career services: For Employers
Become an Employer in Residence
As an employer in residence, you can volunteer time and expertise through resume critiques or seminar/workshop presentations. This is an excellent way to gain visibility and share knowledge. Employers commit to volunteering at least 4 hours a semester. Resume critiques take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4-6 pm and seminar presentations vary throughout the semester. Typical seminar presentation topics include resume writing and interviewing skills. However, we are open to other career-related topics.
Participate in Industry Networking Nights
The Office of Career Planning hosts several industry-specific nights throughout the semester, which includes a panel presentation followed by networking with students and faculty member. You can participate as a panelist or mingle with students by simply attending the networking portion of the evening. Industry nights are developed based on relevancy to student’s career goals and interests.
Group Informational Interviews
Informational interviews can provide employers with a casual space for connecting with students. A select group of students will have the opportunity to learn more about your company or a career field from a representative in your company. This is time for students to ask you questions, there is no need for you to be looking to fill a specific position.
Join GGU’s Online Networking Group, Employer Connect
Join our new Linkedin group to let our students and alumni know about your open positions and opportunities. You can also use this group to look for new talent before you have an opening or just simply to increase your brand awareness among GGU students and alumni. http://tinyurl.com/gguemployerconnect
Gain Visibility on Campus through Resume Reviews
You can volunteer time and expertise during our "Rapid Resume Reviews". During this event, you will be set up at a table in the GGU building lobby and provide feedback to students about their resume. Students will stop by on a drop-in basis. You can also feel free to provide information about your organization and recruiting process. This is an excellent way to gain visibility and share knowledge.
Give an Employer Information Session
Employer information sessions are a great way to outreach to students about your organization. Please note that information sessions will be hosted based on evaluation of relevancy and student interest.
For more information or to express an interest, contact:
The Office of Career Planning
When you post an internship or a job on GGU Careers, students and alumni are able to view the posting when the log into the system. We have several ways of advertising your open positions once the have been posted in GGU Careers. Most positions will appear on the Office of Career Planning home page as well as be availble for faculty members to post in their online classrooms. In addition, several postings are selected and highlighted each week to be included in our weekly e-newsletter sent to over 2000 students and alumni..
"We had three distinct job opportunities here, and GGU was able to help us fill each with qualified candidates. We believe we found three people who matched our business requirements. Of equal importance, we were able to offer career opportunities that married well to their own personal and professional development." Cosmo Rotundo (MBA 97) of Proactive Network Consulting (PNC)
Before posting your position, please be sure to review the Department of Justice's "Best Practices for Online Job Postings" to ensure compliance with anti-discrimination laws. We will prohibit any posting that requires U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residence in the U.S. as a condition of employment, unless otherwise required in order to comply with law, regulation, executive order or government contract.
Most GGU programs allow students to perform an internship for credit, but you can also offer an internship to students who do not need or want credit for their internship experience. As an employer, you can help shape the future employees in their industry, assist students in acquiring "real-work" skills and potentially fulfill future employment needs through hosting an intern.
Generally, internships take place over 16 weeks and should provide the student with 180 hours of experiential learning. Interns may be paid or unpaid; certain restrictions apply to each. There is no obligation on the part of the employer to offer regular employment to the student following the structured internship experience.
WHAT IS AN INTERNSHIP?
An internship is an experiential learning tool for students. Through an internship they can apply what they are learning in the classroom to a "real-world" problem or project. An internship exists primarily for the benefit of the student - not the site. An interns' activities should relate to their course of study. Less than 20% of their tasks should be clerical in nature.
HOW DO I OFFER A FOR-CREDIT INTERNSHIP?
To offer an internship for-credit, simply post the position on GGU Careers. Your internship will then be reviewed and posted for students. If we feel the internship may not be credit-worthy, we will contact you and suggest modifications. For a quick tutorial on how to post an internship, click here. When posting your internship description, keep in mind that exciting and interesting descriptions will attract students attention.
Position descriptions should identify key tasks and responsibilities of the intern. Outline in detail what they will be working on -- the more information you can provide, the better applicants you will receive. Avoid using one-line descriptions as they do not provide enough information.
Use a specific job title that will attract attention - The title "Intern" may not be enough to get a student to click on your position description. If you have more than one type of internship or job, please post them separately.
JUST STARTING AN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM?
If you are hiring your first intern or thinking about creating an internship program, we encourage you to read the Guide to a Successful Internship Program and browse some useful internship guides. It provides helpful hints on what to expect, how to supervise an intern, and ways to provide the best experience for both intern and employer.
For additional information about our internships program, contact:
Office of Career Planning