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Looking to Hire a Wildcat?

Thank you for recruiting at ACU! The ACU Career Center serves as a liaison between you, our valued employer, and our students. We are committed to providing you with the employment services necessary to meet your organization’s needs.

Handshake is the official résumé and job posting service of ACU.  It is available for students, alumni, and employers.

Virtual Recruiting Options

Consider recruiting students through virtual interviews, coffee chats, info sessions, or recruiting events.

Ever considered virtual short-term projects or micro-internships?

Short-term, paid, professional assignments that students complete on behalf of companies. Typically 5-40 hours in total.

You can gain immediate support while assessing a student’s performance on a short-term basis.

Elements of a Successful Internship

Access to Contacts and Networks

Interns appreciate opportunities to meet a wide variety of professionals within your organization, attend professional meetings with their supervisor, and referrals to contacts in other organizations.

Recognition and Appreciation

When students begin their internship, introduce them to the staff, include them in social activities when appropriate, and most of all give them consistent feedback.

The Right Tools

Amenities such as a designated work area, office supplies, the use of a computer and phone, and a company email account should be available to the intern if appropriate.

Excellent Supervision

Excellent supervision includes a regular meetings to allow the intern time to ask questions, discuss the internship, learn new skills, etc.

About Microinternships

Microinternships are paid short-term projects or “gig” work 
  • Provides immediate value to organizations to get work done
  • Provides earlier access to students by working together on short term projects
  • Microinternships require approximately five to 40 hours of work per project

More Resources

Following are important principles and guidelines for creating and implementing an effective internship program:

Summer Internships & New Hires

Internships and Covid-19

We recognize that organizations are working hard to determine the impact of COVID-19 on their operations. We strongly encourage you to explore all available options for your interns/new hires and consider carefully any changes you may need to make.

Ideas for Restructuring Your Internships

  • Convert the on-site internship to fully remote if this is feasible for your organization and your interns’ role.
  • Defer the start date to later in the summer.
  • Offer remote work for some period of time at the start, say the first 1/2 of the internship, and then have interns start work at your physical location(s) later.

Still Need Help?

 We are here to help! If you have any questions or need assistance in the recruiting process,
contact us at
careers@acu.edu, or contact Brooke Nichols at brooke.nichols@acu.edu directly.

Email:
careers@acu.edu
Call:
(325) 674-2473
Location:
Brown Library Room 261