Ways to Recruit - Beyond the Job Posting

We believe that career development is an integral part of the SCSU experience. Through strategic collaborations with community partners, we are committed to fostering early student engagement, guiding students toward success, and providing a robust talent pipeline for our employer partners.

At SCSU, the Office of Career and Professional Development serves as your gateway to establishing and strengthening recruitment partnerships with our dedicated faculty, staff, and driven students.

Employers meeting students during an industry awareness event

Students visiting employer tables during an industry awareness event 

Post a Professional Opportunity 

Employers are invited to showcase full-time and part-time positions, internships, and co-op openings for current students and recent alumni through our streamlined online recruitment platform, JOBSs (powered by Simplicity). As advocates for inclusivity, we kindly request all employer partners to feature their available positions on JOBSs before seeking further promotion from our esteemed faculty or the dedicated Career Development Team.

Partner with us in shaping the future workforce and advancing career growth. Your involvement not only benefits your organization but also contributes to the holistic development of our students. 


Engagement Options with SCSU

We encourage employers to utilize clubs and organizations as a direct link to an engaged and targeted audience. The OCPD staff can assist in coordinating guest speakers or panelists during the clubs' scheduled meetings and events.  

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Industry Career & Internship Fairs, Part-time Job Fair, and Networking Events. 

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Select locations around campus based on availability and hiring needs

Host an information session on current industry trends

Discuss your company culture, benefits, and hiring opportunities (on-campus or virtual)

For faculty and staff utilization; develop recorded content to be shared and distributed to students throughout the academic semester.

Spend the day developing creative and engaging content for OCPD’s Instagram (currently 900+ followers) and Social Media account 

Allow OCPD to coordinate all or part of your on-site and virtual interviews through active promotions, scheduling support, day-of reminders, and securing a private location on campus.

Let us bring Southern to you. This option works well for employers seeking to share their space, company culture and introduce multiple facets of an organization. This can include, but is not limited to, panel discussions with current employees, site tours, an overview of the organization, Q&A, or a Lunch Roundtable.

If you hire multiple interns per semester from SCSU, we encourage you to spend the day with us to onboard your future interns with on-site training; while providing the interns a chance to get to know each other prior to the start of the internship.

The Division of Student Affairs at SCSU invites you to immerse yourself in our themed weeks, focused on three main goals to help students Thrive, Matter, and Succeed. For a full list of the themed week schedule, please email moranp7@southernct.edu 

Bring industry to the classroom. Provide real-world experiences through interactive scenario exercises. The EL option must be vetted through OCPD and presented to a partner faculty member for final approval.

Reviewing resumes for select groups of students is a strategy well-used by employers seeking to develop an early talent pipeline

SCSU is excited to highlight a collaboration with Parker Dewey and the Frederick A. Deluca Foundation  that allows our employer partners to engage our students in short-term, professional, paid work experiences at no cost to you. The students receive compensation through a generous grant from the Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation. Through Micro-Internships, students can demonstrate their skills, explore career paths, and develop their professional networks. These paid projects can typically be completed remotely and can be posted NOW or throughout the year.

Host an Event at SCSU

Interested in Hosting your Next Company Event at SCSU? 

Located just minutes from downtown New Haven, the state-of-the-art facilities at Southern Connecticut State University offer guests an exceptional setting, free parking, and dedicated staff, as well as all the resources you need to plan a successful meeting, conference, or event.

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