How to Stand Out
2.) Professional Presence
- Sharpen Your Resume & Correspondence
- Ace the Interview
- Voice & Email Tips
- Online Presence
3.) Define Your Options
- Job Targets
- Geographic Preferences, Industries, Employers
4.) Optimize Your Search
- Search Engines / Alerts
- Niche Job Sites
5.) Networking – the # 1 strategy
- Why Network
- Grow Your Network (alumni career link, LinkedIn, more)
6.) Manage Your Outreach
- Business Cards
- Career ePitch
- Tracking and Follow-up
7.) Expectations and Offers
- Researching Salaries
- Handling Offers