The Career and Workforce Development Center staff is committed to assisting employers with their staffing needs whether it’s full-time, part-time, cooperative education, internships, or service learning opportunities.


Handshake is the college’s online job board and career management platform. In order to join BCC on Handshake, representatives will need to create their own personal account, link it to their employers page (If a page hasn’t been created yet, it will need to be created) and then request to join our institution from the employer page using this link. Once approved, employers can post job/internship opportunities and any recruiting events that are hosted (both virtual and in-person). Please let us know if you have questions about Handshake ( or refer to their help articles for Getting Started with Handshake.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative education is an academic program in which students spend part of their time in class, and part in off-campus placements related to their major. Students have the opportunity to apply classroom learning to practical work situations and learn work related skills. In addition, participants in CO-OP earn academic credit for their work experience.

Why do Employers Participate in CO-OP?

  • Cost effective recruitment and training of potential employees
  • Flexible staffing to meet variable needs (peak season relief, leave replacements)
  • Improved access to qualified women and minority candidates
  • More effective use of high paid staff by relieving them of responsibility for routine duties
  • Opportunity to participate in and influence the educational process
  • Opportunity to enhance company image within community
  • A chance to evaluate candidates in their own environment
  • Increased retention of new employees

In addition, co-op students bring fresh ideas, high energy, motivation and productivity to the workplace.

Call (201) 447-7122 for job order forms which you can fax to us when you have opportunities for our students.

Cooperative education is an investment in our future!

Career Fairs

Each Spring and Fall semester, students have the opportunity to visit with over 40 companies that come on campus to take part in the Career and Workforce Development Center’s Career Fairs.

Learn how to participate:

On-Campus Recruitment / Workforce Wednesdays

Do you need to fill positions?

Bergen Community College has a diverse population of over 16,000 students, offers courses in over 80 different fields, and is an outstanding resource of qualified job candidates.

On campus recruitment at Bergen Community College is offered under the auspices of the Career Center. Workforce Wednesdays are designed to highlight individual employers looking to recruit students for current open positions. Call (201) 447-7122 or email the mailbox to reserve a Wednesday.

Remember to contact the Career Center at (201) 447-7122 or to be sure to get on this semester’s schedule. We look forward to seeing you on campus!

Additional Contact Information

Brendan Williams – Career Coordinator (