Please review the information below for more details on virtual recruitment opportunities.
Full-Time and Internship Recruiting and Hiring
Northeastern University’s Employer Engagement and Career Design staff are here to assist you in engaging with students, expanding your talent pipeline, and identifying candidates to meet your hiring needs. Over 50% of our graduating students receive full-time job offers from their co-op employers. Still, many companies recruit and hire graduating students directly into a full-time role post-graduation. The hiring process occurs year-round but primarily during the fall and spring semesters.
Please note NU staff and faculty sponsored co-ops: All co-ops sponsored by NU faculty or staff must be paid at market rate for a given position.
Ready to begin recruiting at Northeastern? Visit NUworks to register as an employer!
Employers use NUworks to post/promote post-graduation and co-op jobs, review job applications, and manage their participation in career-related events sponsored by Northeastern. An Employer Registration Approval must be submitted and approved before posting a job. Please use the following criteria when submitting a request for Employer Registration Approval (ERA):
a) when possible, use a company email address – a Gmail address should be used as your last resort and will be less acceptable to our users (e.g., students and alums);
b)-your web site should be professional and use basic computer language;
c)-if possible, the area code for your phone number should match the location of your organization;
d) the IP address matches the geolocation; and
e) your address is valid and published
Employers, your feedback is very important to us. Please consider taking a few minutes to let us know why you choose to recruit at Northeastern!
Full-time career opportunities/internships On-Campus Interviewing
On-Campus Interview (OCI) space is available on the 2nd floor of Stearns Center (GPS address: 420 Huntington Ave, Boston MA, or Building #37 on our campus map) weekdays from 8:30 am – 5 pm. Recruiting space is unavailable on holidays, or during the reading period and final exams (academic calendar). Employers may arrive by 8:30 am to prepare for their day.
On-Campus Interview Process
|Interview room reservations||Employer requests reservation via NUworks on the On-Campus Interview request form for Stearns Center space; confirmed by staff|
|Job posting||Once registered and approved, employer posts job on NUworks; the employer may choose when to post job|
|Job application deadline||The employer chooses their application deadline date|
|Application delivery method||Employer inputs choice for applications delivery via NUworks either: as received (recommended) or at OCI deadline|
|Preselects & notification to candidates||The employer uses their own method to notify candidates and manage their own interview schedule.|
|Interview schedule||Employer sets own schedule and manages any changes|
|Prior to and day of OCI||Employer brings own schedule and resume copies; gives a copy to NU staff|
Both OCI options require employers to register on NUworks. Once approved as a NUworks employer, employers can complete the On-Campus Interview request form found on the NUworks dashboard. When completing the form, please:
- Choose either Fully Managed or Employer Managed
- Input a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice for OCI dates
- Input preferred time (Morning, Afternoon, or Full Day)
- Input Job ID number for the OCI position
Once an On-Campus Interview form is approved by EE staff, an automatic email will be sent to the employer with detailed information on the OCI.
Your open positions (when they are linked to the OCI) will be promoted to the Northeastern student population, and candidates will apply via NUworks.
Applications will be delivered via NUworks based on your choice – either as they are received (the recommended method) or in a bundle at the end of the application deadline day.
Posting a Job or Internship
Fully Managed and Employer Managed OCI schedules require that jobs be posted in NUworks. When posting your positions on NUworks, remember to:
- Input which Colleges you are recruiting from, the period of employment as Post-Graduate, and student level as undergraduates, and/or masters, and/or doctoral
- Input that you wish to set up an on-campus interview and input the campus interview date as the same as the OCI
- Input Application Delivery method as via NUworks and select delivery method email and/or Accumulate Online
- Note in the job description if you are open to hiring students under Curricular Practical Training (CPT) or Optional Practical Training (OPT). Please note this is not the same as sponsoring a student. With OPT/CPT, there is no burden on the employer.
To participate or learn more about recruiting and other engagement options, contact Employer Engagement at 617-373-3404.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Employer Partner Engagement Opportunities
We are committed to engaging in the ongoing education of ourselves and others, disrupting biases and inequitable systems, and amplifying impact through our partnerships with students, alumni, and employers in hiring, programming, and services. It is our goal to continue expanding our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work to support all our constituents in achieving their goals and a more just society. This is our call to action.
