Career and Employment Services (CES) at Gateway is here to help you connect with students and graduates on campus. From on-campus interviews to information sessions, CES will facilitate opportunities for you to engage with qualified, highly-skilled candidates. In addition, we offer free job and internship postings through Handshake Please review Gateway’s Recruitment Guidelines before beginning your recruitment.
Information tables can be set up in the Student Commons on any of Gateway’s main campuses for employers interested in branding/marketing and disseminating company information. Please feel free to bring a company- branded table covering or display that you feel may better enhance your visibility.
Organizations that can anticipate hiring needs in advance find it convenient to come to campus to conduct initial screening interviews. Employers are encouraged to recruit our students and alumni for internship, apprenticeship and full-time opportunities.
If you have identified students from Handshake as potential candidates for your employment needs, CES is eager to assist you with reserving a conference room for on-campus interviews. Through Handshake, employers are able to post positions, view applications, set-up interview schedules, and communicate selection decisions directly to students.
To schedule an on-campus visit:
- Review program information to identify which students you would like to target.
- Submit any related job openings to Handshake.
- Determine which campus option fits your needs.
- Consider the Academic Calendar to reach students who are approaching program completion.
- Contact Career and Employment Services at email@example.com to set up your visit or request an event through Handshake – please allow at least 2 weeks to set up and market the visit.
Conduct Informational Interviews
Let CES staff know if you are interested in talking to student walk-ins about your industry, organization internships and career opportunities.
Offer Job Shadowing Opportunities
The best way for students to decide if they are genuinely interested in specific careers is to experience them. The first step can be through an observation experience. Please inform Career and Employment Services if you have staff willing to allow a student to shadow them for portions of days or multiple days.
Offer Tours & Visits
Students love to see what life can be like after they graduate - so offering a tour at your organization is a great way to give potential candidates a taste of what it’s like to work for your organization. Consider some or all of these activities:
- Describe your internship and career opportunities, hiring timelines and application process.
- Have a small panel of recent college grads describe their role and what it’s like to work there.
- Provide a short tour of typical work spaces and extras.
- Have students complete a short activity or project for you.
- Invite specific Gateway student clubs/organizations or post as a Career Event for all students.