Hiring Process

Employing a Northeastern Co-op Student (a.k.a., Student-Employee): 

  1. Identify your needs and objectives
    A  co-op director can advise you about what level of students are available, as well as what specific responsibilities are appropriate for a co-op job and how students can benefit from and add talent to your organization.
  2. Connect with your co-op coordinator (by college)
    Each co-op job is assigned to a co-op coordinator.  The co-op coordinator is your key contact and will help guide the hiring process, for each coordinator works with students in particular majors/concentrations. They will also, if applicable, refer students from other majors/colleges, depending on the skills and requirements of the job.
  3. Review resumes
    Co-op coordinators identify appropriate candidates and forward resumes to you for review. You select the students to interview that best fit the skills for the position and communicate your decision to the coordinator.
  4. Interview candidates
    You may conduct candidate interviews either at your place of employment, by phone or Skype (if unable to meet in person) or on Northeastern’s campus in our state-of-the-art employer lounge and provide office space for conducting interviews.
  5. Hire, train, and oversee student(s)
    You make the final selections/offers and after the student begins their co-op job, you will provide the necessary orientation, expectations and job training that is needed to succeed in the job.
  6. Evaluate the co-op student (s) (student-employee)
    You will complete an online evaluation and exit interview at the end of the assigned co-op period for each student you have managed.

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FULL-TIME RECRUITING & HIRING

Northeastern University’s Career Development staff are here to assist you in engaging with students, expanding your talent pipeline, and identifying candidates to meet your hiring needs. Over 50% of our graduating students receive full-time job offers from their co-op employer but many companies recruit and hire graduating students directly into a full-time role, post-graduation. The hiring process occurs year round, but primarily during the Fall and Spring semester, and varies by the employer but can include:

  • Register as an employer partner on Northeastern University’s database, NUcareers, a primary source for identifying career-related activities and job postings by our current students (undergraduate, graduate, and PhDs) and alumnus (up to 4 years post-graduation).
  • Promote your organization’s brand and identify potential candidates via engagement participation (panels, workshops, tabling, Tech Talks, Case Studies, networking events). We welcome your ideas on how to best connect your organization with our students.
  • Participation in recruiting events (On-Campus Interviews, Employer in Residence, and Information Sessionsor Career Fairs).
  • Post current job openings (free of charge), with job postings and applications managed through NUcareers,or via your organization’s portal.
  • Conduct interviews on campus here in Stearns Center (via NUcareers Requesting OCI, Info Session, or EIR Instructions), virtually, or at your organization’s location.

Please go to Guidelines for On-Campus Recruiting & NUcareers to assist you in planning for your full-time hiring. For further information contact us at recruiting@northeastern.edu or call 617-373-6548.