Employers

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

Micro-Internships

We would also like to invite you to consider posting short-term, professional, paid work experiences (i.e. Micro-Internships) that can be completed remotely. 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.To learn more and post projects, please visit our Parker Dewey page. 

career fairs

Spring 2021 Career Fair & Employer Info Sessions

Meet talented students from various disciplines at the virtual Spring 2021 Career Fair & Employer Info Sessions event at the College of Charleston! Whether you are recruiting for full-time, part-time, or internship positions, our virtual video and chat-based platform allows you to meet with students 1:1 or within small group info sessions to identify talent. Registration is now open for the following Spring 2021 Virtual Career Fair:  

  • Spring 2021 Career Fair & Employer Info Sessions– Wednesday, February 24th 2021

Registration Fees:
$250 Registration Fee
$150 Small Business Fee (1-10 employees)
$75 Non-Profit Registration Fee

New feature this year: $50 Senior Showcase Fee

Access to our "Senior Showcase" online portfolio featuring ready-to-hire School of Business students.

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:

5th German-American Business Summit

The College of Charleston’s German Program; School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs; Career Center; and School of Business, in partnership with The Citadel and Trident Technical College, are proud to present the 5th German-American Business Summit on February 4th, 2021. Companies interested in recruiting at this event can sign up in Handshake. 

Held in a completely virtual environment due to the ongoing pandemic, the summit brings together German companies in the Southeastern US that are seeking to establish stronger ties to undergraduate education in the region. This year’s event will consist of a virtual Career & Company Info Sessions portion; keynote presentations and panel discussions from business leaders on pressing issues in German-American industry; and a virtual networking reception.

The Career & Company Info Sessions aspect of the summit targets German companies in South Carolina and Southeastern states interested in recruiting talent to meet workforce needs and drive innovation in German-American industry within the region. This year, companies will have the opportunity to host a scheduled info session for interested students as well as individual one-on-one meetings with students. Whether or not your company is actively hiring, the virtual Career & Company Info Sessions are a great way to establish contact with future interns and employees. This event is open to college students from the following institutions:

The College of Charleston
The Citadel
Trident Technical College
University of South Carolina
Charleston Southern University

Engage with talent from various programs and disciplines in one location!  

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

Virtual events are an impactful way for students to connect with the fabric of your brand: they give prospective employees the opportunity to ask live questions, see your offices, and interact with employees in the field first-hand. The Career Center is happy to promote your virtual events to our students, or partner with you to host specific virtual events for College of Charleston students.  

If your company is interested in branding opportunities, please review our Employer Partnership Program for a menu of options to consider. We will work with you to create effective social media and marketing campaigns to drive student interest to your brand and opportunities.