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Post a Job or Internship On Campus Recruiting AQ Internship Program Career Fairs & Events
 
Post an Employment Opportunity or Internship
To post a position or internship opportunity, please choose one of the following options:
Handshake
  • Handshake is a free, web-based system connecting Aquinas students with employers. You will have the opportunity to create a company profile and to post job openings. Students can then apply for a position by submitting a resume to your organization. Powerful tools are at your disposal making job posting and searches quick and easy. >Join/Use Handshake
  • E-mail - Current position postings can be sent to saintsforhire@aquinas.edu. If you have any questions, please call our office at (616) 632-2905. 
  • Online Form - When you complete a Position Posting or Internship Posting form, it will be sent directly to a Career Services staff member. This person will ensure that your posting receives prompt attention.
  • Paper Form - Download our Job Order Form (pdf) or Internship Order Form (pdf). Fax the completed form to (616) 732-4435.
 
On Campus Recruiting
Scheduling a Recruiting Time
The academic year at Aquinas College runs from late August through early May. Employers interested in on campus recruiting may schedule interviews at any time during the academic year, however, the fall and spring are generally the most popular recruiting seasons. Employers also have the option of setting up a recruiting table prior to their interview date to talk informally with prospective candidates. At this time, you may discuss your company and employment opportunities and provide literature to interested students. Students may also present their resumes during this informal recruiting session. In additional to formal interviews and recruiting tables, employers may elect to schedule informational sessions with student groups. All employers interested in scheduling times for on-campus recruiting should contact Career and Counseling Services at (616) 632-2905.
 
Interview Facilities & Publicity
After an interview date is established, the Career and Counseling Services staff will arrange for facilities, establish an interview schedule and publicize the event on campus. In order to effectively publicize your event, we ask that you schedule your interview date at least three weeks in advance.
 
AQ Internship Program
Career Services works with over 200 companies and organizations locally, nationally, and internationally to coordinate internships that are beneficial for both employers and students. Since 1972, thousands of Aquinas students have been placed in internships in Grand Rapids and around the nation including the Walt Disney World College Program. Many of our traditional-age students gain credit through an internship experience. Although employers are under no obligation to offer permanent positions to their interns, internships provide an excellent opportunity for organizations to get to know potential employees and determine if a student might be a “good fit” with their mission and culture. Interns also bring a fresh perspective to the work environment. The Internship Coordinator is available to assist employers in developing internship opportunities including writing internship descriptions, marketing internship opportunities and arranging student contacts for information or interviews. Please call Career Services at (616) 632-2905 and ask to speak to the Internship Coordinator for any assistance you may need.
>Information for Potential Internship Supervisors (pdf)
>Post an Internship
 
The Internship Process
Aquinas students begin the for-credit internship process by attending a required information session with an Internship Coordinator. In this session they learn about registration procedures for internships, criterion for an internship to be approved for credit, how to find an internship, and all the policies and procedures concerning the internship program. The student generally then conducts his or her search for an internship in the same manner that a job search is conducted. Once a student has secured an internship, an Internship Coordinator works with the organization and the student to develop an internship description and outline the respective responsibilities of the student, the supervisor and the Internship Coordinator. During the course of the internship, the Internship Coordinator will conduct an on-site evaluation. The on-site evaluation brings the intern and supervisor together to ensure that the student and the employer receive the best possible internship experience available.
>Frequently Asked Questions About Interns
 
Career Fairs & Events
Aquinas College Career Services participates with other colleges and universities to coordinate career fairs that bring employers together with hundreds of qualified candidates. These fairs include:
Job Pursuit
Job Pursuit is a consortium of private, independent Michigan colleges and universities organized for the purpose of sponsoring and hosting an annual job fair. This fair is unique in that it affords employers the opportunity to conduct pre-screening interviews in the morning and schedule 20 minute follow up interviews for selected candidates in the afternoon. At Job Pursuit, employers are able to interact with over 350 students from Michigan's top private colleges. Established in 1978, Job Pursuit is the oldest collegiate job fair consortium in Michigan.
 
GVSU Career Fairs
GVSU invites employers primarily from the accounting, business, and insurance industries to recruit potential graduates. the opportunity to network and share career and internship information with our sophomores, juniors and seniors majoring in social work, sociology, psychology, public administration, criminal justice, political science, and the liberal arts. Employers are given an opportunity to meet students, inform students of position openings and solicit resumes from those interested in open positions with your organization.
 
Teacher Search
Teacher Search provides an opportunity for school district representatives from across Michigan to interview and/or "meet and greet" teaching candidates. Current year graduates are given an opportunity to apply to interview with school district representatives. The "meet and greet" area allows candidates and district representatives to chat for a few moments. Information on position openings and resumes are exchanged.