Are you, or is someone you know, in a position to hire an intern or an employee? Turn to the Vassar network!
Vassar students are great candidates for internships or entry-level positions. When considering your next professional vacancy, please keep Vassar students in mind. The Career Development Office (CDO) offers a variety of ways to connect with Vassar talent, outlined below.
**Note: Though Vassar students may not currently be on-campus, they are eager to connect with employers -- please read on to learn about ways to engage virtually with our talented students!**
Post your job, internship, or micro-internship
The Career Development Office (CDO) uses a central database called Handshake to advertise job and internship opportunities to Vassar students and young alumnae/i. You are welcome to create an employer account on Handshake to post available opportunities. Alternatively, you can email a complete job description to email@example.com with the pertinent details. We will advertise your opportunity, along with a deadline date by which students must submit their materials via Handshake.
Opportunities referred by Vassar alumnae/i, parents, and other friends of Vassar receive a special notation in Handshake and are additionally posted on VassarNet, our alumnae/i and Vassar community mentoring platform.
Micro-internships are short-term, paid, professional (and typically remote!) assignments that are similar to those given to new hires or interns, and are used by a broad range of employers. Facilitated via the Parker Dewey platform, these projects enable students to demonstrate skills, explore career paths, and build their networks as they seek the right full-time role. Unlike traditional internships, micro-internships can take place year-round, and typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work.
Virtual and on-campus recruiting options
We welcome the opportunity to host employers for information sessions and interviews, whether virtual or on-campus. Virtual sessions and interviews may be hosted via Zoom or the platform of your choice! If you would like to set up an information session or interview, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assist you with marketing, set-up, and logistics.
Recruit off-campus in NY, DC and virtually
If your organization has multiple openings to fill (internship or full-time) and/or a regular recruiting cycle, consider participating in our consortium-based recruiting events. The Selective Liberal Arts Consortium (SLAC) offers the opportunity for employers to interview bright, talented students from Vassar as well as 6 of the nation’s most selective and competitive liberal arts colleges. Typically, SLAC hosts fall and spring video interview events and city-based events in New York City and Washington, DC. This year, due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, all four events will be held virtually on the following dates:
- September Video Interview Days – Wednesday, September 23 & Thursday, September 24, 2020
- January NYC Video Interview Days (featuring NYC-based employers) – Thursday, January 7 & Friday, January 8, 2021
- January DC Video Interview Days (featuring Washington, DC-based employers) – Monday, January 11 & Tuesday, January 12, 2021
- February Video Interview Days – Wednesday, February 24 & Thursday, February 25, 2021
Visit http://slaconsortium.org/ for the upcoming calendar, details, and registration information.
Host a career conversation virtually or on-campus
For students, there is often no better inspiration for life after Vassar than to hear the stories of those who have paved the way. Consider hosting a “career conversation," either as a webinar or on-campus. It’s a great opportunity to discuss your path and educate students about a career field, or share whatever advice or expertise you’d like to impart.
Host a corporate/organization visit
Can’t come to us? We’ll come to you! (When it’s safe to travel, of course!) We’d love to visit your organization to tour your facilities, meet your representatives, and give you a chance to engage with our students in the New York area.