Recruiters - Center for Career Planning - Christopher Newport University

Center for Career Planning


Do you have an opportunity you would like to share with our students? You can create a Handshake account and post your profile and openings. You must have a physical address, phone number, web address and company/organization domain email address to create an account.

We prepare students for successful futures after college by helping them explore core values, interests and abilities as they pursue a rigorous liberal arts and sciences curriculum. Toward this goal, we offer vast opportunities for your organization to engage and recruit our students:

  • Job and internship postings
  • Career and graduate school fairs
  • On-campus and virtual interviews
  • Information sessions and tables
  • Recruiter panels
  • Resume review and mock interview programs
  • Job shadowing and informational interviewing
  • Employer site visits and tours

To learn more about engaging with our students, click on the Recruiter Engagement Guide in the Learn More section to connect with our Employer Development team.

The Center for Career Planning partners with employer and graduate school recruiters to host either in-person or virtual recruiting events. We host fairs during both the fall and spring semesters.

Nondiscrimination Policy

We welcome all equal opportunity employers. Christopher Newport University is committed to providing an environment that emphasizes the dignity and worth of every member of its community and that is free from harassment and discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, political affiliation or any other status protected by law.

National Association of Colleges and Employers

Employers and graduate schools who recruit at Christopher Newport University must adhere to the principles for ethical professional practice set by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

We also recommend recruiters follow NACE’s professional standards for university relations and recruiting.

Department of Justice

Work Authorization
The U.S. Department of Justice requires employers, recruiters and others posting employment opportunities to comply with all applicable equal employment opportunity laws, including the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Naturalization Act.

Posting Guidelines

  • For remote / work-from-home / freelance opportunities, please describe how you will train, supervise, evaluate and provide guidance/mentorship to the hired candidate
  • All commission positions must have a base salary equivalent to minimum wage or higher
  • All contract/1099 positions must be identified as such in the position posting
  • The following types of positions are prohibited:
    • Solicitation of/hiring students to sell or promote an organization’s products or services to other students
    • Pyramid or multi-level networking structures that require the recruitment of others to sell products and services
    • Any positions that would employ students by a private individual and/or in a private home (e.g., babysitter, book editor, tutor, caretaker, interior designer for your home)
    • Campus brand manager, ambassador, marketer positions

Please review our full list of recruiting guidelines in the Learn More section. If you have any questions/concerns, please contact Sarah Hobgood at (757) 594-8763 or

An internship is an intentional, structured experience where the employer/host and the student intern develop projects and tasks that benefit the organization and help the student meet his/her objectives for learning and skill development.

The main components of an internship include:

  • Opportunities to explore career options by completing projects relevant to the organization’s work and being exposed to both an individual department and the organization as a whole.
  • Application of course learning and development of skills for the workplace.
  • Supervision by a professional who will guide and direct the intern on tasks and provide regular feedback on performance.

Benefits of an internship for an employer:

  • Increasing productivity for the organization with additional project help.
  • Providing new energy, fresh perspectives and relevant theories/principles just learned in the classroom to the department and the organization.
  • Identifying future hires.
  • Creating opportunities for current employees to gain or strengthen supervision skills.
  • Building the employer’s brand as the intern shares his/her internship experience.

All internship postings should meet both the NACE internship experience guidelines and the Department of Labor Fair Labor Standards Act.

Contact the Center for Career Planning at (757) 594-8887 or for more information.

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