DEI Best Practice Guide The information and ideas offered in this document are universal with regards to addressing workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion challenges. They are some but not all the strategies that help organizations source diverse talent.
Through our diversity recruitment initiatives and support programs, we assist our students in finding co-op, internship, and full-time employment with organizations that value diversity. Our office has developed strong partnerships ad working relationships with the various University offices and organizations supporting diverse learners, including:
- Asian American Center
- Center for Intercultural Engagement
- John D. O’Bryant African American Center
- Latinx Student Cultural Center
- Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
- Social Justice Resource Center
- LGBTQA Resource Center
- Disability Resource Center
- Office of Global Services
- Global Student Success
- Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service
Branding Opportunities – target historically underrepresented students with special programming, networking events, and presentations as well as participation in University-wide targeted events and programs.
Recruiting – encourage underrepresented candidates through job postings, sourcing communications, and recruiting events that highlight your organizational commitments to and activities in support of diverse employees and on behalf of local communities and organizations.
Financial Support and Sponsorships – provide sponsorships to student clubs and organizations, diversity scholarship programs, and University programs focused on diversity.
Popular Engagement Opportunities
Held twice each year in October and March, the B.L.A.C.K. (Black Leaders Accessing Consciousness through Knowledge) and L.A.T.I.N.X. (Latinx Accessing Their Intellect through Networking and Exchange) is a professional immersion experience of panel discussions, networking opportunities, and information sessions to connect learners to hiring opportunities with top employer partners.
Offered in both the Fall and Spring, these University-wide events are open to all students and provide a robust opportunity to recruit co-op students and entry-level talent at the undergraduate, Master’s, and PhD levels. Many employer partners schedule pre-fair branding and networking programs targeting specific populations of interest.
Offered annually, this event focuses on the perspectives and concerns of queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, intersex, and asexual students relative to employment and professional life. Students interact with alumni, professionals, and corporate representatives on topics such as navigating microaggressions, corporate culture, and gender presentation.
Corporate partners are an essential support resource for students of the Align Master’s Program, which is designed to close the diversity gap in the tech field by enabling more women and diverse students to pursue a career in technology.
Introduce targeted students to your company culture and opportunities via Husky Trek virtual tours.
Diversity Clubs and Organizations
Northeastern offers a wide variety of clubs and organizations providing opportunities and support for our marginalized student populations. We can work with you to engage with these organizations in supporting your targeted outreach, as well as their programming and fundraising efforts.
The BESS mission is to form a network for and solidarity among student engineers, building a support system for engineers to ensure that they would stay in the field.
GWISE is a group of graduate students and postdocs designed to assist in the professional and personal advancement of women in science and engineering at Northeastern University.
Enabling Engineering is a Northeastern University student-led group that designs and builds devices to empower individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities.
Since our establishment in 2004, EWB-USA NEU has designed and constructed water projects in eight communities in Honduras, Uganda, and Panama, affecting over 2,000 individuals.
The Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers, Northeastern University Chapter (NU SHPE) is a professional organization whose goal is to enable Latinos in the New England area (including MA, ME, NH, VT, and RI) to pursue, obtain and develop successful careers with top research and development, high-tech (i.e., hardware, software, and IT services), and other organizations.
The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) was founded in November 2007 to help Asian heritage scientific and engineering professionals achieve their full potential.
oSTEM is an organization that fosters leadership for LGBTQIA+ communities within STEM fields.
SWE was established to have fun and promote women in engineering!
The Northeastern Black Business Oriented Student Society (BBOSS) is a student organization at Northeastern University geared towards developing, empowering, and enhancing the business minds of its members through workshops, networking events, speaker sessions, and other programming.
Out in Business is a professional development affinity group in the D’Amore McKim School of Business focused on LGBTQA topics. Our initiatives are to provide those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and our allies with a safe space in the business school to socialize and network, to organize professional development workshops, to connect with the LGBTQ+ professional community in the greater Boston area, and much more.
