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Frequently Asked Questions

General

What are the academic colleges at St. John’s University?
St. John’s University has six academic colleges: St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, The School of Education, The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, College of Professional Studies and the School of Law.

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Who are the best people to contact to start our relationship with St. John’s University?
View a list of Employer Relations team members with their contact information.

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How do I get to St. John’s University campuses?
St. John's University has three conveniently located campuses in New York - the main campus in Queens, one in Staten Island and another in Manhattan - that are readily accessible by car, bus, subway or air. Find directions by car, air or public transportation.

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On-Campus Recruiting (OCR)

How do we request on-campus interviewing?
The On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) program is a great opportunity for your organization to tap into the pool of educated, bright and motivated individuals from St. John's University who are preparing to establish or renew their careers.  Register for OCR.

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How will we be told details concerning our OCR date and the interview schedule?
An employer relations director will be in contact with you via email or phone to help you find the best date, time and candidate for the opportunity that you have available. OCR is scheduled through our Handshake student employment job platform.

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Handshake Information

How can I register as an employer with St. John’s University?
Employers can post a position through our Handshake (St. John's University Platform for Recruiting Students), which current students and alumni can review. If you are a new employee  please follow the registration instruction here.

If you are a registered user go to Handshake Login and enter your email and password.
If you are having any problems registering please contact University Career Services at 718-990-6375 or Julia Tramonti at 718-990-1327.

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How can I retrieve my Handshake password if I have forgotten it?
On the Forgot Your Password page, enter your email address and your password will be reset and emailed to you.
If you are having any problems with resetting your password please contact University Career Services at 718-990-6375 or Julia Tramonti at 718-990-1327.

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How do I post a job/internship/volunteer opportunity?
Access Handshake and log in with your email address ame and password. Click on "Jobs' on the left navigation and enter or copy/paste your information as indicated on the form. All positions go to a holding bin for approval (usually granted within three business days).

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What information should I include in our posting/job description?
Some of the basic information that you may want to include in the job position is any GPA or class level requirement, whether the position is specific to a particular set of majors, the type of position (full-time, part-time or internships) and the salary.

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What is St. John's policy on unpaid internships?
If you are recruiting for an unpaid internship, it is important that the position meet all of the following Department of Labor standards under the Fair Labor Standards Act. These standards were created to help determine whether workers are to be considered "trainees" or "employees" under the FLSA. For more information, please visit the Departmnet of Labor website: http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs71.htm.

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Can we require students to attach certain documents such as a cover letter, resume, writing sample or transcripts?
When you are posting for the position you can select any additional documents that you would like the students to provide and upload for your review.

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Career Fairs and Other Events

Which career fair is best suited to my company?
Our largest event is the Career Expo and Academic Internship Fair, which encompasses all majors and industries. Held in October, it is the unofficial start to the semester’s recruiting season. The Career Expo and Academic Internship Fair is an excellent opportunity to network with a large number of candidates in one venue.

We also host a variety of smaller, industry-specific niche career fairs each year in the spring. These events offer a more intimate setting and are targeted to specific majors.  

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Where can I find out more information about the career fairs at SJU?
View the list of upcoming career fairs and events.

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How can I schedule an information session for students?
Information sessions have become popular ways to meet informally with students to provide information about the organization as well as the career opportunities offered.  Please call 718-990-6375 or email careers@stjohns.edu to schedule a date and time. Try to give us at least two months advance notice if possible so that we may best be able to accommodate your request for space and publicize the event to students.

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How can I participate in a panel discussion?
Panels are scheduled regularly in all different career areas to provide student groups and classes with career information. Please call 718-990-6375 or email careers@stjohns.edu and let us know which topic you may be interested in as a panel member.

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How do I offer a student a shadowing/mentoring opportunity?
University Career Services’ shadowing program provides students who are completing their second year an opportunity to learn about career prospects and professional work environments through a shadowing experience.  The shadowing program allows mentors the chance to share what they do day-to-day in their careers with students through first-hand encounters. Please call 718-990-6375 or email careers@stjohns.edu and let us know if you are willing to have a St. John’s University student shadow you or someone in your company for a day. 

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How can my organization sponsor a site visit for students?
We offer approximately six site visits each semester in a variety of industries. Some of our best and brightest students representing all majors participate in this exciting program. If you would like to showcase your organization to our students or faculty please contact Jennifer Grauso at grausoj@stjohns.edu or call 718-990-1325.

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St. John’s University Sponsorship Program

How can the sponsorship program benefit my organization?
We invite you to partner with us as a participant in the University Career Service's Corporate Sponsors Program. By partnering with University Career Services, you will benefit from our thorough knowledge of the St. John’s University campus and student body — and a network of connections we have continued to build over 75 years.

  • We have experience working with all types of companies and organizations to meet an array of recruitment needs.
  • We can help you identify and connect with the types of students you seek.
  • We’ll help you shape your message so that it resonates with targeted student populations.

Partnering with Career Services for an annual sponsorship is the premiere way to amplify your recruitment efforts and build your brand into a recognized mainstay of recruiting at St. John's University. We are eager to discuss your recruitment goals and work with you to meet them successfully. In the end, a hire for you is a job for our students, which is what matters most!

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