PVCC provides a number of services to help area employers recruit qualified staff from among PVCC's many talented students / alumni. If you have questions about any of the services summarized below, contact PVCC's Career Services Office.
Job and Internship Postings
Use College Central Network, a FREE online recruiting service for employers to post job and internship opportunities. Students and community members have 24/7 access to your postings. Or visit College Central Network's Consortium of Virginia Community Colleges to reach ten colleges with a single posting. If interested in recruiting at multiple Virginia Community Colleges, visit HERE to find career services' contacts and the job listing services each use. If you're interested in learning which community colleges might be best for you to recruit at considering the programs of study they offer, check out the Virginia Community College System program search. Visit HERE (with scrolling down to the College Locator) to find the community college in the geographic region of interest.
Another way to advertise at PVCC is through the job board, located in the Main Building near the Financial Aid Office. This space includes announcements about job fairs and regional recruiting events. If you want to post information on the job board and social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter), email detailed information to the Career Services Office (a colorful flyer draws more attention on these resources). Students are emailed about local jobs and hiring events in the weekly eNewsletter.
Virtual & On-Campus Recruiting
Employers are welcome to recruit on-campus when classes are in session during the fall or spring semesters (usually Tuesdays or Thursdays between 12-2pm are best unless recruiting healthcare students which varies by the program of study and their class schedule). PVCC's Career Services Office is also happy to facilitate a virtual information session via Zoom as well. Visit our YouTube channel if you would like to see some examples of these. To arrange either of these, contact PVCC's Career Services Office. If you give us at least a week's notice, we can include your recruitment session in the weekly eNewsletter which all students receive.
Since 1983, PVCC has hosted an annual job fair on-campus every spring semester for all industries in Central Virginia. Check our Web site for dates and times.
Host an intern! Employers benefit from a pool of skilled applicants, lower recruitment costs and a structured career development program. Through PVCC's Internship Program, students integrate classroom study with related work experience in business, industry, government, nonprofits or professional associations.
PVCC promotes internships to all students. If your organization can afford to host a paid internship, you will receive a larger response as students tend to need the financial support.
PVCC has partnered with Parker Dewey who pioneered the innovative concept of Micro-Internships - short-term, paid, project-based work experiences, many of which can be done remotely. Assignments typically require 5-40 hours of work which may be completed within a few days or weeks. Parker Dewey manages the payment processing to make it easy on employers administratively. Students are not considered your employees or contractors. It's quick and free to post positions either for PVCC students or Parker Dewey's network of students from hundreds of colleges. For more information, check out their sample projects or post an opportunity.
Additional Community Resources
Career Services eNewsletter
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