Post Jobs & Internships
If you have an immediate need to fill internships, part-time jobs or full-time positions, the best way to promote your job opportunity to Menlo College students is by posting the position with Menlo CareerLink, powered by NACELink/Symplicity.
- Menlo CareerLink is the online posting service utilized by Career Services.
- You may list your positions free on Menlo College CareerLink. You are able to manage your account and job postings to meet your recruiting needs.
- Students and alumni are registered with Menlo CareerLink and have their account set up to receive regular updates.
- Login to your existing account or create a new account.
For questions or assistance with the posting process, please contact Career Services.
Employers who recruit, post jobs, participate in on-campus recruiting or information sessions at Menlo College must adhere to Fair Labor Standards (FLSA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) guidelines and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Conduct.
Employers should be sure that the information submitted is accurate. By submitting information, the employer voluntarily agrees to make it available to students/alumni for their review. Career Services reserves the right to deny any job posting or employer registration at any time and for any reason, including, but not limited to, employer misuse of the system, posting inaccurate or misleading information, potential risks to the health and safety of students, or any other practice which is inconsistent with the mission and values of the College.
Career Services acts as a referral service only and is not liable for any incidents incurred as a result of such referrals. Our staff reviews complaints by users of our services about job postings, employers, or work assignments as appropriate.
By participating in the recruitment at Menlo College, the employer agrees to abide by the terms and conditions discussed above.
An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.
Internships usually are 10-12 weeks in length, but can be longer or shorter as long as approximate hours per units for the student are met. Students entering Menlo as of Fall 2011 are required to complete 6 units of internship as a graduation requirement and may complete their internship either as two 3-unit internships (approximately 240 hours per semester) or one 6-unit internship (480 hours per semester). Fewer hours per unit are allowed for students entering Menlo prior to Fall 2011.
Internships for academic credit usually take place during a semester. However, some internships may start or end outside the official semester dates. Menlo’s semesters for 2012-2013 academic year are:
- Fall Semester – August 22, 2012 through December 6, 2012
- Spring Semester – January 9, 2013 through May 1, 2013
- Summer – May 15, 2013 through August 9, 2013
In order for the experience to meet educational and Federal labor laws, Menlo College is using the criteria developed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Internships should meet all the following criteria:
- The experience must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides for applying the knowledge gained in the classroom. It must not be simply to advance the operations of the employer or be the work that a regular employee would routinely perform.
- The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
- The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
- There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework.
- There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
- There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor.
- There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals.
The internship definition and criteria was developed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) in July 2011 and current as of June 2012.
The organization must provide a reasonably detailed job description to Menlo College prior to the start of the internship that includes the tasks and/or projects the intern will perform. The job description will be used by the Faculty Sponsor to create individualized learning objectives for the student that combines the performance goals and past and present academic coursework.
Employers are also required to sign the Employer Internship Agreement within the first two weeks of the student starting the Internship. The Agreement will provide the name and contact information for the workplace supervisor. The supervisor must agree to meet early in the internship with the faculty sponsor to confirm details and provide progress reports for the student throughout the internship. A final evaluation must be completed by the supervisor and returned to Menlo College.
The employer must provide a safe working environment and meet all federal and state requirements and fair labor laws governing student interns.
Student Responsibility & Expectation
Students will be required to complete academic work concurrently with their field experience. The academic work will be in the form of written papers and discussion with other students. The topics are general in nature and refer back to their classroom learning. At no time will they be asked to share any confidential or proprietary information.
Students are expected and will be held accountable for the work hours you set and completing the projects you’ve assigned them. Student interns must dress and behave professionally and ethically as you would expect any of your staff.
Menlo College’s Responsibility
Menlo College will assign a faculty member to work with the student and provide the academic component of the internship experience. The faculty member may contact you to arrange a site visit or phone meeting to obtain feedback about the student.
All records and agreements will be maintained by the College.
There are many ways for employers to find qualified candidates for your internship positions.
Online Job Posting: Menlo College encourages all employers to use our free online job posting system developed by the NACE and Symplicity, called Menlo CareerLink. This system allows you to manage your postings and receive resumes directly from interested students. The link is: https://menlo-csm.symplicity.com/employers.
Faculty Involvement: Internship and Job postings on Menlo’s CareerLink are shared with faculty who will share your opportunity with students. Occasionally, professors seek out employers who are able to host a class for an on-site visit or to make a classroom presentation.
On-Campus Tabling: Employers may request a Recruiting Table on campus at any time during the school year. A Recruiting Table provides the employer an opportunity to reach a larger group of students. The table is located in a central location on campus and employers will have exclusivity.
Attracting the Most Qualified Students
The more information provided about job duties and responsibilities, competent and regular supervision, learning objectives and outcomes, and the benefits of working for your organization serves to maximize your efforts in recruiting the ideal intern.
The following elements comprise best practices for an internship:
- Performance objectives that ensure the student is doing meaningful work.
- A commitment to the overall learning process of the intern.
- An established program, committed resources, and an involved supervisor.
- Hands-on professional experience to develop marketable skills and competencies.
- A start-to-finish project and a resulting product (a report, paper, or presentation).
- Training sessions, attending strategy meetings, job shadowing, developing a professional network of contacts, and other learning opportunities.
- Exposure to various departments and/or functions and networking opportunities.
- An opportunity to be considered for a full-time position upon graduation.
Students evaluate internship offerings based on important criteria:
- Is this a paid internship?
- What sort of training and supervision will be provided?
- Will there be short-term or long-term projects, ideally with a deliverable?
- What career-specific skills can I expect to learn from this internship?
- Will this provide me with projects, skills, and team experiences that I can discuss in future interviews?
- Are there any clerical tasks involved? If so, how much time will I be spending on them?