Career and Academic Advising

Employer Resources

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Career Services fosters relationships between employers and our students, alumni, faculty, and staff. We want to help you hire our talented students and alumni to meet your immediate and long-term needs while growing your business. We can help you post jobs and internship opportunities, schedule on-campus interviews and events, and find your next great hire.

Employer Guidelines

Wright State is committed to equity and inclusion and we invite your active participation in creating a campus educational community and workplace environment that celebrates and enjoys the gift of diversity.  By working with Career Services, you agree to accept and comply with our guidelines and procedures, including NACE Principles for Professional Practice and EEO. Wright State has in place a non-discrimination and anti-harassment policy. The facilities and services of Career Services are available to those employers whose practices are consistent with this policy.

Post an Internship, Co-op or Job

Internal, Wright State employers hiring for on-campus student employment must post all jobs in Handshake.

External employers are encouraged to post internship, cooperative education, part-time and full-time jobs for students and alumni in Handshake, free of charge.

Step 1: Establish an account in Handshake

For internal, Wright State On-Campus Student Employment employers hiring student employees:
email to request Handshake account - do not submit a request direct to Handshake.

For external employers:

  • Visit Handshake
  • Select the Employer account type
  • Fill out the information requested and select Sign Up
  • If you're a third party recruiter select Yes
  • Verify your account via email

Step 2: Post your job

For internal, Wright State On-Campus Student Employment employers hiring student employees:
Prior to creating job postings, review On-Campus Student Employment policies, processes and protocols, beginning with Job Postings & Student Eligibility

For external employers:

  • Select the Jobs module in your Handshake account.
  • Select Create Job button.
    • When reposting a job to collect a new applicant pool, simply select the More Actions button and select Duplicate Job from the dropdown menu. 
  • Complete job posting form
    • In preferences, select specific Major Categories - students report more interest in job postings with majors relevant to their studies.
  • In School section, specify Wright State University to add schools and specify posting dates. 
    • Recommended: set apply start date and expiration date to span less than one year.

Schedule a Visit

Interested in coming to campus? You can request a recruiting event or on-campus interviews through Handshake.

  • On-campus interviews: Request on-campus interviews through Handshake and we will contact you to make arrangements.
  • Campus Tabling Event: A tabling event is an opportunity to set up a table with promotional materials in a high volume student traffic space.
  • Career fairs and other events: Check out the career calendar to see the upcoming events.

Visit Campus

Employer visitor parking is free at the Dayton Campus. The lot 2 visitor booth near the Student Union is open 8 a.m.–8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Friday. Open parking is available for visitors in all campus lots after 4 p.m. Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Internships and Cooperative Education (Co-op)

Practical work experience as an undergraduate is viewed as an important part of our students’ education. We welcome the opportunity to partner with our employers who are interested in posting practical work experience positions that take place throughout the year, either on a full-time or part-time basis.

Paid Experiences: Career Services strongly encourages employers to offer paid experiences for students. Not sure how much you should pay students during the internship? We encourage you to view information from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) regarding recent survey results about Average Salaries for Interns.

Unpaid Experiences: Career Services follows the guidelines and principles of the NACE regarding the posting of unpaid internship positions. Employers are strongly encouraged to review:

NACE's Position Statement on Unpaid Internships

DOL Wage and Hour Division Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Employer Resources

A variety of state, regional, national and international organizations offer membership, benchmarking, and networking information for employers.