Questions we hear from employers
We've compiled the most commonly asked questions and answers here. If you don't see the answer to your question, please call the Career Services Office at 812-877-8212.
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Co-ops and Internships
What are the main differences among the Fall, Winter and Spring Career Fairs? The Fall Career Fair in October is our main recruiting event. The majority of our students from all years and majors will be in attendance, and it is your best opportunity to be seen. This event also uses a boothing company to provide a more formal feeling. The Winter and Spring Fairs are smaller events that use an open concept rather than vendor booths but are still excellent opportunities to network with students. All three events are perfect opportunities to recruit for full-time, intern and co-op candidates.
I am with a graduate school. Can we attend one of the Career Fairs? Graduate schools are more than welcome to attend our regular Career Fairs, but we also encourage you to consider attending our Graduate School Fair held each September for maximum exposure.
I submitted my registration for one of your events but have not gotten a confirmation. Should I resubmit my information? Please allow 1-2 weeks for processing of any registration form on our site. You should get an acknowledgement e-mail within 1-2 days, but a full confirmation packet may take a little longer to complete.
What method of payment do you accept for Career Fair fees? We accept checks and the following credit cards by phone or fax: American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Discover. Checks should be made payable to "RHIT Career Services," and credit card payments should be phoned in to Alison Fell at 812-877-8169. Instructions will be on your invoice.
If I leave packages behind for shipping after one of your events, when will they be sent back? Packages left after an event should go out in the next day's mail, with the exception of the Fall Career Fair, which make take up to three days for all packages to be sent.
I need to cancel my attendance at one of your Career Fairs. How do I do this? Please contact Alison Fell by email or phone 812-877-8169 or to notify her at least two weeks prior to the event. If your event had a fee associated with it, you will get a refund if you cancel two weeks prior to the event. If you paid a fee but do not cancel two weeks prior to the event, you will be unable to get a refund of the fee.
Are third-party recruiters allowed to attend your Career Fairs? Generally, no. We restrict attendance at our Career Fairs to companies doing their own hiring; however, we are more than happy to work directly with third-party recruiters to assist them with job postings and other methods of recruiting talent for their open positions.
What do I need to do to start a co-op program? We have a very flexible co-op program, so your best bet is to contact our co-op coordinator to discuss your needs. We operate on a quarter system, and we can set up a variety of options for you. For more information, contact Alison Fell or visit the Co-op section of our website.
How can I apply for your EIP or BE Internship Programs? Our Entrepreneurial Internship and Biomedical Engineering Internship Programs are aimed at providing assistance to small- to mid-sized companies within Indiana. For more information, visit our EIP and BE information pages. Applications are accepted in early spring. You can also contact Kathy Kassissieh for more information.
What are your requirements for a summer internship program? Unlike co-op, which has a few official forms that need to be filled out, we do not require special paperwork or evaluation forms for students or companies, unless they participate in our EIP and BE information programs. Students need to be given career-related work that is substantial, receive mentoring and be provided with adequate compensation for their work.
Do you charge to conduct information sessions on campus? No, we do not charge for information sessions. The only potential charge would be if you choose to cater food for your event.
When are the best times to have information sessions? Our students have a very busy schedule during the day, so information sessions are best held after 5 p.m.
Can we have food at our sessions? Yes. If your information session is held in the Hulman Memorial Union, you are not allowed to order in/bring in outside food, but you can order food from our catering office. You can see catering options on their website. Information sessions in other buildings can order in outside food.
How many students usually attend info sessions? Attendance varies by day of the week and time of the year. Information sessions held earlier in the year often have better attendance simply because more students are still looking for work, but the average attendance is 10-15 students.
What are the Information Session rooms like? We have a variety of rooms available in a number of buildings. We try to hold most sessions in our Student Union building. The largest room can hold upwards of 100 students, but most rooms that we use hold 25-40 students depending on the set-up.
