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Job announcements for internships, service-learning and other work-learning opportunities, as well as post-graduation recruiting are made available to School of Public Affairs (SPA) students through a bi-weekly SPA eBulletin and College student e-newsletter, the Watts College of Public Services and Community Solutions, SPA Career Services and University Career and Professional Development Center (UCPDC) websites, career listserv and through the ASU e-recruitment system - Handshake. To post your announcement with SPA contact the Career Center Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. To increase your visibility to additional ASU students and access resumes immediately, you can create a free account in Handshake.
Organizations interested in recruiting with ASU, the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions and the School of Public Affairs can request a Student Placement Agreement indicating your interest in recruiting and placing students with your organization, agency or business. You have the option of selecting to have the agreement kept on file for up to five years. Since fall 2016 these agreements are generated through the DocuSign system, and also stored in the system.
Note: A 3-credit undergraduate internship requires a minimum of 125 hours, a 6-credit undergraduate internship requires a minimum of 250 hours during the semester, with scheduling in the fall, spring or summer. At the graduate level, a 3-credit internship requires a minimum of 300 hours during the semester. A 3-credit undergraduate internship is required for all students of the School of Public Affairs to complete their bachelor degree, and is usually performed in the second semester of their junior year. Internships that have been approved and promoted by the School of Public Affairs Career Services Office are usually the first choice of students seeking a work-learning opportunity to complete this requirement. Students may also approach an organization to arrange an internship based on their career interests and fit with organization goals, and current projects or challenges, that provide opportunities to apply knowledge and skills gained through classroom learning, to community issues or concerns.
At the graduate level, an internship may be completed without application for or receipt of academic credit, in accordance with the students Program Of Study. The selected candidate should discuss this with their academic and career advisors. At that point the SPA Career Manager records the basic agreement information for tracking purposes and will follow up with the organization or student during or after the arranged time period, if requested, or to post additional opportunities for the organization.
The employer does not need to determine whether the internship is offered for credit to get started. We recommend that you complete the agreement and announcement process to get the organization on file as an approved internship site for the future.
To post opportunities for graduates a recruiting organization needs only to contact the SPA Career Services Manager with all the pertinent information for candidates to apply. A job bulletin can also be provided to the Office of Career Services, especially when there are multiple opportunities with an organization or various departments within.
SPA Career Services promotes positions online through University, College and School websites and social media, direct email to student, faculty and alumni listservs, and course resources. The SPA Career Services Manager sends periodic announcements via several established SPA listservs to remind students and graduates engaged in an internship or job search to use these resources, reminds faculty for their promotion in class and correspondence with students, and also advising staff for use in their consultations with students on skill building and direct application of classroom learning. Opportunities that are multidisciplinary, the SPA CS Manager promotes to academic or career units of other University departments, colleges and schools.
Many organizations have a website or electronic recruiting system for accepting applications. Information for candidates to access this type of system should be provided in any announcement sent to the SPA Career Services Office.
To reach a broader base of candidates an organization can also post graduate job opportunities with University Career and Professional Development Center via. The SPA Career Manager recommends this whenever a recruiting organization seeks candidates from multiple areas of study or has multiple opportunities.
Contact the SPA Career Services Manager at 602.496.0450 or email@example.com
Prospective or currently recruiting employers have a variety of opportunities to engage with the School of Public Affairs Office of Career Services. Participation in campus career recruiting or informational events, arranging classroom visits, and providing 'expert employees' for panels and discussion on relevant job search and self-marketing topics are all ways that employers can engage with students, faculty and alumni of SPA. Do you have an idea to showcase or raise awareness of opportunities at your organization?