Smart Woman Securities (SWS) is a national organization whose mission is to educate undergraduate women on finance and investments. Through educational seminars, mentoring initiatives, and exposure to successful professionals and businesses, SWS provides the guidance and resources upon which women can build greater knowledge of the financial industry.
Girls Who Code (GWC) is a national nonprofit that strives to close the gender gap in the field of technology. The program allows female undergraduates to teach coding skills, project planning, and management to girls in the GWC clubs. The clubs are complementary programs for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community and join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models.
NU Grad Women Coders (GWC) aims to create a conducive environment for women in tech to help each other further their ambitions and take on leadership roles in the tech world. GWC hosts weekly tech sessions by members of the community or inspiring external guests.
Girls Who Code College Loop (GWC CL) is a university-level network for college-aged women interested in tech to support one another and help each other succeed in the field. College Loops build belonging and community through weekly meetings during the school year. Members have access to nearly 100 corporate companies, regional events, and other GWC programs.
Khoury PhD Women is a networking group for female-identifying PhD students at Northeastern University’s Khoury College of Computer Sciences. Members of Khoury PhD Women have a platform to network, discuss special interest topics, and engage in a neutral and safe social space.
Northeastern’s Multi-Diverse Unified Leaders in the Technology Industry (MULTI) promotes diversity and inclusion in the technology field to uplift and empower students from all backgrounds pursuing a career in the industry. MULTI members are part of an inclusive learning community attending group discussions, career talks, and workshops.
Northeastern University’s chapter of Women in CyberSecurity (NU WiCyS) brings a large-scale organization with national outreach to the Northeastern community. Members of WiCyS are part of a club that is dedicated to bringing together female leaders in cybersecurity to share their research, industry, and academic knowledge. NU WiCyS offers the opportunity to attend networking events, meaningful seminars and acquire skills through mentoring.
Northeastern University’s Women in Technology (nuWIT) fosters a diverse community of women interested in computer and information science who support and encourage each other to reach their full potential. Members engage in community outreach, networking, and an exploration of the technology field. nuWIT sponsors events such as the Computer Science Women’s Welcome Dinner and Grace Hopper trip. Members participate in regularly-held employer talks, alumni and research panels, workshops, interview preparation seminars, and study abroad information sessions.
The Northeastern Black Student Association serves as a medium between black students at large and officials of higher authority at Northeastern University. NBSA seeks to establish a dominant presence both on campus and in the surrounding community as an organization focused on the political, historical, and socio-cultural well-being of Black students.
Diversity Recruiting Best Practices
We can help you craft a specific strategy that best meets your organizational goals and interests since there is no “one size fits all” approach to diversity recruiting. A useful primer on best practices articulated the following broad considerations:
- Set clear goals before you begin
- Start as early as possible.
- Don’t underestimate the importance of your job descriptions.
- Standardize the hiring process and train interviewers
- Grow your funnel
- Watch out for unconscious bias.
- Make sure you consider a diverse slate of candidates for every role.
- Test different initiatives
- Don’t get too caught up on the qualifications.
- Cast a wide net
- If you want diverse candidates, start with a diverse hiring committee.
- Collaboration is key
- Think short-term and long-term
Employer Engagement & Career Design hosts our biannual, university-wide boutique virtual recruiting event using NUworks. Students and employers will access the event through their NUworks account, which is powered by Symplicity. NUworks is the same platform used for organizations to post jobs and internships.
To view full schedule and registration information about the Talent Connect, click here.
To participate in the Northeastern Talent Connect event, employers must be able to commit to:
- Posting one or more open positions on our career portal, NUworks;
- Hosting an “Ask a Recruiter” group session with our students; and
- After the group session, hosting 1:1 interviews with appropriate students.
We have designated specific days for a particular recruiting focus. Please sign up for the day or days that best fits your organization’s needs. The categories are:
- Business (Finance, Marketing, Consulting, FinTech, Banking, etc.)
- STEM (Engineering, Research, Software/Hardware Development, Bioinformatics, etc.)
- Social Impact/Arts/Media (Journalism, Non-profit, Government, Television, Graphic Design, etc.)
- Healthcare (Pharmacy, Clinical Research, Mental Health, etc.)
