Basic Recruiting Services
The following is a summary of basic recruiting services offered to all employers by the University Career Center (UCC).
We want you to make the best use of your time and resources when recruiting UofL students. A member of our Employer Engagement Team is available to speak with you by phone or virtual meeting to discuss recruiting our majors for internships and professional entry-level opportunities or recruiting all students for part-time student employment positions.
The University Career Center (UCC) serves nine (9) out of 12 colleges and schools representing 16,000+ students in over 50 academic departments. The University has over 30 departments offering internships, cooperative education, student teaching, field placements, and clinicals for academic credit, plus four career centers, four separate recruiting platforms, and many ways to connect. We can also connect you with other career centers and programs on campus to assist with your recruiting efforts.
Handshake is the UCC’s online job listing and career management database that connects employers to thousands of talented UofL students. Having a Handshake account allows you to post part-time student employment jobs to all UofL students as well as internships and full-time entry-level positions for the students we serve in nine (9) out of 12 colleges and schools.
Employers can create a Handshake account free of charge. Handshake Corporation has a premium service for employers for a fee. Please review our Position Posting Policy before posting positons. This can save you time.
Hosting Virtual Events
If you would like to host a virtual event, you can do so by submitting a virtual event request through Handshake, providing the link for students to join the event, and then hosting your event through your chosen meeting platform. Virtual events are a great way to provide information and connect with students when you’re unable to make it to campus, and ensuring you have submitted it through Handshake increases our ability to promote your event to students.
The Handshake Help Center provides information on Setting Up a Virtual Event. You can also invite students from multiple universities to participate in the event. Organizations are welcome to use their virtual meeting software of choice. Two popular ones are Zoom and WebEx. We recommend avoiding a platform that requires each student attendee to create their own account to attend.
Career Fairs (in-person and virtual)
The UCC hosts several career fairs during the academic year. Please see our current list of career fairs. There are two basic types of fairs:
- Campus-wide fairs are hosted by the UCC and typically serve a variety of majors. Employers attending these fairs should have a primary interest in recruiting majors served by the UCC. Employers hiring from multiple majors are typically more successful at these fairs. Employers looking for business or engineering majors should contact those career centers. All UofL students have access to Handshake and are welcome at all campus-wide fairs.
- Academic department fairs are co-hosted by the UCC and staff/faculty in the specific academic department. Employers attending these fairs should recruit for opportunities specifically requiring these majors. These fairs are smaller in terms of student and employer attendance and are more targeted.
Prior UCC campus-wide fairs have included: Student Employment Fair (part-time jobs only), Fall and Spring Internship & Career Fairs, and Fall Graduate and Professional School Fair.
Prior Academic department fairs have included: Fall and Spring Nursing Fairs, YCP Communication Internship Fair, Social Work Fair, Teacher Education Fair, and Criminal Justice Fair.
Business, Engineering, and Law career centers also host career fairs for their majors.
Employers hiring for part-time student employment or for internships and professional entry-level positions requiring majors served by the UCC can contact our Recruiting Coordinator to set up a tabling event in the Student Activity Center (SAC) each semester. Information tables provide an opportunity to discuss your organization with students in the SAC during high traffic/peak times (M-Th from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.). This service is available once each semeser, fall and spring.
On-Campus Interview Room Reservation
Due to COVID-19, Interview Room Reservations are postponed until further notice. Organizations can reserve interview rooms in the University Career Center. We provide recruiters with free parking adjacent to our building. This option is available to organizations who create their own interview schedule(s) and need a convenient location on campus to interview students. The Student Activity Center is next door with several lunch locations. To make arrangements, please contact a member of our Employer Engagement Team.
The UCC is launching a new Employer Partnership Program for 21-21 providing additional opportunities for employers recruiting our majors for internships and professional entry-level positions.