SUNY Cortland is pleased to host recruiters seeking graduates for full-time employment and summer jobs or internship placements. Prime recruiting time is September to November for fall semester and February through April for spring semester. Call 607-753-4715 for more information about virtual and on-campus recruiting opportunities.
Career Services will contact academic departments, students, and initiate publicity to encourage the largest number of candidates to sign-up for recruiting schedules. Recruiters are asked to remember that students class schedules and commitments make schedule changes very difficult.
On-campus job fairs currently hosted at SUNY Cortland include the annual Career Fair, Summer Job and Internship Fair and Teacher Recruitment Day. [We anticipate hosting online/virtual events during the 2020-21 academic year.]
Additionally, if your organization has any recruitment events to which you would like to invite SUNY Cortland students and/or alumni, please post your events on Handshake. You are welcome to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Approved events in Handshake will be included on our website calendar of events.
The SUNY Cortland Career Services Office is committed to developing a successful recruitment experience for all parties involved. Career Services is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and adheres to guidelines set forth in its Principles of Professional Conduct. As such, all recruiters and employers must agree to the following policies:
Career Services reserves the right to terminate/refuse recruiting privileges for any organization violating recruitment policies or known to discriminate in its hiring practices.
SUNY Cortland uses Handshake, digital career platform, for employer job postings, managing campus interviews, recruitment events and facilitating networking between students, alumni and employers. We ask that all employers publish their opportunities in Handshake to provide equitable access to SUNY Cortland students and alumni (where appropriate). Handshake employers are able to post positions with all participating campuses, including the majority of schools in the greater New York State area. Employers who do not have an account with Handshake are encouraged to join and select SUNY Cortland. SUNY Cortland uses Handshake to create and publicize events and manage on-campus recruitment. Posting positions in Handshake allows all interested SUNY Cortland students and alumni who meet employer criteria to view employer openings. Visit the Handshake employer site at https://cortland.edu/HandshakeRecruiting.
Posting Positions in Handshake
SUNY Cortland Career Services reviews all employers interested in posting positions in Handshake. Career Services will approve opportunities with complete contact and job/internship information according to approval criteria. Career Services reserves the right to reject any employer or opportunity that does not adhere to stated guidelines. Employers must enter the following when posting in Handshake:
Employers with Commission-based Opportunities, Purchases or Fees
Those offering commission-based compensation, purchasing of a franchise, product/service, or any fees to the student must clearly and fully disclose this information in the posting as well as in any interview or recruitment conversations prior to offers. Note: A draw against future earnings is considered commission based.
Third Party Recruiters
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), third-party recruiters are defined as agencies, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time or full-time employment opportunities other than for their own agency needs. This definition includes, but is not limited to, employment agencies, search firms, contract recruiters, and resume referral firms. Third party recruiters are required to disclose their status as third party recruiters in their Handshake organization and position descriptions. Students working with third party recruiters are encouraged to work with Career Services if they have questions about third party recruitment practices.
[Employer/Recruitment Policies last updated June 2020.]
Students are encouraged to regularly check Handshake, the Career Services website, and their Cortland e-mail accounts to take advantage of on-campus recruiting opportunities.
All recruitment requires sign-up registration unless otherwise stated. Signups are a professional commitment to complete the interview process. A student who fails to show up for his/her interview will not be allowed to sign-up for any other on-campus recruitment. Students are expected to dress appropriately for interviews, and to arrive for the interview at least ten minutes before the scheduled time. Smart students (and all Cortland students are smart) write thank you notes to the interviewer immediately.