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Employers' Frequently Asked Questions

What can you tell me about UMass Lowell?

If I can’t get on campus, can I still collect student resumes?

How many times a year do you have career fairs?

How do I get started?


What can you tell me about UMass Lowell?

UMass Lowell is a comprehensive, national research university located on a high-energy campus in the heart of a global community. The campus offers its 15,000 students bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in engineering, education, fine arts, health and environment, humanities, liberal arts, management, sciences, and social sciences. UMass Lowell delivers high-quality educational programs, vigorous hands-on learning and personal attention from leading faculty and staff, all of which prepare graduates to be ready for work, for life, and for all the world offers.

Where is the school located?

UMass Lowell is located in the historic industrial city of Lowell, 25 miles northwest of Boston. When you register for a Career Fair or on-campus recruiting event, we will send you detailed directions and parking information.

What undergraduate degree programs do you offer?

Please see the complete listing of undergraduate programs .

How can I post a position with your office?

You can post as many jobs as you like at no cost through our on-line system called CareerLINK . Current students and alumni have access to CareerLINK and frequently use it to research companies, apply for positions, and schedule on-campus interviews online. If you would like to post opportunities and schedule interviews with UMass Lowell students, please call our office at 978-934-2355 to open your CareerLINK account, or go to our CareerLINK employer log in page to set up an account on your own.

What information should I include in my posting?

Competition for student talent is steep! So, in addition to including job data prompted by the CareerLINK system, it's a good idea to add information that will help ensure students notice and read about your opportunity.

Do students ever look for internships, co-ops, or summer/part-time jobs?

Yes! The process for posting an internship is identical to the process for posting a full-time/permanent position.

How can I advertise high-priority positions to students?

Let us know that a position is “high priority” and we will do our best to advertise the opening to students via e-mail, our website, and faculty contacts.

Can I conduct on-campus interviews?

Yes! CareerLINK gives you the hands-on involvement in setting up and managing your on-campus recruiting schedule. You can select the students that you would like to interview, and we will assist you in the scheduling process. Some organizations choose to hold a reception or information session on the evening preceding their interviewing visit; please call our office if that’s something that we can arrange for you.

If I can’t get on campus, can I still collect student resumes?

Yes. CareerLINK gives you the option of setting up a virtual “resume drop box” for the purpose of collecting resumes.

How many times a year do you have career fairs?

We usually have three career fairs throughout the year; all are advertised on our website. If your company is linked to our CareerLINK system, the primary contact at your organization will receive an email invitation to register. In addition, we sponsor a variety of career-related events and programs throughout the year (e.g., practice interview days, resume critique marathons, career panels). If you would like to co-sponsor such an event, or actively participate, please contact us!

How do I get started?

Contact us at 978-934-2355 and let us know that you are interested in recruiting UMass Lowell students and/or alumni. We can discuss your preferences and work with you to create a customized on-campus recruiting plan that fits the needs of your organization.