Employer Campus Recruiting

Employers visit Youngstown State University not only promote their company but to interview students for full-time professional positions or internships within their organization. These interviews take place in the Office of Career Services. Interviewing times are scheduled throughout the academic year, and employer visits are promoted to students, alumni, and faculty.

* On-Campus Recruiting dates usually occur from mid-September through November for Fall semester and mid-January through May for Spring semester.

Many employers hold Recruiting or Information Sessions beforehand. These sessions help provide insight for students regarding what employers are looking for in candidates. While each employer has their specific qualifications, there are skills that transfer from company to company such as organizational skills, both written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, leadership skills, problem solving skills, etc. These employer sessions can be extremely beneficial when it comes time for you to create your resume and interview for your professional career

Why attend these sessions?
     → Become informed about a company.
     → Have the opportunity to ask questions about the hiring process.
     → Submit your resume to be considered for full-time, professional positions
     → Sign up for an Interview date/time

What is typically discussed?
→ A companies background.
     → A companies future goals.
     → Job openings currently available with the company

Can this be used as a networking  opportunity?
→ Yes this can be a great networking opportunity.  Feel free after the information session
    to approach the company representative to get some one on one face time.

Should I bring anything?
Bring prepared questions.  The questions can be general or specific to that company.

Once the employer has completed their portion of the interview, it is your turn. You should develop a list of questions to address those areas which still may be unclear so you have a full understanding of this position within the organization.

  • How will this position fit into the organizational structure of the company or organization?
  • How will I receive feedback about my performance and how often?
  • Where can a position of this type lead to with this organization in five years?
  • How did this position become available?
  • What will the orientation and training entail?
  • How much on-the-job training is involved?
  • What are the long-term goals or growth plans of the organization?
  • What type of continuing education or training does the organization provide?
  • What are you looking for in the ideal candidate?
  • What are some of the challenges this organization/department faces?
  • What do you like about working here?
  • At what level of day-to-day supervision will this position be under?
  • Can you describe the day-to-day office environment or culture of this organization/department?