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Westfield State University produces over 1000 graduates annually in over 30 academic disciplines.  The Career Center will customize a recruitment plan to meet your needs and get targeted results.  Connect with us to get started.

Westfield State University joined the Handshake Recruiting Platform!  Handshake enables recruiters to only need one log-in to post with over 1,000 schools and reach over 6,000,000 students– simplifying the job posting process. 

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Handshake allows you to post jobs and internships, register for career fairs, and manage your on-campus recruiting activities at Westfield State. There is no fee to post a job or internship.

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Phone: (413) 572-5206
Fax: (413) 572-5475

Be sure to include:
  •     Your Company Name & Website
  •     Job Title & Duties
  •     Qualifications & Majors Desired
  •     Location
  •     Application Instructions
  •     Compensation
  •     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.

The Career Center assists employers in their efforts to connect with prospective employees through on-campus career fairs. We will host five virtual career fairs throughout the year:

Business, Communication & Technology Job Fair 
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Government & Criminal Justice Job Fair 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Human & Social Services Job Fair (virtual)
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Job & Internship Fair
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get Hired Career Fair
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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!  

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.  

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.  

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.

There are a number of ways to connect with students and alumni:

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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.

Campus Recruiting Calendar

Fall Semester
October 1 - November 30

Spring Semester

February 1 - April 30

We offer easy and convenient recruiting including: 

  • Free Parking
  • Custom Scheduling
  • Private Interview Rooms
  • Convenient Interview Times


Schedule an On-Campus Interview
(413) 572-5206

Interview Schedules

Interviews are scheduled between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Time slots for interviews are 30 minutes and/or 45 minutes.