Employers who plan to hire a number of interns or graduating seniors from top schools each year—large nonprofits like Teach for America, major corporations like JP Morgan Chase, and consulting firms like McKinsey & Company—participate most frequently in On-Campus Recruiting.
Through our partnership with Smith College and Amherst College, you will have access to on-campus interviews, information sessions and online resume collections with these leading employers. Last year, over seventy different organizations participated in our On-Campus Recruiting program.
How Do I Participate?
First, log in to Handshake and upload your resume. CDC staff will review your resume and once it is accepted, you will be eligible to apply for opportunities such as:
Campus Interviews. Apply through Handshake, but do not wait until the last minute. Employers often check resumes well before the application deadline to assess their "applicant pool." You want to be in that pool! If you are selected for an interview by the employer, you will be notified by email. Then you must log in to Handshake and sign-up for an available interview time.
Information Sessions. Some employers will hold information sessions on-campus (often prior to conducting on-campus interviews). These sessions will help you prepare for interviews and learn about new career opportunities.
Resume Collections (applications). Employers post a position in Handshake with a deadline for you to apply. This allows the employer to review a batch of resumes all at one time and then decide to conduct interviews on-campus, virtually or at their office location.
You will receive frequent email updates from CDC about recruiting opportunities and events. Check these emails and Handshake frequently to better manage your job search.
How Do I Prepare?
In today's competitive job market, it is essential that you prepare for interviews. Take time to research the employer, the position, and the career field. Speak with alumnae in the field about their experiences and how they succeeded in the job market. Practice your interview skills, sign-up for a mock interview at the CDC, and attend to important details like professional dress.
How Do I Get Started?
Update your profile in Handshake, upload your resume and have it reviewed by the CDC staff, attend the recruiting orientation and complete the CDC's student recruiting agreement which outlines expectations for students participating in the program.