Thank you for your interest in recruiting at College of Charleston!

The College of Charleston guidelines have been informed and produced in accordance with the principles set forth by NACE and their Principles for Ethical Professional Practice. All employers who participate in our recruiting programs will be expected to adhere to the Recruitment Policies and Guidelines.

While navigating the ever-changing circumstances due to COVID-19, please consider the College a partner for your company. We have updated our recruiting opportunities and invite you to reach out if we can be of assistance.

Professors On Call is a possible resource for your business during this uncertain time: https://bit.ly/ProfsOnCall

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Jobs and Internships

College of Charleston is an exceptional source of talent with 10,000+ students, 61 majors, 24 master's degree programs, and more than 90,000 alumni. The College offers a menu of recruiting opportunities including two online job boards, Handshake and the Alumni Career Center (for experienced alumni job seekers) to support employers’ efforts to identify target populations and to assist in achieving recruiting goals.

To post job and internship opportunities for College of Charleston students and alumni use our online job board, Handshake. This online portal is also where you will schedule campus interviews, information sessions, and register for upcoming career fairs and recruiting events.

To learn more on how to post a job or internship, refer to this quick tutorial or follow our instruction guide. If you already have an account on Handshake, select College of Charleston as a partner school. If you do not have a Handshake account, please register your organization.

Policies and Requirements

Employer Partnership and Sponsorship 

The Career Center provides a wide range of sponsorship opportunities to increase your visibility on campus, enhance your organization's recruiting efforts, and engage with talented students and alumni. Participants in the program will enjoy increased student awareness of their organization, multiple occasions to interact with specific student demographics, introductions and connections with key faculty, and personal assistance developing effective strategies and programming.

Become a Partner
Society $10,000
Platinum $5,000
Gold $2,500
Maroon $1,000

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Branding Activities

Host an Info Table 
You are provided with a 4ft or 6ft table for setup in a high traffic area of campus. In terms of your table/area, we encourage you to bring your organizational brand in order to fill the space. Some recommendations include: swag for giveaways, branded tablecloth, marketing collateral, and product displays. Request an Info Table.

Employer in Residence
Represent your company during one-on-one meetings with students and alumni who may be seeking job search assistance, a resume critique, cover letter review, interview tips, or simply wish to have a general career conversation regarding opportunities with your company. While this is not a formal recruitment program, it does allow for productive networking and the potential to continue a career conversation. The Employer in Residence Program takes place in the Career Center and is typically scheduled for a two-hour period. Participating employers must appeal to a variety of majors and class years to be considered. Contact odeae@cofc.edu .

Host a Company Visit or Job Shadow
Take this opportunity to give students first-hand knowledge of your company culture. During a one to two hour visit, you'll show them around your workspace, introduce them to CofC alumni working at your organization, and tell them about any potential internship and job opportunities. Contact  odeae@cofc.edu .

career Fair

Career Fairs are held each fall and spring semester. These events are open to all students and alumni interested in full-time career opportunities, part-time and/or seasonal jobs, internships, co-op, and volunteer opportunities.

Virtual Recruiting 
Please contact the Career Center if you would like to discuss virtual job fairs, information sessions or interviews. The Career Center partners with Brazen and the Student Success Center in the School of Business to provide this opportunity.

On-Campus Interviews

An on-campus interview date may be scheduled in Handshake for organizations wishing to identify graduating seniors or recent alumni for anticipated job openings. On-campus interview dates are typically scheduled from late September - November (fall semester) and from February - April (spring semester). Please contact  odeae@cofc.edu to request on-campus interview permissions in Handshake.

Additional Engagement Opportunities

The Career Center is happy to work with your company to organize information sessions, panels and presentations, mock interviews, mentoring, and other engagement opportunities upon request. 

The College of Charleston offers several mentor programs across various disciplines and departments. Depending on your expertise and level of interest, the Career Center can help you connect to existing programs on campus to provide mentorship to students.  Not only will you will be providing an invaluable experience for a CofC student, but you will also be giving back to the College and ensuring the future success of our graduates.  To help you get started, please review our best practices guide for building a successful mentoring partnership.

For additional information, please reach out to our Employer Relations Manager, Erin O’Dea Halford, at 843.953.6573 or  odeae@cofc.edu.