Recruiting Process

Recruiting Process

Five Steps to Recruiting a Georgia State University
Co-op Student

A Cooperative Education Coordinator at University Career Services (UCS) can advise you about developing a strong co-op job description, what skills to emphasize and how students can benefit your organization. Learn more about writing a strong job description.

Handshake
To fully inform students of your opportunity, we invite you to connect with us through our on-line job board, Handshake. There is no fee to use Handshake and it is active 24/7.

You are welcome to conduct interviews on campus at UCS in private interview rooms, via Skype or at your site. We do encourage you to invite students to your site at some point during the interview process. This will provide them with a great introduction to your location, atmosphere and company culture. Please also note, UCS offers a range of recruiting opportunities, including career fairs, information sessions and classroom presentations. Contact UCS at 404-413-1827 or coopintern@gsu.edu to learn more.
Handshake offers you a one-stop shop for your co-op needs. You will be able to post your position, screen candidates and extend offers via the system.
Create a structured experience with clear expectations and goals. Success Strategies has more information on best practices.
You will complete an on-line evaluation form about half way through the co-op term and a final evaluation at the end of the assigned co-op period for each student. (The Success Strategies section has more information on Feedback and Evaluations.)
Co-op Cycles:
The co-op program at Georgia State will allow students to alternate between full-time classes and full-time, 6-month, paid field experiences. Georgia State is a semester-based school and the cycles for fieldwork will be as follows:
  Fall Co-op Spring Co-op
Typical Schedule Mid-June – Mid-December January – Mid-June

Recruitment Timeline:

We recommend employers plan about 3-6 months for recruitment (from date of posting to start date for co-op).
  Fall Co-op Spring Co-op
Post Job Early January Late August (or as early as May)
Interview March / April August – October 
Make Offer Mid-April Early November