- If you are new to the system, go to https://nuworks.northeastern.edu/employers and follow the “Sign Up” instructions (versus the “Sign In” path). If you have forgot your password, go to https://nuworks.northeastern.edu/employers and click “forgot password” to sign in.
- Log into NUworks with your employer email address and password.
- Click on ‘Events’ in the left-hand sidebar, then ‘Employer Sessions’
- Click ‘Request Employer Session’ (it will be in the middle of the page, you may have to scroll to see it)
- Fill in a title for your event. We recommend something similar to ‘Ask a Recruiter from [your company name]’
- Please note: This is how students will identify your session as part of the Talent Connect.
- Choose ‘Northeastern Talent Connect’ as the Session Type
- Choose ‘Virtual’ for the location – this event is fully remote
- Fill in the description box with a short blurb about your company and the positions that your company will be recruiting for.
- Please note: This information is critical to a student’s decision to attend your session. Please describe your organization and your current open positions as clearly as possible.
Adding Video Links:
You must include live meeting links to the video platform your organization is using (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.).
- Enter a unique video meeting link in the ‘Virtual Meeting Link’ field after choosing ‘Virtual’ as the Location Type
Choosing your Talent Connect Date:
- Once you’ve chosen your date(s), please fill in the time(s) you will be available to chat with students. The event begins at 11am ET and ends at 8pm ET, so please choose times within that frame when you can chat with students. You can host more than one session in one day.
- Please note: If you are hosting more than one session in one day, please request separate sessions for each time. For example, submit one request from 11am-1pm, and then a separate request for 4pm-6pm.
Scheduling 1:1 interviews:
- After you host your group session, employers must schedule, at their convenience, 1:1 interviews with appropriate Northeastern students.
Northeastern’s Office of Employer Engagement and Career Design provides employers with many opportunities to get in front of students to educate them about your organization, academic programs, industry trends, employment opportunities, and hiring practices. Participation in our employer programs (Connection Sessions, Coffee Chats, On-Campus Interviews, and Employer in Residence), aside from our career fairs, are free and can be scheduled through NUworks anytime during the year.
Not sure of which event will yield the best results? Call 617-373-3404 or send an email to Sumana Northover on the Employer Engagement and Career Design team to discuss. Sumana will help you create your custom on-campus recruiting strategy. We welcome you to share your ideas and feedback with us too!
Employer Coffee Chat
If this is your first time on campus, we recommend you consider a coffee chat. This informal drop-in style type of event is popular with our students. We typically arrange a high traffic area, typically in our student center. You are provided with a 6ft table for setup, and we will bring a kiosk for checking students in. In terms of your table/area, we encourage you to bring your organizational brand in order to fill the space. Some recommendations include swag for giveaways, branded linen, marketing collateral, product displays, and/or treats. Post-event, we will email your representative(s) an attendance list, complete with resumes if desired. Coffee chats can be scheduled at any time throughout the day. We recommend a 2-3 hour time slot. There is no fee for a coffee chat.
These sessions, whether on-campus or virtual, provide organizations with a a unique and valuable opportunity to engage with a group of students of all class years—freshmen through seniors, by providing students with an overview of the current and future state of your industry and your organization.
By hosting a Spotlight session, you are inviting students to engage in conversations to learn about industry workplace trends and to explore potential career path options with you.
By offering broad industry overviews, as well as company specific career opportunities, these sessions are attractive to students of all class years, and as such, represent an exceptional branding and recruiting opportunity for our employer partners.
We recommend that organizations be prepared to discuss some of the following topics in their Spotlight group session:
- Industry Definition/Overview
- Your Organization’s Place/Business Model Within Your Industry
- History of Your Industry and Organization
- Current Status of Work Within Your Industry/Organization
- Future of Work Within Your Industry/Organization
- Influence of Artificial Intelligence (A. I.) on Your Industry/Organization
- Your Industry’s and Organization’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- Evolution of and Current Career Paths Within Your Industry/Organization
- Current Available Positions/Postings to NUworks (Symplicity)
Further, we recommend that you plan for a session length of one (1) to two (2) hours, leaving the majority of the time for student engagement and Q & A’s. Also plan to host your session in the late afternoon/early evening timeframe to help maximize attendance.
