Employer Services

The Center for Career Development is committed to collaborating with employers to help our students and graduates connect with hiring organizations that are a good match for their individual interests and talents. Interested in recruiting at Duquesne University?  Scroll through this page for more information on our employer services and the ways you can connect with our students and graduates. We are looking forward to working with you!

We want to hear from you!

There are many offerings to support your recruiting needs, including our posting system, recruitment events and programs, professional development sessions, and avenues for networking. Tell us more about your recruitment needs via our Recruitment Interest Form and someone from our team will follow up with you. 

Recruitment Interest Form

Connect with Students

Career fairs are an excellent way to maximize recruiting efforts and develop brand awareness. Duquesne University hosts several Career Fairs each year to assist in your recruiting efforts. In addition to our biannual Career Fair held on campus in the Fall and Spring semester, there are other opportunities regionally and program specific that may be of interest to you.

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Our On-Campus Interview Program (OCI) is open to employers who are recruiting candidates for internships and/or career opportunities for graduating students or alumni. We want you to be successful and have a positive experience at Duquesne University.  

You can request your interview date directly through Handshake or by contacting Kim Pierce at pierce@duq.edu or 412-396-6645. We have limited interview space and encourage you to schedule your time as early as possible in your process. 

After your date is confirmed, you will receive an email with instructions for logging into Handshake to post/attach the opportunities you will be interviewing on campus. 
Share your expertise while increasing your company's visibility on campus. Join us in person or virtually as a presenter, resume reviewer, or mock interviewer at one of our events. Contact Kate Sheridan, Associate Director for Alumni and Employer Networks at sheridank3@duq.edu for more information. 
Let the students come to you! Provide a small group (10-20) students the opportunity to visit your workplace, learn about your company, and meet employees at diverse levels within your organization. This half-day experience will be tailored to your company. This opportunity allows our students to not only engage with your company or organization, but to plant the seeds for a potential professional relationship. ContactKate Sheridan, Associate Director for Alumni and Employer Networks at sheridank3@duq.edu for more information. 


The best way to offer your opportunities to our students is to post on Handshake. Handshake is a powerful, modern platform for college recruiting and offers many great features for your team: 

  • Easily post jobs and internships 
  • View and communicate with applicants 
  • Register for career fairs 
  • Request an interview schedule 
  • Request an event/information session 

New users must first register with Handshake to create an account within the Duquesne University employer database. Click "sign up for an account", then "employer" and fill out your personal information. Specify the types of students you wish to recruit (majors) and read through the "employer guidelines". Confirm your email via the email sent from Handshake. Find and join your company and connect to schools. 

Once you are an approved user, you will be able to post jobs and internships. You will be able to post recruiting events, register for job fairs, as well as request dates for On-Campus Recruiting. 

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Duquesne University's Internship Program is designed to provide students with a supervised professional work experience related to the student's major or career goals. Through hands-on training and reflection of their internship experiences, students begin to develop the skills and professional acumen to be successful. Learn more about internship standards defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

The first step is to post the internship opportunity on Handshake, our online job and internship board. In the job description, please provide ample information about the intern's duties and responsibilities as well as specific requirements for the position, such as technical skills, certain majors, GPA, and/or student status (junior, senior, graduate student). We will review the position to ensure that it is credit-worthy and contact you if additional information is necessary. 

On-campus interviewing
 for internships is offered during the fall and spring semesters based on availability of requested date(s). Once we have confirmed your reservation, detailed information regarding recruiting procedures will be sent to you. 

The Center for Career Development applies the NACE Principles for Professional Practice in determining how to effectively work with our customers.  

Employers recruiting on-campus will be expected to maintain Equal Employment Opportunity compliance and follow affirmative action principles in recruitment activities.  Employers must also follow US Department of Labor and the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as local, state, and federal laws. Employers should consider all interested students for employment opportunities without regard to race, religion, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability, while providing reasonable accommodations upon request. 

The Center for Career Development will not allow postings where the work assignment negatively affects the academic progress of a student, or the employing organization requires or encourages a student to discontinue his or her academic program of study. 

At any time, the Center for Career Development reserves the right to refuse service to any employer if, in the sole determination of the Center: 

  • A review of specific opportunity or the nature or status of the company suggests that it is inappropriate for the student population 
  • Misrepresentation, whether by dishonest information or absence of information 
  • Fraud 
  • Harassment of Duquesne University students, alumni, faculty, or staff 
  • If students are injured or exposed to unsafe working conditions related to the employer's employment opportunities 
  • If the employer discriminates in violation of laws as set forth above 
  • If the Career for Career Development receives student or faculty/staff complaints about discrimination, harassment, threats, unsafe working conditions, or other questionable circumstances 
  • Failure to adhere to Career for Career Development policies 
  • Any violation of Duquesne University policies as well as any violation of local, state, or federal laws 

Duquesne students and alumni offer a wide range of educational backgrounds, interests, and skills. Learn more about our academic programs as well as our Fact Book demographics to help guide your recruitment efforts.

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Questions? Please contact Kate Sheridan, Associate Director for Alumni and Employer Networks at sheridank3@duq.edu for more information.

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Kate Sheridan

Associate Director, Alumni and Employer Networks

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