Employers: Career Planning

Find Meredith students on Handshake! 

The Office of Career Planning is excited to welcome you to Handshake! This replaced the CareerLink system in fall 2017 and offers your team streamlined and modern features. Use Handshake to manage all of your on and off campus recruiting needs, update job postings, view applicants and more.

As you get started with Handshake, the following resources may be useful:

Meredith College welcomes the opportunity to work with you and your organization as you seek Meredith students, recent graduates and experienced alumnae for internships, co-ops, part-time positions, and full-time career opportunities.

  • Post jobs, internships and co-ops on Handshake
  • Participate in on-campus recruiting
  • Attend Meredith-hosted career fairs and events
  • Establish your company’s brand on campus
  • Serve as panelists and lead workshops on campus
  • Speak to classes or campus organizations about a discipline-specific topic
  • Contact faculty internship coordinators

Organizations seeking to recruit Meredith students and graduates must follow the Meredith College Recruiting Policies and NACE Principles for Employment Professionals.

In posting internship opportunities for our students, we work to ensure that federal, state, and institutional regulations are met and sustained. We value offering high-quality, career-related opportunities for our students to allow for growth in their personal career development. In addition to the need for for-profit, private sector organizations to follow the federal guidelines regarding internship compensation, we find that by offering paid internships, you are more likely to attract higher numbers of applicants, and more competitive candidates. Your organization’s offer to provide students with meaningful work related to their academic course of study, and willingness to compensate our students fairly for their work, is key in making you an employer of first choice.

In order for internships at for-profit, private sector organizations  to be posted as unpaid, they must meet the following criteria put in place by the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Fact Sheet #71, Test for Unpaid Interns. According to the regulation, “If all of the factors listed are met, an employment relationship does not exist under the FLSA, and the Act’s minimum wage and overtime provisions do not apply to the intern.”  Additional information about what constitutes an internship can be found in the NACE Position Statement on Internships.

Contact Information
Jane Matthews
Assistant Director, Employer Relations
Park 219
(919) 760-8343