Additionally, as a simple “best practice” reminder, we suggest offering refreshments, door-prize raffles and/or “swag” give-a-ways to encourage student attendance.
Unable to come to campus but still want to build your brand and engage our students? Consider one of our virtual options!
Virtual Coffee Chats and Industry/Company Spotlight
Our primary campus events can all be recreated virtually. We provide a unique Microsoft Teams link for your event and promote it directly to students. Give a presentation, answer questions, and connect face-to-face with students from anywhere. We’ll provide a list of attendees after each event.
Employer Social Media Takeover @NUEmployers
If you are coming to campus to participate in a recruiting event, hosting your own event, or just want to get the word out on campus about your company, culture, and available opportunities, this is a great virtual solution. Through an SM takeover of our Northeastern Twitter account, companies are able to create a buzz about an upcoming visit along with giving students an inside look within their organizations by posting alum/employee stories, live content videos and pics, share blog posts and promote jobs. At the end of the takeover, we can provide you with stats on student and alum engagement with your campaign to help you measure its success. For more information on a Twitter Takeover @ Northeastern, click here.
Northeastern University has developed the following guidelines to promote an equitable and fair recruiting experience on behalf of our employers as well as our students. It is our expectation that employers who participate in on-campus recruiting become familiar with the following policies as well as reference these policies throughout the year. If any of the following expectations conflict with the internal Company hiring procedures, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at 617-373-3404.
- Adherence to National and State Guidelines
Participating companies are expected to read and adhere to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Practice, the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Recruitment and Employment Guidelines, and the laws established by the federal government and the state of Massachusetts. These guidelines are a reflection of these national standards.
Participating companies are expected to maintain the confidentiality of all student and alumni information. Sharing information about a candidate with another organization is not acceptable unless the Company receives prior written consent from the candidate.
- Testing and Assessment
All tests and/or assessments used as part of the hiring process must be a valid measure of employability and must be compliant with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) standards, and testing procedures must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Companies should provide testing information to students at least two full business days in advance. The information should include but is not limited to
- The type of test.
- The purpose of the test.
- To whom the test results will be disclosed.
Information on testing practices should be shared with our office. We encourage all testing information to be added to the job descriptions as early as possible.
- Scheduling of Tests, Interviews, and Events
We expect every employer to take into consideration a student’s class schedule. Students should not be expected to miss classes for tests, interviews, or employer-sponsored recruiting events. Please note that we require 72 hours notice to cancel a previously scheduled interview or an on-campus event. If, for some reason, an employer is unable to attend a scheduled on-campus interview session, we expect that they will contact students directly to reschedule, as well as letting our office know of the cancellation.
- Reporting New Hire Data
When requested by Employer Engagement and Career Design staff, participating companies will supply information regarding students who have been hired to fill full-time, internship, or other related positions. The requested information may include but is not limited to the student’s name, her title and division or unit within the organization, the geographic location of the position, the employment start date, and the compensation.
Employer Engagement and Career Design will not tolerate illegal discrimination in any form. Any acts of such discrimination by representatives will be reported to the hiring company or organization.
- Job and Internship Offers
Reasonable efforts should be made on the part of employers to allow students adequate time for evaluating internship and full-time job opportunities. Likewise, students are also coached by Employer Engagement and Career Design on the importance of evaluating their offers carefully and promptly, and declining additional recruiting opportunities in the form of interviews, applications, and offers once they have accepted an initial offer.
- Exploding Offers
Participating companies should not pressure students into accepting so-called exploding offers. Employer Engagement and Career Design defines exploding offers as those that require a student to reply within an unusually short period of time (defined as one-two days), has a special incentive for early acceptance, or any practices that improperly influences and affects job offer acceptances. We encourage all employers to present students with a reasonable amount of time in which they are able to assess and accept offers. We also recommend that employers consider extending offer timelines when necessary as well as keep an open line of communication with students throughout the entire offer/acceptance process.
9. Best Practices for equitable and fair recruiting experience for employers and students
Objective: Provide students ample time to evaluate and decide on full-time return offers that result from Spring, Summer, and Fall internships or full spring/summer and Summer 1/Fall Co-ops. It serves both the interests of the students and employers and minimizes the potential for reneging on full-time offers when students have ample time to complete the interview processes and make an informed decision about their offers. Please reference the below best practices for offer deadlines resulting from specific semesters.
