Recruiting at UNH

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When you work with CaPS to host a recruiting event you get an entire team on your side to provide you with not only useful insight into our student body but practical support for your events as well.

Take advantage of the Wildcat Way and let us do the work for you! All requests are to be made 3 weeks prior in Handshake to the desired date to ensure successful marketing to students. Refer to the Academic/Recruiting calendar and the blackout dates below for the best recruiting days. 

Although the level of support needed may be customized, all recruiting events that are requested through CaPS include:

  • Targeted marketing. We’ve got a direct line, so let us help you reach the student population you’re recruiting.
  • Technical know-how. We can provide the technology platforms needed, as well as the troubleshooting expertise, to guarantee a successful event.
  • Schedule Management. CaPS sends event reminders to registered students on your behalf because we’re all busy these days.
  • Day-of-event support. No need to worry about technical difficulties, our team is available on event day to help both you and the students.
  • Post-event reporting. To help you follow up after your event, CaPS can provide the contact information of the students that engaged with you

Once you submit your virtual event request, you can expect an email from the Career and Professional Success team within 3 business days to confirm and/or further discuss your event details.

Learn about best practices for all recruiting options

 

Recruitment Options

Interviews

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

By requesting a virtual or in-person interview with UNH, CaPS is also here to assist you with the following:

  • Building your interview schedule in Handshake
  • Setting up your technology needs
  • Monitoring your applicant pool
  • Marketing your opportunity to students

Day-of, we will provide you with your interview day packet –complete with your final schedule and student resumes –and are happy to help with any technical troubleshooting or student communication.

Plan to host interviews completely on your own? You can still partner with CaPS! We can help to amplify your efforts and increase your applicant pool. By posting your upcoming interviews in Handshake, your position(s) and connected interviews will be visible to all 14,000+ of our students and promoted on all CaPS social media pages. You can broaden your reach and boost the word about your opportunity by teaming up with CaPS.

Request a Virtual Interview

Start by logging  into your Handshake account.

Follow Handshake's step-by-step guide to request your interview and please use the below when requesting your interviews: 

Interview Schedule Name: Employer Name – Virtual Interviews

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

Once you submit your virtual interview request through Handshake, you can expect an email from the Career and Professional Success team to discuss your interview needs and technical logistics (we provide the phone or video link versus we coordinate with you to utilize your own virtual interview platform).

Manage Your Virtual Interview Schedule

Login to your Handshake  account and click on the middle section under Request an Interview. You will be able to click on your personalized schedule. 

  • The top left tab is where you can Review Applicants.
  • The middle tab is where you can Build Interview Packets.
  • The top right tab is where you can Manage Jobs. You can edit/delete your existing job, create a new job or copy job details.  
  • The middle of the page under your scheduled date is where you can edit any time slots as well as student sign ups.
  • Please pay careful attention to the Timeline on the left-hand side. These are important application deadlines.

Request an On Campus Interview

  • Start by logging  into your Handshake account.
  • View a step-by-step guide to request your on campus interview. 
  • Just want an interview room? Select Room Only when making a request. A student interview list is required prior to your confirmed interview date. Please use provided template and fill out in entirety. 

Manage Your On Campus Interview Schedule

Login to your Handshake  account and click on the middle section under Request an Interview. You will be able to click on your personalized schedule. 

  • The top left tab is where you can Review Applicants.
  • The middle tab is where you can Build Interview Packets.
  • The top right tab is where you can Manage Jobs. You can edit/delete your existing job, create a new job or copy job details.  
  • The middle of the page under your scheduled date is where you can edit any time slots and also student sign ups.
  • Please pay careful attention to the Timeline on the left-hand side. These are important application deadlines.

Informational Tabling

Hosting an information table at UNH is a great way to raise brand awareness, market open positions, and meet new students. There are two options for tabling on campus: College-specific recruitment tabling locations and tabling locations in the Memorial Union Building (our student center), one of the busiest locations on campus.

Memorial Union Building Location ($75)

  • Located in the heart of our campus, the Memorial Union Building (MUB) is our student center and draws thousands of students through the doors daily. 
  • Tabling occurs just outside of “Union Court,” one of our busiest and most active counter-service dining locations. 
  • Interact with students from all programs at UNH in a highly visible MUB location.
  • Recommended tabling times are Monday-Thursday, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

College-Specific Locations (Free)

  • Target specific colleges or majors with a location in the academic building where particular majors/colleges frequent. 
  • Locations will be assigned based on your desired recruitment location. 
SERVICES PROVIDED WITH EACH LOCATION:
  •  Table and two chairs
  •  Convenient parking
  •  Student-focused social media marketing

Sponsor a Study Break - New recruitment offering this year!

Study breaks are a great opportunity to connect with students, raise brand awareness, and market open positions while supporting students during stressful times in the semester. Have a particular college or major(s) in mind? Locations will be assigned based on your desired population of interest. As part of this engagement you will be asked to provide the food and drinks. We will offer guidance based on your intended audience and time of the day.

*Note: the week of November 28th through December 2nd is ideal for a study break event given upcoming finals. We can accommodate other days/times throughout the semester as well, because we know our students can always use a study break with snacks!


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.


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.


Panel Event

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

 

Interested in one of the above options? Email employer.relations@unh.edu to submit a request.

Once you submit your event request, you can expect an email from the Career and Professional Success team within 3 business days to confirm and/or further discuss your event details. 

 

    Fairs

    UNH Career Fairs offer employers the opportunity to meet and recruit students 1:1 or in group sessions.

    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.

      1. Film your video

      • 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.

      2. Submit a request

      • When you're ready, please upload your video to a shared web storage site (ex. YouTube, Google Drive, Box, OneDrive, etc.) and provide the shared link with us by emailing employer.relations@unh.edu.

      Once you submit your 1-minute Support Video, you can expect an email from the Career and Professional Success team within 3 business days to confirm receipt.


      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 blackout dates.
      Additional Handshake Information:
      • Log in help
      • Post positions for interviews
      • View types of interview schedules

      Recruiting Calendar

      Fall 2022 Recruiting Season

      • Begins Tuesday, September 6 for on-campus and virtual interviews and events
      • Ends Friday, December 9 (the last day to submit a recruiting request is Friday, November 18)

      Blackout Dates

      No Virtual Recruiting event or interview requests for these dates will be accepted

      September 9: Accounting Career Fair
      September 13: Resume Review Day
      September 23-30: Career Fair Week

      October 7: UNH Homecoming Weekend
      November 8: Election Day
      November 11: Veteran’s Day
      November 23-25: Thanksgiving Break