St. John’s prepares students from across the U.S. and around the world to be confident, goal-driven, and ethical leaders in today’s global society. The University Career Services Employer Relations Team embraces opportunities to collaborate with employers. Their goal is to develop creative and meaningful programs to engage our talented students. This specialized approach builds and maintains partnerships that contribute to your success and ours.
We’re proud to be your connection to more than 20,000 innovators, achievers and leaders. Ready, experienced and diverse our students are like no other.
All full and part-time job opportunities and internships are available to undergraduate and graduate students and alumni via Handshake (St. John's Platform for Recruiting Students)
Each year, University Career Services hosts several career fairs, networking events and panels to connect students and recent alumni with employers from a variety of industries. These events provide students with the opportunity to explore different fields of interest and make connections with alumni and employers.
The Fall Career Fair, which encompasses all majors and industries, is held in September and is the signal of the semester’s recruiting season. This fair is an excellent opportunity to network with a large number of candidates in one venue. We also host a variety of smaller, niche fairs and industry networking events throughout the year. These events offer a more intimate setting and are targeted to specific areas of interest.
Fall Career & Internship Career Fair
Thursday, September 19 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Taffner Field House, Queen Campus
Spring Career Fair - Queens Campus
Thursday, February 20 | 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
D'Angelo Center, Queen Campus
Spring Career Fair - Staten Island Campus
Monday, February 24 | 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Campus Center Upper Level, Staten Island Campus
Pharmacy Career Day
Monday, March 16 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
D'Angelo Center, Queen Campus
Clinical Health Sciences Career Fair
Friday, March 27 | 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Bartilucci Center, Queen Campus
The On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) Program is a great opportunity for your organization to tap into the pool of educated, bright and assertive individuals from St. John's University preparing to establish or renew their careers. Participating employers may interview graduating students at the university campuses or off campus in their own offices.
The OCR at St. John's University is managed through Handshake (St. John's Platform for Recruiting Students). This system allows students access to your job opportunities 24 hours a day.
Handshake allows you to self-manage your entire schedule, or University Career Services staff will be happy to assist you with the process.
First-time Users:(to receive a Handshake Account to post to St. John's University)
*We cannot approve employer registrations that contain a person email address.
To Register to Participate in On-Campus Recruiting:(if you already have Handshake account)
If you have any questions, please contact University Career Services at 718-990-6375 or [email protected].
University Career Services is committed to establishing and maintaining successful partnerships with employers. Policies and procedures from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), Principles for Professional Conduct, the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Fair Labor Standards Act, combined with St. John’s University policies, assist in upholding standards of professionalism and in providing structure to the recruitment process.
University Career Services reserves the right to terminate from or refuse the participation of any organization in our recruiting activities. Reasons may include misrepresentation by providing dishonest information or absence of information, or complaints by students/alumni. In addition, the University Career Services staff reserves the right to remove organizations or job postings that do not align with the Vincentian mission, academic programs, and/or provide any risk to a student's personal or financial well-being.
Employment opportunities must comply with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations, as well as St. John's University recruiting policies.
All employers must adhere to the United States Department of Labor’s Fair Labor Standards Act. Stipends must be at least the equivalent of state's minimum wage (when divided by the number of hours worked) to be considered a paid position.
Commission-Based Positions Policy:
An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.
St. John’s University Career Services strongly encourages paid internships as compensation often attracts a larger, more diverse and more qualified pool of applicants.
If you are a for-profit organization recruiting for an unpaid internship, it is important that the position comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the Fair Labor Standards Act or “FLSA”.
Should you have further questions concerning the legality of your unpaid internship positions, it is encouraged that you consult with legal counsel to ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.
Academic Credit Internships
Academic Credit internships are done under the guidance and supervision of an appointed faculty member assigned within each particular major. Academic departments have specific guidelines and requirements that vary by major. The designated faculty member for the major determines if the internship opportunity meets the department's requirements in regard to the terms and conditions revolving around hours required to work, compensation, academic based assignments and grading system. The employer will work with the Academic Department in regard to documentation and necessary paperwork required.
Hiring Deadlines for Academic Credit Internships:
Academic Credit Internships must fit within one of our academic semesters: Fall (September-December) Spring (January-May), Summer (May-August)
To allow for students to complete requirements for an academic credit internship employers should adhere to the following hiring deadlines:
We do not promote or approve academic credit internship postings after the hiring deadline for the semester.
St. John's University attracts highly motivated international students from over 111 countries. We strongly encourage you to consider international candidates. Our international students can bring a unique set of skills and talents to your organization. Below is a document which can be downloaded that will be helpful for employers considering hiring international students.
NAFSA National Association of International Educators:What Employers Should Know About Hiring International Students
In accordance with the University’s policy prohibiting the unlawful use of alcohol, serving alcohol should not be part of the undergraduate recruitment process on or off campus. This includes receptions, dinners, company tours, etc.
Employment professionals will refrain from any practice that improperly influences and affects job acceptances. Such practices may include undue time pressure for acceptance of employment offers and encouragement of revocation of another employment offer.
Fall On Campus Recruitment: Full-Time & Internship Offers
We ask that all candidates be given ample time to thoughtfully consider and accept offers. Therefore, we request offers remain open until October 31st or a minimum of 3 weeks from the written offer whichever comes later.
If you extend an offer to our students at the end of a summer internship we request you give the student until October 31 to make a decision.
We respect your process and encourage our students to decide as quickly as possible. If you have questions or concerns about our office policy, please contact the Employer Relations Team.
Spring On Campus Recruitment: Full-Time & Internship Offers
We ask that all candidates be given ample time to thoughtfully consider and accept offers. Therefore, we request offers remain open until February 28th or a minimum of 2 weeks from the written offer whichever comes later.
University Career Services expects employers not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, status in the uniformed services of the United States (including veteran status), marital status, status as a victim of domestic violence, citizenship status, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other basis prohibited by law.
Employment professionals will maintain the confidentiality of student and alumni information in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). There will be no disclosure of student/alumni information to another organization without the prior written consent of the student/alumni, unless necessitated by health and/or safety considerations.
Employers posting positions in Handshake must adhere to the following criteria:
The following positions will not be posted in Handshake:
Please share your success in recruiting St. John’s University students by entering recruiting information in Handshake. This information is helpful to Career Services and St. John’s students in identifying popular employers or industries while supplementing the recruitment data collected annually through the Graduating Outcomes Survey. Most importantly, students use data on where students have been hired to help develop their application strategy. All information provided is for research purposes only.
University Career Services reserves the right at its sole discretion to make exceptions to our policies when warranted. Such exceptions will be made on a case by case basis and do not constitute a change in policy, or a guarantee that the same exception will be made again in the future.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Where can I find out more information about the career fairs at SJU?
View the list of upcoming career fairs and events.
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 [email protected] 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.
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 [email protected] and let us know which topic you may be interested in as a panel member.
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 [email protected] 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.
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 [email protected] or call 718-990-1325.
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.
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!