There are many ways to recruit our students on campus and off. Gonzaga University Career & Professional Development uses an online recruiting system called Handshake. The first step to recruiting on our campus is to make sure you have a Handshake account. If you do not have a Handshake account, please register by clicking here.

1. Conduct On-Campus Interviews

Two Types of On-Campus Interviews:

"Pre-select scheduling", allows employers to preview (preselect) résumés in advance and then select candidates to be interviewed. Please schedule 6 weeks in advance.

"Open Scheduling", allows students to sign-up for interview time slots, according to specified criteria, with no previewing option. Please schedule 4 weeks in advance.

On-campus Interviews are held during fall and spring semesters.

Option 1 - Employer Deadline:

Please schedule your on-campus interviews in Handshake a minimum of 4-6 weeks prior to the desired interview date.

A benefit is that your company can meet students face-to-face in a quiet, friendly environment. Other benefits include:

  • Diversity of students for entry-level and advanced positions.
  • Ability to interview both traditional-aged students and adult learners (5-15 years working experience) from our School of Leadership Studies or MBA programs.

Schedule an On-Campus Interview:

2. Attend a Career Fair.

Career fairs provide a useful opportunity to meet several students in one location. They also allow for branding of your company name, products and services.

View on-campus Career Fairs and other recruitment opportunities scheduled for the current or upcoming academic year.

Registration for all fairs is available through Handshake.

Additionally, if you hold interviews at your organization's site, the Career Center & GAMP office will publicize your event. Please provide dates and times, and we will gladly notify students on your behalf.

3. Set up an information table in the student center.

Tables may be scheduled weekdays during fall and spring semester in the Hemmingson Center. To schedule an Information Table, call (509) 313-6942.

4. Hold an information session.

Information Sessions can be scheduled weekdays in fall and spring. An information session is an opportunity to provide an overview of your organization. Refreshments can be arranged by Sodexo catering. Call Career & Professional Development at (509) 313-4234 to schedule.

5. Volunteer to help at Speed mock interviews

The Career Center conducts a mock interview program for students and alumni one to two times per year. These opportunities provide a venue for students to polish interview skills and employers to meet and help students. If you would like to participate in the Speed Mock Interviews, call Career & Professional Development at (509) 313-4234.

6. Become a mentor.

The Gonzaga Alumni Mentor Program (GAMP) invites employers and friends to mentor current Gonzaga students. It's a great opportunity to share career information, provide tips on job hunting or help students prepare for the transition into the professional world. Register on ZagsConnect.

7. Advertise in the school newspaper.

If you would like to advertise in the Bulletin, our student newspaper, please view the advertisement rates in their media kit and/or contact their office at or (509) 313-6839. Please review the advertisement options with the Bulletin staff, and always feel free to contact our office with any questions.