Employers

Welcome to recruiting at the College of Charleston!

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Post Jobs and Internships | Career Fairs | Additional Engagement Opportunities | On-Campus Interviews 

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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

Career Fairs & Employer Info Sessions

Meet talented students from various disciplines at the virtual Fall 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. 

Fall 2021 Virtual Career Fair & Employer Info Sessions - September 29 (registration opens in July)

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

Virtual Career Fair Sponsorships Available

For more details about using the platform and how to engage with students in this virtual environment, please utilize Handshake’s employer training materials and webinars.

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 6th German-American Business Summit in February 2022. Companies interested in recruiting at this event will be welcome to do so in Handshake. The 2022 date for this event has not yet been scheduled. 

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. This event is open to college students from various South Carolina higher education institutions, so it’s a great way to engage with talent from various programs and disciplines in one location! 

Additional Engagement Opportunities

Become an Employer Partner! The Career Center provides a range of sponsorship options to increase your visibility on campus, enhance your recruiting efforts, and engage with talented students. Employer Partners enjoy increased awareness of their organization, multiple occasions to interact with specific student demographics, introductions and connections with key faculty, and personal assistance developing effective recruiting programs. In addition to our annual partnerships, we also offer Cub Level Sponsorships - smaller scale branding events or marketing campaigns to network with students and drive applicants to your company. We will work with you to develop a unique program that is right for you! Fees are based on program choice, format (virtual or in-person) and intended target reach.

Learn more here!

SOCIETY $10,000

PLATINUM $5,000

GOLD $2,500

MAROON $1,000

CUB LEVEL $200-$500

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 may be able to provide access to on-campus interviews at a limited capacity depending on COVID-19 policies. Please reach out to odeae@cofc.edu if you would like to receive updates on our policies for this fall. 

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The Career Center at the College of Charleston is committed to providing inclusive and accessible recruiting programs for all students regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or presence of disabilities.  We are interested in partnering with companies and organizations who share these values, prioritize diversity hiring practices, and are committed to widening their circle of inclusion.

The Career Center partners with several student groups and organizations, campus offices, and programs who are excited to connect with employers who embrace differences and wish to engage with our diverse student body. In addition to traditional career fairs and job postings, through partnerships, your company will be invited to submit a request to sponsor group/club meetings, speak at meetings and special engagements, and share your company’s diversity hiring initiatives and career opportunities. For more information, please contact careercenter@cofc.edu. 

Diversity at CofC:

  • Minority and BIPOC students: 20.11%
  • Women students: 66.5%
  • LGBTQ+ students: 18%
  • The largest number of women studying Computer Science in the state of SC
  • Foreign countries represented: 56
  • States and territories represented:48

Student Organizations:

  • Prism (formerly Gay-Straight Alliance)
  • Women in Computing
  • Women in Business
  • 15 faith-based student organizations
  • Asian Student Association
  • Bonner Leader Program
  • Black Student Union
  • Student Government Association

Campus Offices:

  • Gender, Sexuality, and Equity Center (GSEC)
  • Multicultural Student Programs and Services
  • Launchpad for Success
  • Center for Disability Services / SNAP
  • Veteran & Military Student Services

 “We are an inclusive community, so let’s treat each other with respect, kindness and love. In the end, that is how we will live up to our core values and how we will ensure that we, as a campus community, are modeling the behavior we want to see in our greater society” – President Hsu, September 30, 2019