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Ramapo College provides convenient “one-stop shopping” for employers by incorporating several employment programs together in the Career Center. Handshake is Ramapo’s Job Bank and online Career Management system.

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Click on the Handshake banner above to register your organization if you are a new employer or, access your account if you are a returning user.

  • Post full-time, part-time, and temporary job listings exclusively for Ramapo students and alumni.
  • Hire students for internship and cooperative education experiences.
  • Search for candidates and/or set up a resume drop.
  • Register for Career and Job Fairs.
  • Participate in workshops and panels.
  • Set up a schedule for on-campus interviews.

By registering through Handshakea employers agree to abide by RCNJ and the  Career Center’s policy on recruitment outlined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
NACE Principles and Practices (PDF)

The U.S. Dept. of Labor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)  sets the minimum wage and criteria for determing whether an internship requires compensation in a for-profit organization.
Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act  (PDF)

Ramapo

Ramapo College is an equal opportunity College. It does not discriminate in admission, access to its programs, activities, treatment, nor employment of individuals on the basis of race/color, creed/religion, national origin, handicap/disability, age, gender, or sexual orientation. Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Affirmative Action and Workplace Compliance, (201) 684-7540, Room D-107.

 

Internships/Cooperative Education

“An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.”                                        National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), 2011

Experiential learning is a core value of the Career Center and an integral component of a students’ academic career.  Internships connect employers with a rich source of innovative, flexible and eager talent ready to hit the ground running.  The Career Center invites employers to post internships on ramapo.joinhandshake.com.  We offer the following criteria developed by NACE to ensure a legitimate and educational experience for our students.

  1. The experience must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides for applying the knowledge gained in the classroom. It must not be simply to advance the operations of the employer or be the work that a regular employee would routinely perform.
  2. The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
  3. The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
  4. There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework.
  5. There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
  6. There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor. 
  7. There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals.

Many students earn credit for their internship experience through the Cooperative Education program. This is a 2 or a 4 credit course which they register and pay for. They earn those credits for the academic assignments they complete for their faculty advisor as part of the Cooperative Education program.

In order for an opportunity to be approved as an academic internship, the employer must provide a meaningful work experience related to the student’s major and/or career objective. The job description must show how the position builds on classroom or academic experience.

The internship posting should:

  • Describe in detail what the intern will be doing on a daily basis.
  • Be of a minimum of 240 hours per semester (for 4 credits), or be of a minimum of 120 hours per semester (for 2 credits).
  • Include the training your organization will provide the intern to gain a new skill, advance knowledge or improve work habits.
  • Indicate whether the student will be paid for the work performed.

Additionally, the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, sets the criteria for unpaid internships. Please refer to “Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Stands Act”.

Recruitment Policies

The Office of Career Services at Ramapo College of New Jersey provides assistance to employers and individuals seeking to recruit for full time, part time, internship and/or seasonal employment opportunities in accordance with the Principles of Professional Conduct for Career Services Professionals as outlined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Likewise, Ramapo College of New Jersey expects that employers act in accordance with the Principles of Professional Conduct for Employment Professionals outlined by NACE. These principles guide our policy for all college recruitment activities.

Specifically, The Career Center Services office maintains the following policies:

Equal Employment Opportunities

Employers recruiting on campus will be expected to maintain EEO compliance and follow affirmative action principles in recruitment activities.  Employers should consider all interested students for employment opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability, and providing reasonable accommodations upon request.

Third Party Recruiters

Ramapo College of New Jersey invites third-party recruiters to participate in campus recruitment activities (excluding on-campus interviewing) and expects that third-party recruiters act in accordance with the Principles of Professional Conduct for Third Party Recruiters  Professionals as outlined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).   In addition, third-party recruiters will be required to inform career services of the specific employer they represent and the specific jobs for which they are recruiting. They must consent to verification of the information if asked.  Any disclosure of student information outside of the third-party recruiting organization and the employer they are representing must be with prior consent of the student.  Third-party recruiters that charge fees to students will not be allowed participation in campus recruitment activities.

In addition, ALL employers recruiting at Ramapo College of New Jersey must abide by the following:

  • Provide appropriate permanent contact information.
  • Clearly indicate the organization name, supply accurate information on their organization, employment opportunities, and compensation packages.
  • Offer bona fide professional positions that do not require an investment on the part of the student/alumni for training, equipment, application procedures or other job-related expenses.
  • Not solicit or sell their products during the course of recruiting.
  • Must not be based on a “pyramid” or “multi-level” networking structure requiring or encouraging the recruitment of others who recruit others, etc. to sell products or services.
  • Fully disclose the structure of their compensation packages and business costs incurred through their first year of employment
  • Must maintain the confidentiality of student information, regardless of the source, including personal knowledge, written records/reports, and computer databases. There will be no disclosure of student information to another organization without the prior written consent of the student, unless necessitated by health and/or safety considerations.

