The Hofstra Center for Career Design and Development is committed to helping employers connect with Hofstra students as easily as possible. Our goal is to effectively meet your recruiting needs, whether you are seeking candidates for internships, full-time entry level opportunities, part-time jobs or volunteer opportunities. We can also work with you to promote your company on campus.

Employer Frequently Asked Questions

Can I come to campus to meet with students?
The Center for Career Design and Development offers various ways for employers to engage with students. Please call us at 516-463-6060 and ask to speak with a member of the external relations team. We can discuss a plan that meets your recruiting needs.
Do I need to offer students credit or pay them for an internship?
Students receiving academic credit for an internship must secure the proper department approvals before beginning an internship. As such, you do not offer the credit, and the position must meet the requirements set by the academic departments (requirements may vary by department.)

Unpaid internships, whether or not academic credit is involved, should abide by the guidelines set by the United States Department of Labor, which can be found at https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs71.htm

The ;Center for Career Design and Development suggests that all internships offer a salary of at least minimum wage.
How do I create an internship program?
The External Relations staff of the Center for Career Design and Development is happy to speak with you about establishing your own internship program. Please contact us at 516-463-6060.
Does the Center for Career Design and Development offer resume books of students?
The Center for Career Design and Development does not offer a resume book service. However, through your Handshake account, you are able to conduct a search of the resumes and profiles that have been designated as “public” by our students and alumni.
Can the Center for Career Design and Development send resumes directly to me?
The Center for Career Design and Development cannot identify individual students and send resumes of those students to employers. We suggest using the resume search feature available through Handshake. When using this feature, employers are able to view the resumes of students who have opted in to this feature.
How can I increase awareness my brand and opportunities on campus?
Our External Relations team is happy to speak with you about the options available to raise awareness of your company and opportunities. The Center for Career Design and Development has Partner Program opportunities that can help companies increase visibility and brand awareness on the Hofstra campus. Please call us at 516-463-6060 and ask to speak with an External Relations team member.
Our Majors:
Lists of our undergraduate and graduate majors can be found online.
Invite us to your site
Would you like to invite students to your organization so that they can see your facility and environment? We would be happy to speak with you to discuss how we can arrange for a site visit. Please call the External Relations team at 516-463-6060.

Posting Jobs and Internships

Hofstra University utilizes an online job posting platform called Handshake.  Posting your internship, part-time or full-time job on Handshake gives your position and company exposure to the entire campus community, including alumni. 
In order to get started, create a profile following these instructions:

  1. Go to Hofstra.joinhandshake.com
  2. Click on the "Sign up for an Account" link, which is just below the graphic icon in the middle
  3. Select the "employer" option
  4. Complete the form that appears
  5. Check your email address for a confirmation email and take action on that email
  6. To log into the system, just return to Hofstra.joinhandshake.com and use the email address and password you used when creating the account. You will then be prompted to enter company information.

Once you have submitted your registration request, a member of the external relations team will review it for approval within two business days.  After receiving registration approval, you can log in and post your positions.

NOTE:   We cannot approve employer registrations that contain a personal email address.  Positions for law students and attorneys should be posted at the Law Career Services Web Site.

Attending Hofstra Career Fairs

The Center for Career Design and Development offers general and industry-specific career fairs throughout the year. Attending a fair is a great way to meet with a large group of students at one time, and to increase your visibility on campus.

To register for one of our career fairs, log in to your Handshake account at https://app.joinhandshake.com/login. Click “fairs” and put “Hofstra” in the search bar. You will see a listing of all of our current fairs. Click into a fair to see information regarding date, location, pricing and sponsorship.

Instructions for creating an account on Handshake:

  1. Go to Hofstra.joinhandshake.com
  2. Click on the “Sign up for an Account” link, which is just below the graphic icon in the middle
  3. Select the “employer” option
  4. Complete the form that appears
  5. Check your email address for a confirmation email and take action on that email
  6. To log into the system, just return to Hofstra.joinhandshake.com and use the email address and password you used when creating the account. You will then be prompted to enter company information.

Scheduling an On-Campus Interview Day

The Center for Career Design and Development welcomes employers to interview candidates in one of our interview rooms on campus. This makes interviewing for your company convenient for Hofstra students, and gives you the opportunity to spend time on the Hofstra campus.
In order to request a date, you must first have an account on Handshake, and have a position posted. 

Once your posting is posted, from your account home page, click “Request an Interview” and follow the instructions below:

  • Choose “Hofstra” from the drop down menu and skip to “next”
  • Choose your requested date
  • Indicate the number of interview rooms that you will need
  • Add additional information, if applicable, in the “details” section on this page
  • Click “Add Date”
  • If you an employer participating in our fall accounting on-campus recruitment program, choose “Accounting Basic Timeline”, otherwise choose “20 Day timeline”
  • Choose the interview schedule that meets your needs
  • Connect the interview to your existing job posting by selecting the “Use Existing Job” option and selecting the appropriate position.
  • Once all information has been reviewed, click “create.”
  • Your OCR schedule will be reviewed for approval.

Please note that your requested number of rooms may not be available on your date specified. We will contact you if this is the case.

Handshake offers assistance with many features.  Please see their instructional videos and tutorials for employers at: https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/categories/202707307-Employer

Become a Pride Partner

Build your brand.

Each year, we welcome our employer partners to join our Pride Partner Program, which offers a variety of premier packages and a-la-carte sponsorship options to help meet your campus recruitment and branding needs. To learn more or sign up, please contact us at 516-463-5833.

Premier Packages

Pride Sponsor | $2,500

  • Recruitment strategy session and end-of-year meeting with External Relations team
  • Company name permanently added to Center for Career Design and Development partners webpage
  • Company name permanently added to Center for Career Design and Development lobby screen (5,000+ student views/year)
  • Company hyperlinked logo added to weekly student newsletters for one year (9,000+ recipients/week)
  • Company profile highlighted on Handshake for two weeks (11,000 unique logins/year)
  • Complimentary registration and premier table placement at two consecutive career fairs (1,500+ attendees total)

Pride Benefactor | $5,000

All Pride Sponsor Benefits, plus:

  • Sponsorship of one room in the Center for Career Design and Development with prominent hallway signage for one year (5,000+ visits/year)
  • Online resource sponsorship in Hofstra Career Hub for one year (75,000 logins/year)

A la carte Sponsorship

Career Lab Sponsorship | $2,500 per year

Exclusive - Limit 1 per year.

Career Fair Sponsorship | $500 per event

Includes premier table placement and your logo on all marketing. Does not include Registration. Non-exclusive.

Signature Program Sponsorship | $500 per event

Signature Programs Include:

  • Accounting OCR Orientation Series (Fall)
  • Prep for the Fair sessions (Fall and Spring)
  • Escape the Center for Career Design and Development (Fall)

Career Closet

  • Stay tuned for sponsorship information for this event.