Seton Hill University's Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) is a centralized resource for employers. We can help you identify outstanding candidates - from student interns to experienced professionals - for all of your workforce needs. Please contact George Carter, Assistant Director, Experiential Learning and Employer Relations, (724) 552-4390, to assist you in connecting with students and alumni to meet your recruiting needs.
Post A Position
Employers are welcome to post a variety of opportunities, including full-time, part-time, internship, freelance, seasonal and volunteer positions. Employers are invited to create an account in our online recruiting system, Handshake. It's easy!
1. Create a user account
You will need a user account in order to log in and use Handshake. If you received an invite from Seton Hill, you can follow the link to take you to the account creation process. If you are signing up without an invite, click here. You can view the details of this process by checking out How Do I Create A User Account?
2. Join your existing company on Handshake, or create a new one
You will need to be connected to your company profile on Handshake prior to taking any actions with schools. Your company should automatically appear based on the domain of your email address, if it has a profile in Handshake. If it doesn't, you will see the option to create a new company profile.
3. Request to connect with schools (Seton Hill University)
You must request and receive approval from Seton Hill before recruiting there. You can also choose schools during your sign-up process. Details can be found in How Do I Find and Request Schools?
4. Take Action!
Once you have connected to Seton Hill University, you will be able to post jobs, request campus interview schedules, manage your applicants and more. Here are some quick links that may help:
For any other questions about using Handshake, visit the Handshake Help Center.
Enhance Your Recruiting Strategy
Employers are encouraged to connect with students on a personal level through several types of events. Each employer culture is different, so employers are given the freedom to think creatively about the event they would like to participate in on campus. Please contact the Career and Professional Development Center to discuss the best strategy for you. Here are a few examples:
Employer podcasts are just like an information session, but so much better. Employers are invited to campus to take advantage of our state-of-the-art recording studio. They are able to videotape a podcast that we will put on our website for students to view. The message you provide can be the same information you would deliver in an information session. This allows students to access your information 24/7 on our website and follow-up with you if they have questions or would like to intern or work for your organization.
Employer in Residence
Spend a day on campus and be our special guest while advertising your brand to students! We will advertise your visit via social media, targeted emails to students, and posting your fliers on campus. During your time here, you may conduct interviews (after posting your position on Handshake), make classroom presentations, offer resume critiques and mock interviews, videotape a podcast, or staff an employer information table in a key campus location.
Pathway to Professional Success
Pathway to Professional Success is our premier career-readiness program for students. This event is always evolving with topics changing every year to match current trends and topics in career development. Employers are invited to participate. Past events include: etiquette dinners, speed networking sessions, industry and advice panels, and mocktail networking sessions.
Career Connectors Program
Are you an alumnus or alumna of Seton Hill? The Career Connections Program offers Seton Hill students the opportunity to connect with professional alumni at organizations nationwide.
Seton Hill participates in many regional career events and job fairs along with our employers. Some of these include:
- Accounting Interview Day
- Actuarial Science Interview Day
- WestPACS - Western PA Collegiate Job and Internship Fair (fall and spring semesters)
- SciMathTech Interview Day
- PERC – Pittsburgh Education Recruiting Consortium
- WANT – Westmoreland Assists Native Talent Job Fair
Externship/Job Shadowing Program
Show students what you have to offer! Host a student (or group of students) at your site for a day to acquaint them with your company and industry. Ideas for activities include:
- A facility tour, including a demonstration of industry-specific software or tools.
- Informational interviews with colleagues and/or key staff members.
- Company mission and procedures overview.
- A visit to human resources or a meeting with recruiters.
- Allowing the student/s to sit in on meetings or assist with projects.
- A meeting with Seton Hill alumni who work at your organization.
The Seton Hill Career Center follows the Principles for Professional Conduct established by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and requires employers to practice the same principals to ensure equitable recruiting.
Before posting an internship, please review the U.S. Department of Labor's Fact Sheet (PDF) on intern compensation. This fact sheet provides general information to help determine whether interns must be paid the minimum wage and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act for the services that they provide to "for-profit" private sector employers.
“We have found Seton Hill to be one of the finest local universities with which to work. Their career center uses technology to its fullest but have not neglected the personal touch and are willing to work with employers to make sure their openings are understood and reach qualified students. Their attention to detail is outstanding and they are exceptionally responsive. We consider them a great asset and the students of Seton Hill should as well."- Glenn Brown, President, Information Age Technologies