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JobLink is the CCPD’s online recruiting & job posting system. (RPI is a NACElink participating school)
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On-Campus Recruiting

The Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) at Rensselaer provides several services through which you can attract and hire students to meet your employment needs. At Rensselaer, on-campus interviews take place in both the fall and spring semesters and for employers seeking to hire full-time, co-op and summer interns. Though On-Campus interviews are typically scheduled during a defined recruiting period, we can also work to accommodate special interviewing requests that do not coincide with our traditional recruiting schedule.

Rensselaer's classes are conducted on a semester calendar, therefore, students seeking full-time employment are available after graduation in May, August or December. Candidates may be recruited from a wide variety of technically oriented disciplines from the Schools of Architecture, Business, Engineering, Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Science and our Information Technology Program.  Students seeking co-op, summer jobs and internships will also be available for fall and spring interviews.

Getting Started

Register with the CCPD on JobLink. If you wish to interview on-campus, you must be a registered employer on JobLink to post jobs and participate in on-campus recruiting.

Creating a new JobLink account? Select “Register for the first time at Rensselaer.” You will be emailed a password and login information upon approval. Please request the services which you desire at the time of registration. After gaining access to JobLink, you will be able to:

  • Request on-campus schedules and recruiting events.
  • Post your jobs for on-campus interviewing.
  • View/print your interview schedules.
  • View our online Resume Books to access student resumes.
  • Send email messages to students through the Resume Book feature.
  • Register for the CCPD Spring 2014 Career Fair (registration is now open through JobLink).

Request an On-Campus Recruiting Date: After your JobLink account has been approved, log-in to your JobLink account and select “Create a New Schedule Request.” We will confirm your request or call to discuss alternatives. 

Attach/Create a Position (Job Description). Log-in to your JobLink account and from your dashboard locate “alerts.” There you will see if you have schedules in need of positions.  Please note the following guidelines for postings descriptions for fall and spring recruiting.

  • Fall 2013: Post all job descriptions on-line by August 2013.
  • Spring 2014: Post all job descriptions on-line by December 2013.

*NOTE: To ensure ample time for resume submission, we recommend that you complete the online job posting process through JobLink as early as possible. The earlier your schedules are viewable to students, the greater your chances are for maximum response from qualified and interested candidates.

Select and Invite Candidates for Interviews. Log-in to your JobLink account and from your dashboard locate “alerts.” There you will be able to review what is happening with your active schedules. You will be able to see what action you need to take including how many students are awaiting review for your OCR positions. In addition you can see if sign-ups have begun on your schedules.  From the OCR tab at the top of the page, select the “Applicants” tab to view the list of students who have applied for your position. Using the drop-down menu in the Status column, you may select any of the following options for each student: not invited, invited or alternate. 

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