Connect with Westfield Students and Alumni
Westfield State University is on the Handshake Recruiting Platform, a single website for campus recruiting.
- Post jobs and internships with no fee to over 1,000 schools reaching over 6M students.
- Register for career fairs
- Manage your on-campus recruiting activities
Post an Opportunity
Login to Handshake and follow the options to post an opportunity.
Call or Email Us (details below)
Be sure to include:
- Your Company Name & Website
- Job Title & Duties
- Qualifications & Majors Desired
- Application Instructions
- Start Date/End Date
- Contact Person & Contact Information (including email, address, phone)
The Westfield State University Career Center adheres to the NACE Principles for Professional Practices and expect our employers to adhere to the guidelines set forth by NACE and the U.S. Department of Labor.
Register for a Career Fair
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us (details below)!
The Career Center assists employers in their efforts to connect with prospective employees through career fairs. We will host three virtual career fairs throughout the 2021-2022 academic year:
Government & Criminal Justice Job Fair
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Job & Internship Fair
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Get Hired Career Fair
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
To register for these fairs, please log in or create an account with Handshake, click on Fairs then search for Westfield State University. Once you complete the career fair registration, you will receive a confirmation email. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call (413-572-5206) or email us!
Internship Information for Employers
More than 400 businesses, schools or organizations host Westfield State University students for approximately 8 to 40 hours per week, in paid or unpaid positions that relate directly to their individual academic program and career interests.
CREATING AN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
If you have never hosted an intern before and would like some guidance on how to effectively do this, we have created a guide to help you in the process. If you are hoping to develop a virtual internship program, we have outlined some key factors for consideration in our Designing a Virtual Internship Program guide. Please don't hesitate to call us (413-572-5206) with any questions or to set up a meeting to discuss this further.
INTERNSHIP CREDIT POLICY
Students can earn up to 15 college credits for their internship experiences. Students must complete 120 hours for every three credits that they receive. Most students will complete a 3 or 6 credit internship (8 hrs./week or 16 hrs./week) with many seeking paid, full-time opportunities during the summer. If a student is interested in receiving academic credit, the student will be responsible for providing the employer with the necessary paperwork.
As an Internship Site Supervisor, you will be asked to provide the student an orientation for the student to your organization's goals and the responsibilities of the position, to integrate the student's learning objectives with the job specifications, and accommodate an on-site visit by a representative from the University. Supervisors will also be asked to assess the student's performance through standard evaluation forms, which are an integral part of the student's grade. Westfield State University complies with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regarding unpaid internships.
The National Association of Colleges and Employers has identified the following criteria that internship postings must meet:
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 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.
Host On-Campus Interviews
For on-campus interviews, we offer a prescreening process that allows the employer to select candidates to interview. We forward the resumes for your perusal, and prepare the interview schedule.
We encourage you to set up the interview dates four weeks in advance.
Contact us to discuss on-campus interviews.