How to Recruit FIU Students

It is important to begin recruitment early (3 to 4 months before you need the intern) to ensure you get plenty of good, qualified applicants. It is important to develop relationships with local recruitment resources such as the Career Services Office.

a. Career Services Office

i. Customized recruitment plan– The Career Services centers at FIU can create an individualized recruitment plan to meet your specific needs

b. Registering and Posting Internships with FIU Career Services –Each Career Services center has a unique posting system to advertise openings to students. Please contact a Career Services Office to learn about this system and to register for access.

c. Event Participation

i. Career Fairs – Career Fair is an opportunity for you to showcase your organization to thousands of students and alumni. FIU Career Services host several Career Fairs a year on both the Modesto A. Madique and Biscayne Bay Campuses.

ii. Internship Fair – This is a unique event to recruit interns at FIU. Held in the Graham Center Ballrooms, employers can showcase their organization to students who are specifically seeking internship opportunities.

iii. Special Events – There are a multitude of events that will enable you to meet and recruit student interns. Some of these events include: Business Etiquette Lunch, Business Etiquette Dinner, Mega Career Week, Mega Internship Week, and networking nights. These are just some of the ways that employers make a presence with the FIU community.

d. On-Campus Recruiting Services

i. On-Campus Interviewing – Host your first round of interview at your Career Services Office in a private interviewing room.

ii. Information Sessions/Meet and Greets – Market and present your opportunities to students and alumni while providing an in-depth and interactive look into your organization

iii. Practice Interview Program – The Practice Interview Program provides our students an opportunity to practice their interview skills with recruiters. This offers you a great opportunity to brand your company on campus as well as provide constructive feedback to our students which will help them during their job search.

iv. Resume Books – based on your preselected criteria, Career Services is able to create a resume book of qualified candidates via Panther JOBlink

e. Establishing Campus Partnerships (Academic and CSO)

i. Employer Spotlight- This opportunity is held every other week and is where the Career Services department highlights an employer before our staff meeting. We typically ask employers to come into the staff meeting from 9am until 10am and speak with our staff about their company and the type of students they are looking for, opportunities they have and the company culture. This is an informal way to get your company’s name out on campus.

ii. Getting Involved with Students

1. Student Organizations -Career Services houses two student groups within our office.

a. Delta Epsilon Iota (DEI) is a career and academic honor society with over 1,000 active members. Present for 30 minutes during one of their general meetings.

b. Executive Protégé Initiative (EPI) – Sponsor a brown lunch session or host a meet and greet with students.

2. Co-Present Workshops – Partner with the Career Services during MEGA Career Week as they present to students and alumni resume, cover letter, interviewing skills, networking and how to succeed at Career Fair workshops. This is a great way to interact with students and a soft sell of your company.

Identification and Selection of Intern

a. Ethical and Legal Standards for Hiring Students - The Career Services Office does not place students in internships but provide resources for employers to identify and select quality FIU students and alumni. Please visit NACE Faculty Guide for further clarification.

i. FIU Career Services accords equal opportunity to all placement registrants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status or veteran status.

ii. Employers visiting FIU campus for on-campus recruiting are likewise expected to conform to Equal Employment Opportunity regulations and related legislation in their recruitment and hiring practices.

Additional Resources

a. NACE 15 Best Practices for Internship Programs

b. NACE Faculty Guide

c. National, member organizations can offer excellent assistance. The following organizations, and their regional and/or statewide affiliates, should be consulted.

National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE)

19 Mantua Rd.

Mt. Royal, NJ 08096

Phone: 856-423 - 3427

Fax: 856-423-3420


National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

62 Highland Avenue

Bethlehem, PA 18017-9085

Phone: 800-544-5272

Fax: 610-868-0208