Our students graduate with research and internship experience, global perspectives, and rigorous academic work that prepare them for success in a variety of career fields. We welcome you to meet our students in person.
POSTING A JOB
Centre College provides an online job board, Handshake, for employers to post jobs and internships at no charge to current students and registered alumni. Eligible employers are encouraged to create an account and post their positions in this system. By creating an account, organizations gain the ability to review and accept applicants, manage interview schedules and communicate with candidates.
Graduating seniors and alumni come to our office looking for meaningful employment opportunities. Once you have posted a position in Handshake, we are happy to help advertise these positions to our students and alumni. In addition to job and internship postings, we are happy to offer additional ways for you to connect with Centre students.
Centre College students have a long tradition of participating in meaningful internships across the country. Last year, over 70 students participated in an academic internship at Centre, and the number has been consistently rising over the years. We are constantly looking for new and continuing internship opportunities for Centre students, particularly for the summer and CentreTerm.
What is a CentreTerm internship?
CentreTerm is a January term during which students participating in an internship must work 35-40 hours per week for four weeks. CentreTerm is the most popular term for students to participate in an internship for academic credit, and it is often a perfect time for employers to assign a “special project” to an intern.
See the lists below for the general responsibilities of all parties involved in internships at Centre.
- Work with student to develop internship objectives and the academic component tying the internship experience to the student’s academic goals.
- Check in with the student regularly through meetings and email.
- Read and evaluate all written material.
- Attend the student’s final presentation.
- Assign the final grade for the internship.
- Work on the days and times agreed upon with the supervisor.
- Complete all assignments, tasks and projects at the internship site in a timely manner.
- Conform to the regulations and dress code of the internship organization.
- Maintain confidentiality of internship organization.
- Notify supervisor of planned absences before internship takes place.
- Notify the Center for Career and Professional Development immediately should any problems arise during the course of the internship, including concerns regarding lack of substantive work assignments.
- Complete the required time cards and evaluations and submit to Center for Career and Professional Development by midterm and the end of the internship.
- Complete academic readings and assignments and turn in to faculty mentor by the last day of classes.
- Monitor the internship for quality assurance as it relates to both the intern and internship site.
- Ensure that at least 70% of the intern’s time is spent on substantive projects.
- Provide organization/supervisor with student evaluation forms.
- Provide students with internship site evaluation forms.
- Notify student of obligations and monitor students’ compliance during the course of the internship.
- Act as liaison between the student, faculty mentor and internship supervisor and assist in resolving any problems that might arise during the course of the internship.
- Comply with all state and federal labor laws.
- Provide a working environment which allows the student to gain experience relevant to the field.
- Provide regular feedback to students through regular meetings and email.
- Provide the intern with a schedule comprised of no less than 70% substantive work.
- Provide the intern with a desk, computer and/or other necessary tools in order to effectively complete internship responsibilities.
- Provide intern with information regarding the internship site policies and procedures regarding the dress code; professional, legal and ethical behavior; emergency preparedness, etc.
- Notify the Center for Career and Professional Development in a timely and reasonable manner if any problems arise, particularly those that might result in the dismissal/termination of the intern.
- Evaluate the student’s performance at mid-term and at the end of the internship and submit the evaluation form to the Center for Career and Professional Development.
CONNECT WITH OUR STUDENTS
The Center for Career and Professional Development offers a variety of opportunities for employers to connect with Centre students. Employers who layer their connections and develop a presence on campus tend to draw more interested and informed applicants for their internships and full time positions. Here are a few ways to do this:
Interview students for jobs and/or internships in our office. Fall recruiting runs mid-September through mid-November; spring recruiting runs mid-February through mid-April.
Mock Interviews and Resume Critiques
Meet with students to offer feedback on their interviewing skills and their professional resumes.
Spotlight Career Fair
Hosted each year, with twenty other colleges and universities, at the end of February. Click here to learn more.
Offer information sessions at any time throughout the academic year to meet potential applicants and tell students about your organization and your job and internship opportunities.
Schedule an information table outside of the dining hall in the Campus Centre to talk with students and increase awareness about your organization.