Recently Asked Employer Questions
RECRUITING FALL 2021
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:
- REGISTER for upcoming employer connection events through Handshake. Our Fall Virtual Career Fair will take place on Wednesday, September 22 and Thursday, September 23. Registration will take place in Handshake. Additional employer connection events will be posted in Handshake.
- 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!
- Schedule a virtual event and connect with our team to help get it posted in Handshake
- Host campus interviews with students – You may schedule these on your own or through Handshake (under Request an Interview) or connect with our team. We are offering some in-person interviews using the interview rooms in our office or you can also post your virtual interviews here as well.
- Connect with our team to let us know about your upcoming events or activities so we can promote them to students even more!
What recruiting events can I participate in?
Many dates have been set and further information will be posted in Handshake as it becomes available:
- For a detailed list of opportunities visit here. Or visit Handshake and search for fairs at Colorado State University.
- Recruiting Partners Program FY2021-2022 – 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!
- Campus Interviews (Virtual and in-person options): Dates can be requested in Handshake or by reaching out to Codi Delgadillo.
- 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:
- NACE COVID-19 page (resources are at the bottom)
- Using Project-Based Remote Work During Covid-19 (presentation)
- The Benefits of Remote Work for Students (NACE Blog)
- COVID-19’s Impact on University Recruiting (article with good links to resources in the body of the text)
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.