Engaging Students

    Taking steps to promote your organization on campus can set you apart from the competition.

    Students are more likely to be interested in and respond to employers who maintain a strong presence on campus. Here are just a few ideas on how you can establish a positive image at LSU so your company can recruit a strong and diverse group of students:

    Participate in our Employer Drive-In Workshop.

    This annual one-day workshop, including panels and presentations that vary each year, will teach you everything you need to know about having a successful recruiting season at LSU.

    Utilize Handshake.

    Post current job opportunities on Handshake, our online system for job postings and on-campus interviews.  

    Publicize your event.

    To help promote your event, you are encouraged to request your event in Handshake under the Events tab. Once approved, students can view the event and even register in advance if you would like to allow that option. If you would like to request additional promotion of your event through other campus entities, you may reach out to our office Liaisons to send materials to colleges and departments of your choice. Each department and academic college on campus follows its own policies for allowable postings and flyers in their buildings, therefore, the promotion will be at their discretion.

    Attend Fall & Spring Career Expo.

    Join the 250+ organizations showcasing their organizations to 2,000+ students at these incredible browsing fairs each semester. Consider expanding your reach even more by attending either the E. J. Ourso College of Business Expo Reception or the College of Engineering Expo Reception occurring during Expo week. Information on all of these annual events can be found on our events page.

    Participate in our On-Campus Interviewing Program

    Meet students where they are - on campus! Interview students in our state-of-the art Recruitment Center, offering 22 technology equipped interview rooms available in a variety of schedule formats to meet your specific hiring needs.  

    Become a Corporate Partner.

    This program recognizes employers that make significant contributions to the LSU Olinde Career Center and LSU community we serve. Employer gifts have played an important role in building and sustaining services essential to student success.

    Become a Career Center Partner.

    The state-of-the-art LSU Olinde Career Center is better suited to preparing LSU students and alumni for the world of work and is a better place for employers to recruit. Career Center Partners receive extensive recognition for their generous contributions.

    Sponsor a Career Event.

    Many of our career events provide opportunities for your organization to receive recognition through sponsorship. You can learn more about these opportunities on our events page.

    Advertise in the campus newspaper.

    The Daily Reveille, LSU's student paper provides a great media outlet for advertising your evening presentations and recruiting dates. (The Daily Reveille: 225-578-4810).

    Contact academic departments & student organizations.

    Make contact with these groups throughout the year. If you are visiting campus for interviews, be sure to contact them at least two weeks in advance so information can be announced to members and/or a personal visit arranged. You can also consider reaching out to our office Liaisons for any academic colleges of interest to you to help you identify groups to reach out to. 

    Advertise in the annual Student Career Guide.

    Reach more than 7,000 LSU students and faculty and staff members. Contact Courtney Edwards, Assistant Director, Employer Relations at courtney@lsu.edu or complete the ad form.

    Offer presentations & receptions.

    Evening presentations and information sessions provide an opportunity for you to meet informally with students and share materials about your company prior to on-campus interviews.

    Join a professional organization for recruiters & career centers.

    We belong to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), Southern Association of Colleges and Employers (SoACE), and Louisiana Association of Colleges and Employers (LACE). These organizations facilitate networking among college career centers and employers and provide resources related to college recruiting and career planning. We encourage you to join us! 

    If you need assistance promoting your organization at LSU, contact:

    Kyle O'Neal, Associate Director, Employer Relations