On-campus recruiting is a process that lets employers post jobs specifically for UMass Lowell students and alumni, and lets those employers schedule on-campus interviews with selected candidates. The on-campus recruiting process takes place largely through an online system called Handshake. The system lets students and alums easily search online for positions of interest, apply electronically through the Handshake system (or sometimes directly to the employer via a company website or email address), and conveniently arrange on-campus interviews around their class schedules.
Positions are posted in Handshake, accessible from the Career & Co-op Center's website. Job postings include:
If, after viewing your resume, the employer wishes to interview you for the position, either the employer or the Career & Co-op Center will contact you to schedule an interview. Company representatives conduct on-campus interviews in the Career & Co-op Center's interview suite in our offices at 450 University Crossing.
If you have questions about participating in on-campus recruiting, email the Career & Co-op Center or call us at 978-934-2355.
It's important to conduct research, prepare, and practice before your interview. One quick way to prepare is to review our brief On-Campus Interviewing video and reviewing our Interview Guide (pdf). The Career & Co-op Center's website provides several additional "how-to" resources to help you research companies, industries and positions for which you plan to interview. Printed materials are available in our office as well. We also strongly recommend that you schedule a practice interview with a volunteer industry recruiter or a Career & Co-op Center staff member to help you market yourself effectively during a "real" interview. To schedule a practice interview, you can make an appointment online of call the Career & Co-op Center at 978-934-2355.
Students without a valid, documented emergency who fail to appear for a scheduled on-campus interview, practice interview or employer-sponsored career event jeopardize UMass Lowell's working relationship with that employer. This lack of consideration:
If you are scheduled to attend an interview or Career & Co-op Center event, you may change your appointment time or cancel no less than two full days in advance by calling our office at 978-934-2355. The Career & Co-op Center can then provide that opportunity to another student with no penalty to you. Cancellations within two business days for reasons other than serious illness or emergency are not acceptable and will jeopardize your access to Career & Co-op Center programs and events.
If you fail to appear for a scheduled interview or event, your Career & Co-op Center privileges will immediately be suspended. To regain access, you must: