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Employer FAQ

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How do I let students know about my full-time job/part-time job/internship opportunity?
First and foremost, you'll want to have it posted on EagleAXIS, our online job board. To post, you can choose any of these three options:

  • Visit EagleAXIS to create your employer account and submit your posting. This option allows you to return to our job board and make changes or updates to you own posting, or post new positions.
  • Email a copy of your job description to careers@ewu.edu (make sure to include your organization's name and your complete contact information)
  • Complete and return this job description form via email to careers@ewu.edu

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Okay, my position is posted. What other ways I can outreach to your students?
Here are a few of the most popular options we have available.

  • Conduct company-specific information sessions
  • Host a visibility table in a high-traffic part of campus
  • Attend career development events as a speaker or industry professional
  • Present a workshop on a career-related topic of your choice
  • Participate in a career fair
  • Host drop-in hours in the Career Services office
  • Interview students at either our Cheney or Spokane campus (requires additional coordination with Career Services)

If you are interested in setting up any of these activities, or if you have other ideas that you'd like to pursue, there are two ways to let us know. You can fill out a brief employer intake form, or you can contact Dena Ogden (dogden2@ewu.edu or 509-359-6058). We look forward to hearing from you!  BACK TO TOP


What fees are involved with recruiting?
Usually, none. We don't charge employers post positions directly with EWU, hold information session or office hours, or to host visibility tables on campus, all of which are very common recruiting methods here. However, there are registration fees for some of our larger events (such as our career fairs), and should you be interested in hosting an information session during the lunch or evening hours, we would recommend that you sponsor lunch for students. Lastly, many of our events have sponsorship opportunities for employers, which are always optional. BACK TO TOP


What are your employer recruiting policies? Can any job be added to your job board?
Our policies are available here. The short answer is no, not every job can be included. BACK TO TOP


Could you just send a student to work for me if I tell you what skills I need them to have? We don't have enough time/staff/etc. to do any hiring right now.
Unfortunately, the size of our student body makes it impossible for us to know the skills and qualifications of each student, so we are not able to recommend individuals.  On top of that, we don't know your office culture well, so we are unable to discern what kind of person would be a good personality fit for your team. Lastly, most students that we encounter want to know what they are getting into before they begin a job.  You are much more likely to have success if you participate in the recruiting process, and we'll be glad to help make it as easy on you as possible.  BACK TO TOP


I can't pay anyone, but I have something I need done. I can have an unpaid intern and you'll give them academic credit, right?
Thanks for thinking of our students, but that's not quite how internships work. There are educational requirements, as well as legal issues to consider (see the US Department of Labor's Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs under the Fair Labor Standards Act). To put it simply, interns are not supposed to replace the work of a paid employee.

That said, we understand some of the other requirements may not be clear when considering the context of your workplace or the project you may have in mind.  Please don't hesitate to call us for questions or qualifications, we're more than happy to walk employers through the process. The National Organization of Colleges & Employers has also developed some great resources for employers. Don't miss their Postion Statement on US Internships, or their 15 Best Practices for Internship ProgramsBACK TO TOP


My job posting isn't getting the response I'd like. What do you recommend?
There are a number of reasons this could be happening, it's impossible to know the reason without taking a look at the specifics in your posting. Feel free to get in touch if you'd like us to dig a little deeper into your post. Some common culprits can include:

  • The time of year/academic quarter. There are times of the year when students are job searching less.  Holiday breaks, finals, summer term, the list goes on. There are also times when recruitment season is in full swing and it's busier on our job board, which may create more competition for your posting.
  • How much (and what kind of) information is in the posting: Our students are savvy. Clear, concise, error-free descriptions that demonstrate your company's professionalism and that thoroughly describe the available opportunity are going to be appreciated. Vague information, "sales-y" language or unclear messages will deter applicants.
  • The type of position(s) being posted: There are simply some types of opportunities that are more popular among our students than others.  
  • The pay of the position: Compensation depends on a number of factors, including position type, responsibilities, industry, hours/week, etc.  It is a good idea to benchmark your compensation against other similar types of opportunities.  Also, if you are considering an unpaid internship, we recommend that you make sure that your positions are in full-legal compliance.
  • Your desired qualifications: Students can take requirements seriously, so many will opt not to apply if they don't meet every single one of your specifications. If you have any wiggle room in your post (or in your language), you may want to emphasis only what is absolutely necessary to widen your pool.  BACK TO TOP


Can you tell me more about EWU and your student body?
Sure! You can find Facts at a Glance here, which will tell you both about our students and our alumni. We are especially proud of the fact that 53% of our graduates are the first in their families to earn a college degree, and that our student diversity percentage is 28%.  BACK TO TOP

 
I have more questions. Who can I contact?
Dena Ogden, Employer Relations Manager. You can reach her at dogden2@ewu.edu or by phone at 509-359-6058. BACK TO TOP

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