Center for Career Development
Thank you for your interest in exploring recruiting opportunities at Morgan State University. Whether you are interested in on-campus recruiting or seeking full-time employees or interns, the friendly staff at the Center for Career Development (CCD) is here to assist you. We offer a variety of options for employer partners ranging from On-Campus Recruiting to our Handshake online recruiting system.
Here is what we offer you:
- Flexibility to respond to individual organization's recruiting needs
- Access to diverse students, recent graduates, and alumni
- A diverse pool of candidates, many with significant experience
- Ability to promote employment opportunities and participate in networking events
Log in HERE to create an account and post a job. After you create your account you will then be placed in our "Holding Bin" which gives us the opportunity to research your organization. Upon approval, you will receive a welcome email providing you details to access your account, post additional full-time & part-time positions, co-op opportunities, internships, request on-campus interview schedule(s), and review our upcoming events.
Making Your Internship/Job Posting More Appealing to Candidates
Tip: Make your job postings descriptive and informative, yet succinct. Students want to know what they will be doing, what technology will be available, and what skills will be used. Be specific and realistic, otherwise, a top candidate may lose interest.
The Center for Career Development can assist you in recruiting and engaging students using our career management system called Handshake. All job and internship opportunities are posted on Handshake for students and alumni to view. Handshake enables you to review resumes of students/alumni matching your employment criteria. Because Handshake is accessed often, it is the most effective way for you to reach the maximum number of interested and qualified candidates.
Handshake offers both students and recruiters flexibility, control, and accessibility. It's available 24 hours a day/365 days a year and students can access it from their personal/school computers, smartphones & tablets, and directly from the APP. This service is available FREE of charge to employer partners who wish to post on Morgan's site. To get started, please click HERE to register and post a job.
Career Fairs & Networking Events (On-Campus)
The CCD typically hosts three major events each year to bring students and employer partners face-to-face to explore opportunities for career employment as well as internships. To learn more about our upcoming fairs, please click HERE or visit Handshake to register.
Setting up information tables is an effective method for companies and organizations to promote their brand to our students. These can be arranged to be set up in the University Student Center, which is a central location on campus. While there is no charge to reserve a table, this service is exclusively available to employers who have active Handshake accounts. To provide equal recruitment opportunities to multiple organizations, visits are limited to one per organization per semester.
On-campus interviews (OCI) provide employer partners with the opportunity to interview for internships, co-op, and full-time employment for graduating students. Interviews at the CCD are generally held between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Open schedules provide the opportunity for any student that meets your established criteria to select interview time slots on a first-come, first-served basis. Recruiters can interview up to 13 applicants per schedule during peak recruiting periods, mid-September through December and February through April. We can accommodate up to 6 recruiters on a given day and offer 30, 45, or 60-minute interview schedules.
- Please schedule your campus visit at least one month in advance to allow us adequate time to publicize your event to the campus community.
- To assist with the promotion of your career opportunity, you are encouraged to create a 2-3 minute promotional video that can be shared with students and faculty.
- You will receive confirmation of your on-campus interview dates.
- Please submit your request through Handshake.
In lieu of Information Sessions, employer partners are encouraged to submit a 2-3 minute promotional video to promote their organization and their available career opportunities. Click HERE to view an example (created with an iPhone). It is recommended that your video includes the following:
- Information about career opportunities. Be specific, mention desired discipline(s) and skills you are seeking.
- Behind the scenes footage of organization
- Insiders perspective of company perks, benefits & growth potential
- Considering featuring MSU Alumni in video
Your video will be shared with students & faculty in the targeted discipline and/or posted on various social media platforms.
If interested, you may submit your video (mp4 format or YouTube links accepted), along with a description (up to 5000 characters) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Micro-Internships via Parker Dewey
Regardless of your role, industry, or organization size, students from Morgan State University can help. If you want to expand your recruiting pool to access diverse talent with 21st-century skills and the grit to succeed, Micro-Internships make it easy. If you want to improve the effectiveness of your hiring efforts and lower the costs (and risks) associated with onboarding, no problem. If you just need some immediate help on projects because you or your team is overloaded, we’ve got you covered.
Other Ways to Engage with Morgan State University
- Consider serving as a mentor to an undergraduate student or recent alumni, click HERE to join the Bear Exchange.
- Consider making a financial contribution to the University, click HERE to contribute.
- Consider allowing students to job shadow you for a day through our Second Year Experience Program, contact Dr. Brenda James to express interest.
The Center for Career Development takes no part in the determination of employment qualifications or the selection process of employees. We make employment information available to all interested students and provide employers with such information as students have authorized us to release on their behalf. We assist employers in accordance with Federal regulations including, but not limited to, the EEOC Uniform Guidelines, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1992, as amended.
The Center for Career Development subscribes to the Principles for Professional Conduct as stated by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and expects employers using our services to do likewise.
The Center for Career Development reserves the right to refuse services to third-party recruiters including, but not limited to, private licensed employment agencies, consulting agencies/headhunters, temporary employment services, government employment agencies, clearinghouse operations, and contract recruiting services. Nor will we provide student information to network marketing firms. Information on these types of organizations can be made available to students in the Center for Career Development at the students' request.
Employers should advise the Center for Career Development of all on-campus, recruiting-related activities whether or not they are being conducted through the CCD. Employers should notify the Center for Career Development of all hires from Morgan State University, providing position title, work location, and salary information when appropriate.