There are multiple opportunities during your time at Princeton to meet employers interested in hiring graduate students for internships and jobs both in and outside academia.
Campus Recruiting Program
The Campus Recruiting Program brings more than 100 organizations interested in recruiting undergraduate and graduate students to Princeton every year for information sessions, coffee chats, career education programs and interviews for internships and full-time jobs.
For the 2021-22 academic year, the Campus Recruiting Program begins Mon., Aug. 16, when full-time and internship positions associated with interviews in Handshake will become visible to all students. Information sessions begin Wed., Sept. 1. Learn more about the Campus Recruiting Program:
- Recruiting Calendar (especially for opportunities outside academia)
- Community Standards for Recruiting
- Internships and job postings and information sessions that are part of the Campus Recruiting Program
Campus recruiting is just one of the many options for students exploring career options. The Center for Career Development also helps graduate students pursue options both within and beyond academia in many different ways.
Information Sessions & Coffee Chats
Information sessions are events hosted by employers where they share details about their organization including its mission and work, workplace culture and internship or job opportunities.
Coffee chats give students an opportunity to connect one-on-one with an employer and to ask questions about their organization, career paths, applications/recruiting or any other professional topic. While it is not a formal recruiting program, it does provide a chance to explore career options and start to develop a network.