All recruitment activities must be coordinated through Career Center Services. Interview rooms, classroom or conference space may be used by employers for recruitment purposes only (Information, pre-employment testing, interviewing). Employers are responsible to make their own arrangements for food if necessary.

All employers administering pre-employment tests during a recruiting visit must complete a document specifying the test(s) to be administered and releasing Ramapo College of New Jersey of any and all liability associated with pre-employment testing. The Career Center staff reserves the right to deny access to recruiting services to any employer at any time due to space and scheduling limitations or do not cooperate with the policies and procedures of Career Services or honor scheduling arrangements and recruitment commitments.

Job Offers

Career Services requires that employers provide accurate information on their organization, employment opportunities, and compensation packages when extending an offer.  Employing organizations are responsible for information supplied and commitments made by their representatives.  Career Services asks that employers provide a reasonable time frame, a minimum of two weeks, for acceptance of offers extended to candidates.  No candidate should be given less than ten (10) business days to make a decision on an offer.  Employers are expected to refrain from any undue pressure to accept the job (including, but not limited to, rescission of offer if not accepted in less than the two-week time frame), or to renege on an acceptance of another offer.  If conditions change and require the employing organization to revoke its commitment, the employing organization will pursue a course of action for the affected candidate that is fair and equitable, including (but not limited to) financial assistance and outplacement services.

Career Center Staff Will:

  1. Notify recruiters of any selection procedures that appear to have an adverse impact based upon the student’s race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability
  2. Assist recruiters in disseminating job opportunities on campus to provide a broader applicant pool;
  3. Respond to complaints of EEO noncompliance, working to resolve such complaints with the recruiter or employing organization, and, if necessary, referring such complaints to the appropriate campus department or agency.
  4. NOT refer candidates to employers based on race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability, nor will Career Services withhold candidates from an applicant pool based on these criteria.

Must maintain the confidentiality of student information, regardless of the source, including personal knowledge, written records/reports, and computer databases. There will be no disclosure of student information to another organization without the prior written consent of the student, unless necessitated by health and/or safety considerations.

Employer Information Tables

Employers may request Information Tables solely for the purpose of recruiting students for employment opportunities.  There is a $100 table rental fee. Peak times for maximum student traffic are Tuesdays & Thursdays between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Cahill Center staff will review employer requests and rent tables based on space availability and the criteria described below.

The Career Center operates in accordance with the Principles of Professional Conduct for Career Services Professionals outlined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Likewise, we expect that employers act in accordance with the Principles of Professional Conduct for Employment Professionals outlined by NACE. These principles guide our policies for all college recruiting activities.

Employers must meet the following standards to be approved for an Information Table:

  • Clearly indicate the employing organization’s name.
  • Currently have at least 2 or more college-level positions available for students and provide a job description(s) for these positions.
  • Not solicit or sell products during the course of recruiting.
  • Not require prospective employees to purchase products/services contingent upon employment.
  • Are not based on a “pyramid” or “multi-level” type networking structure requiring or encouraging the recruitment of others who recruit others, etc. to sell products or services.
  • Fully disclose the structure of their compensation packages and business costs incurred through their first year of employment. This includes professional positions that require the candidate to pay a fee for training, equipment, application procedures or other job-related expenses.
  • Ensure unpaid internships meet the criteria outlined by the Department of Labor’s Fair Labor Standard Act.

Click to Request an Information Table.

We require the following:

  • Request space no less than 2 weeks in advance
  • Provide at least 3 dates for consideration
  • Create marketing materials (flyer, email blast, etc.) for distribution by Cahill staff.

The Cahill Career Development Center reserves the right to deny employers access to participate in our recruiting activities.

Partnerships

The Career Center has a 25 year old history of working with employers and prides itself on its strong linkages to its corporate and agency partners. Employers are encouraged to participate in a variety of programs. These include mock interviews, career panels, class presentations, Career Center Advisory Board, mentoring and student visits to your site.

If you are interested in participating in any of these programs, please contact the Career Center at (201) 684-7444 or careercenter@ramapo.edu.