Connect with Undergraduate Students

Employers have numerous opportunities to build a presence on campus to further their recruiting objectives and improve outcomes. Below is a list of examples—some are part of the traditional hiring process, while others are not. The PPD staff is happy to discuss any new, creative ideas you would like to explore.

  • The cornerstone of the recruiting process, job posting—either full-time or internship—is easily accomplished on Handshake, Fordham’s University-wide undergraduate careers portal. Learn more about Handshake.

  • On-campus recruiting offers several advantages—all accessible to employers via Handshake. Through this online system, you may request to hold an information session, post employment opportunities (summer internships, school-year internships, or full-time jobs), collect applications, and organize first-round interviews. Visit the Office of Career Services’ employer information page for more details.

  • If you would like the Gabelli School’s PPD team to hand-pick résumés for you to review, our staff is pleased to provide this service. Résumé books for undergraduate programs become available during the fall term. Email [email protected] to request a résumé book or receive more information. Please note that résumés in these compilations are for recruiting purposes only and should not be externally distributed or shared.

  • PPD organizes student-group visits to employers’ offices throughout the New York metropolitan area. Site visits allow employers to give Fordham students a firsthand view of their operations, products, and people. This is a great way for you to get to know our undergraduates in a relaxed way, outside the context of a traditional interview. Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in arranging a site visit.

  • PPD welcomes employers who seek alternative ways to engage with students including:

    • presenting to a classroom
    • hosting coffee chats or recruiter hours
    • participating in a panel event about career preparation in general or an industry in particular
    • engaging in mock interviews

    Please contact [email protected] for more information about these engagement opportunities or if you have a unique idea of your own.

  • The Gabelli School has many undergraduate business student organizations. Connecting directly with these groups is an effective way to reach students who are interested in specific industries, functions, or geographic areas. PPD often helps employers to connect with student organizations and their leaders. Email [email protected] if you are interested in making a connection to a student organization.

  • Cynthia Bush, director of career advising for undergraduate programs, builds relationships with employers across industries to expand opportunities for business students of diverse backgrounds. Please email Cynthia Bush if you are interested in initiatives of this nature.