We have many ways to help you market jobs and internships to our students and alumni, both on-campus and online! The Employer Relations Team will work with you to create an individualized plan to brand your company or organization on campus and meet your recruitment needs.
Posting in Handshake
The Center for Career Engagement utilizes Handshake for all online internship, part-time, and full-time job postings. To post your opportunities, please create a free account at Handshake.
Job & Internship Fair
The Gettysburg College Job & Internship Fair is held each fall in our College Union Building Ballroom.
On-campus interviews are the most personal and high-impact method of connecting with our students. By submitting a request in Handshake, you can build a schedule based on your preferences, pre-select resumes, and visit campus for the day.
For employers who have an urgent deadline, we can arrange a resume referral. By providing us with the job or internship description and any additional company information, we will market your opportunity to the targeted student population, collect all resumes, and send you the resume book of applicants.
Meet & Greet/Networking Sessions
Gettysburg College students know how to network! A member of the Employer Relations Team will work with you to arrange all aspects of an event, including room reservations, catering, technology, marketing, etc. Meet & Greets allow you to discuss what your company or organization looks for in new hires/interns and how to apply to opportunities as well as answer questions from students.
We encourage alumni and employers to present workshops for our students on specific professional topics that are industry related or career-based. We will work with you to determine the best venue, timing, and marketing for the event.
If your company or organization cannot come to campus, we can facilitate and market virtual events that you have arranged such as webinars, video chats, etc.
What is a Micro-Internship?
As defined by Parker Dewey, the organization that pioneered the micro-internship, they are “short-term, paid, professional assignments that are similar to those given to new hires or interns.” Micro-internships are often project-based experiences, can occur throughout the year, and can range from 20-40+ hours to complete, typically in a remote capacity.
These experiences allow students and new graduates the opportunity to work with industry professionals, develop skills and career competencies, and grow their professional network while making a meaningful impact for a company or organization.
Designing a Micro-Internship
Research shows that students report the most satisfaction with internships when they feel like a part of the team, are doing challenging and meaningful work, and can make networking connections and find mentors. These are critical aspects to consider to elevate the experience for both the student and the employer. Some other questions to consider:
- In assessing the workload at my company/organization, what work am I doing that I should not be doing? What work should I be doing that I cannot get to?
- Does the work/project relate to the mission of my company/organization?
- How long should the assignment take the student?
- What technology or materials will the student need to complete the assignment? Can my company/organization provide the needed technology or materials to the student, if needed?
- Who will supervise the student and how often will communication occur?
- How will we compensate the student?
- How can we appropriately onboard the student so that they feel like a member of our team?
- How, and how often, will we evaluate the student?
Throughout the process (e.g., interviewing, orientation, supervision), you will also want to be clear about your expectations of the student and how the work should be completed.
Have Career Engagement Manage Your Micro-Internship Search
To have Career Engagement manage the collection of student applicants on your behalf, please email Jamie Guilford to discuss how to set up a resume referral.
Manage Your Own Micro-Internship Search Through Handshake
Register your company/organization with Gettysburg College in Handshake. For more details check out this step-by-step Handshake registration guide
Be sure to indicate that you are an alumnus/alumna of the college and note your year of graduation on your profile.
Post your micro-internship by clicking on “Post a Job” and complete all required fields. To differentiate your micro-internship posting, please use the information below to complete certain fields:
- Job Title: use the word “micro-internship” in the title (e.g., Social Media Micro-Internship, Data Analysis Micro-Internship)
- Job Type: select Internship
- Employment Type: select Temporary/Seasonal; start and end dates can be approximate
- Job Location: be sure to check the box for “Allow remote workers”
- Does this position require U.S. work authorization?: select No (international students do not need sponsorship to complete micro-internships)
- Job Preferences page: we encourage you to leave open as many fields as possible so that the opportunity is available to a wider range of students
- Applicant Packages: we encourage you to select “email every time a new student applies” so that you can evaluate candidates in real time
Additional Micro-Internship Posting Options via Parker Dewey
Companies/organizations also have the option to post micro-internships on a larger scale through Gettysburg College’s partnership with Parker Dewey. Click on “For Prospective Employers” to learn more. Parker Dewey oversees vetting of the project, payment to the student, and posts the micro-internship on their national platform.