Can we show a PowerPoint presentation or video during our session? Yes. Just let us know your AV needs and we will get that equipment ordered when we reserve your room.
Can we give a classroom presentation instead of a traditional information session? Due to our rigorous academic schedule, classroom presentations are usually very difficult to schedule.
Do you charge for on-campus interviews? No.
Will my interview room be private? In most situations, yes. There are times in the year, such as the day after a Career Fair, when we have to coordinate interviews in a conference-style set-up, but you still have adequate space to have good conversations with students. When possible we house all interviews within our offices, but we do sometimes use rooms outside of our offices or in other buildings.
Can you set up phone interviews for me? Yes, we can coordinate a schedule of phone interviews just like a regular on-campus day and will have private room available for students to take the call in.
Do you have videoconferencing available for interviews? Yes, we have videoconferencing availability and are also set up with Skype.
Can you facilitate candidate testing for us? In most cases, yes. If you provide materials, instructions and criteria, we are usually able to proctor all exams. The only issue would be if we were having a heavy interview day, in which case our space for testing might be restricted.
What job posting system to you use? We use eRecruiting through the Experience network for our current students and an independent platform for alumni. If you are interested in linking to Rose-Hulman through eRecruiting go to http://rhit.experience.com/emp/sblogin and follow the "Create an Account" link.
Is there a fee to post a job to your students? No. If you request to link to our school you can post your own jobs at no charge, or you can send your job description to one of us and we can post it for you. The only time there is a fee is when you choose the extended service from Experience that allows you to search student profiles at partner universities.
Can I post my own job or do I need to go through your office? If you request to link to our school through eRecruiting, you are able to post your own jobs. We review every posting and do make corrections to postings on occasion. You are more than welcome to send job postings to someone in our office to post them for you if you wish.
How long do you keep my job posting open? That depends. Our students are often "motivated by the deadline," so we try to avoid leaving jobs open for extended periods of time because they tend not to be seen. Usually we try to limit the job to one month, and as the end of the year approaches we start using shorter deadlines to get your posting seen sooner. We are more than happy to relist jobs at any time if you want more exposure.
Do you do job postings for alumni? Yes. We maintain a separate job posting system for our alumni job seekers. There is no cost to post jobs to this system and it works in much the same way as our system for current students except that you do not have the option of linking directly in. If you are an alum of Rose-Hulman, however, you can make an alumni account and post jobs directly to other alumni. For more information, see our Alumni Job Posting Page.
What information should I include with my job posting? Depending on whether you are posting your job to our current students or our alumni, we may need different information. Generally we need a description of the job and basic criteria. You can get more information by visiting our Job Posting Page (near the bottom).
Does your school have resume books? No. We do not participate in resume books through eRecruiting, but you can contact us to request resumes as you need them. Please visit our Job Posting Page for more details. We do not do resume referrals for alumni.
Do you have average starting salaries for graduating seniors? Yes. You can find them on our Recruitment Statistics Page. If you ever need more up-to-date salary information, just let us know!
Can you provide placement statistics? Yes. You can find that on our Recruitment Statistics Page as well.
How are your statistics collected? Our statistics are collected from a variety of areas. Salary reports are all self-reported from students, so we always indicate how many offers are included in an average. For our senior placement number, we track the entire graduating class on a personal level to have a total snapshot of their availability.
Where can I find a list of student organizations? Visit the student organization page online.
How many students are in each major? We provide periodic updates on enrollment by major on the bottom of our Recruitment Statistics page.
How can I advertise to your students? If you are interested in purchasing an ad in our career services manual, contact Kathy Kassissieh and she can pass your information on to our publisher. If you are interested in putting an ad in our weekly student newspaper, you can find their ad information online.
Do you allow sponsorship of events in your office? We have some limited sponsorship opportunities. You can become a Career Services Partner with a yearly gift, and once a year we offer sponsorship of our Performing Arts Series as well. For more information, contact Kevin Hewerdine