Recruiting at Princeton

The Center for Career Development offers a range of options to support your recruiting needs, build the brand of your organization on campus and engage with undergraduate and graduate students at Princeton.

Recruiting for the 2021-2022 academic school year will take place virtually. We remain available to support your organization in your virtual engagement efforts with Princeton students through programs and events listed below. Due to COVID-19, we highly discourage in-person interviews for both first and second round. We recommend that you adhere to the Princeton University travel policy for undergraduate students.

Ways to Recruit Princeton Students

Post Jobs & Internships

Employers can post opportunities for Princeton undergraduate and graduate students in Handshake.

With virtual interviews

We can facilitate virtual interviews for organizations that prefer to meet and interview Princeton students in person. Employers conducting virtual interviews are required to post the corresponding opportunities in Handshake.

For employers considering posting remote work opportunities, please see our guide to assist you.  

Attend Career Fairs

Career fairs are held throughout the year and are open to all undergraduate and graduate Princeton students. This is an opportunity for you to speak with students about your open positions, organization and industry.

Upcoming career fairs 

Fall HireTigers Career Fair

Science and Technology Job Fair

  • Date: Fri., Oct. 8, 2021
  • Have questions?  Learn more.

Spring HireTigers Career Fair

Present Virtual Career Education Workshops & Information Sessions

Workshops are educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students covering various career paths, or bolster industry or career development skills. Workshops should offer general information that students can transfer to a variety of organizations.

Information sessions are an opportunity to convey information specific to your particular organization and industry.

You can schedule a workshop or information session in Handshake

Host Students at Your Organization

Help students investigate career fields and make professional connections by hosting a Princeternship. 

Princeternship (ranging from one day to two weeks) during the winter break for students to shadow Princeton alumni in your organization and participate in short-term projects at your work site. This insider view of a job and industry is indispensable in helping students explore options and confirm choices. Princeternships can occur throughout the country.

If you are interested in hosting a Princeternship or have a question, email careervolunteer@princeton.edu.

Virtual Coffee Chats

Coffee chats provide students and employers with an opportunity to connect with each other in a more informal manner without including any selection process. Coffee chat time can be used for employers to share insight into their industries, careers and organizations or offer resume reviews and mock interviews to students.

Tabling Events (not available for 2021-22 academic year)

Typically taking place in Frist Campus Center, tabling events are a great way to increase the visibility of your organization in a busy student-oriented building.

Procedures for Virtual Interviews

Prior to Your Interview Day
  • Schedule for the first round of interviews: All students interviewing with your organization must be listed in Handshake at least 24 hours prior to your interview date or by 3 p.m. on Friday if your interview date is on the following Monday. Students who are not listed in your Handshake schedule will not be allowed to enter the Interview Suite.
  • Schedule for the second of interviews: You must provide the full interview schedule at least one business day prior to your interview date.
  • If you already know names of interviewers who will be visiting Princeton, please send their names and email addresses to recruit@princeton.edu. This will help expedite the check-in process upon your arrival.
Employer Lounge within the Interview Suite
  • The lounge cannot be reserved between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and will be shared with all employers conducting interviews that day. If you need an extra room for briefing or to work before, during or after the interview time, please consult with the employer engagement team at least three weeks prior to your scheduled interview date.
  • To be respectful to other employers in the space, please kindly remain quiet in the Employer Lounge and leave the door open at all times.