Recently Asked Employer Questions


Can I still recruit at Colorado State University this semester?

Yes! Students are excited to connect with employers and are still looking for opportunities!

There are 5 ways you can expose your positions and connect with CSU Rams:

  1. REGISTER for the VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR happening September 22 & 23. Connect with students regarding your part-time, full-time, and internship needs!
  2. Post positions on Handshake (under Post a Job) and update your current postings if you are still hiring for those roles. Also, if you haven’t already, make sure to complete your profile in order to attract more students!
  3. Schedule a virtual event and connect with our team to help get it posted in Handshake
  4. Host virtual campus interviews with students – You may schedule these on your own or through Handshake (under Request an Interview) or connect with our team.
  5. Connect with our team to let us know about your upcoming events or activities so we can promote them to students even more!

Can we begin to prepare for Fall 2020 recruitment events?

Yes! Many fall dates have been set and further information will be posted in Handshake as it becomes available:

  • Fall All-Campus Career Fair: Save the date for September 22 and 23, 2020 – registration opening later this Spring! September 23 is being co-hosted by the College of Business.
  • College of Engineering Fair: October 1, 2020
  • Construction Management Fair: October 6, 2020
  • Recruiting Partners Program FY2020-2021 – Looking to engage with CSU students through multiple avenues? Wanting to build a strong presence with CSU Rams? Our Recruiting Partners receive maximum exposure on campus and are key supporters of our students. Contact us for more info!
  • Virtual Campus Interviews: You can request a date now for the fall semester on Handshake.
  • Post and update jobs in Handshake.


My company is hosting CSU interns this semester: do my interns get to continue to work?

YES! Interns are expected to continue their work with you, as well as complete their academic work related to their credit bearing internship courses. Work with your intern to shift the experience to a remote or alternative format as needed. Our campus Internship Coordinators may have already been in touch with you so please work with them on any of their specific requirements and needs.

Should your organization deem a closure necessary or believe that remote work would not be an option, please communicate with your intern and if needed, their academic internship supervisor/coordinator (if they are doing the internship for credit).

What are some considerations for shifting your internships online/remote:

  • Will the student be able to fulfill their responsibilities from a remote location? If not, what alternatives or project work might you assign instead?
  • What technologies would be required to maintain regular communication with a remote intern?
    • Telephone? Email? Video?
    • Does your intern have access to these technologies?
  • What system do you have, or can you create, to keep track of student hours and projects?
  • What communication schedule can you develop to ensure that you and your intern have access to each other in lieu of face-to-face meetings?

Additional Guidelines for Remote Internships:

  • Internship sites and students agree on detailed project descriptions covering all expectations and outline tasks and anticipated completion deadlines.
  • The internship site should consider using a virtual project management tool for communication and shared progress reports.
  • Site sponsors may also wish to create a system to track hours worked (i.e. Google drive).

Here are some additional resources for you to check out related to remote work and university recruiting:

Will students still get academic credit for completing a summer internship with my office if it is shortened, remote, or altered?

Academic credit is determined at a departmental level. If you have students reaching out with these questions, you should encourage them to connect with their internship advisor/coordinator/faculty member to talk about ensuring they still receive the credits they need. We are encouraging departments to be flexible in awarding credit to students whose internship hours are impacted but the ultimate decision rests with the department.

Are there guidelines or legal considerations when offering an unpaid internship or experience?

Unpaid opportunities are not ideal. Please review the CSU Recruiting Eligibility Requirements website, the Hire a CSU Ram Intern site and The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) for guidelines on what would be considered allowable, and the criteria which should be met when offering an unpaid internship.

In light of the current circumstances, students are not only worried about gaining valuable experience over the summer but also their finances. We recommend employers use the criteria provided by NACE to ensure that students are being appropriately compensated for their work. Compensation can come in many forms however, and employers should consider other means of compensation if a salary is not possible. Examples include stipends, housing, travel expenses.