Employer Resources

Find your Future Talent at George Fox University

Post a Job on Handshake

Handshake is the online career hub for George Fox students and alumni. Employers can use Handshake to post jobs and internships, as well as register for our campus career events. If you’re already an approved employer you're free to post your position(s), or use the Handshake link below to create an account.

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Attend a Career Event

Each year, we welcome companies to campus for career fairs that allow you to interact with George Fox students from every major. Among these events are a Nursing Expo, an Engineering Expo, and a Job and Internships Fair.

Our next event is our Nursing Spring Expo, scheduled for Monday, March 7, on our Newberg campus.

If you would like more specifics on when these events take place and how you can participate in them, contact our employee relations manager, Wade Witherspoon, at wwitherspoon@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2338.

Post a Job on Bruin Boards

Handshake is the primary platform we recommend for posting jobs, but for those positions that are local and part time in nature (e.g., childcare, yard work, tutoring, etc.), Bruin Boards is also an option.

Use this form to inform us of your position. From there, we will post your job on our secure job board for only George Fox students to view.

Internship Standards and Resources

Whether you’re researching best practices or considering building an internship program, we offer the following resources that may inform your needs.

The National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) recommends the following definition:

An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.

NACE suggests the following criteria be met in order for an experience to qualify as an internship:

  1. The experience must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides for applying the knowledge gained in the classroom. It must not be simply to advance the operations of the employer or be the work that a regular employee would routinely perform.
  2. The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
  3. The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
  4. There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework.
  5. There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
  6. There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor.
  7. There are resources, equipment and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals.

Why host an internship program? Here are a few reasons to consider:

  • To create a talent pipeline to hire recruits with experience
  • To invigorate your workforce with fresh talent
  • To invest in and shape the professional development of future leaders
  • George Fox students are well equipped through academic preparation and character development

Learn more about our standards and practices by reading our Internship Program Development guide.

Questions?

Wade Witherspoon

Wade Witherspoon

Employer Relations Manager