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For Employers

The Weigand Center for Professional Excellence offers resources to help employers of all sizes connect with our students, post openings, recruit interns and conduct on-campus recruiting for full-time positions.

Start with Handshake, the career management system that connects students with employers.

Posting Jobs and Internships

Need help filling an open job or internship? Use Handshake. It is fast, easy and free! Approved jobs are immediately accessible seven days a week, 24 hours a day to Elmhurst University students and alumni. We offer a diverse talent pool to fit your many job needs, from part-time community jobs to paid internships, permanent positions and other employment opportunities.

Handshake Help Center

While we understand that you will seek candidates from specific majors due to the specialized technical requirements for some of your positions, we also hope that you will consider students from academic areas across campus for your hiring needs.

Students in all academic areas have diverse experiences, interests, subject knowledge, and skills that are transferable and applicable to a wide range of positions.

We work with students to encourage them to self-select into one or more employment interest areas. In turn, we encourage you to consider broadening the major/degree requirements for positions you post.

If you’d like more information on students in specific academic programs, please feel free to view this comprehensive list of majors available at Elmhurst University.

We’re confident you’ll agree with other employers that Handshake is a great way to manage your university recruiting. Please contact us at (630) 617-3460 if you have questions or experience any difficulty.

Internship Information

Elmhurst University works with employers to establish internships and mutually productive partnerships. Each year, more than 200 Elmhurst students complete academic-credited internships throughout the Chicago area, gaining skills and providing services to their employers.

Internships offer students the opportunity to explore an occupational field and/or work experience related to their career goals. As a four-year comprehensive college, Elmhurst students major in a range of disciplines, including the humanities, sciences and business. If they choose to register their internship for academic credit, they typically work part-time hours for a fixed duration.

Academic Credit Hour Requirements

CreditsInternship HoursTotal Hours
Fall and Spring Terms
0.507–13 hours/week for 14 weeks98–182 hours
1.0014–17 hours/week for 14 weeks196–238 hours
1.5018+ hours/week for 14 weeks252+ hours
Summer Term
0.5013–24 hours/week for 8 weeks98–182 hours
1.0025–31 hours/week for 8 weeks196–238 hours
1.5032+ hours/week for 14 weeks252+ hours
January Term
1.0035–40 hours/week for 14 weeks140–160 hours

For more information about Elmhurst’s internship program, download the Employer Internship Information Packet or visit Handshake, where you can post job openings. If you have questions about the University’s internship initiatives, contact Director of Career Experiences Holly Coffin.

On-Campus Recruiting

Are you looking to recruit students or recent alumni talent? Consider participating in Elmhurst University’s On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) Program or hosting an information table.

Requesting OCR

On-Campus Recruiting is offered to employers who are interested in connecting with Elmhurst University students to recruit for full-time job and internship opportunities. An information session can be linked to your on-campus recruiting date, or you can schedule a session separately.

If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact Holly Coffin.

Requesting an Information Table

Information Tables are another option for employers who are interested in recruiting for part-time and full-time jobs or volunteer and internship opportunities. Tables are available in the Frick Center. Space and time availability is limited, so reserve your space early. Please review our guidelines:

  • Information Table must be requested no fewer than 10 business days prior to the date you hope to receive an assignment.
  • Please have alternate dates or times in mind whenever possible due to limited space.

If you would like to request an Information Table, please contact Alfie Chelette, coordinator of data systems and analysis.

Additional Ways to Partner

  • Students and faculty frequently partner with area businesses and nonprofits on projects such as writing marketing plans, conducting research or creating advertising campaigns. The students get real-world experience and participating companies get valuable insights.
  • Elmhurst University Career Fair
  • Mock Interview Events
  • Mentoring Program

For more information, contact Holly Coffin.

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