Recruiting at UNH

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Recruit the Wildcat Way through our virtual suite of offerings to engage with our students and build your organization's brand awareness. Easily make your requests in Handshake and let us do the work for you. We will manage your scheduling request and implement a full marketing campaign.

Refer to the Academic/Recruiting calendar and the blackout dates below for the best on-campus recruiting days. 

Overview of Recruiting

Take advantage of the Wildcat Way and let us do the work for you! All requests are to be made 3 weeks prior to the desired date to ensure successful marketing to students. 

Based on recruiting event type chosen, services provided by CaPS include: 

  • Student marketing campaign leading up to the event
  • Technology coordination
  • Interview schedule management 
  • Resume packet via email
  • Day-of-event technology troubleshooting assistance – for you and the students
  • Post-event: a list of the student attendees (in case you would like to follow up with anyone)

Once you submit your virtual interview request through Handshake, you can expect an email from the Career and Professional Success team within 3 business days to discuss your event needs and technical logistics.

Recruitment Options

Interviews

Hire a Wildcat by conducting one-on-one or panel-type interviews with UNH students

  • Virtual: uses the Zoom Communications Platform
  • On-Campus: we welcome you to use one of our private interview rooms (can accommodate 2-5 people)

Details for UNH:

  • Contacts: Please provide the name and contact information for the interviewers from your company. You are able to include staff members even if they don’t have a Handshake profile
    • This information is helpful day-of if any issues or questions arise
  • Want to manage the schedule yourself? Select Room Only when making a request. 
    • A student interview list is required prior to your confirmed interview date.
    • Please email this template, filled out in entirety, to Employer Relations at least 2 days prior to your scheduled interview date. 
      • Unless you have reserved 2 rooms, when filling out this template please refrain from scheduling overlapping interviews
      • We will use the provided contact information to communicate logistics with the students

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Information Session 

Connect and engage with UNH students by hosting a 30 to 60-minute information session. Share highlights of your organization, employment opportunities, and/or industry tips that can support career development and knowledge.

  • Virtual: uses the Zoom Communications Platform; with permission, we can record virtual info sessions for rebroadcasting on our CaPS YouTube Channel
  • On-Campus: you may choose to host an info session at various locations: i.e. UNH's Memorial Union Building, CaPS's Hood House Building, or in an academic building if targeting a certain college

Details for UNH:

  • Event Name: Employer Name – (Virtual) Info Session  
  • Web Host URL:    
    • If you would like CaPS to provide a Zoom Meeting link, please enter in this field: https://www.unh.edu/career   
    • The CaPS team will update this field with a proper link during the request review process  
    • If you will be using your own virtual platform, please provide the meeting link here  
  • Contact: Contact information of company representative(s) that will be in attendance at the event (this information is helpful for us to know who to make co-host's for the event)  

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Drop-In Hours

Give students the opportunity to "drop-in" to meet with you for a one-on-one conversation around career advice and insight, network, or to answer company-specific questions.

  • Virtual Only: uses the Zoom Communications Platform

 

Details for UNH:

  • Event Name: Employer Name – Virtual Drop-In Hours
  • Web Host URL:    
    • If you would like CaPS to provide a Zoom Meeting link, please enter in this field: https://www.unh.edu/career   
    • The CaPS team will update this field with a proper link during the request review process  
    • If you will be using your own virtual platform, please provide the meeting link here  
  • Contact: Contact information of company representative(s) that will be in attendance at the event  (this information is helpful for us to know who to make co-host's for the event)  

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Recruiter-in-Residence

Schedule 10-minute, one-on-one meetings with students for informational or mock interviews, resume review, or Q&A about your organization or industry.

  • Virtual: uses the Zoom Communications Platform
  • On-Campus: you may choose to be a Recruiter-in-Residence at the CaPS's Hood House Building, or in an academic building if targeting a certain college

Details for UNH:

  • Event Name: Employer Name – (Virtual) Recruiter-in-Residence
  • Web Host URL:    
    • If you would like CaPS to provide a Zoom Meeting link, please enter in this field: https://www.unh.edu/career   
    • The CaPS team will update this field with a proper link during the request review process  
    • If you will be using your own virtual platform, please provide the meeting link here  
  • Contact: Contact information of company representative(s) that will be in attendance at the event (this information is helpful for us to know who to make co-host's for the event)  

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Panel Event

Showcase your organization with panelists and a moderator for a dynamic and highly engaged conversation with a group of students.

