Recruit at Fort Lewis College for Employers

Recruit at Fort Lewis College

Fall 2021 Recruitment Update: During the Spring semester, all employer engagement activities will be conducted virtually and scheduled through Handshake.

Employers are invited to recruit at Fort Lewis College through a variety of methods including career fairs, interviews, coffee chats, as well as developing events such as workshops to reach our student population.

  • If your organization would like to schedule virtual interviews or informal coffee chats, please contact Elizabeth Bussian, Employer Relations.
  • If your organization would like to arrange a workshop or discuss another engagement activity, please contact ____________________.
  • Visit this page for a list of current student organizations at Fort Lewis College.

Employers should review our Employers Policies and negotiation guidelines as these policies will guide your partnership and interactions with the Career Services staff and students at Fort Lewis College.

Interviews

Employers may schedule one-on-one interviews with students throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. Virtual interviews are available two weeks following the start of the semester through to the last day of classes and can be scheduled/reserved starting on July 1st for the Fall semester.

These can be conducted via the tool that the employer is most comfortable using and that is accessible to our students (at no cost). These may include Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, and others.

Interview Dates

Fall 2021

Spring 2022

Interviews will not be conducted on any university holiday or during Spring Break (March 20 – 29, 2021).

To sign up for interview dates, log in to Handshake, our web-based recruiting system, and request a new interview schedule. The system will collect student applications for you, send notifications and reminders to you and your applicants, and allow your pre-selected students to sign up for interviews on your schedule.

You may also contact our Recruiting Coordinator to register your organization for a specific date. The Employer Relations Team at Fort Lewis College will work with you to set up the interview date and publicize your career opportunity to students. There are not fees for conducting interviews in partnership with Career Services at Fort Lewis.

Career Programming

Fort Lewis College partners with employers to offer engaging programming that highlights a content area such as virtual interviewing, developing your personal brand, highlighting an industry or sector, etc. We recommend that you schedule a time to speak with ____________________ to discuss your recruitment goals and programming ideas for the best way to engage with Fort Lewis College students.

We are committed to partnering with your organization to develop content-driven events with our student population such as coffee chats, tech talks, and other creative ideas you might want to discuss with an employer relations team member.

When requesting an event in Handshake, please specify the event along with the format that you plan to use for your upcoming event. Our team will also make recommendations on preferred dates and times for events and workshops based on the availability of a certain date or competition with other events and activities happening at Fort Lewis College.

Coffee Chats

Fort Lewis College also works with employers to schedule one-on-one or small group conversations called coffee chats to discuss your organization, opportunities available, as well as sharing insights into the application process. We recommend offering these opportunities around other events such as before and/or after a career fair as a chance to engage with your selected candidates. Coffee chats can be requested and scheduled through Handshake similar to the interviews above.

Fort Lewis College partners with employers to offer engaging programming that highlights a content area such as virtual interviewing, developing your personal brand, highlighting an industry or sector, etc. We recommend that you schedule a time to speak with Elizabeth Bussian, Employer Relations Director to discuss your recruitment goals and programming ideas for the best way to engage with Fort Lewis students. We are committed to partnering with your organization to develop content-driven events with our student population such as coffee chats, tech talks, and other creative ideas you might want to discuss with an employer relations team member. When requesting an event in Handshake, please specify the event along with the format that you plan to use for your upcoming event. Our team will also make recommendations on preferred dates and times for events and workshops based on the availability of a certain date or competition with other events and activities happening at Fort Lewis College.

Career Fairs