Below are the many ways you can connect with our students for internships and job opportunities:
An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skill development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths. They also give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent. Click on the following for an overview of how internships work:
- Organization Internship Overview (PDF)
- Student Organization Agreement (PDF)
- Student Intern Performance Evaluation (PDF)
Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act
Work Opportunity Tax Credit
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit incentive that the Congress provides to private-sector businesses for hiring individuals from nine target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment.
Online Recruitment Service through Handshake
Employers can create a Handshake account to post job and internship opportunities directly for students and alumni to view. Registered and approved organizations may also have the ability to search student and alumni resumes in Handshake. Posting position announcements and access to candidate resumes are FREE.
If you already have a Handshake account, you can log on by clicking the For Employers button.
If you are creating your account for the first time:
- Click HERE to be taken to Handshake
- Click ‘Sign up for an Account’
- Click the ‘Employers’ icon
- Enter your organization's information.
- Click HERE to get access to the Employer User Guide.
Please note: Employers/organizations may not post or recruit for job opportunities in any venue on campus (including career fairs, employer tables, information sessions, and on-campus interviews) that require students/alumni to pay a fee for training or placement, or rent or purchase any type of presentation or sales materials/supplies. Additionally, those offering employment/entrepreneurial opportunities with compensation packages requiring commission only or requiring prospective employees to purchase a franchise, or where compensation is based exclusively on commission or fees/percentages of sales from others under their sponsorship in the organization, are not permitted to access or utilize Career Services or Handshake
Recruiters on Campus (ROC) was initiated to offer Daemen College students and employers an opportunity to connect. ROC tabling occurs in the Wick Lobby between the hours of 11:30 am – 1:00 pm on select Tuesdays.
In an effort to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19, some changes are being made to how our monthly Recruiters on Campus (ROC), which is FREE to employers, will run this fall:
- Only four employers will be permitted to attend per date.
- Only one recruiter per employer will be allowed to attend.
- Recruiters who do not have proof of vaccination will be required to wear a face mask while on campus.
- No handshaking will be permitted.
Employers are encouraged to arrive at 11:00 am to have time to find parking and set up their table. ROC will be held in the Wick Lobby unless otherwise noted in your confirmation letter.
- One covered 6’ foot table
- Promotion via email, bulletin boards, faculty, and social media
Fall 2021 Dates: All of the fall 2021 dates are full and closed.
Daemen is working on planning an in-person event to be held on Thursday, February 24, 2022, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm for local employers.
The Virtual Career & Internship Expo will be held virtually on Handshake on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm for downstate and out-of-state employers.
Stay tuned for more information.