We are very excited to offer you many great opportunities to interact with Oregon State students! Login to Handshake to get started.
Start by Posting Jobs on Handshake
Handshake is your online connection to OSU students and alumni. We recommend all companies post their open positions here so students begin to see your company name. You can list part-time jobs for students while they are in school, summer full or part-time jobs, internships, seasonal, or full time positions, and you can manage all applications through the system, or direct students to an alternative application site.
Conduct On-Campus Interviews
On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) gives employers and students opportunities to connect through on-site interviews in the Career Development Center. Interviews are scheduled Monday through Friday during normal business hours (8:00am – 5:00pm). Request an Interview Schedule through your Handshake account. You can manage your entire on-campus recruiting efforts online! From schedule setup and job entry through candidate pre selection and notification to printing your final schedules.
Schedule Setup: Login to your Handshake account here and select new from the Interview Schedules dropdown.
Choose from the following schedule types:
Preselect: Choose the day, link the job to the schedule and the system handles the scheduling for you. All you have to do is login to the system when you are prompted in order to review and accept students you would like to interview.
Room Only: You schedule the interviews, we provide the room.
Open: Any qualified student can sign up for an interview.
Provide the requested information in the form and press submit.
Would you like to alter the schedule you have open in Handshake? Contact Wendy Allison at 541.737.4480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staying after the fair for interviews?
Same process! Request the number of rooms you would like through the system, and select room only so that you can sign up the students that you meet at the Career Fair.
Attend a Career Fair
Each term, the Career Development Center and other OSU departments offer Career Fairs for our current students and alumni. Find out when our upcoming fairs are taking place and register on Handshake.
Participate in Seminars, Career Panels, or Mock Interviews
Our staff annually deliver seminars on a range of employment, internship, and graduate school topics designed for both broad and specialized audiences. The Career Development Center welcomes employers to become an active part of student seminars. Mock interviewing allows you to meet and network with students who may have an interest in your field, and it provides a way for you to give back and help in educating students in their professional development. If interested in participating, contact Rachel Finch.
Reach out to students via Virtual Connections
Job Postings, Handshake student resumes, LinkedIn and Twitter, and Virtual Career Fairs provide ways for you to have a presence with OSU students, even if your schedule does not permit a campus visit at this time.
Connect with Student Groups
Oregon State University is home to more than 300 student organizations on campus. Meet with their leadership members to see how your organization can help sponsor their next activity.
Connect with the OSU Alumni Association
The OSU Alumni Association is a member-based, nonprofit organization that promotes OSU and engages alumni. Its programs include a website for alumni, the Oregon Stater magazine, reunions, scholarships, regional activities, faculty lecture series, travel opportunities, tailgaters and more. It is located in the CH2M HILL Alumni Center, which also serves as a conference center.
What Can We Help You With?
Please review the following guidelines on what the Employer Relations team can do for you, and some things we are unable to help you with. If you have any questions or concerns, please email our team at email@example.com.
The Employer Relations Team can assist you with:
Coordinating reservations for tabling in the Quad.
We will pass the cost (if applicable) on to you; typical price is $50 for the day.
Coordinating and making arrangements for Employer Meet-ups (register on Handshake)
Scheduling Career Development Center interview rooms for you.
We prefer to schedule interviews at least 5 business days in advance; please plan accordingly!
We facilitate some scheduling for the College of Business Career Success Center, please include this in your reservation note if this is your preferred location.
Providing parking when available; if unavailable, daily permits for guest can be purchased here.
Creating resume books with specific criteria of students who have indicated they would like their resume shared with employers. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with requests.
Information about recruiting best practices at OSU, information about opportunities to recruit, and information about events.
At our discretion, marketing opportunities through the student newsletter.
The Employer Relations Team cannot assist you with:
Processing payments over the phone; you can pay by check or by credit online via the OSU Marketplace (please note that we do not accept AMEX).
Scheduling information sessions outside of the Employer Meet-Up structure.
Requesting catering for your events.
Hosting interviews prior to 8am or after 5pm.
Promoting your event or organization via social media or email outside of contracted sponsorship agreements.
Purchasing student email blasts or lists of student email addresses.
Posting jobs on your behalf (your organization must accept the EEO agreement; we cannot do this for you).
Creating, printing, or distributing physical posters, flyers, or graphics for your job, organization, or event.
Pre-screening resumes or applicants for your jobs or interview schedules.
Arranging for you to visit classes to recruit for potential jobs/internships.
Employers interested in speaking to the content of a particular course should contact us at email@example.com.
Policies and Best Practices
Employers posting on Handshake agree to NACE Professional Best Practices in addition to our Professional Networking and Recruiting Agreement listed below:
Students, alumni, employer representatives and mentors participating in recruitment and networking at OSU understand and agree to comply with the following statements:
All parties are held to the Oregon State University Affirmative Action statement: Equal Opportunity is the opportunity to gain entry to, participate in, and benefit from employment, services, programs, activities, and privileges of the institution regardless of race, national origin, sex, ability or other protected status (Protected statuses include age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran's status).
OSU is committed to providing an environment free of all forms of prohibited discrimination. Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination. OSU does not tolerate gender discrimination in any form. That includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner/relationship violence, gender based stalking and bullying and other forms of harassment.
Volunteers specify their desired involvement and availability as a resource to students and alumni through their profile, and can modify their status choices at any time. Students and alumni are expected to respect the volunteer’s preference and only request support in the ways that align with the volunteer’s preference.
Participation in networking and mentorship is voluntary, without compensation or reimbursement of any kind, and for educational and/or recruiting purposes only. Self-promotion, product-promotion, or service-promotion is highly discouraged and participation does not indicate an endorsement of Oregon State University of an individual’s professional business or activities.
In-person meetings should take place in public locations.
Example of appropriate meeting places: OSU Campus, OSU event, volunteer’s workplace, restaurant, or coffee shop
Example of inappropriate location: personal residence, hotel room
All parties are acting on their own behalf and should maintain respectful and professional interactions at all times. OSU facilitates the initial contact between students, alumni, and volunteers, but does not monitor the relationships between them nor take responsibility for the opinions or actions taken by individuals involved.
If a student, alumni, or volunteer feels that someone from another party has violated the above terms and conditions, please contact your OSU representative immediately to express your concerns. The concern could result in loss of access to the Career Development Center and resources, or disciplinary action by Oregon State University.
Click here to view the Career Development Center's employer approval policy.
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