Maximize Your Recruitment Efforts

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Attract Silicon Valley’s Top Talent

The best way to attract exceptional San José State University candidates is to offer an exceptional internship opportunity

Start with a great description

  1. Describe your company and the work environment.
  2. The benefits of working for your organization.
  3. Qualifications and the kind of candidates who excel in your environment.
  4. Provide the project description and job duties; the more details the better. Most internship projects have a "start-to-finish" and a resulting product (a report, paper or presentation for example).
  5. Include learning objectives and outcomes (what the intern will learn).
  6. Information about training, professional development and industry exposure.
  7. Provide information regarding supervision and/or mentorship.

Non-exceptional descriptions could result in fewer qualified candidates and less interest in the opportunity. Your organization benefits by developing a quality opportunity that will attract the best and the brightest.


High Impact Internship Recruiting Tips

San Jose State University has a diverse student body in various disciplines across campus. The best way to announce your internship opportunity is to begin by posting it on our no-cost job and internship database: SJSU Handshake.

Marketing your internship or job opportunity is an active and engaging process. Branding your company on campus can take years and should be a long-term goal. San José State University talent is in high demand and tens of thousands of employers compete for San José State University students. Here are some ideas to consider gaining greater visibility:

  • Post your job on SJSU Handshake.
  • Contract your recruiting/sourcing to SJSU Spartan Staffing recruiters.
  • Attend a Job Fair.
  • Host an Information Session through the Career Center.
  • Become a Career Center or Job Fair Sponsor.
  • Ask the Career Center about our social media marketing sponsorship package.
  • Ask the Career Center if they have any personal referrals from our job placement program called WorkAbility.
  • Connect to student groups and organizations on campus.
  • Connect with student groups and organizations on Facebook.
  • Drop off fliers of your opportunity to the Career Center.
  • Join San José State University related Yahoo! and Google groups that consist of students.
  • When marketing your job or internship mention that your posting is in SJSU Handshake and provide the ID number so students can easily access it.
  • Consider publishing an ad in the Spartan Daily and list the SJSU Handshake ID number.
  • Opt-in to our recruitment and partnership opportunities by logging into your SJSU Handshake account, clicking 'Account' and selecting all additional services of interest.

Note: The above marketing tasks can be completed for an employer when they open a contract with SJSU Spartan Staffing.