Career Services develops and facilitates employer connections to students, recent graduates and academic programs for your hiring needs.
We’re excited to support you in connecting with Augusta University students. To get started, familiarize yourself with our Employer User Policy. We welcome the opportunity to develop relationships with employers to assist in meeting the employment needs of Augusta University students and graduates. Our goal is to build strong relationships with employers to best understand how to meet your hiring needs.
We encourage you to learn more about our offerings and contact us directly with questions about hiring AU students and how we can help.
No solicitation of goods or services is allowed in conjunction with the use of Augusta University Career Services in recruiting personnel. Recruiting practices must follow all state & federal laws pertaining to employment and recruitment. University Career Services supports and endorses the NACE Guide to Principles for Ethical Professional Practice. Career Services reserves the right to ban any employer from campus visits, job postings and sponsorship if there is a concern for legal and/or ethical issues regarding the employer, their recruitment practices or product. University Career Services also reserves the right to ban employers from services if they use multi-level marketing or pyramid business model practices.
Blackout Dates for On Campus Recruiting: Campus recruitment events cannot be reserved for the first two weeks of class, due to high activity of on-campus programs and services. Recruitment events are also not available in the week prior to or during a related campus job fair. This is for the sole purpose of focusing students and our campus marketing for employer connections solely to this event.
Handshake is the official university employment portal for Augusta University students and graduates. Handshake is a powerful recruiting platform enabling students and alumni to connect with employers, both domestic and international, for their next incredible internship or employment opportunity. Employers can post their part-time, full-time, internship, co-op, seasonal or volunteer opportunities there.
First time users: Create an Employer Account through Handshake to post jobs.
Tips, guides, and troubleshooting for your Employer Handshake account.
Learn about the various ways to engage with AU students, virtually and in-person. Explore ways to build your brand, conduct information sessions and on-campus interviews, connect with student organizations, and more.
Contact the Career Services Director if you are interested in scheduling some sort of pizza party or drop-in to attract students to a site on campus to learn more about your organization's recruiting needs. At least one month's notice is encouraged to secure a good facility for your event on campus.
Our largest campus based job fairs are primarily held each February. One event is a general job fair targeting all types of academic disciplines and employers seeking part-time, full-time, internship, seasonal and graduate school recruitment. Some discipline specific events may be held throughout the year or in collaboration with other universities and will be posted on our website.
In order to accommodate on-campus interviews, a minimum of two weeks’ notice is required to facilitate the campus reservations and marketing of your visit. Please coordinate the posting of your hiring needs in Handshake to facilitate on-campus interviews/selections. Presentations can be used to educate groups of students on your company’s hiring needs and culture. Classroom space is booked frequently, so as much advanced notice as possible is desired to secure a presentation location.
Employers can register to host a table in a student traffic area during peak class times to promote current, specific employment opportunities. Reservations must be made with Career Services at least two weeks in advance of the designated day.
In order to ensure equitability to other employer needs and campus agencies needing promotional space, an employer cannot recruit using information tables more than twice in one semester. Recruitment events cannot be reserved during the first two weeks of class due to the high activity of on-campus programs and services that occur during this time. Additionally, campus recruitment events are also prohibited in the week prior to or during a campus job fair alternative.
Employers can be a vital presenter of career and job search related topics as we coordinate classroom presentation and student group requests. Topics typically include resume writing, cover letters, interviewing, social media and the job search, business etiquette, etc. Upon request, we can add you to our employer list when asked to present on job search related topics across campus. This will not allow you to directly promote your company and the positions you are hiring for but it can provide brand recognition to build rapport with our students.
Please contact the Director to discuss ideas for a future semester event that may be of benefit to your organization while providing career and professional development to our students. A pizza party, lunch or reception can attract students to a career building topic and your organization’s recruiting needs. Food may be subject to campus policies regarding our campus contracted dining services. Coordination of such events is at the discretion of the Career Services office.
Resume referrals are only allowed for positions where it is major related, there is a base pay and at the discretion of the Career Services staff. Commission only positions must be posted for direct applicants only. We do not prefer the use of resume referrals in the recruitment process because it does not teach our students how to navigate their own competitive, independent job search as a lifelong skill.
An employer can arrange to post a job in Handshake and use the Career Services email as a clearinghouse for collecting resumes for a particular position. Upon conclusion of the arranged deadline, these resumes can be forwarded directly to the employer.
Being a partner or sponsor with Augusta University's Career Services helps employers connect with students, faculty, and staff in multiple settings.
Employers are encouraged to support the efforts of Augusta University and the services of the Career Services Department by donations to the annual fund of Augusta University. Unrestricted gifts to the Augusta University Foundation provide funding for many "extra" programs that are not funded through the state, such as scholarships, technology, research and other special initiatives to enhance all services of the institution.
Restricted gifts to the Career Services Department can also be designated through the Augusta University Foundation. Donor Recognition services can be discussed with the Director of the Career Services if you are interested in making a monetary contribution to support Career Services programs and services. Restricted gifts of any amount can be designated for enhanced career development programming, employer development, technology and other need based initiatives to support various disciplines we support on the campus.
Sponsorships are a great way to interact with prospective applicants and establish a campus presence to foster an organization's recruitment needs. Some sponsor costs are as low as $200 and provide great branding and promotional opportunities for your organization with our services. Sample programs include advertising in our annual CAREER GUIDE publication for students, sponsoring our student etiquette dinner, becoming an employer sponsor on our website with your logo/link, branding and sponsorship on some of our career software that students use and others. If you wish to financially sponsor a special program or service related to Career Services initiatives, please contact the Director to discuss ideas for a future semester event that may be of benefit to your organization.
The Career Services Department can facilitate assisting your organization with a variety of resources tied to recruiting and employment. Feel free to contact the Director to request assistance on a variety of topics including:
Want to informally meet all of the Career Services staff and introduce them to your company culture, hiring needs and recruitment process so they can better facilitate your needs with students/alumni? Employers can request to host a breakfast meeting (usually 30 minutes to an hour) where all of our staff members (6-8) join together to participate in an employer session as part of our traditional staff meeting time.
I am so lucky that every day I have the opportunity towork with high school seniors, teaching them about the skills they will need after high school in terms of written, verbal, and digital communication.