No. Although we work closely with university contacts, our company is completely separate from universities and colleges.
Yes, ROCS was formed by 2 George Mason University students in 2003.
If you want to save money, by all means, check out the local university or college career services. However, time is money and developing a relationship with Career Services - the right way - takes more than posting a job online. In our more than 15 years of existence, we've fostered great relationships with career services, allowing your company to benefit.
As few as 24-48 hours depending on the job.
Depending on the position, we can sometimes fill a position the same day.
Of course not. When you go to the grocery store and browse the produce section, you're not required to buy an apple, right? Well, unless you've taken a bite out of it.
ROCS is here specifically for college students and recent grads with up to five years of experience. We'd like to think we serve a specific niche of students who are eager to gain some firsthand experience in "the real world."
Well, if you have an internship program, that's great. To help diversify the amount of students coming in, hire a college student to do your Temporary, PT jobs, or Job Share Programs. This way, you're expanding your net to find the best students.
Yes, we offer an industry leading 120-day guarantee. This means if the employee doesn't work the full 120 days, we'll prorate your account and issue a refund immediately (if the option of replacing the grad hasn't been fruitful on our part).
Nope, not unless you hire a grad. Who wants to deal with extra paperwork?
You can bring our grads on as permanent employees at any point. Each hour worked by the grad builds a credit you can apply toward the conversion fee when you are ready to keep them on as a permanent member of your team.
Our students and grads can work anywhere from 20 to 40+ hours a week. Some students even choose to take night classes or early morning classes to allow them to work a normal M-F 8-5 job while they are still in school.
Not at all, our students are able to work year round.
Process / experience 0-5 years / pricing
First we replace the candidate, if doesn't work out then we prorate the difference.
We first like to come out and meet with you to get a feel for the environment and company culture. Then once we have a job opening we start our recruiting process.
Yes we take care of FICA, workers compensation and taxes
Think of an office - we offer jobs across all departments, as long as the position requires 0-5 years of experience (i.e. receptionist, accounting, sales, customer service to name a few)
Depending on the job, in most cases, you will be employed by ROCS, and your check will come from ROCS on a bi-weekly basis. Plus, you will be eligible for our health, dental, and vision benefits.
No. Although we work closely with career counselors, our company is completely separate from universities and colleges.
Maybe we still haven't filled it! It might be an on-going position that utilizes college grads for short but frequent amounts of time. For our larger clients, we also like to maintain a "bench" of available candidates to send to them in the event one of our current employees moves on or transitions out of their position. Rest assured, if the job is on our board, you will receive a fair assessment and opportunity to fill it.
We update our job board as often as we receive new openings from our clients - typically daily. Our in-house crew is dedicated to pitching our service over the phone, email and at networking events to any organization willing to listen that might have a need for supplemental recruiting efforts. One week we might receive no new clients or new openings. The next week, we might have ten.
We work with all majors and backgrounds, but at the end of the day our jobs are primarily in office settings. 9-5 not your thing? We totally get it and wish you the best! But if you are looking to get a start with an entry-level office job, we'd love to talk to you.
If we think you might be a good fit for our client, we do our best to reach out to you right away, typically within a week. Link to process (above).
Pro-tip: Our first contact is usually through email, double check your spam folder if you are waiting to hear back.
We include a brief description of the company in each job description, but purposely don't name the company. Why? Because at the end of the day, we're in the business of advocating for students and grads. In the past, we've had candidates bypass us and apply directly to the company itself. Sure, you're skipping the middleman (us) but that means we won't be able to tell them how awesome you are (after all, they trust us, and we've already interviewed and met with you). After your formal in-office interview with us, we'll give you more details about the employer.
Yes! You can apply for any position that you feel matches your interests, skills and career goals. You will not be penalized for sending us your resume multiple times for different positions. If you don't hear back from us after multiple applications, don't get discouraged. We don't hold multiple applications against you.
Nada. It costs you nothing to apply, interview or get hired with our clients. Want to send us your resume and apply for all of our positions? Please don't! But if you do, it's free! No part of our process costs you any money at all - no matter how many applications you send in or how many times you interview with us at our office or with our clients. Free for our candidates, always.
Yes, ROCS was founded by two college students during their freshman year at George Mason University in 2003.
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