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Career Services and Employer Partnerships

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Welcome Employers!

At Salem State University, students earn more than just a degree. They find their passion and true potential.

As an employer, our career services staff is ready to assist you in connecting with our passionate, skilled and motivated students and alumni that are best suited for your employment needs.

We value our employer relationships and engagement on campus and invite you to learn why Salem State is a top employee-recruiting source. We tailor our efforts to best meet your needs and encourage you to participate in our annual employer events including our career fairs, employer networking events, and on-campus recruiting, as well as individual activities tailored to your organization.

We look forward to working with you and introducing you to a diverse group of hardworking and passionate candidates.

Contact us to learn more about developing a relationship with Salem State*.

*Review Salem State's Employer Disclaimer.

Ways to Engage

We are happy to work with you to offer both in-person and virtual recruitment opportunities

Handshake

Handshake enables recruiters to only need one log-in to post with over 400 schools and reach over 8,000,000 students – simplifying the job posting process.

All current students and recent alumni have access to the database. We highly encourage our employer partners to post any full-time positions that require a degree and internships on Handshake. 

Please register your Handshake account. Once you have completed the registration tasks, we will be able to verify and approve your account. After we have done so, you will be alerted via e-mail and will be able to log in and manage all of your full-time job and internship postings.

Part-time Opportunity Database 

Post all part-time employment opportunities that do not require a degree by completing our student employment online intake form

Please note that the part-time opportunity database is managed by the Student Employment office. Please contact student employment directly with any questions.

You may choose to offer an information table at various times throughout the academic year at no cost. Information tables lend the perfect opportunity to get in front of Salem State students in high traffic and high visibility areas on our campus.

If interested, please fill out the Information Table Request Form.

Some faculty members are happy to invite employer partners into their classrooms for either a 15-20 minute presentation or an hour-long presentation. If interested, please fill out our inquiry form.

Our team will contact the appropriate faculty to determine if an employer presentation is feasible based on timing and their syllabus.

Complete the Employer Partner On-Campus Recruitment Interest Form to organize a classroom presentation.

Student Employment Fair (Fall) 

The Student Employment Fair is typically held in early September. Attending this fair is a great way to increase brand awareness, interact with hundreds of students and showcase various types of local part-time employment, volunteer and internship opportunities. This event is open to all majors and class years. Registration information will be available on Handshake. 

Meet the Firms Night (Fall) 

Meet the Firms Night is typically held in mid-to-late September. Attending Meet the Firms Night is a great opportunity to recruit talented accounting, finance and economics students in a more intimate setting than the larger Job and Internship Fair.

Students attending the fair will be of all class levels and will be seeking internships and full-time positions. Registration information will be available on Handshake. 

Job and Internship Fair (Spring) 

Held each year in late February or early March, the Job & Internship Fair at Salem State University is Career Services’ premier Spring Career event, with the most attendees and the broadest number of majors attending.

First-year students, sophomores, juniors, and seniors are strongly encouraged to attend, so please expect all levels of career preparedness and take this opportunity to connect early with young professionals! Registration information will be available on Handshake.

 

Interested in participating in one of these on-campus events? Complete the Employer Partner On-Campus Recruitment Interest Form.

The Salem State Career Closet provides our students with access to new and gently used professional attire. All students are welcome to attend the event and encouraged to take the items they need at no cost. We wouldn’t be able to offer this opportunity without the much-appreciated support of our community and partners, if you would like to support this initiative please consider making a professional attire or monetary donation.

Please email career@salemstate.edu or call 978.542.6406 for more information.

Each year, in preparation for Meet the Firms Night and Job and Internship Fair we host a Resume Review Night to help our students better prepare their resumes. Resume Review Night is an opportunity to meet with our students ahead of time, review their resumes, and offer suggestions in preparation for the larger events.

There will be an opportunity to share your recruitment materials with students as well.

Participate in a Resume Review Night by completing the Employer Partner On-Campus Recruitment Interest Form.

Practice and thorough preparation are key to a successful interview. Assist our students in preparing for their next effective interview by offering them feedback and sharing your expertise on what hiring managers look for in a great candidate.

Organize mock interviews with Salem State students by completing the Employer Partner On-Campus Recruitment Interest Form.

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