We hope you will join the rapidly growing list of employers and graduate programs that recognize the value of recruiting students with the Loyola academic and personal development experience. Thank you for coming to us to identify, connect with, and communicate to our students and young alumni.
For the best recruiting results, we recommend a multi-tiered strategy. Contact Jill Boatright, Director for Career Development, to help design a plan that works for you.
Employers who have consistent visibility with Loyola students have more success recruiting qualified students. Create excitement about your organization's opportunities by getting in front of them often and with a clear message. From participating in career workshops to information sessions and attendance at career fairs, we can help you deliver your message with frequency. Call us today at (504) 865-3860 to discuss the best options for you.
Here are some of the ways you can develop a presence and recruit on campus:
Employer Information Tables
Get in the middle of where students are. Arrange to have an information table in the high-traffic lane of the Danna Center during lunch time. Distribute information, make connections, and discuss details about your organization or business. Partner an information table with an information session, and watch your attendance grow.
Employer Information Sessions
Host an information session where you share information with students about your workplace and career opportunities. These sessions usually last an hour and include time to answer questions and talk informally with students.
Knock out your interviews with Loyola students in just one or two days. We’ll organize an interview schedule on our campus for your selected candidates. This option also allows students to interview in between classes and not worry about transportation to your office. We take care of all the details; you just show up.
Loyola offers at least two career fairs a year. These fairs are co-sponsored with other colleges and universities in New Orleans, which draws a large number of students from the region for you to recruit. Follow this link for more information on dates and details about our career fairs.
A coffee chat is an informal way to students to meet with company representatives and find out about jobs, internships, and company culture. Be sure to plan your coffee chat around other campus recruiting activities such as your information table or on-campus interviews to avoid too many students.
Partner with student Organizations
Partnering with student organizations can be an authentic and pwerful strategy to promote your company's brand on-campus. Many student organizations are happy to host employers for workshops or information sessions. To see a full list of student organizations, click here. Need help making the connection? Reach out to the Career Development Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (504) 865-3860.
Advertise in the Maroon Student Newspaper
Our award-winning student newspaper, The Maroon, is a vehicle to reach large numbers of Loyola students. It's widely read by students, faculty, and staff. Spread the word about career opportunities with your organization or company through this reliable audience.
Participate in workshops or mock interviews
Allow students to practice their interviewing skills in a safe environment. Offer students advice on appropriate answers to common interview questions, body language, professional attire, and other variabls that affect the success of interviewing. The CDC plans a mock interview day each semester, and we need seasoned professionals to participate. Additionally, we are always looking for professionsls who are willing to be called by a student to schedule a practice interview throughout the year.