connecting to employers

Meet Employers

University Career Services (UCS) offers many opportunities for students to interact face to face with employers. The key to staying in the know in regards to employer visits and on-campus interviews is Handshake. In Handshake, you can search for upcoming information sessions, career and internship fairs, career workshops and sign up for on-campus interviews.

To search for upcoming career events:

  1. Log into Handshake.
  2. Select “Search Events” from the left navigation menu.
  3. Select the event you wish to attend.
  4. Register to attend. (Registering is not mandatory for some events, but encouraged for all. Please read the event information carefully.)
  5. If there is an opportunity to meet employers at an event, there will be a list of employers attending for you to review.

To search for upcoming on-campus interviews for internships, part-time and full-time jobs:

  1. Log into Handshake.
  2. Select “On-Campus Interviews” from the left navigation menu.
  3. Select and sign up for interviews.

On Campus Part-Time Jobs (Student Employment)
Students can work on-campus as student employees. Generally, these positions are part-time, up to 20 hours per week. Typically, students work about 12-15 hours per week, but schedules can vary. There are specific regulations about each of these work types and it is important that applicants ask about these regulations. Student employment positions are commonly posted in Handshake and many times are posted by paper flyers on departmental notice boards. In addition, UCS hosts several on-campus student employment fairs each year, to assist students in finding an on-campus position.

There are several position types on Handshake. You can tailor your job and internship search to find a specific type of opportunity.

    1. Student Assistant
      These positions are on-campus jobs. To apply, you must be a currently enrolled student carrying nine credit hours or more.
    2. Panther Work Program
      These positions are on-campus jobs funded by a special award administered through the Office of Student Financial Services. Learn more about the Panther Work Program and how to find out if you are eligible.
    3. Federal Work Study
      These on-campus positions are funded by a special award administered through the Office of Student Financial Services. Learn more details about Federal Work Study.
    4. Graduate Research Assistant
      This is a special work status that is arranged through a grad students department, but could have a position elsewhere on campus. Note: Graduate students can also apply for Student Assistant positions, but undergraduates cannot apply for Graduate Research Assistantships.
    5. Off-Campus Part-Time Jobs (Student Employment)
      Make money, gain skills, develop experience and build a solid résumé to jump-start your future career choice.
    6. Co-ops & Internships
      Why have an internship? Build your skills, résumé and confidence through hands-on experience in a work environment. Increase your competitiveness for future employment. Explore different career paths. Meet industry professionals, start building your network and gain references to take to future employers. Internships can happen any year. They can be paid, unpaid or for credit. Begin exploring today and gain skills, experience and build a solid résumé to jump-start your future career choice.
    7. Full-Time Search
      If you are conducting your full time search, this is the time to attend all career fairs and research companies that are looking for recent graduates. We offer several opportunities for you to connect with employers through on-campus recruiting, information sessions, Skype interviews and targeted career fairs. We look forward to seeing you at our next event.