Bridgewater State University has established a solid reputation for preparing its graduates to meet the needs of today's workplace. Our services are designed to assist you in your recruiting efforts and to help establish your organization as an employer of choice. Career Services is dedicated to providing high-quality service to all of its constituents. By providing many recruiting opportunities to employers, we take pride in contributing to the quest of making business and industry thrive in Southeastern Massachusetts. We are continuously reviewing our programs to provide you with the most effective services to meet your ever-changing needs.
The Bridgewater Student
Academically, Bridgewater State University prepares students to enter the work force as well as to become leaders in their field. Bridgewater State University as a community sees Southeastern Massachusetts on the rise, full of new and expanding opportunities. With 91% of the Class of 2014 entering the workforce in Massachusetts, Bridgewater State University takes pride in the enormous strides made in Southeastern Massachusetts, as well as its contributions to the vitality of Massachusetts economy. See where the Class of 2014 is employed.
Our students are ready and eager to enter the workforce. Many fully finance their own education while working full-time and attending school full-time; they know how to multi-task and work hard. Combined with a strong academic background, our students will make excellent additions to your workforce due to their strong work ethic.
Careerlink@BSU - Career Services provides employers with an easy to use and centralized system where you can post full-time and internship positions for free and reach a large number of highly qualified candidates.
ConnectLink Partnership - is a one-stop portal for employers in Southeastern MA to publicize internships and jobs to all five CONNECT colleges and universities: Bridgewater State University, Bristol Community College, Cape Cod Community College, Massasoit Community College and University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. Enter your information once and it will be distributed to all five schools.
Student Employment Office - posts part-time, summer and full-time, non-degree positions for all current students.
Below are some tips, information and links to help you get started and connected to our high quality candidates at BSU. If at any time you have questions contact our office.
- Review our Recruitment Policies and Procedures to ensure which programs are right for your organization.
- Create a free account on our CareerLink@BSU job and internship database.
- Request a site visit or campus visit
- Read the latest edition of our Employer Newsletter to see what is happening in the upcoming semester!
- Get on campus and be active to gain and retain student attention.
On Campus Interviews (OCI)
On-Campus Interviews connect top-notch candidates with employers interested in enhancing their campus visibility. We manage all aspects of your visit from coordinating an interview date, collecting resumes for your review and scheduling your on-campus interviews. Interviews are conducted on-campus during the fall and spring semesters each year. We encourage you to visit Bridgewater State University and meet with students first hand.
Resume Referral Program (RRP)
Career Services can provide employers with student's resumes that match specific job descriptions and/or majors sought. This free service allows employers access to a pool of qualified candidates in a quick, concentrated manner. Request a Resume Referral match.
Internship & Job Fair
The Internship & Job Fair is a great way for employers to meet a large number of candidates looking for full-time professional positions and/or internships. Held each fall, this event is open to all Bridgewater State University students, alumni and community members. 2016 Participating Employers.
Education Career Fair
The Education Career Fair provides a unique opportunity for hiring personnel from public school districts and education employers across eastern Massachusetts to meet and network with top teacher candidates from Bridgewater State University and other area colleges and universities. This event traditionally brings together hiring personnel from over 40 schools and organizations with more than 200 students and alumni in attendance.
The Job & Internship Fair
The Job & Internship Fair, held each spring, is a great way for employers to meet a large number of potential candidates looking for full-time, professional-level positions and internships. Career Services provides a comprehensive marketing effort for the Job & Internship Fair so that employers can expect to see hundreds of candidates. This event is open to all Bridgewater State University students, alumni and the community.
Employer In Residence
Employers volunteer time and expertise to educate Bridgewater State University students regarding the world of professional employment and career management through individual resume critiques and career focused workshops.
Employer of the Month
Improve your campus visibility with students and faculty when your company or organization is highlighted on the Career Services website including company profile, logo, career opportunities and contact information.
Employer Advisory Board
This group brings regional recruiters on campus to discuss issues such as hiring trends, marketing strategies when working with students and faculty and ethical and legal issues regarding employment among other topics. This is a great way to stay connected to BSU. Contact our office to participate.
Practice Interview Program
The Practice Interview Program is a great way for employers to connect with students and volunteer. Students are given the opportunity to practice their interview skills and to obtain advice from the people who actually do the hiring in organizations and businesses.
Job Shadow Program During Winter Break
The Job Shadow Program gives you the opportunity to host students at your organization for one day during January break. This allows students to explore careers, network with professionals and learn about your organization. This is an excellent branding opportunity!