Hire a Highlander

Research suggests that liberal arts graduates make ideal employees. Chief executive officers across the nation issue glowing testimonials about the superior education and capabilities of liberal arts graduates. Yet, many of these liberal arts candidates may still be overlooked by company recruiters who seek personnel with more practical or technical skills. A Houghton education prepares students to move confidently into the workplace, prepared for the challenges of today's world.

Employer Resources

Easily post job and internship openings and search for qualified candidates through Handshake. Create an account and link it to your employer to get started.

Handshake will allow you to:

  • Post Job and Internship Openings
  • Search for Qualified Candidates from our student/alumni database
  • Manage Interview Schedules
  • Register for Career Events
Get Started with Handshake

We are also on LinkedIn

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First Time Using Handshake?

You will need to create your personal account and link to your employer's Handshake page. This is a one-time-only process.

  • Go to http://houghton.joinhandshake.com 
  • Click on "Sign up for an Account" and then "Employer"
  • Create your personal account
  • Check your email and click the link to confirm your account
  • Follow the steps to set up your account, search for your employer and link to that account. If your organization is not in Handshake, you will create its employer page.

Students and alumni will see these pages when searching in the system. You can also request access to Houghton University during the sign-up process, notifying us that you would like to post jobs with us in the future

Employer Opportunities

Fall Graduate School Fair

This event presents an excellent opportunity to engage Houghton University students about future career, graduate or professional school opportunities.

Join the Grad Fair

Spring Job and Internship Fair

If you are looking to fill positions at your company or organization, join our Spring Job and Internship Fair held in early February. This day brings together employers and students seeking employment in a casual atmosphere. No cost to participate.

Register on Handshake

On-Campus Interviews & Recruiting

You are welcome to interview students and alumni on campus. We will arrange for you to conduct interviews in an office or a space within our Campus Center Lounge, a highly visible area. You are also welcome to request a info booth to promote your organization to our students.

Campus Visit Request

Career Mentorship

Are you interested in serving as a career mentor? Contact the Office of Vocation and Calling to discuss this great way to connect with students who are interested in your industry.

Email the Office of Vocation & Calling

Let's Connect

Are you interested in having an intern at your organization? Serving as a career mentor? We will be happy to put you in touch with the appropriate department personnel who can handle your request.

Houghton University
Office of Vocation and Calling
Houghton, NY 14744
Fax 585-567-9625