  • Virtual: uses the Zoom Webinar; with permission, we can record virtual panel events for rebroadcasting on our CaPS YouTube Channel
  • On-Campus: you may choose to host an info session at various locations: i.e. UNH's Memorial Union Building, CaPS's Hood House Building, or in an academic building if targeting a certain college

Details for UNH:

  • Event Name: Employer Name – (Virtual) Panel Event
  • Web Host URL:    
    • If you would like CaPS to provide a Zoom Meeting link, please enter in this field: https://www.unh.edu/career   
    • The CaPS team will update this field with a proper link during the request review process  
    • If you will be using your own virtual platform, please provide the meeting link here  
  • Contact: Contact information of company representative(s) that will be in attendance at the event (this information is helpful for us to know who to make co-host's for the event)  

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Fairs

Meet and recruit UNH students at our biannual, university-wide fair or one of our many smaller, industry-specific fairs.

Please visit our CaPS Career Events page for more details on the fairs being hosted this semester.

 

    1-Minute Support Video

    Promote your organization by sharing a 1-minute video with career tips, upcoming recruiting events/positions, or just some positivity.  It will be viewed directly by UNH students on our public Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook accounts, as well as our Youtube channel. Search @unhcaps to follow.

    • Record on your phone in 1 minute or less (best for social media posting)
    • Film with your phone in the vertical position (selfie style!) in a quiet and well-lit location
    • Use the camera on the back of your phone (it films in a higher quality)
    • Wear branded attire in your video, or with permission, we can add your logo to the video
    • Customize your message to UNH (for example: include a greeting like "Hello Wildcat Country!" or "Hi UNH students!")
    • View a quick sample video 

    When you're ready, email your video to employer.relations@unh.edu. Be sure to include your permission for us to post on the below platforms:

    • Facebook
    • Instagram
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • YouTube

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    Pre-Recorded Video

    Share your valuable advice and need-to-know tips and tricks with UNH students by submitting a pre-recorded video (any length, up to 60 minutes) for students to view while browsing our CaPS resources on our YouTube channel.

    • Email your video to employer.relations@unh.edu. Be sure to include your permission for us to post on the below platforms:
      • Instagram 
      • Twitter 
      • LinkedIn 
      • Facebook 
      • YouTube 

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    Summer Career Academy Resume Book Drive

    The Summer Career Academy Resume Book Drive provides you the opportunity to access a unique group of student resumes. These specific students have dedicated their summer to cultivating highly-valued skills, completing essential career-related tasks, and keeping their summer productive during a difficult time of uncertainty. This Resume Book offers a variety of resumes of talented, hard-working individuals looking for full-time and internship opportunities.

    Please fill out the form if you are interested in requesting a SCA Resume Book Here


    Best Practices

    • Submit your request at least 3 weeks in advance so that we have the time to market your event to the students.
    • Post all associated job opportunities to Handshake prior to or at the time of requesting your event.
    • Include as much information as possible in the description section of your request in Handshake for students. 
    • Email employer.relations@unh.edu with any company marketing content and include social media handles so we can get your brand out to students as best as possible.  
    • We cannot guarantee attendance for virtual events or signups for interviews.  
      • If you are new to campus, consider boosting your brand by submitting a 1-minute support video prior to your event/interview date.
    • Suggested days and times: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM  -  see below for black out dates.

    Recruiting Blackout Dates

    Fall 2020 Calendar

    August 31 – Classes begin
    September 3 – Part-Time & Work Study Fair, no Recruiting
    September 7 – Labor Day, no Recruiting
    September 11 – Recruiting starts
    September 22 – Resume Review Day - Day 1, no Recruiting
    September 23 – Resume Review Day - Day 2, no Recruiting
    October 7 – Career & Internship Fair, no Recruiting
    November 11 – Veterans Day, no Recruiting
    November 23-27 – Thanksgiving Break, no Recruiting
    December 7 – Last day for Virtual Recruiting
    December 14 – Last day of classes
    December 15-22 – Final exams