Welcome to virtual recruiting at the College of Charleston!

Please consider the College of Charleston a partner as we navigate the ever-changing circumstances due to COVID-19. Innovative employers have been relying on virtual events and digital engagement to help build their talent pipeline and nurture qualified candidates in the past. Now more than ever, it’s critical for all employers to shift their on-campus approach to digital, and one of the most engaging avenues to pursue is virtual events.   Here’s how to launch yours – and how the Career Center can help. 

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Post Jobs and Internships | Career Fairs | On-Campus Interviews | Additional Engagement Opportunities Employer Partnership and Sponsorship Program

Jobs and Internships

Our Career Center is committed to working with all employers who meet our Recruitment Policies and Guidelines and adhere to NACE’s Principles for Ethical Professional Practice. 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


We would also like to invite you to consider posting short-term, professional, paid work experiences (i.e. Micro-Internships) which can be completed remotely.

Beyond offering opportunities for our students to gain experience and demonstrate their skills during this difficult time, they also provide you or your colleagues with immediate support on short-term tasks. In addition, Micro-Internships support your university recruiting efforts, helping you identify, assess, and build relationships with students who may be prospective job candidates.

These assignments typically require 5 to 40 hours of work by the student, and are similar to those completed during a typical internship. In addition, given the nature of this program, students are not your employees or contractors, making it even easier to provide these opportunities.

Micro-Internships can be completed across all departments including:

  • Sales/Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Strategy
  • Research
  • Operations and Support
  • Finance and Accounting
  • IT

To learn more and post projects, please visit our Parker Dewey page.

career fairs

The College of Charleston is excited to partner with Handshake to run career fairs in a virtual format. We are ready and excited to work together to make virtual recruiting both meaningful and effective. Registration opens on August 1, 2020 for the following virtual fairs:  

For more details about using the new platform and how to engage with students in this virtual environment, please utilize Handshake’s employer training materials and recorded webinar. They cover several how-to topics including the following:

  • Video, audio, and chat communication with students    
  • Group meetings with up to fifty students  
  • 1:1 student meetings scheduled in advance or after a group session
  • Sharing your values and documentation with students ahead of time  

On-Campus Interviews

An “on-campus” virtual interview date may be scheduled in Handshake for organizations wishing to identify graduating seniors or recent alumni for current or anticipated job openings. 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.

Please note: We are not able to provide access to a video conferencing platform for interviews at this time. Your company will be responsible for providing and arranging the virtual meeting links for each candidate interview. New to Handshake’s on-campus interview schedule? Discover how it can streamline your interview scheduling process.

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.

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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