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It's true: We think pretty highly of our students and alumni, and we’re glad you do too. That’s why we want to make it easy for you to hire them for an open position or internship.
Use the Handshake Registration Page to set up your account, or if you are already using Handshake, just add Capital to your institution list. For detailed instructions on registering and posting, please refer to the Handshake Employer Guidelines.Capital has collaborated for many years with a consortium of similar Columbus-area universities who are in the process of transitioning to Handshake. To also reach students & alumni from Otterbein, Ohio Dominican, and Wittenberg, simply select these schools when posting on Handshake. After we have all made the transition, we will work with Handshake to provide a convenient way to select all of our schools at one time.
Students are encouraged to participate in career-related part-time jobs and internships. Our academic programs offer experiential learning in their curriculum, and many require internships or field placements. We share our internship listings with appropriate academic departments; you can list your internships with us and be sure that they are going to all the right people.
If you already have an internship program, please post the positions on the free web sites listed above.
If you’re just getting started, contact us and we'll show you the best way to connect with our students. And don’t forget to download our guide to Establishing an Effective Internship Program.
The purpose of an internship is to gain the type of experience that demonstrates preparation for a particular field.
Two main criteria must typically be met to qualify a position as an internship:
For example, if an accounting office has a position that involves nothing more than answering the phone, making copies, filing and running errands, it does not qualify as an internship. But if students are also provided projects that involve accounting, reconciling, financial reporting or processing-related paperwork, then it becomes a learning experience related to their field, and would qualify as an internship.