Frequently Asked Questions
Recruiting at VCU
We offer a variety of ways to recruit including career fairs, information tables, on-campus interviews, mock interviews and collaboration with student organizations. Contact our Employer Development team if you have any questions on how to develop your recruitment plan.
All part-time, full-time, internship and co-op positions are posted on Handshake, VCU’s student and alumni employment portal. There is no fee to post opportunities through Handshake.
No, in addition to job, internship, research and volunteer postings, you can also sign up for one of our career fairs, manage your on-campus interviews, review previous events, and review job applicants.
Organizations that recruit VCU students and alumni are expected to follow VCU Career Services’ posting policies. In addition, recruiters are encouraged to review the Principles for Professional Practices established by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
It is the policy of VCU to provide its employment, educational programs, health care services, research activities and other services to the public in a manner to ensure that access to all its services is based on sound principles of nondiscrimination.
If you are having trouble with your Handshake account please visit the Handshake Employer Help Center for any documentation that may solve the issue. There is a wealth of information compiled in the Help Center from both Handshake experts and fellow recruiters. Some of the most helpful articles include:
If continue to experience issues using Handshake and are unable to receive assistance through the Handshake Help Center or by contacting Handshake Support, contact our Employer and Experiential Development team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internship guidelines are established by the department from which the student is seeking credit. Some departments award academic credit for internships and others do not. If academic credit is awarded, the student is required to register for the course and to pay the class registration fee.
The U.S. Department of Labor has established guidelines under the Fair Labor Standards Act to help employers determine if they are required to pay interns.
Information on the Federal Work-Study program is available on the Office of Financial Aid’s website.
All Federal Work-Study positions for VCU students must be posted through Handshake.