Full-Time Offers Resulting from Internships & Co-ops:
|Offer Results From:||Offer is for:||Keep Offer Open until:||Notes|
Full 6-month Spring/Summer 1 Co-op
|Full Time Conversion|
(Starting in Summer 2024)
|· Offer should remain open until October 28th, 2023 or four weeks after the offer is made, whichever comes later|
|Summer 2023 internship/Co-op|
|Full Time Conversion (Starting in Summer 2024)||· Offer should remain open until October 28th, 2023 or four weeks after the offer is made, whichever comes later|
|Fall 2023 Internships/Co-ops|
Full 6-month Summer 2/Fall Co-op
|Full Time Conversion|
(Starting in Summer 2024)
|· Offer should remain open for a minimum of four weeks after the start of subsequent academic term in Spring 2024 or four weeks after the offer is made, whichever comes later|
Note: Offers made a full calendar year in advance (12+ months) should follow the following year’s calendar best practices & guidelines (Spring, Summer, and Fall of 2024).
10. Special Guidelines For Third-Party Recruiters
Employment agencies and search firms may list openings on NUworks as long as they clearly identify themselves as third-party recruiters in their employer profile, as well as in their job descriptions. It must also be made clear that the organization does not charge students fees of any kind for utilizing their service. Please note, although third-party recruiters and search agencies/firms may post employment opportunities, they may not recruit on campus. When conducting on-campus interviews, only direct representatives or recruiters of an employer may interview Northeastern students.
All third-party employment agencies and search firms must:
- Provide information on the identity of the employer being represented and the nature of the relationship between the agency and the employer. The agency must permit Employer Engagement and Career Design to verify this information by contacting the Company being represented. If Employer Engagement and Career Design have an existing relationship with the client, we will inform the third-party agency and decline to post the position.
- Provide position descriptions for valid openings.
- Agree to release candidate information only with the written permission of the employment candidate, and only to the identified employer.
- Represent and follow all federal and state employment laws.
Please note that Employer Engagement and Career Design reserves the right to evaluate exceptions to this policy based on industry-specific trends, research, and expert consultation. Contact our office if you have questions about this policy.
11. Consequences for Recruiting Policy Violations
Employer Engagement and Career Design will evaluate recruiting policy violations by employers on a case by case basis. Consequences of a violation may include:
- Loss of access to Northeastern’s career management platform, NUworks.
- Loss of on-campus recruitment privileges, such as hosting events and conducting interviews
- Flagging and communication of severe violations on NUworks. This flag may impact the Company’s ability to recruit career development as well as for co-op opportunities.
Employer Engagement and Career Design reserves the right to refuse service to participating companies for violations of these policies, as well as reasons including but not limited to:
- Failure to comply with the national and state guidelines listed above.
- Misrepresentation of employer information.
- Complaints by students and alumni.
- Harassment of Northeastern students, alumni, staff, or faculty.
Thank you for your interest in visiting us! We would love to sit down with you and discuss ways in which we can help with your training and development, corporate education, or talent acquisition goals. For that reason, appointments are always preferred for employer visits, so that your meeting time on campus with us is as productive as possible. That said, if you are dropping off company marketing collateral or looking for more information on who best to speak to, please feel free to come to the 2nd floor of the Stearns Co-op Center, and we’d be happy to help.
The Office of Employer Engagement and Career Design adheres to the University’s policy for closing due to Winter Storms. In the case of inclement weather, if the University decides to close, our office will also close, and any recruiting events/activities scheduled for that day will be either canceled or postponed to a later date. We will notify all participating students accordingly.
For larger scale signature events, we will communicate alternate dates (rain/snow dates) prior to scheduling. However, for unexpected University closings that are decided the day prior or the day of, we will reach out to your organization as soon as we receive a notification to let you know that the campus is closed. In these instances, please do not attempt to come to campus.
To proactively check for closings and delays at Northeastern University use the following methods:
- Emergency/Weather closing at (617) 373-2000
- University Website